Agenda

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Pre-Connect Congress: Inaugural

Registration & Morning Refreshments
09:00 - 09:30 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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Lamp Lighting
09:30 - 09:40 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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Welcome address by UBM
09:40 - 09:45 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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Felicitation of Advisory Board Members
09:45 - 10:00 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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Chief Guest Address
10:00 - 10:15 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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Inaugural Panel Discussion: Decoding nutrition and health trends: Strategic Vision 2020
10:15 - 11:00 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- Identifying the future consumers
- Utilising innovation to address the health trends
- Identifying market development for successful product entry
- Looking ahead: Where the industry should focus over the next years-

Q&A, Refreshments and Networking
11:00 - 11:30 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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Keynote: Food Safety and Effectiveness: Imbibing a food safety culture
11:30 - 11:50 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- Coping with food safety and regulatory requirements
- Managing food safety norms relevant to emerging economies
- Food safety interventions applicable to public health practice

Pre-Connect Congress: Transforming food safety through technology and innovation

Role of technology in food safety
12:00 - 12:30 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- Automating current food safety and quality programs
- Leveraging food safety supply chain management technologies
- Achieving transparency through AI, Blockchain and Big Data

Importance of implementing Food Safety Management System into food chain
12:30 - 13:00 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- Demonstrating abilities to control food safety hazards
- Determining possible hazards and designating the critical control points
- Identifying and preventing hazards from contaminating food

Lunch and Networking
13:00 - 14:00 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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Innovation in food safety manufacturing through 3 elements
14:00 - 14:30 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- Traceability: Follow the tracks of production from the start to finish
- Compliance: The significance of compliance in food and beverage manufacturing Quality Control: The process of ensuring product quality

Pre-Connect Congress: Market Opportunity and Consumer Behaviour

New horizons in nutrition and food marketing
14:15 - 14:45 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- Navigating unmet business need of food industry
- Evaluating opportunities for growth over the next five years
- Identifying critical market drivers and influencers in the ecosystem
- Product offering and marketing challenges

Pre-Connect Congress: Compliances and Regulations

Panel discussion: Insights on FSSAIā€™s recent compliance and regulatory developments
14:30 - 15:25 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- An update on the new novel food regulation and authorisation process
- New ingredient and new product approval: Which is the right way
- Where industry should focus on while dealing with health, dietary & protein supplements
- Export opportunities: The way forward

Pre-Connect Congress: Food Ingredients

Development of novel ingredients, ingredient combinations and functional food
15:25 - 15:45 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- How and where do we find novel ingredient ideas
- Addressing clinical utility through combination of ingredients
- Creating food formats that optimally deliver the benefits of the ingredients

Q&A, Coffee Break and Networking
15:45 - 16:15 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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The Evolution of nutritional plant based ingredients and products
16:15 - 16:45 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- Understanding functional applications of plant based ingredient
- Prior limitation and evolution in processing plant based ingredients and products
- Getting a complete know-how on nutritional value, sustainability and traceability of ingredients

Building scientific evidence to support health claims: From the lab to the clinic
16:45 - 17:00 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- Building scientific case to convince regulators and consumers
- Making specific claims of health benefits on their product labels
- Validating health claims on basis of human studies and documentations
- Using social media to turn consumer anecdotes into evidence

Pre-Connect Congress: Clinical Trials and R&D

Importance of R&D in facilitating product development, research and innovations in food and dietary supplements
17:05 - 17:35 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- Significance of R&D to increase nutritional content of food products
- Fast-tracking product developments through proper R&D regulation
- Analysing gap in R&D infrastructure
- Tackling risk of human error through automation

Role of clinical trial to validate the product efficacy and fast-tracking product development
17:35 - 18:00 Le Meridien, New Delhi
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- Establishing guidelines as per the latest act to conduct successful clinical trials
- Evaluating various methods to determine efficacy of products
- Understanding standard protocol to provide clinical evidence of health supplement- Importance of seed-to-patient model