“Tradefair and Conference for Beer, Wine and Spirits Production”


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Conference on “Grain to Glass”

4 July 2018, White Orchid Convention Center, Manyata Tech Park, Bangalore, India.

Craft Drinks India is jointly organised by the NuernbergMesse India and PDA Trade Fairs Pvt. Ltd. NuernbergMesse are the organisers of the BrauBeviale in Nuremberg which is one of the most important European trade fairs for production and marketing of beer and soft drinks. They also organise other shows under the “Beviale Family” such as Craft Beer Italy, Beviale Moscow as well as Craft Beer China etc. Craft Drinks India is the most comprehensive trade in the beverage production industry and plays a key role of showcasing latest products and solutions to the Alco Bev industry.

While Craft Drinks India Expo will showcase products, equipment’s, raw materials, solutions and technology involved from the production till serving of Wines, Beer and Spirits, the Conference on Grain to Glass.

Would focus on discussions that would result in something tangible emerging which can be of value to

  • Entrepreneurs who are planning to enter the craft drinks eco system, either as a producer or as a supplier
  • Providing some weight to a representation to the authorities to ensure that this fledgeling sector is given all the encouragement it deserves
  • Demonstrating how a healthy craft drinks sector in India can be of benefit to all stakeholders - consumers, farmers, our manufacturing and service industries and the exchequer

Day 1: 4 July 2018:

Schedule Session / Topics Speaker
10.00 - 11.00 hrs Inaugural Session  
10.00 hrs Lamp Lighting and Ribbon cutting Chief Guest and the Other Dignitaries
10.05 - 10.10 hrs Welcome Address Ms. Andrea Kalrait, Director-Exhibitions, BrauBeviale, NürnbergMesse GmbH & Qualified Beer Sommelière
10.10 - 10.15 hrs Opening Remarks on Craft Drinks India 2018 Mr. Narayan Manepally, Chairman, Advisory Committee, Craft Drinks India 2018
10.15 - 10.45 hrs Address on “Alcoholic Drinks: A reflection of the Indian market and underlying consumer trends” Mr. Rahul Jawale,
Consultant at Euromonitor International
10.45 - 11.15 hrs Keynote Address Dr. P. Lakshmi Narasimham, IAS, Commissioner of Prohibition & Excise, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
11.15 - 11.30 hrs Refreshment break
11.30 - 12.30 hrs Panel Discussion on “Native Indian Spirits and Brews - Turning the corner or still struggling”
Moderator Mr. Desmond Nazareth, Managing Director, Agave India
  • Dr. P. Lakshmi Narasimham, IAS, Commissioner of Prohibition & Excise, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
  • Mr. Regan Henriques, Managing Partner, Rhea Distilleries
  • Ms. Susan Dias, Founder, Native Brews Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Hansel Vaz, Founder, Cazulo Premium Feni
  • Mr. Aniruddha Mookerjee, Conservationist and Author
12.30 - 13.15 hrs Panel Discussion on “What does it take to start a Brew Pub?”
Moderator Mr. Ajay Nagarajan, CEO, Windmills Craftworks
Panelists Mr. Navin Mittal, Founder & Partner, Gateway Brewing Company, Mumbai
Mr. Aditya Challa, Founder, Susegado, Goa
Mr. Sibi Venkataraju, Co-Founder, Toit, Bangalore
Mr. Prateek Chaturvedi, Ministry of Beer, Gurgaon
13.15 - 14.00 hrs Lunch & Expo Visit
14.00 - 14.30 hrs Secrets of Sourcing for Boutique & Entrepreneurial Companies
Speaker: Mr. Vijay Kasi, Vice President, A.T. Kearney
14.30 - 15.00 hrs My journey - Craft Spirits Entrepreneur Motivational Talk
Mr. Desmond Nazareth, Managing Director, Agave India
15.00 - 15.45 hrs Panel Discussion on Brew pub 2.0 - With brewpubs in India approaching the 10 year mark, what's next for the sector? How do they evolve?
Moderator Mr. Narayan Manepally, CEO, Geist
  • Mr. Ravi Varma, Founder & Managing Director, Hypro Engineers
  • Mr. Gaurav Sikka, Managing Director, Arbor Brewing Company
  • Mr. Manu Gulati, Founder, Effingut Brewerkz
  • Mr. Ajay Nagarajan, CEO, Windmills Craftworks
  • Mr. Sushil Kumar Eashwaran, Joint Managing Director, Prodeb Brewery Technology Belgium Pvt. Ltd.
15.45 - 16.00 hrs Refreshment Break
16.00 - 16.15 hrs Opportunities to optimize shelf life and distribution by filtration
Mr. Prashant Nadagoudar, Technical Specialist, India & SEA, Lab & Food and Beverage BU, Pall Lifesciences
16.15 - 17.00 hrs Panel Discussion on Talent Wars - Technical Talent - Gaps and Opportunities
Moderator Mr. Vikram Achanta, Co-founder and CEO, Tulleeho
  • Mr. Michael D'Souza, Master Distiller, John Distilleries
  • Mr. Anand Virmani, Co Founder, Greater Than Gin
  • Mr. Mathew Callahan, Master Brewer, Toit
  • Mr. Ankit Sethi, Founder Brewnation
17.00 - 17.30 hrs Innovation and the brand: Crafting a new AlcoBev category in a new India
Mr. Manu Misra, Chief Whip, Moonshine Meadery
Mr. Rohan Rehani, Benevolent Overlord, Moonshine Meadery
17.30 - 17.45 hrs Concluding Remarks

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