COTTON INDIA 2018 (Domestic)

Theme:  Challenges Facing Cotton Trade


Date of Conference

Monday, the 9th April 2018




Hotel Sahara Star, Opp: Domestic Airport, Vile Parle (East), Mumbai 400 099




 8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

Registration, Fellowship and Tea


National Anthem



9.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon

Inaugural Session


9.30 a.m. – 9.45 a.m.

Lighting of Lamps and Ganapati Stotra




9.45 a.m. – 9.55 a.m.

Welcome  Address 

-  by Shri Atul S. Ganatra, President, CAI




9.55 a.m. – 10.10 a.m.

Key Note Address 

- by Shri Naveen Chaurasia, Vice President (Cotton), Olam Agro India Private Limited


10.10 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.

Address by Guest of  Honour

- Shri P. Nataraj, Chairman, SIMA

10.20 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.


- by Shri G. Chandrashekhar, Economist, Senior Journalist and Policy Commentator

10.30 a.m. – 10.40 a.m.


- by Shri Pasha Patel, Chairman, State Agriculture Price Commission, Maharashtra State

10.40 a.m. – 10.50 a.m.

Crop Report

-  by Shri Atul S. Ganatra, President, CAI


10.50 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

Address by Chief Guest

- by Dr. Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner




11.00 a.m. – 11.05 a.m.

Important Announcement

- by Shri Atul S. Ganatra, President CAI




11.05 a.m. – 12.00 noon

Felicitation of  Farmers, Ginners, Brokers, Textile Mills, Cotton Ratna, Award to Sponsors, felicitation to the CAI Staff and   Life Time Achievement Award


12.00 noon –12.05 p.m.

Vote of  Thanks

-  by Shri Arun Sekhsaria, Director, CAI



: 2 :


12.05 p.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Business Session I             

- Address by Platinum Sponsor




12.30 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.

Business Session II (Panel Discussion on Issues Confronting Textile Industry)

- to be Chaired by Shri Sanjay Kumar Jain, Chairman, CITI



Shri I.J. Dhuria, Shri B.K. Patodia,                      Shri R.K. Rewari and Shri Munish Avasthi




1.15 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.






2.15 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Business Session III            

Panel Discussion on Issues Confronting International Trade

- to be Chaired by Shri Vinay N. Kotak, Additional Vice President, CAI



Shri Sumeet Mittal, Shri Mahesh Sharda,    Shri Sanchit Rajpal, Shri Dhiraj Khetan,     Shri Nayan C. Mirani, Shri Mohit D. Shah, Shri Kushal Shah and Shri Amit Siyal




3.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Business Session IV         Avoiding the Threat of Pink Bollworm to Sustain Cotton Productivity in  India

- Dr. C.D. Mayee, President, Indian Society for Cotton Improvement




3.30 p.m. – 4.15 p.m.

Business Session V               Panel Discussion on Issues Facing the Ginners and Traders

- to be Chaired by Shri Arun Sekhsaria, Director, CAI



Shri Akash Shah, Shri Pathik Patel,             Shri Mukul Tayal, Shri Narendra Nagarwala, Shri Bhupendra Singh Rajpal, Shri Manjeet Singh Chawla, Shri Dilipbhai Patel and       Shri Udayan  B. Thakkar  




4.15 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.


- by Shri Vinay N. Kotak, Additional Vice President, CAI




4.30 p.m. – 4.45 p.m.

Vote of Thanks

- by Shri Bhupendra Singh Rajpal, Vice President, CAI





High Tea