COTTON ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
COTTON INDIA 2016-17 - EVENT PROGRAMME  
Delegates are urged not to organise any private meetings during the time of the official agenda of the Conference
Date & Time                 Particulars 
Monday, the 5th December 2016  
11.00 hrs. – 18.00 hrs. Free for private meetings
12.00 hrs. - 18.00 hrs.   Registration 
19.30 hrs. - 20.30 hrs. Cocktails (Venue: Reserved Garden)
20.30 hrs. - 22.30 hrs. Welcome Dinner (Venue: Reserved Garden)
   
Tuesday, the 6th December 2016  
08.00 hrs. - 09.00 hrs. Registration
09.00 hrs. - 09.15 hrs.  Inaugural Session 
  - Welcome address by Mr. Dhiren N. Sheth, President, Cotton Association of India
     
09.15 hrs. - 10.45 hrs. Business Session I - Cotton's History
Chair: Mr. Jurg Reinhart, President, International Cotton Association 
Speakers: 
Mr. Arthur Spellson, Marketing Manager, Auscott Limited
- Australia: History of Prospering without Government Intervention
Mr. Kenichi Yamaoka, President, Japan Cotton Traders’ Association 
- Japan & India, a History of Cooperation 
  Mr. Gerald Estur, International Cotton Consultant 
  - West African Cotton: a History of Development
  Mr. Robin Pigot, Global Trading Manager, Cargill Cotton 
  - USA: a History of Leadership
     
10.45 hrs. - 11.15 hrs. Tea Break
   
11.15 hrs. - 12.45 hrs. Business Session II -  Will ELS Cotton Survive?  - Panel Discussion 
Chair: Mr. B.K. Patodia, Chairman, G.T.N. Textiles Ltd.
Panelists:
Mr. Ahmed Elhami, Commercial Director, Modern Nile Cotton Co. 
Mr. Jeff Elder, Vice President Marketing, J.G. Boswell Co.
Mr. Uri Gilad, Managing Director, The Israel Cotton Production & Marketing Board
Mr. Karol Sadowski, Commercial Director, Cottonex Anstalt
  Mr. Jianhong Wang, Secretary General, China Cotton Association 
  Mr. R.K. Rewari, Managing Director, Morarjee Textiles Ltd.
   
12.45 hrs. - 13.15 hrs. Business Session III - Traceability
  Mr. Kai Hughes, Managing Director, ICA Bremen
  - ICA Bremen's Initiative on Traceability
     
13.15 hrs. - 14.15 hrs. Lunch Break 
14.15 hrs. onwards Free for private meetings
15.30 hrs. onwards Cricket Match – India v/s Rest of the World (Venue: JW Lawns)
     
  Evening programmes
19.30 hrs. - 20.15 hrs.  Cultural Programme (Venue: Grand Ballroom)
20.15 hrs. - 21.00 hrs. Cocktails (Venue: Grand Ballroom)
21.00 hrs. - 22.30 hrs. Dinner (Venue: Grand Ballroom)
   
Wednesday, the 7th December 2016  
09.00 hrs. - 10.30 hrs.  Business Session IV - Pricing of Seed - What prices are fair? - Panel Discussion  
  Chair: Mr. Dhiren N. Sheth, President, CAI
  Panelists:
  Dr. K.R. Kranthi, Director, CICR
  Mr. Unupom Kausik, Deputy CEO, National Collateral Management Services Ltd.
  Mr. Dhiraj Pant, Technology Development and Agronomy Lead, Asia, Monsanto 
  Mr. Tarak Dhurjati, Vice-President (Sales and Marketing, Strategy & Business Coordination), Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd.
  Mr. Nayan C. Mirani, Vice President, CAI
   
10.30 hrs. - 11.00 hrs.  Tea Break
   
11.00 hrs. - 12.00 hrs. Business Session V - Building the Future 
  Speakers
  Mr. Allen Terhaar, Advisor, Cotton Council International
  - A New Age of Promotion: Comparative Messaging (Microplastics)
  Mr. Scott Sindelar, Minister Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy
  - Risk Management Strategies in China and Elsewhere
     
12.00 hrs. - 13.00 hrs. Business Session VI - Combining the Subcontinent Statistically - Panel Discussion 
  Chair: Dr. Terry Townsend
  Panelists:
 

Mr. Ray Butler, Managing Director, Cotlook Ltd.

Mr. I.J. Dhuria, Director (Materials), Head of sourcing of all the Textile Raw Materials, Vardhman Group

  Mr. Salman Ispahani, Managing Director, Pahartali Textiles
  Mr. Tim Bourgois, Head, Cotton Platform, Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse
  Mr. Colin Iles, Cotton Trader, Glencore
   
13.00 hrs. - 14.00 hrs. Lunch Break
   
14.00 hrs. - 15.30 hrs. Business Session VII - The Future of African Cotton - Panel Discussion
  Chair: Mr. Matthias Knappe, Programme Manager Cotton, Textiles, Clothing, International Trade Centre
  Panelists:
  Mr. Marco Charles Mtunga, Managing Director , Tanzania Cotton Board
  Mr. Boaz Ogola Abiero, Secretary General, Tanzania Ginning Association
  Ms. Jolly Sabune, Managing Director, Cotton Development Organisation
  Mr. Joseph Nkole, Managing Director, Mumbwa Farmers' Ginning and Pressing Company and National Coordinator, Cotton Association of Zambia 
  Mr. R.R. Vinod, Senior Vice President, Welspun India Ltd.
  Mr. Vibhu Nath, Senior Vice President in Cotton Division, Olam International Limited 
   
15.30 hrs. - 16.00 hrs. Tea Break
   
16.00 hrs. - 17.30 hrs. Business Session VIII - Market Outlook
  Chair: Mr. Henning Hammer, President, Bremer Baumwollborse
  Speakers
  Ms. Wenjing Wu, Agriculture and Commodities Division, WTO
  - Cotton & the WTO
  Mr. Ray Butler, Managing Director, Cotton Outlook
  - Challenges Facing Cotton 
  Mr. James Johnson, Senior Cotton Analyst, Foreign Agriculture Service, USDA
  - World Supply & Use, Subcontinent Stocks
  Mr. Andrei Guitchounts, Director of Trade Analysis, ICAC
  - Cotton and Chemical Fibers Outlook and Cotton’s Market Share
   
  Evening programmes
19.30 hrs. - 20.30 hrs. Cocktails (Venue: Dinnnig Theatre)
20.30 hrs. - 22.30 hrs. Dinner (Venue: Dinnning Theatre)