EVENT PROGRAMME

COTTON INDIA 2019

THEME: GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN COTTON 

DATE: WEDNESDAY, THE 6THMARCH 2019 TO FRIDAY, THE 8TH MARCH 2019

VENUE:  HOTEL TRIDENT, NARIMAN POINT, MUMBAI (INDIA)

 

Wednesday,the 6thMarch 2019

17.00 hrs.- 19.00 hrs.

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Registration (Venue: Roof Top, Hotel Trident)

 

19.00 hrs. - 22.00 hrs.

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Cocktails and Welcome Dinner (Venue: Roof Top, Hotel Trident)

 

Thursday, the 7th March 2019

   

Inaugural Session

8.00 hrs.- 9.30 hrs.

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Registration (Venue: Regal Room, Hotel Trident) (Tea/Coffee)

 

9.30 hrs.- 9.35 hrs.

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National Anthem

9.35 hrs. - 9.45 hrs.

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Lighting of Lamps  and  Ganesh  Pooja - (Mr. Atul S. Ganatra, President, Cotton Association of India, Mr. Suresh A. Kotak, Chairman, Kotak Group of Companies, Mr. Brijmohan Sekhsaria, Chairman, DD Cotton,Mr. Bhupendra Singh Rajpal, Vice-President, Cotton Association of India, Shri Vinay N. Kotak, Addl.Vice-President, Cotton Association of India, Mr. Shyamsunder M. Makharia, Hon. Treasurer,  Cotton Association of India,   Dr. P. Alli Rani, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Cotton Corporation of India, Mr. Ashish Kumar Chauhan, Managing Director & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange, Mr. Bill Ballenden,  President, International Cotton Association Limited, Mr. P.D. Patodia, Past President, Cotton Association of India, Mr. Jayant B. Shah, Chairman and Managing Director, Gill & Co. Pvt. Limited and  Mr. Kishorsinh  R. Mirani, Senior Partner, Khimji Visram & Sons)

 

9.45 hrs.- 9.50 hrs.

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Message from Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles

 

9.50 hrs. - 10.00 hrs.

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Dignitaries to sit on Dais: (Mr.  Atul S. Ganatra, President, Cotton Association of India, Mr. Bupendra Singh Rajpal, Vice-President, Cotton Association, Dr. Ajit Ranade, Group Executive President & Chief  Economist, Aditya  Birla Group, Mr. Suresh A. Kotak, Chairman, Kotak Group of Companies, Dr. P. Alli Rani, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Cotton Corporation of India, Mr. Ashish Kumar  Chauhan, Managing Director & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange, Mr. Bill Ballenden,  President, International Cotton Association Limited and Mr. Kai Hughes, Executive Director, International Cotton Advisory Committee.

 

10.00 hrs. - 10.15 hrs.

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Welcome Address by Mr. Atul S. Ganatra, President, Cotton Association of India and Managing Director, Shree Radhalakshmi Cotton Pvt. Limited

 

10.15 hrs. - 10.20 hrs.

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Address by Mr. Suresh A. Kotak, Past President, Cotton Association of India and Chairman, Kotak Group of Companies

 

10.20 hrs. - 10.40 hrs.

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Address by Key Note Speaker Dr. Ajit Ranade, Group Executive President & Chief  Economist, Aditya  Birla Group

 

10.40 hrs. - 10.50 hrs.

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Address by Dr. P. Alli Rani, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Cotton Corporation of India

 

10.50 hrs. - 11.00 hrs.

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Address by Mr. Ashish Kumar Chauhan, Managing Director & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange

 

11.00 hrs. - 11.35 hrs.

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Felicitation of  Sponsors by Mr. Atul S. Ganatra, President, Cotton Association of India and Managing Director, Shree Radhalakshmi Cotton Pvt. Limited

 

11.35 hrs. - 11.45 hrs.

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Inauguration of CAI Trader Mobile App by Mr. Atul S. Ganatra, President, Cotton Association of India

 

11.45 hrs. - 11.50 hrs.

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Group Photograph

11.50 hrs. - 12.15 hrs.

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Tea Break

 

12.15 hrs. - 12.35 hrs.

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Speaker:

Mr. Mohit D. Shah, Past President, International Cotton Association and Director, Gill & Co. Pvt. Limited

 

12.35 hrs. - 12.45 hrs.

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Crop Report by Mr. Atul S. Ganatra, President, Cotton Association of India

 

12.45 hrs. - 13.00 hrs.

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Speaker:

Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Nonwovens & Advanced Materials Laboratory, Texas Tech University

13.00 hrs. - 14.00 hrs.

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Lunch Break

14.00 hrs. - 14.45 hrs.

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Outlook on Cotton and Manmade Fibres

   

Moderator:

Mr. Prem Malik, Past President, Confederation of Indian Textile Industry and Vice-President, NSL Textile Limited

   

Panelists:

 

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Mr. I. J. Dhuria, Director (Materials), Vardhman Textiles Limited

 

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Mr. R. K. Rewari, Managing Director, Morarjee Textiles Limited

 

 

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Mr. B. K. Patodia, Chairman and Managing Director, GTN Textiles Limited

 

 

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Mr. S. K. Gupta, President (Corporate), Raymond Limited

 

 

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Mr. Manish P. Daga, Director, Cotton Association of  India

 

 

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Mr. Ranvir K. Vij, Vice President, Indo Rama Synthetics India Limited

 

14.45 hrs. - 15.05 hrs.

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Speaker:

Mr. Bill Ballenden, President, International Cotton Association Limited

 

15.05 hrs. - 15.15 hrs.

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Signing of MOU between Cotton Association of India and International Cotton Association Limited

 

15.15 hrs. – 15.35 hrs.

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Speaker:

Mr. Carl Peltzer, Commercial Manager and Director, Cargill Cotton

15.35 hrs. - 16.00 hrs.

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Tea Break

16.00 hrs. - 16.20 hrs.

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Speaker:

Mr. Shafiqul Islam Sarker (Sohel), Director, International Cotton Association Ltd., Bangladesh Textile Mills Association and  Managing Director, Purbani Group

 

16.20 hrs. - 16.40 hrs.

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Speaker:

Mr. Kai Hughes, Executive Director, International Cotton Advisory Committee

 

16.40 hrs. –17.25 hrs.

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Contract Sanctity

 

   

Moderator:

Mr. Peter Wakefield, Past President, International Cotton Association Ltd. and Managing Director, Wakefield Inspection Services Shanghai Limited

 

   

Panelists:

   

Mr. Nayan C. Mirani, Director, Cotton  Association of  India

 

   

Mr. Bill Kingdon, Managing Director, International Cotton Association Limited

 

   

Mr. Mehdi Ali, President, Bangladesh Cotton Association

 

   

Mr. Sunil Patwari, Managing Director, Nagreeka Exports Limited

 

   

Mr. Sharad Kumar Saraf, Managing Director, Technocraft Industries (I) Limited

 

   

Mr. Paul Doran, Cotton Trader, RCMA

 

 

 

Mr. Mahesh Sharda, President, Indian Cotton Association Limited

 

 

 

Mr. Gopal T. Agrawal, Director, Cotton Association of India

Evening  Programmes

19.30 hrs. - 22.00 hrs.

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Cultural Programme and Cocktails Dinner (Venue: Regal Room)

 

Friday, the 8th March 2019

9.30 hrs.- 9.50 hrs.

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Presentation by Bombay Stock Exchange Limited

9.50 hrs. - 10.10 hrs.

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Speaker:

Mr. Cliff White, Immediate Past Chairman, Australian Cotton Shippers Association and Director, Omnicotton Australia Pty. Limited

 

10.10 hrs. - 10.30 hrs.

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Speaker:

Mr. Mitesh Shah, Cotton Head, Asia Pacific, Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Limited

 

10.30 hrs. – 10.50 hrs.

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Speaker:

Dr. Christian P. Schindler, Director General, International Textile Manufacturers Federation

 

10.50 hrs. - 11.15 hrs.

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Tea Break

11.15 hrs. -11.35 hrs.

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Speaker:

Dr. K.R. Kranthi, Head, Technical Information Section, International Cotton Advisory Committee

 

11.35 hrs. - 11.55 hrs.

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Speaker:

Ms. Antonia Prescott, Editorial Team, Cotlook Limited

 

11.55 hrs. - 13.00 hrs.

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Bulls and Bears

   

Moderator:

Mr. G. Chandrashekhar, Economic Advisor, IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Director, IMC-ERTF

 

   

Panelists:

   

Mr. Sanchit Rajpal, Joint Managing Director, Manjeet Cotton Pvt. Limited

 

   

Mr. Arun Sekhsaria, Director, Cotton Association of  India

 

   

Mr. Rintu K. Pandya, Director, Cotton Association of India

 

   

Mr. Sumeet Mittal, General Manager-Cotton Operations for India, Louis Dreyfus Company India Pvt. Limited

 

   

Mr. Archan Barua, Commercial Manager, Cargill India Pvt. Limited

 

   

Mr. Kushal Shah, Senior Trader, Reinhart India Private Limited

 

   

Mr.  Naveen  Chaurasia, Vice President (Cotton), Olam Agro India Private Limited

 

   

Mr. Dhiraj Khetan, Director, Sri Salasar Balaji Agrotech Pvt. Limited

 

   

Mr. Gnanasekar Thiagarajan, Director, Commtrendz Research

 

   

Mr. Munjal Dalal, Managing Director, Gujarat Cotton Corporation

 

13. 00 hrs. - 13.15 hrs.

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Conclusion and Vote of  Thanks by Mr. Vinay N. Kotak, Addl. Vice-President, Cotton Association of India

 

13. 15 hrs. - 14.15 hrs.

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Lunch