Meeting point drink technology India: the supporting program

Supporting Program

Round Table Talks

The Round Table Talks highlight the topics that are currently moving the Indian beverage and liquid-food industry. Experts state their point of view and have vivid discussions.

1st day – Focus on trends in packaging and recycling in India
Hall 1, October 24, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Mr Akhilesh Bhargava
    (Chairman of Environment Committee)
    All India Platics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA)
  • Mr K. Ganesh
    (Head - Sourcing & Vendor Management and Packaging Development)
    Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd
  • Dr. K U Methekar
    (Deputy Director cum Central Licensing Authority (Gujarat)/Authorized Officer for FICS)
    FSSAI, JNPT, Mumbai
  • Mr Rajesh Kumar Gera
    PET Packaging Association for Clean Environment (PACE)
  • Mr Rajesh Gauba
    (Recycling & Sustainability)
    Reliance Industries
  • Mr Prabal Chakraborti
    (Asst. Vice President, Packaging Operations)
    RJ Corp. Varun Beverages Ltd.
2nd day – Focus on trends and developments in alcoholic beverages in India
Hall 1, October 25, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Mr Rakesh Dhawan
    Bohemia Beer Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr Yogesh R. Bhandane
    Boroton Research Centre Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr K. N. Gopalakrishnan
    (Head Brewery & Processing)
    Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Gorakh Gaikwad
    (Associate Vice President & Sr. Winemaker)
    Sula Vineyards Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr Rohit Jairam Parwani
    (Head Brewer)
    The Biere Club (Elite India Constructions Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Dr. Keshab Nandy
    Tilaknagar Industries Ltd.
  • Mr Sumedh Singh Mandla

place2beer - The Meeting Place for Beer Lovers

In 2018 drink technology India introduces place2beer for the first time. The place2beer is a gathering place to experience, experiment & interact with brewers, beer lovers and everyone that has anything to do with beer.

Indulge in discussions on important topics trending in the brewing industry, gain knowledge and network with peers. Besides this you can try different beers, including several specialty beers and rarities, free of charge.

Craft Beer Tasting
24th October: 12:00pm-1:00pm; Hall 1
Microbreweries in India creating Craft Beer Revolution. Opportunities and challenges.

  1. Mr. Navin Mittal (Gateway Brewing Mumbai)
  2. Mr. Sibi Venkataraju (Toit Bangalore)
  3. Mr. Rekhansh Karamchandani (XOOX Brewmill Bangalore)
  4. Mr. Kapil dua (Biergarten Bangalore)
  5. Mr. Manu Gulati (Effingut Pune)
  6. Mr. Anand Morwani (Brewbot Mumbai)
24th October: 1:00pm-2:00pm
New beer style trends. Opportunities and challenges in brewing industry

  1. Mr. Amit Mishra (Head Brewer, RJ Brewing Solutions)
  2. Mr. Umang Nair (Head Brewer, S brewing co.)
  3. Mr. Oliver Schauf (Head Brewer, Doolally)
  4. Mr. Mehul Patel (Head Brewer, White Owl)
  5. Mr. Bruno Bonacchelli (Master Breer, Castle Malting Belgium)
25th October: 12:00pm-1:00pm
How to market Craft Beer? How to spread awareness for Craft Beer?

  1. John Eapen (Tales of froth)
  2. Pranav Jain (Founder, Brew Buddy)
  3. Abhishek Chincelkar (Head Brewer, Bombay Duck Brewing)
  4. Amar Shrivastava (Head Brewer, Ministry of beer)
25th October: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Importance of safety & hygiene in brewery

  1. Mr. Tejender Kumar (Head Brewer, Soi 7)
  2. Sushil Gumte (Head Brewer, Independence Brewing Company)
  3. Rohit Raj (Master Brewer, RJ Brewing Solutions)
  4. Lalit Vijay (Head Brewer, Biergarten)
  5. Rahul Baliyan (Head Brewer)
  • Beer market trends India
  • Best hygiene practice of brewery
  • Dispensing of beer in practice
  • Recipe development
  • Ingredients formulations
  • Sour beer fermentation
  • Importance of glassware/ideal glass for the style
  • Open product/process qa forum
  • Commercial discussion to establish brewery

OTAI Seminar

As India is one of the most dynamic growth markets for the oils and fats industry, we developed for the first time an Oiltech Pavilion powered by oils+fats together with a half day Forum. Its location is shared in hall 1, so exhibitors and visitors profit by the strong brand drink technology India and its national and international network. The Oil Technologists' Association of India (OTAI) supports Messe München India in organizing and designing the program.

The topic of the half-day seminar has already been determined: ‘Challenges in Packaging of Edible Oils and Other Related Products’. The exhibition is thereby responding to the increasing importance of the topic of oils and fats for the Indian market.

October 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Presentation 1: Regulatory requirements, current & tomorrow
    Dr. Gaurav Madhu
    (Joint Director)
    Indian Institute of Packaging Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India Mumbai
  • Presentation 2: Latest technology advancements
    Dr. R. Rangaprasad
    (Business Head)
    Packaging 360
  • Presentation 3: Consumer and brand owner’s perspective
    Prof. Shashank Mhaske
    (Department of Food Technology)
    Institute of Chemical Technology

FSSAI Seminar

Don´t miss the FSSAI seminar and get the latest news concerning the regulatory framework of drinks and beverages in India.

October 26, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Brief introduction and opening remarks
    Dr. Prabodh Halde

    President, AFST(I)
  • Dairy based beverages – Latest in Regulations :Horizontal and Vertical standards with labeling requirements
    Ms. Akshda Anil Bane

    Technical Officer, FSSAI, Mumbai
  • Carbonated beverages : Latest trends
    Ms. Smita Murty
  • Latest trends in non carbonated beverages – A Start-up’s Perspective
    Mr. Nilesh Lele

    Secretary AFST(I), Mumbai Chapter
  • Latest Regulatory requirements for carbonated and non carbonated drinks
    Ms. Sukanya Pondungala

    Technical Officer, FSSAI, Mumbai
  • New regulations for Alcoholic beverages- An overview of regulatory requirements
    Ms. Rucha Salelkar

    Technical Officer, FSSAI, Mumbai

Buyer Seller Meetings

drink technology India's Buyer Seller Meetings are designed to allow exhibitors and top industry managers to hold detailed talks. Leading buyers from segments such as soft drinks, beer and brewery, liquid food, and wine will be present.

In the last two shows the Buyer-Seller Meetings were a huge success. More than 450 meetings took place during dti 2016 and dti 2017. Top leading companies like AB-INBEV India, Coca Cola India Pvt. Ltd., Pepsico or Pernod Ricard India Pvt. Ltd. holding talks on site. Don´t miss the chance to be part of the next Buyer-Seller Meetings, October 24-26, in Mumbai.