All India Spices Exporters Forum announces 7th edition of International Spice Conference 2024

AISEF, scheduled to take place from March 3 to March 6, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Gurgaon

The All-India Spices Exporters Forum (AISEF) has announced the upcoming 7th edition of the International Spice Conference (ISC), scheduled to take place from March 3 to March 6, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Gurgaon, Delhi-NCR. Co-hosted by the Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the conference is expected to draw a large participation from the spice fraternity both from India and abroad.

The theme of ISC 2024 is "Shaping the Future: Trends & Insights," focussing on emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities that will shape the spice industry in the coming years. This theme highlights the importance of innovation and sustainable practices to ensure the long-term viability of the industry. ISC 2024 will also address various issues from the perspective of stakeholders and relevant regulatory frameworks, with dedicated presentations on the crops and markets of various spices.

The conference will commence with an inaugural ceremony where Chief Guest Abheek Singhi, Managing Director & Senior Partner of Boston Consulting Group, India, will deliver the Presidential address on "Shaping the Future: The Great New India Story. The Guest of Honour Brendan M Foley, President, and Chief Executive Officer of McCormick, will provide insights into the topic of "Shaping the Future: Global Spice Industry."

The business part of the conference will start on the morning of Day II, March 4th with a session on “Climate Change and Sustainability”, followed by fireside chats on “Changes & Challenges in the Global Supply Chain”. The Round Table discussion on “Pesticide Residues in Spices” will take place on the afternoon of Day II. The third day (March 5) will start with panel discussions on “Value Addition in Spices & Seasonings” and “Challenges in Regulations on Food Safety.” The PPT presentations of the "Crops & Markets" session covering the production, supply, and demand of minor spices will be held on the afternoon of Day 3. The fourth day, March 6, would be devoted to audio-visual presentations on “Crops & Markets: Black Pepper, Chillies, Cumin & Turmeric".

The International Spice Conference has grown to become one of the world's largest knowledge dissemination and unifying platforms for the global spice fraternity. With over 800 delegates representing 35 nations, 60 exhibitors, and 60 speakers in the previous edition, ISC 2024 is poised to attract a significant participation from the industry.



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