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Date : 23rd March 2023 | Venue : The Andaz, Aero City, New Delhi


Inspirit 2023 conference


Date: March 23, 2023
Venue: The Andaz, Aero City, New Delhi
Theme: Changing Times, Sustainability & Future of the Alcobev Industry in India.


Registration and Welcome
(09.30 am - 10.00 am)

Welcome Speech
Trilok Desai - Publisher of Ambrosia
(10.15 am - 10.30 am)

Keynote Address
Deepak Roy - Chairman, CIABC
(10.30 am - 11.15 am)

Topic: Global Beverage Alcohol Trends
Thorsten Hartmann, Director, Custom Analytics, IWSR, U.K.
(11.15 am - 12.00 pm)

Topic: Cost Escalation of Raw Materials: The Burning Issue of the Alcobev Industry
Arbind Singh, GM Marketing & Sales, AGI Greenpac
Sanjiv Puri, MD; Angus Dundee India;
Aditya Patwardhan, Director, Parkson Packaging;
V N Raina, Director General-AIDA.

Moderated By: Raju Vaziraney, Advising President, IGL Ltd.
(12.00 pm - 01.00 pm)

Lunch Break
(1.00 pm - 2.15 pm)

Topic: How Women are Driving the Industry Forward
Panel Discussion:
Anmol Gill, Head of Customer Marketing, Bacardi India & Neighboring Countries
Nita Kapoor, CEO, ISWAI
Aditi Chauhan Mukherji, National Head, Defence Sales (CSD&CPC), ABD Ltd.
Varna Bhat, CEO, Blisswater Industries Ltd.

Moderated by: Dr. Arpita Mukherjee
(Member of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
(2.15 pm - 3.15 pm)

Topic: Innovation in Packaging for Value Creation: Cut Cost without Cutting Corners.
Srinavas Mantri, Sr.Procurement Manager, Beam Suntory India,
Anuj Bhargava, MD, Kumar Labels P Ltd
Vinod Sharma, AVP Commercial, Alcobrew
Moderated by: Bhavya Desai, Group Head & CEO, SAP MEDIA WORLDWIDE LTD.
(3.15 pm - 4.15 pm)

Topic: Sustainability in ESG (Environment, Social & Governance)
Panel Discussion
Yashika Singh, Executive VP, Corporate Affairs, Communications & S&R ESG, Pernod India
Manu Karan, Sr VP-Business Development, Middle East & South Asia, SOURCE Global, PLC;
Naveep Singh Merhram, Head CSR & Sustainibility, Diageo India.
(4.15 pm - 5.15 pm)


Walk-Around Tasting
(5.15 pm - 7.00 pm)

(* Yet to be confirmed)

*topics and timings are subject to changes.

Date: 17th December 2021 | Venue: Andaz Aerocity Delhi, India

Theme: Era of Alcobev Transformation - The Future



(10.00 Am - 10.30 Am)

Welcome Address

Mr. Trilok Desai, Managing Director, SAP Media Worldwide Ltd & Publisher of Ambrosia
(10.30 Am - 10.45 Am)

Keynote Address

Mr. Sanjit Randhawa, Manging Director - Bacardi India Pvt Ltd.
(10.45 Am- 11.30 Am)

Topic: Deregulate Pricing: The Way Forward in The Alcobev Industry
Pricing: The Bane of the Indian Alcobev Industry

Speaker - Dr. Arpita Mukherjee
(Member of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
(11.30 Am- 12.15 PM)

Topic: The Process of Product Development in Alcobev Industry

Speaker - Mr. Vijay Rekhi
(Founder-Chairman of Alcobev and FMCG Advisory Vizanar)
(12.15 Pm - 1.00 Pm)

Break For Lunch
(1.00 Pm - 2.00 Pm)

Topic: Global Overview of Alcoholic Drinks.
Speaker - Mr. Amulya Pandit
(Euromonitor International)
(2.00 Pm - 2.30 Pm)

Panel Discussion

Topic: Innovation in The Alcobev Industry with Changing Consumer Preference/Taste

Mr. Nj Menon - Consultant,
Mr. Rishi Walli - Sr. Commercial Director - Beam Suntory,
Mr. Anup Barik - Master Blender, Radico Khaitan Ltd
(2.30 Pm - 3.15 Pm)

Topic: Does Online Sales of Alcobev Products Has Future In India
Speaker - Mr. Prasanna Natarajan, Ex-Founder of HipBar
(3.15 Pm - 3.45 Pm)

Panel Discussion

Digital Marketing & Social Media: New Trends In Marketing And Its Effect In Conversion Value.


Mr. Bhavya Desai - Group Head & CEO At SAP Media Worldwide Ltd,
Mr. Hargun Singh - Co-Founder at Syrup Technologies,
Mr. Vishal Gaba - Associate Director, Marketing - B9 Beverages Pvt Ltd (Bira 91)
(3.45 PM - 4.30 PM)


7.00 - 10 pm followed By Cocktail, Dinner & Networking.

*Subject To Change*


Date: 27th February 2017
Venue: Leela Ambience, Gurgaon (India)
Topic:Prohibitions, Investment Opportunities, Key Changes and Updates in the Alcobev Industry

09.00 - 09:50 am

Registration and Networking

09.50 - 10.00 am

Lighting of the lamp

10.00 - 10.15 am

Introductory speech by Mr Trilok Desai, Editor/Publisher, Ambrosia Magazine and MD of SAP Media Worldwide Ltd.

10.15 - 11.00 am

Keynote Speech by Shekhar Ramamurthy, Managing Director, United Breweries Ltd

11.00 - 11.15 noon

Tea Break

11:15 - 12:00 pm

Key Changes in the legal Landscape: Prohibition, Recent Supreme Court Directives; FSSAI etc
Moderator: Rajeev Chohan, Legal Advisor, Pernod Ricard Ltd; Apar Gupta, Legal Activist and Supreme Court Lawyer; Vandana Bedi, Legal Head, Beam Suntory

12:15 - 1:00 pm

The Goods & Service Tax- an update What does it mean for the Alcobev industry?
I P Suresh Menon, Adviser, Tax & Regulatory Affairs, USL, and Dr S B Singh, Sr Advisor, Policy and Regulatory Services, EY LLP India

01:00 - 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

02:00 - 03:00 pm

Fund Raising and Exits in Alcobev industry- The PE Perspective.
Moderator: Sanjay Bansal, Founder & Managing Partner, Aurum Equity Partner LLP. Panelist: Rajesh Srivastava, Chairman & Managing Director, Rabo Equity Advisors(A subsidiary of Rabobank)

03:00 - 4:00 pm

Paradigm shift in Alcobev products distribution in India: New challenges and opportunities.
Moderator: Anant Iyer, COO, Jagatjit Industries Ltd. Panelist: Vineet Kapila, COO, North, USL, and Raju Vaziraney, President, Som Distilleries Ltd

04:00 - 05:00 pm

Panel discussion on Beer and Wine industry: Changing behaviour of Consumers in a new age era
Moderator: Samar Singh Shekhawat; Sr.VP- Marketing United Breweries Ltd. Panelist: Michael Jensen, Managing Director, Carlsberg India, and Rahul Gagerna, President, Sales & Marketing, Radico Khaitan Ltd.

05:30 - 06:00 pm

On Duty Free Paradigm