VIV Leadership Forum India 2019,
JW Marriot Hotel Juhu, Mumbai, India

11 – 12 October 2019


The Leadership Forum addresses the key players of the Indian market and is organized by VIV worldwide and SphereConnect. Already at its second edition, the focus in 2019 is on Dairy and the transformation that this important sector of the Indian animal protein supply chain is facing in the near future.

With a full-day program lined up on the 12th October, which is preceeded by a networking dinner on the evening before, the VIV Leadership Forum India 2019 is bound to attract the key dairy business players from the Indian continent, the industry stakeholders, and international speakers. 

As the world’s largest milk producer, the dairy sector is a main pillar of the Indian agriculture economic system. Yet, breeding efficiency as well as animal performance are major challenges in the region.

 New business models are being implemented to improve production sustainability, farmers remuneration, animal health management, and to respond to the consumers’ increasing demand for dairy products. Integration is one of the current trends in the dairy business transformation.

Among the speakers: Rabobank, Mr Shiva Mudgil, Senior Dairy Analyst, Vice President RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness will outline the global dairy market developments and zoom in on continent, country and regional level; whilst Minke van Wingerden, co- founder will present his inspiring Floating Farm innovation.

Organised by:



JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu | Juhu Tara Road 
Mumbai 400 049, India



11 – 12 October 2019

Event hours

11th: 19:00-22:00  Welcome Dinner
12th: 08:00-17:00  Leadership Forum program


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Download program outline here

19.00 – 22.00           Welcome dinner



For more information on visiting and registration:
Mr. Rajeevan Vattakat, mobile +91 9810033187, rajeevan@sphereconnect.in 

For more information on sponsorship:
Mrs. Anneke van Rooijen, 

mobile +31 651385516

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    Opening adress by:

    • Mr. G.S. Rajorhia, President, Indian Dairy Association.
    • Mr. S.V. Bhave, Chairman, CLFMA of India.
    • Mr. Daljeet Singh, President, Progressive Dairy Farmer Association (PDFA).

    Keynote speech: The transforming dairy business by Mr. Rahul Kumar, Managing Director Lactalis India. 

    Session I: Dairy Outlook:

    >> Global & Indian Dairy Outlook by Mr. Shiva Mudgil, Vice President, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness, Rabobank.
    >> Introduction about the first floating dairy farm in the world by Mrs. Minke van Wingerden, Initiator. For a floating farm preview, click here.

    Tea/Coffee break 

    Session II: Dairy Farm pillars

    >> New Technologies to boost Genetic improvement by Mr. Coen van Rosmeulen, International Sales Director, ALTA Genetics.
    >> Role of dairy in transforming quality of life with improved health and nutrition by Dr. Tanweer Alam, Director – Ruminant, Kemin Industries South Asia.
    >> Changing consumer behaviour in dairy business by Mr. Kalyan Bhadra, Vice Chairman, for Indian Dairy Association Western Up Chapter.

    Lunch break

    Session III: Business models (part 1)
    >> National breed, National asset by Dr. Bhushan Tyagi, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India and Head, Rashtriya Gokul Mission. (Invited)
    >> Strategic Dairy Organisation by Mr. Ad van Velde, President, Global Dairy Farmers (GDF).

    Coffee/Tea break

    Session III: Business models (part 2)

    >> Value addition by Organic farming by Mr. P.R. Shashi Kumar, Managing Director, Akshayakalpa Farms and Foods.

    Plenary session (open discussion) moderated by Dr. J.V. Parekh Chief Editor Dairy Times.

     Closing cocktail


    The registration fee is: 90EUR +4% credit card costs or INR 7000 +applicable 18% GST per person.

    Registration fee includes:

    • Welcome Dinner on the 11th of October;
    • All sessions on the 12th of October;
    • Coffee breaks, lunch and closing cocktail on the 12th of October.


    JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu | Juhu Tara Road | Mumbai 400 049, India