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Conference Schedule
Day 1(Friday, September 30, 2005)
Time Topics
3:30 pm onwards : Registration (Including delegate kit and badge) and check in
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm : Tea and Snacks
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm : Inauguration ceremony
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm : KCMA Golden Jubilee Ceremony
7:30 pm onwards : Gala Networking Cocktail Dinner
Day 2 (Saturday, October 1, 2005)
8:00 am - 9:30 am : Power Breakfast
9:30 am - 10:00 am : Delegates to be seated
10:00 am - 11:00 am : THEME: SUPPLY & DEMAND OF RCN AND KERNEL
  Global RAW CASHEW NUT SCENARIO IN 2005/06
  Global cashew kernel scenario in 2005/06
11:00 am - 11:30 am : Sponsored Slot
11:30 am - 12:00 pm : Tea Break
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm : THEME: KERNEL MARKETING IN INDIA AND CONSUMER INSIGHTS
  Marketing cashew kernels in India - Perspective and approach
  Indian Kernel buyers forum - know your customers
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
: Lunch
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm : THEME: SUPPLY CHAIN EFFECTIVENESS
  Logistics issues in RCN
  Warehousing / containerization
  Currency impact
  Value Added Tax (VAT) - Impact assessment on trade
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm : Sponsored Plot
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm : Tea break
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm : Panel discussion on the days proceeding
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm : Case for introduction of futures trading in Raw Cashew Nuts
  Value added tax - impact and implication on cashew industry
6: 00 pm -7:00 pm : LIVE MARKET SESSION - DIWALI SEASON TRADE
  Live interaction with market participants from across India and trade faciliation
8: 00 pm onwards : Dinner
Day 3: (Sunday, October 2, 2005)
8:00 am - 9:00 am : Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 am : Delegates to be seated
9:30 am - 10:30 am : THEME: RAW CASHEW NUTS - SUPPLY AND QUALITY
  Presentations by state horticulture departments on RCN production
  Quality - standardization of quality parameters: issues, challenges and approach
10:30 am - 11:00 am : Sponsored plot
11:00 am - 11:30 am : Tea Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm : THEME: INDIA CASHEW FEDERATION
  Presentations by state associations / representatives
  Discussions
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm : Closing Ceremony
  Resolutions
  Valedictory
1:00 pm onwards : Lunch and Checkout