The incessant progression in the food industry perpetually challenges professionals to tackle new issues in a highly volatile market. This is more pertinent now than ever, with the Indian food industry poised to hit the USD 3 billion mark in coming years. The recent policy decisions in foreign direct investment (FDI) in India are all set to change the retail food market scenario. While a section views this as an opportunity, another takes this as a challenge. To empower professionals with cutting-edge solutions to deal with these challenges, the Centre for Executive Education (CEE), Sathguru Management Consultants, Hyderabad in association with College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Cornell University, New York will deliver the first Food Industry Leadership Program (FILP) in Hyderabad from 17-21 December, 2012.
FILP will reinforce the participants' knowledge on leadership models in the food sector. It will also address issues related to innovation in product development; excogitate and seize opportunities in product development and supply sectors. FILP will also introduce ideas for developing novel products; tie-up loose ends in supply chain management, production and marketing segments. It will help professionals generate optimum output; react to emerging issues as well as develop solutions for ongoing issues to stay competitive in the world market.
Since the frequent economic instability requires considerable agility to deal with the market, the program will facilitate interactions among participants and faculty to initiate ideas to react to such changes. FILP will also facilitate an effective enterprising arena and a place to anticipate and highlight innovation, to interpret the trends and initiate new food fashions.
Designed for mid- and senior-level executives, the program will provide an intensive, interactive and challenging learning experience for present and next generation leaders. Extremely pertinent to executives drawn from various facets of the food industry such as food processing, retailing, marketing, brand management, food product development, research, customer loyalty management, regulatory compliance, public affairs management and strategic planning, the program will give a competitive edge to all participants connected with the food industry value chain.
An eminent faculty comprising industry leaders and subject experts from around the globe will converge to share their knowledge and experiences through relevant case studies, lectures, group assignments and discussion sessions.
The program will accelerate executive development by transforming the way participants think, evaluate competition, solve problems, acquire the capacity to understand the big picture, envision what is on the horizon, and formulate a proactive, competitive response. The participants will learn from the best in the industry, offering the latest insights, and classroom experiences.
About College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
Cornell University, an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, USA, is one of the world's leading universities providing education to more than 22,000 students the world over. About 1,600 able faculty members, comprising internationally recognized authorities in their respective fields, including Nobel laureates and Rhodes scholars, guide these students. The research interests and activities of this university's faculty and students have placed Cornell amongst the world's best research institutions. Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is recognized as the leading institution for agricultural education and research in the world. CALS is instrumental in establishing the International Agricultural Research System and has been involved in education and research partnerships in several countries in Asia since the Green Revolution.
About Sathguru Management Consultants Pvt Ltd
Sathguru Management Consultants Pvt Ltd is a consulting firm based in India, which engages in various consulting projects across the world. The Corporate Life Sciences Strategy Group actively interacts with Local and International Government bodies, NGOs and private sector companies to provide strategic business advisory services and technology management support. Sathguru has been engaged by multilateral development bodies and policy planners to integrate food chain and accelerate international market access for food products in several countries including Bangladesh, India, Thailand and Malaysia. Sathguru leads in providing corporate solutions to the global farm and food industry. Sathguru represents Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in India.
Susheel Kumar, Senior Manager - Corporate Communications, Sathguru Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd., + 91 (40) 30160237 / 30160333