Ceva Polchem successfully organised the 2nd Indian Innovation Summit in Jaipur on February 6, 2020. Eminent Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) in India participated enthusiastically in this event. Apart from that, few selected KOLs from Bangladesh were also invited for the event. The program was also an opportunity to bring together regional Ceva Polchem Distributors to offer them a deeper understanding of Ceva’s poultry vaccine aspirations and to get them aligned on techno-commercial policies. The summit was well compered by Dr. Ripil Kharbanda, BU Head, vaccines with proactive support from Mr. Sankaran Vinayagam, BU Head, Feed additives & Disinfectants.
The event took off graciously with the traditional lamp lighting ceremony followed by a welcome speech by Stephane Bordier to narrate Ceva’s signature concept of “C” the future. A galaxy of international speakers from Ceva corporate and HQ graced the event with their insightful presentations followed by the panel discussion.
Dr. Christophe Cazaban, Poultry Scientific Director-SID presented an update on the global situation of Avian Influenza with a special reference to H9 LPAI which has become a major complicating pathogen among broilers and layers. Later, Dr. Marcelo Paniago, a most sought after Ceva’s speaker by Indian vets, explained the value of ND protection with the use of Vectormune ND as a long term policy to mitigate shedding risk of vvND strains. Dr. Marco Aurelio Lopes,Corporate Marketing Poultry Manager explained as to how hatchery vaccination is a future of broiler industry and how best it can help in control of vvIBD effectively. Dr. Chalermchai Skulphuek aka Tose introduced Ceva’s internationally acclaimed C.H.I.C.K. program that ensures 100% hatchery vaccinated day old chicks.
Lastly, a very important topic was covered by Milind Limaye. He shared his experience on the unending battle with pathogens to improve hatchery hygiene standards continually as a critical factor in successful hatchery vaccination.
Nitin Sahasrabudhe proposed a vote of thanks before the audience proceeded to attend a very heartening cultural program.
It was not only an intense brainstorming session on 6 Feb but it was followed by an excursion tour on 7 Feb for the participants who enjoyed visiting historical landmarks of the city such as Amer fort, Jantar Mantar Observatory and Hawa Mahal.
KOLs and Ceva experts got a rare opportunity to jointly explore the challenges and opportunities in front of Indian poultry industry that is evolving every passing year.