International Co-operation Conclave

Actualizing Ayurveda’s Global Potential

17-19 May 2020

This will be the platform where the people with the same professional background who are able to mark their space in wider aspects and also beyond our boundaries will be sharing their experiences and challenges which they had to face in the path of their success. It will have the participation of AYUSH officials, Industry stakeholders and economists.

ASEAN MEET: Traditional Medicines for Global Health

India, along with China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand and the ASEAN Countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia – constitute the ASEAN Plus Six group. It is a regional intergovernmental organization, which promotes

cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational and socio-cultural integration among its members and other countries in Asia. Many of these countries share cultural, religious and philosophical identities. The traditional medical knowledge in these countries also shares certain similarities, paving a way to interact, to associate and to mutually help establish more effectively. The “ASEAN Way” refers to a methodology or approach to solving issues that respects the cultural norms and in a traditional medical context it means useful application for a scientific and political global footing.

In this edition of GAF, we will have practitioners, researchers, students and other stakeholders of traditional medical systems of these countries, coming to explore Ayurveda. We are expecting the participation of governmental representatives and policy makers from these countries.

International Delegate Assembly :Globalizing Ayurveda – Scope, Challenges and Solutions

Ayurveda services and products are available all over the world. There are many Ayurveda learning opportunities in all these places too. There are isolated initiatives in the research field as well. However, only in a few countries Ayurveda related activities happen in a legal and ethical manner because of many reasons that are unfavourable. Despite that there are crusaders across the globe, passionately committed to the promotion of Ayurveda, fighting many adversities to establish authentic Ayurveda. In this discussion we will have major players from the US, Europe, Russia, Latin American Countries, ASEAN countries discussing their country specific scope, challenges and solutions in the presence of formal representatives of governments.

Special Session on Ayurveda Medical Tourism

This will be a high-level event aimed at stakeholders from global medical tourism and international patient market and service providers from medical, wellness and hospitality industry in India. The purpose is to highlight the medical might of Ayurveda, to iron out policies and plans for adaptation to newer global medical requirements and to facilitate meeting and formalizing collaborations with global partners. This session will be attended by Governmental representatives too, who have admirable initiatives to promote Medical and Health Tourism in target markets and at various international platforms by making use of the potential and advantages that are available in India – like Ayurveda.

Panel Discussion
Ayurveda in Africa: Assessing India’s Preparedness

India and Africa share a rich history of use of traditional medicines in healthcare delivery. Of late there is also a growing global recognition of efficacy of traditional health practices in meeting local healthcare needs. In light of the recent policy push towards greater engagement with Africa through the ‘10 Guiding Principles for India Africa Engagement’, Ayurveda can serve as an important vehicle to meet the objective of one of the Principles, i.e., healthcare support. India’s oral and written tradition of Ayurveda can be leveraged towards introduction in healthcare delivery and export of products and services to Africa. The rise of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, heart diseases, and diabetes, and high costs associated with modern health care systems give Ayurveda an opportunity to showcase its relative strength in the area. Offering such services and using its own experience to facilitate integration of traditional African medicine into the continent’s national health care systems open up new possibilities towards deepening India’s engagement with Africa.

India’s own domestic preparedness for this global promotion becomes crucial in this regard. Ensuring product safety and quality assurance through stringent standards subscriptions is imperative. Besides domestic standards, it is global standards development that will give Ayurveda the acceptance in international destinations like Africa. Given the extensive use of medicinal plants as a fundamental component in traditional healthcare system, sustainability and traceability in supply of raw materials is also important. Cooperation and mutual support at international fora relevant for traditional medicine is key to growth of traditional medicine systems of India and Africa. Towards this end, evolving joint strategies for expansion of trade classification through Harmonised System (HS) of Codes is important. India- Africa partnership at the World Customs Organisation (WCO) for expansion of HS codes to accomodate herbal sector could prove a mutually beneficial proposition The Panel will explore prospects and challenges of trade in Ayurvedic and herbal products and services. It will also discuss promotion of Ayurveda in Africa including possible areas of collaboration and suggest strategies towards this end.

Kerala Ayurveda Alumni Meet

Kerala Ayurveda Alumni meet will provide a unique platform for the alumni of Kerala Ayurveda from across the globe to come together to discuss, debate and cooperate for mutual advantage. The meet will also explore the role that the alumni could play in the growth and development of Ayurveda, especially guiding young entrants to the opportunities around the world.

International Business Meet(18-May 2020)

Theme: Global Ayurveda Pharmacy – Practices, Possibilities and Policies

The emphasis of this two day International Business Meet is to promote the exports of Ayurveda and herbal products from India to their major destinations. Potential importers and traders, industry associations and consultants in the field of Ayurveda, herbal products, dietary supplements and nutraceuticals from across the world will attend this meet. Facilitation for productive interaction among the buyers and sellers will be actively pursued to ensure that they translate to actual business and open up new business opportunities.
Representatives of global Ayurveda community, policy makers of various governmental and non-governmental organizations will meet in this International Business Meet to discuss the present scenario and to materialize better business possibilities.
This Meet will have the following sections:-

  • Sector wise presentation of industries to identify the problems in international market -Products, Services, Education, Research, Wellness
  • Quality and safety standards of products and services
  • Financial support systems for Ayurveda industry
  • Country wise presentation on product registration

Buyer Seller Meet (19-May 2020)

In an effort to promote the export of Ayurveda and Herbal products from India to their major destinations, exclusive Buyer Seller Meet would be held as part of Business Meet. Potential importers and traders, Industry associations and consultants in the field of Ayurveda, Herbal Products, Dietary Supplements and Neutraceuticals from across the world are expected to attend the meet. An added attraction of this meet will be the ‘match making’ services that will be offered to facilitate more productive interaction among the Buyers and Sellers to ensure that they translate to actual business.