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Indian Pest Control Association

India Pest 2014

IPCA 47th Annual Convention

11 - 13 September 2014
Le Meridian, Cochin, Kerala

The Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA), is holding it's 47 Annual General Meeting, Convention & Trade Exhibition, at th Le Meredien International Convention Centre, Maradu, Cochin, Kerala from 11 to 13 th September 2014. This is the largest pest management event in India and is being held this year at a magnificent venue caressed by the famous back waters of Kerala - God's own country !

Pest Management techniques and trends are changing across the world and IPCA is the primary catalyst to bring in these th world-class technologies for the benefit of the Indian consumer. The 47 Convention boasts of an international flavour with technical presentations by various speakers from across the world which shall provide a glimpse into the new trends and technologies. An ideal platform and opportunity to meet and interact with a captive audience of around 350 industry professionals from all over the country and abroad.

A concurrent exhibition is also being organized on all three days, in which various partner companies from the pesticides and pest management related trade from both India and abroad, have been invited to display their products and equipment.


With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 mtr in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms.

Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, each of these charming destination is only a two hour drive from the other - a singular advantage no other destination offers.

Le Meredien Kochi is regarded as one of Kochi's most exclusive address. Adorned in a contemporary style with modern amenities, LE Meredien has 223 guest rooms & suites and an International standard Convention Centre with 60,000 Sq.ft of Air Conditioned Indoor space. The Views overlook the manicured gardens, picturesque backwaters and the orchestrated three-tier pool. The hotel is just 34 Kms away from Cochin International Airport and 5 kms from the Railway station.


10.00 AM Onwards Registration    Convention Centre
11.30 AM Onwards Check in   Hotel Lobby
12.00 Hrs Exhibition Inauguration Mr. Joshua Rao
Executive Director - PCI
Space Frame
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch   Food Court - Space Frame
14.00 - 17.00 IPCA A.G.M.   Oman Hall
18.00 - 19.00 Inaugural Session Virendra Kumar M.P.
CMD - Mathrubhumi Group of Publications and Ex MP   
Oman Hall
19.00 - 20.00 Cultural Program    
20.00 - 22.00 Cocktails & Dinner    


09.30 - 10.30 TECHNICAL SESSION 1 Key Challenges in Indian Pest Control Industry Tony Wisler Poulson
10.30 - 11.00 F & B Tea Break  
11.00 - 12.30 TECHNICAL SESSION 2 Montreal Protocol Marc De Hondt
12.30 - 13.00 PRODUCT SESSION 1 Grain Pro Avinash Wagh
13.00 - 14.00 F & B Lunch  
14.00 - 15.00 TECHNICAL SESSION 3 Should we use Unregistered Products ?  Ashish Dokras
15.00 - 15.30 PRODUCT SESSION 2 Brand Awareness Chris Troagh
15.30 - 16.00 F & B Tea Break  
16.00 - 17.00 TECHNICAL SESSION 4 Winning Proposals Raja Mahendran
19.00 - 20.00 Entertainment Cultural Program  
20.00 - 22.00 F & B Cocktails & Dinner  


09.30 -11.00 TECHNICAL SESSION 5 Financial Planning Amit Kukreja
11.00 - 11.30 F & B Tea Break  
11.30 - 12.30 TECHNICAL SESSION 6 Pest Management Compliance - One size does not fit all Dr. Ebbez Nathaniel, AIB
12.30 - 13.00 PRODUCT SESSION 3 Sponsor Presentation Bayer
13.00 - 14.00 F & B Lunch  
14.00 - 15.00 TECHNICAL SESSION 7 New Business Opportunities for PCO's Mr. Ganesan, Excel Crop Care
15.00 - 15.30 F & B Tea Break  
15.30 - 16.00 PRODUCT SESSION 4 Zoono group Paul Hyslop
18.00 - 19.00 Closing Session   Dr. S. N. Sushil, PPA
19.00 - 20.00 Entertainment Cultural Program  
20.00 - 22.00 F & B Cocktails & Dinner  

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