16-18 August 2007, Holiday Inn Resort, Goa

The 40th annual convention of IPCA was held at the beautiful seaside hotel, Holiday Inn Resort, Goa, from 16-18 August 2007.

The concurrent exhibition was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Mr. N.S. Rao, who enthusiastically visited all the stalls.

The formal inauguration ceremony was held in the evening of 16th August. His Excellency, the Governor of Goa, Shri S.C. Jamir, was the Chief Guest, while Dr. K.S. Gautam, JD, PPQ&S, was the Guest of Honour.

The technical sessions were in keeping with the theme : Integrated Pest Management : The Future. Day one consisted of a comprehensive workshop on IPM training by Mr. Zia Siddiqi, Orkin USA and Mr. Naresh Duggal, County of Santa Clara IPM, USA.

Day two saw presentations from Mr. Mike Kelly from the Acheta Partnership, UK, on pest prevention in food handling establishments, followed by Mr. Jason Nash, Bayer Environmental Science, Singapore, on new technology for termite management. Mr. Jayant Dandawate, VP- Services, Pest Control India, next presented on the AFAS Symposium in Jakarta, followed by a presentation on heat treatment of wooden pallets by Dr. Ravi Prakash, JD PPQ&S. The last session was on service tax and its implications by Mr. K. Vaitheeswaran.

The great location, seaside ambience and the resort all added to a successful and enjoyable convention.