47th IPCA Annual Convention

11 - 13 September 2014, Le Meridian, Cochin, Kerala

The Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA), is holding India Pest 2014 – it’s 47 Annual General Meeting, Convention & Trade Exhibition, at 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 OnwardsRegistrationConvention Centre
11.30 AM OnwardsCheck inHotel Lobby
12.00 HrsExhibition InaugurationMr. Joshua Rao
Executive Director – PCI
Space Frame
12.30 – 13.30LunchFood Court – Space Frame
14.00 – 17.00IPCA A.G.M.Oman Hall
18.00 – 19.00Inaugural SessionVirendra Kumar M.P.
CMD – Mathrubhumi Group of Publications and Ex MP
Oman Hall
19.00 – 20.00Cultural Program
20.00 – 22.00Cocktails & Dinner



09.30 – 10.30TECHNICAL SESSION 1Key Challenges in Indian Pest Control IndustryTony Wisler Poulson
10.30 – 11.00F & BTea Break
11.00 – 12.30TECHNICAL SESSION 2Montreal ProtocolMarc De Hondt
12.30 – 13.00PRODUCT SESSION 1Grain ProAvinash Wagh
13.00 – 14.00F & BLunch
14.00 – 15.00TECHNICAL SESSION 3Should we use Unregistered Products ?Ashish Dokras
15.00 – 15.30PRODUCT SESSION 2Brand AwarenessChris Troagh
15.30 – 16.00F & BTea Break
16.00 – 17.00TECHNICAL SESSION 4Winning ProposalsRaja Mahendran
19.00 – 20.00EntertainmentCultural Program
20.00 – 22.00F & BCocktails & Dinner



09.30 -11.00TECHNICAL SESSION 5Financial PlanningAmit Kukreja
11.00 – 11.30F & BTea Break
11.30 – 12.30TECHNICAL SESSION 6Pest Management Compliance – One size does not fit allDr. Ebbez Nathaniel, AIB
12.30 – 13.00PRODUCT SESSION 3Sponsor PresentationBayer
13.00 – 14.00F & BLunch
14.00 – 15.00TECHNICAL SESSION 7New Business Opportunities for PCO’sMr. Ganesan, Excel Crop Care
15.00 – 15.30F & BTea Break
15.30 – 16.00PRODUCT SESSION 4Zoono groupPaul Hyslop
18.00 – 19.00Closing SessionDr. S. N. Sushil, PPA
19.00 – 20.00EntertainmentCultural Program
20.00 – 22.00F & BCocktails & Dinner