IPCA 50th Annual Convention

19-21 August 2017, JW Marriott, Pune

On behalf of the Indian Pest Control Association and the entire Managing Committee, with great pride it gives me an immense pleasure in informing you that the Indian Pest Control Association, has completed its 5 Decades of Excellence and has organized India Pest 2017 – “GOLDEN JUBILEE” annual conference in the historic city of Pune, the land of Marathas from August 19th to 21st 2017 at prestigious JW Marriott Pune.

Indiapest 2017 Golden Jubilee

Celebrating the golden year of our association’s efforts in providing quality public health Pest Management services in India, this 50th annual conference was a special occasion for us to recognize the journey of India’s premier Trade association.

We recognized the support and contribution of pesticide & equipments manufacturers and other support partners that have immensely contributed during IPCA’s journey of golden 50 years.

More than 400 participants from the Pest Management fraternity attended this historic occasion of IPCA’s 50th annual Golden Jubilee conference. This is not just a historic occasion for IPCA, but a landmark moment for the entire Pest Management industry in India, where we had gathered to commemorate and celebrate 50 golden glorious years of our industry’s diligent service to the nation.

Firstly, I wish to sincerely thank Honourable Shri R. D. Shroff, CMD of UPL for his gracious presence at this prestigious event who graced this occasion with his motivating keynote address.

On this historic occasion, we join in to sincerely salute and appreciate the selfless efforts of our association’s founding fathers who conceptualized & established this wonderful association that represents the business interests of its members and provides a value based platform for exchange of latest information and knowledge on Integrated Pest Management.

Though several of our founding members are present in spirit with us, we were privileged to have one of the founding members amongst us, Shri Dipak bhai Shah, who graced this historic moment and showered us with his blessings. All the participants stood up and acknowledged Mr. Shah’s presence and also gave a tribute to the founding fathers, with a thunderous applause.

I also wish to acknowledge the sincere contributions of all the past Presidents of IPCA for their invaluable contributions to the development of the association and for always supporting & guiding IPCA. PCI was also been honored as “Life Time Achievement Award” for their valuable Contribution towards our Industry. In the absence of Mr. Anil Rao, the award was received by Mr. Joshua Rao. The Conference started with renowned motivational speaker Mr. Manish Gupta with a topic “Empowering Entrepreneurs”. Technical Sessions covering important topics viz: Food Safety, Ant & Fly Management, Fumigation, Importance of Equipments & Application Technology, Snake Management, Rodent Management etc. were taken care by eminent speakers having their expertise in the field of Pest Management. All the participants were requested to wear Traditional Ethnic Dress for the Gala Night on 20th of August 2017 as it was a Maharashtrian Theme. Cultural shows by professional dance group made the evening entertaining and memorable.

21st August 2017 marks the completion of 50 glorious years of IPCA and all the IPCA members in an excess of 400 were encouraged to attend the historic AGM. On this day all the Past Presidents who were present in the AGM were felicitated.

We recognized the support and contribution of pesticide & equipments manufacturers and other support partners that have immensely contributed during IPCA’s journey of golden 50 years.

On this very special occasion, we all at IPCA like to thank various organization’s valuable participation as one of the sponsors at this Golden Jubilee annual conference in August 2017. All the Exhibit Stalls were sold out. These organizations participated and showcased their complete products/ tools portfolio to the attendees from different parts of the India and other countries. This mega event provided respective organization a great opportunity to spread their business horizon by collaborating with potential customers & businesses from across the country. This Golden Jubilee was given an excellent press releases of the event which were released in the renowned newspapers of the Historic City Pune.

Thanking You. Jai Hind.


Raju Parulkar
Immediate Past President
Indian Pest Control Association