• The Pulse Conclave 2014

    The Pulses Conclave is IPGA’s biennial event held every two years. TPC is undeniably Asia’s largest international conference for the global Pulses sector. The first edition was held at Mumbai in 2012 and was attended by over 700 delegates including 200+ international delegates. The Second edition was held at Goa in 2014 and attended by close to 1000 delegates including 300+ international delegates. Hon’ble Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu was the Chief Guest at TPC 2014. Mr. Lyle Stewart, Minister of Agriculture, Saskatechewan Province, Canada attended the Conclave with a 10- member trade delegation. Shri Ramesh Abhishek, Chairman – FMC and H. E. Dr. Perks Ligoya, Hon’ble High Commissioner, Malawi


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  • The Pulse Conclave 2018 – Delhi

    India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) will be hosting the fourth edition of its biennial event THE PULSES CONCLAVE from February 14th to 16th, 2018 at Delhi, India. Event Location Event Details Contact Details Poonam info@ipga.co.in +91 22-26479132 ipgapulses


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  • NPS 2017 Kolkata

    India Pulses and Grains Association hosted its first ever one-day National Pulses Seminar, at Taj Bengal in Kolkata on March 25th, 2017. The Seminar witnessed participation of over 350 delegates from across the country. Mr. S. Balaji Arun kumar, Dy. Chairman – Kolkata Port Trust and Mr. K. Sashihar, Regional Head-Plant Quarantine Department, Kolkata were the Guests of Honor at the Seminar. IPGA chose Kolkata as the location for National Pulses Seminar as, after Mumbai, Kolkata is the second largest port to receive imported pulses in India and plays a key role in pulses trade in terms of supplying pulses to East and North Eastern India. National Pulses Seminar focused on Pulses Demand-Supply scenario, Indian and Global production numbers, expected production numbers for the forthcoming year, policy issues faced by the trade, etc. Industry and Trade experts were invited to delivered presentations regarding Domestic and International market. The Seminar began with a Welcome Address by Mr. Pravin Dongre, Chairman, IPGA, during which he announced that the fourth edition of the IPGA biennial event THE PULSES CONCLAVE 2018 will be held on the 14th, 15th& 16th February 2018, in New Delhi. Eminent speakers such as Mr. Basant Rathi, Mr. Ajay Jain, Mr. Sunil Baldewa and Mr. Rajat Sarda spoke on the Domestic Crop and Trade outlook. Mr. Sudhakar Tomar, Mr. Shyam Narsaria and Dr. Bharat Kulkarni discussed the Global Pulses Crop and Trade outlook. One of the key presentations during the Seminar was regarding GAFTA Regulations which was delivered by Mr. Shailendra Bardia, GAFTA Arbitrator in India. The presentation outlined the GAFTA guidelines for dispute settlements in case of defaults during trade. The Seminar concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Mr. Anurag Tulshan, East –Zone Convener, IPGA. AddressTaj Bengal34B, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027 Contact PersonPoonam Contact Details info@ipga.co.in +91 22-26479132 / 33 ipgapulses


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  • The Pulse Conclave 2016- Jaipur

    India Pulses & Grains Association (IPGA), the apex body of India’s pulses and grains industry and trade, successfully hosted THE PULSES CONCLAVE – 2016 at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre, Jaipur. The Conclave witnessed attendance from over 1,200 delegates and trade delegations from 28 countries like Canada, the United States of America, Africa, Australia and Asia to name a few. The Conclave was hosted in Rajasthan, which is one of the top pulses producer states in India. On 17th February, 2016, the evening began with a welcome address by IPGA Chairman, Mr. Pravin Dongre, followed by official International Year of Pulses (IYP 2016) launch in India by Ms. Robynne Anderson. The keynote presentation was addressed by Mr. Huseyin Arslan, President of Global Pulse Confederation and Executive Chairman- AGT Foods. Hon’able Minister Lyle Stewart delivered a speech and Mr. G Chandrashekhar delivered the special address. A Life-time achievement award was presented to Shri Seth Deepchand Ji Parakh of ‘Parakh Group of Companies’ in recognition for services to the industry. Parakh Group of Companies which includes ‘Poona Dal and Besan Mills Pvt Ltd’ and ‘Parakh Agro Industries Ltd’ has completed 50 years in pulses processing. On behalf of Shri Seth Deepchand Ji Parakh, the award was received by Mr. Sujit Parakh. The evening concluded with a vote of thanks by IPGA Vice-Chairman, Mr. Bimal Kothari. The Conclave showcased luminaries of the agricultural world from across the globe, who shared their domain expertise by being a part of the seminars and business sessions on 18th and 19th February, 2016. The Seminar consisted of stimulating presentations from business leaders and a series of engaging panel discussions by domain experts, agribusiness professionals, researchers and service providers. The key topics covered were global agri-market drivers, price and market outlook, research initiatives, advances in processing technology and more. Some of these presentations included Origin presentation for India by Mr. G Chandrashekhar – Economic Advisor – IMC and Member – SEBI CDAC; Strategy for increasing pulses production by Dr. J S Sandhu, Deputy Director General (Crop Science) – ICAR;  Improving Profitability for Farmers and Nutrition for Consumers by Dr. David Bergvinson – Director General – ICRISAT; Agriculture and Food Security – Where research can make a difference by Dr. Kevin Tiessen – IDRC;  Presentation on GAFTA by Ms. Jaine Chisholm Caunt,  Director General – GAFTA and so on. The Title sponsor for the Conclave was Arvee International Pte Ltd. IPGA is proud to have signed Memorandum of Understanding with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), International trade Center (ITC) and Overseas Agro Traders’ Association of Myanmar (OATAM). These MoUs surely widen the scope of work and exposure for IPGA at a global level by supporting pulses and crop based research. An exhibition was also set up to display products and technology from across the world. The exhibition provided the right setting to showcase products and services from the world of pulses. Few of the exhibitors were Suncue Company Ltd., Taiwan; Shijiazhuang Julite Machinery Co.,China; Buhler India, Government of Saskatchewan and many others. During the Conclave, IPGA launched celebrations of the International Year of Pulses by conducting an all India level Pulse Food Innovation contest, co-hosted with McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics MCCHE and supported by Government of Saskatchewan. The live food contest was conducted with 6 shortlisted teams from the four zones of India, where team IHM, Bangalore won the title of the National Winner. IPGA is associated with CICILS in promoting the IYOP 2016 in India. On 18th evening a Gala Dinner and Entertainment Night sponsored by ETG Agro Pvt Ltd was organised by inviting world renowned mentalist Amir Lustig, performances by Banjara School Dance and stand-up comedian, Jeeveshu Ahluwalia. Overall, The Pulses Conclave 2016 proved to be a colossal success with a 25% increase in delegate attendance, consistently from the previous Conclaves. IPGA has announced that the next Pulses Conclave will be in 2018. Event Location Event Details February 17th, 2016 Welcome address by Mr. Pravin Dongre – Chairman IPGA Ms. Robynne Anderson, President – Emerging Ag on International Year of Pulses 2016 Special Address by Mr. G Chandrashekhar Keynote Address – Perspective on the Global Pulses Sector by Mr. Huseyin Arslan Address by Mr. Lyle Stewart – Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture – Saskatchewan Lifetime Achievement Award to Shree Seth Deepakchandji Parakh Vote of Thanks by Mr. Bimal Kothari – Vice Chairman IPGA February 18th, 2016 IPGA – OATAM MoU Signing IPGA – ICRISAT MoU Signing IPGA – ITC MoU Signing Origin Presentation – INDIA by Mr. G Chandrashekhar – Economic Advisor – IMC and Member – SEBI CDAC Origin Presentation – AUSTRALIA by Mr. Sanjiv Dubey, Graintrend Pty Ltd Desi Chick Peas and Russia Kabuli Chick Peas Panel Discussion GAFTA Presentation by Ms. Jaine Chisholm Caunt GAFTA Briefing by Mr. Jonathan Waters Dr. J S Sandhu, Deputy Director General (Crop Science) – ICAR – Strategy for increasing pulses production Dr. David Bergvinson – Director General – ICRISAT on Improving Profitability for Farmers and Nutrition for Consumers Origin Presentation – CANADA by Mr. Jonathan Driedger – FarmLink Marketing Solutions USA Origin Presentation by Mr. Peter Klaiber Peas Panel Discussion Lentils Panel Discussion Dr. Kevin Tiessen – IDRC on Agriculture and Food Security – Where research can make a difference Dr. Chandra B Singh – OPIsystems Inc. – Postharvest Management and Storage of Pulses in India February 19th, 2016 Mr. Vikram Murarka – Kshitij Consultancy Services – FOREX Risk Management – Where will the Rupee Go Mr. Rajat Sarda – Rajat Agro on Kabuli Chickpeas – The Indian Perspective Prerna Desai – Edelweiss Agri Services & Credit – Warehousing and Collateral Funding Origin Presentation – EAST AFRICA by Mr. Jayesh Patel, CEO – ETG Origin Presentation – MYANMAR by Mr. Shyam Narsaria, Arvee International Tur Moon Urad Panel Discussion Contact Details Poonam info@ipga.co.in +91 22-26479132 / 33 ipgapulses 1 2 3 TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016TPC 2016


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