Saturday, 24 September 2011

23rd FAOPMA Annual Convention 2011, Goa, India

The Indian Pest Control Association (, hosted the 23rd FAOPMA Annual Convention 2011, the third such occasion after successfully doing so, in 1994 and 2004. This is the biggest professional pest management event in Asia and was held concurrently with the 44th IPCA Annual Convention & Exhibition, at the Zuri White Sands Resort, Goa, from 22-24 September 2011.
The tent erected in the hotel grounds to host the exhibition
IPCA is a non-profit trade association of professional pest management companies in India. Founded in 1967, it is the premier association of the professional pest management industry in India, with close to 250 members throughout the country today. The Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers Associations (FAOPMA :, was officially established in 1989 with members from Asian and Oceania countries for the common interests of the pest management industry. Country membership is restricted to one pest management association from each country and/or region. Last years event FAOPMA 2010 was held at Manila, Philippines and the next year FAOPMA 2012, will be held at Adelaide, Australia.

The 23rd FAOPMA Convention was attended by close to 500 delegates from India as well as foreign participants from China, South Korea, Hong Kong-SAR, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, The Philippines, Portugal, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Israel, UK, USA, Australia, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Sri Lanka. The profile of participants wasfrom the top Indian and international pest management service and product supply companies - top/medium level management of product companies, managers/owners of service companies, industry experts, professionals, academicians and Govt. dignitaries.

Always a good time to meet old friends.  Mr Park from Korea

The hotel had a period feel