The 126th UPASI Annual Conference was held on 14th September 2019 at UPASI, Coonoor. Prof.Ramesh Chand, Member, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog inaugurated the Conference. Preceding the Main Conference there was a full day Session on Commodities on 13th September 2019. In the Technical Session held on the forenoon of 13th September 2019, eminent personalities of different fields made presentations. On the afternoon, representatives of Commodities Board made presentations. UPASI Industrial Exhibition was held on both days which provided a perfect platform to exhibit the technological and scientific advancements in the Plantation Sector.
126th UPASI ANNUAL CONFERENCE – PROGRAMME
Friday, 13th September 2019
09.15 am – Opening of the Industrial Exhibition by Mr. A.E. Joseph, President, UPASI
10.00 am to 1.00 pm – Technical Session
Welcome & Introductory Remarks by:
Mr. A.E. Joseph, President, UPASI.
1. “Resource Challenges and Productivity Issues : Available Solutions”
Dr. P. Soman, Sr.Vice President – Projects, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited
2. “Paper Pot” by Mr. Yasuomi Ota, Nippon Beet Sugar Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Japan
3.“Biological control on pest management” by Mr. Shachar Carmi, BioBee, Israel
4. “Mobile & cloud data solution for farming” by Prof. Subramanian (Vish) Viswanathan, Partner, Ganini LLC, USA.
Vote of Thanks by Mr. AL.RM. Nagappan, Vice President, UPASI
3.00 pm to 5.00 pm – Commodity Outlook Session
Welcome by Mr.A.E.Joseph, President, UPASI
1.Presentation on Rubber by Mr. Toms Joseph, Joint Director (Economics), Rubber Board
2. Presentation on Coffee by Mr. Babu Reddy, Deputy Director (Marketing & Research), Coffee Board.
3. Presentation on Spices by Mr. M.S. Ramalingam, Asst. Director, Spices Board
Vote of Thanks by Mr. AL.RM.Nagappan, Vice President, UPASI
Saturday, 14th September 2019 – Annual Conference
Address by Mr.A.E. Joseph, President, UPASI
Inauguration of the 126th UPASI Annual Conference by Lighting of Kuthuvilakku by the Chief Guest Prof. Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog
Distribution of Trophies to the Prize Winners of the 15th Edition of The Golden Leaf India Awards organized at Ahmedabad during April 2019 by the Chief Guest
Address by Chief Guest – Prof. Ramesh Chand
Vote of Thanks By Mr. AL.RM. Nagappan, Vice President, UPASI