India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) is the apex body of India’s pulses and grains industry and trade based in Mumbai. IPGA has over 400 members including regional Associations from across India taking the pan-India reach close to 10,000 stake holders.
IPGA, since the year 2012, has been hosting THE PULSES CONCLAVE, an international conference on Pulses. IPGA hosts the Conclave every two years and hosted the 5th edition of the same from February 12th to 14th, 2020 at Aamby Valley City, Lonavala near Mumbai.
The Pulses Conclave provides an exceptionally strong platform for domestic and international market participants to converge, connect and capitalize on business opportunities. The Pulses Conclave, over the years, has seen an average of 800 to 1000 Indian and international delegates participating with trade delegations from all major pulses producing nations like Canada, USA, Australia, Myanmar, Russia, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, etc.
The Conclave over the last four editions has grown in strength and recognition within India and in the global diaspora with participation growing from 700 delegates in the 1st edition held in 2012 to over 1000 delegates in the fourth edition held at New Delhi in 2018. Participation of international delegates has gone up from around 150 delegates in 2012 to close to 400 delegates in 2018.
The Conclave programme typically is built around dissemination of global and domestic pulses production numbers, global and domestic prices, supply and demand scenarios. However, at The Pulses Conclave 2020, while covering these aspects of the trade, IPGA is looking to go beyond and IPGA’s focus, by the end of the Conclave, will be to try and put together a roadmap that will help the Indian Pulses Trade be able to contribute to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of making India a $ 5 trillion economy through retail sale of pulses, processed pulses, pulse derivates and value additions, all of which will drive investments in the entire value chain.