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ABOUT THE 52ND ANNUAL SESSIONS AND MEETINGS OF THE IPC AND INTERNATIONAL SPICE EXHIBITION

IPC holds regular Session and Meetings every year which is hosted by the IPC member country on a rotation basis. Each member country is represented by a delegate with plenipotentiary authority to the Session. This year, the 52nd Annual Session and Meetings of IPC and International Spice Exhibition (52nd IPC ASM ISE) will be hosted by the Government of Sri Lanka and organized jointly by The Ministry of Plantation Industries, The Department of Export Agriculture (DEA) and the International Pepper Community (IPC) in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 18 - 21 November 2024.

Following the peak of pepper price in 2015/2016, the global pepper production has continuously reported with a steady increasing trend which has caused the scale to greatly tip to one side. On average, in the past 5 years, the global pepper production has exceeded 500 KMT while the excess stock brought over balance for a 5-year calculation (2017 – 2021) averaging around 175 KMT. As result of the global oversupply of pepper, pepper price has fluctuated with a tendency of decreasing and has prolonged the unfavourable low prices of pepper. The imbalance of global pepper supply and demand has put pressure to the economy of the stakeholder of the pepper industry, especially pepper smallholders as they are burdened with a significant high cost of production and relatively low selling prices. In this regard, the need for increasing the global demand of pepper has been of great importance and ought to be seriously taken up by all the stakeholders of the pepper industry by encouraging more promotional campaign to increase the consumption of pepper both domestically and internationally as well as penetrating more unconventional consuming market to expand the pepper market. Thus, creating more opportunities for the advancement and sustainability of the global pepper industry.

As such, IPC take upon the theme of "Balancing the Global Pepper Supply and Demand – Alleviating Pressure on Prices" for the 52nd Annual Sessions and Meetings of the International Pepper Community. The 51st Annual Sessions and Meetings of the IPC is expected to be one of the largest ever conferences of the International Pepper Community.



Where

Hilton Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka



When

Monday to Thursday
18 - 21 November 2024

Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

Mr. Cheah Chee Fong

Mr. Cheah Chee Fong

Undersecretary of Cocoa and Pepper Industries Development Division
Ministry of Plantation and Commodities, Malaysia

Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki

Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki

Executive Director
International Pepper Community

Mrs. Jenny George

Mrs. Jenny George

Director General
Malaysian Pepper Board

Mr. Jasvinder Singh Sethi

Mr. Jasvinder Singh Sethi

Director
Namagro

Mr. Juliano Camara

Mr. Juliano Camara

Managing Director
COREIMEX Representacoes Ltda

Mr. Van Vannal

Mr. Van Vannal

Executive Director
Cambodia Pepper and Spice Federation

Ms. Laura Shumow

Ms. Laura Shumow

Executive Director
American Spices Trade Association

Mr. Gabriel Sarasin

Mr. Gabriel Sarasin

Director Sustainability and Technology
McCormick Global Ingredients Ltd

Mr. Vijay Karunakaran

Mr. Vijay Karunakaran

Vice President
Olam Food Ingredients

Dr. Sidi Rana Menggala

Dr. Sidi Rana Menggala

Agriculture Researcher
Ghent University, Belgium

Mr. Giridhar Rao

Mr. Giridhar Rao

Vice President Operations
Terova Inc (A subsidiary of Griffith Foods Inc)

Mr. Dickens Mambu

Mr. Dickens Mambu

Managing Director
MDF GLOBAL SDN. BHD.

Mr. D Sathiyan IFS

Mr. D Sathiyan IFS

Secretary
Spices Board India

Mr. Djatmiko Bris Witjaksono

Mr. Djatmiko Bris Witjaksono

Director General of International Trade Negotiations
Ministry of Trade, Indonesia

Ms. A. P. P. Disna

Ms. A. P. P. Disna

Director General
Dept. of Export Agriculture ,Sri Lanka

Mr. To Viet Chau

Mr. To Viet Chau

Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam

Ms. Vivi Widyana

Ms. Vivi Widyana

Founder, Director, CEO
PT. Billiton Rempah Indonesia

Ms. Quyen Nguyen

Ms. Quyen Nguyen

Program Manager, Spices
IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Mrs. Hoang Thi Lien

Mrs. Hoang Thi Lien

Chairwoman
Viet Nam Pepper and Spice Association

Mr. William Yii Sin Choung

Mr. William Yii Sin Choung

Managing Director
NGUONG AIK (KUCHING) SDN BHD

Ms. Li Yi

Ms. Li Yi

Secretary General
China Spices Association

Mr. Zehnder Jarroop Augustine Mercer

Mr. Zehnder Jarroop Augustine Mercer

Director
Malaysian Pepper Board

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Please select a date to find out more about the schedule

HOD

52nd Executive Meeting of Heads of Delegations - (by invitation)

Venue: Hilton Hotel
The 52nd Executive Meeting of the Heads of Delegations of the International Pepper Community. This is a closed meeting of the Plenipotentiary representatives of IPC member countries to discuss in details and consider the proposed work programmes and activities recommended by the different committee meetings of IPC and at the same time also consider and approve the proposed budget of IPC for implementing its work programme.

HOD

Arrival of Delegates and Registration

Venue: Lobby Hilton Hotel

HOD

The 51st Dinner of Heads of Delegations of the IPC hosted by the Ministry of Plantation and Commodity of Malaysia (MPC) - (by invitation)

Venue: Sarawak River Cruise, Waterfront Kuching

HOD

Registration of Delegates (Continued)

Venue: Foyer Ballroom

HOD

Opening Ceremony

Venue: Grand Ballroom
Opening Ceremony of the 51st Annual Sessions and Meetings of the International Pepper Community


  • Arrival of participants
  • Arrival of HODs
  • Arrival of VVIP
  • Negaraku National Anthem of Malaysia
  • Ibu Pertiwiku State Anthem of Sarawak
  • Doa Recital
  • Cultural Performance
  • Welcome Address by Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Binti Haji Marzuki, Executive Director of IPC
  • Keynote address by the Honourable Dato' Sri Haji Fadillah Bin Yusof, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Plantation and Commodities, Malaysia
  • Launching of the 51st IPC ASM ISE and IPC Award Ceremony 2023 by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Plantation and Commodities, Malaysia
  • Photo Session with Awardees
  • Photo Session VVIPs with IPC HODs
  • Opening of the International Pepper Exhibition by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Plantation and Commodities, Malaysia
  • Press Conference

HOD

International Spice Exhibition Day 1

Venue: Foyer Ballroom

HOD

The 11th Business Sessions

Venue: Grand Ballroom
To discusses business related issues, with paper presentation by speakers from both producing and consuming countries.



Mr. Giridhar Rao

Challenges and Opportunities for the Pepper Industry: Recovering from the Post Global Pandemic

Mr. Giridhar Rao (Vice President Operations)
Terova Inc (A subsidiary of Griffith Foods Inc)


Mr. Jasvinder Singh Sethi

Global Pepper Market: Supply & Demand and Price Stability

Mr. Jasvinder Singh Sethi (Director)
Namagro


Mr. Dickens Mambu

Sustainable Pepper- An Initiative by Small Medium Enterprises : Journey by MDF Global Sdn Bhd

Mr. Dickens Mambu (Managing Director)
MDF GLOBAL SDN. BHD.


Ms. Vivi Widyana

Value Added Pepper Products for SMEs: the Value Chain

Ms. Vivi Widyana (Founder, Director, CEO )
PT. Billiton Rempah Indonesia


Mr. William Yii Sin Choung

Sarawak Pepper Industry: Exporter Perspective

Mr. William Yii Sin Choung (Managing Director)
NGUONG AIK (KUCHING) SDN BHD


Dr. Sidi Rana Menggala

Fair Living Wage Spices Farmers: Sustainable Living - Wage Strategy in the Case of Pepper Farmers

Dr. Sidi Rana Menggala (Agriculture Researcher )
Ghent University, Belgium


Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki

Vote of Thanks and Token of Appreciation

Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki (Executive Director)
International Pepper Community
HOD

Lunch

Venue: Graze Kitchen Restaurant Hilton

HOD

The 45th Pepper Tech Meeting

Venue: Grand Ballroom
This technical forum designs the blueprint for the Community's operational agenda. The purpose of the meeting is to study, identify and evolve solutions for problems faced by the Pepper industry in the areas of production, processing, marketing and product development. The meeting also examines papers highlighting the new technologies and practices followed by the member countries. It finalizes the figures on the world Pepper production, consumption, imports, exports and stock carry over for the last year (actual), estimates for the current year and projection for the coming year.



Ms. Laura Shumow

USA Pepper Trade Regulations Update and How Does it Affect the Industry

Ms. Laura Shumow (Executive Director)
American Spices Trade Association


Ms. Quyen Nguyen

Global Pepper Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the Pepper Stakeholders

Ms. Quyen Nguyen (Program Manager, Spices)
IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative


Mr. Gabriel Sarasin

Pepper Traceability: Future Directions for the Industry

Mr. Gabriel Sarasin (Director Sustainability and Technology)
McCormick Global Ingredients Ltd


Mr. Vijay Karunakaran

Smart Farming for Future Pepper Cultivation

Mr. Vijay Karunakaran (Vice President)
Olam Food Ingredients


Mr. Zehnder Jarroop Augustine Mercer

The usage of pesticides from the perspective of pepper industry in Malaysia

Mr. Zehnder Jarroop Augustine Mercer (Director)
Malaysian Pepper Board


Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki

Vote of Thanks and Token of Appreciation

Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki (Executive Director)
International Pepper Community
HOD

Welcome Dinner hosted by MPC

Venue: Grand Ballroom
Dress code: Formal

HOD

Free Time (Networking)

Venue: Pullman Hotel

HOD

International Spice Exhibition Day 2

Venue: Foyer Ballroom

HOD

The 28th Pepper Exim Meeting

Venue: Ballroom Colosseum 1
This is a gathering of producers, exporters, importers, traders and grinders of pepper to expedite the exchange of information and a forum for dialogue between the producing and consuming countries. The meeting discusses various facets of Pepper such as supply and demand situation in each producing and importing country, quality improvements & quality control, possible use of technology in improving Pepper quality and information exchange.



Mr. D Sathiyan IFS

India's Country Report

Mr. D Sathiyan IFS (Secretary)
Spices Board India


Mr. Djatmiko Bris Witjaksono

Indonesia's Country Report

Mr. Djatmiko Bris Witjaksono (Director General of International Trade Negotiations)
Ministry of Trade, Indonesia


Mrs. Jenny George

Malaysia's Country Report

Mrs. Jenny George (Director General)
Malaysian Pepper Board


Ms. A. P. P. Disna

Sri Lanka's Country Report

Ms. A. P. P. Disna (Director General)
Dept. of Export Agriculture ,Sri Lanka


Mr. To Viet Chau

Viet Nam's Country Report

Mr. To Viet Chau (Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department )
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam


Mrs. Hoang Thi Lien

Viet Nam's Country Report

Mrs. Hoang Thi Lien (Chairwoman)
Viet Nam Pepper and Spice Association


Mr. Juliano Camara

Brazilian Pepper Outlook

Mr. Juliano Camara (Managing Director)
COREIMEX Representacoes Ltda


Mr. Van Vannal

Cambodian Pepper Outlook

Mr. Van Vannal (Executive Director)
Cambodia Pepper and Spice Federation


Ms. Li Yi

China Pepper Outlook

Ms. Li Yi (Secretary General)
China Spices Association


Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki

Vote of Thanks and Token of Appreciation

Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki (Executive Director)
International Pepper Community
HOD

Lunch

Venue: Hilton Hotel

HOD

Panel Discussion on Country Report

Venue: Grand Ballroom
Panelists : Country Representatives Moderator: Mr. Jasvinder Singh Sethi, Namagro



Mr. Jasvinder Singh Sethi

Moderator

Mr. Jasvinder Singh Sethi (Director)
Namagro


Mr. D Sathiyan IFS

Mr. D Sathiyan IFS (Secretary)
Spices Board India


Mr. Djatmiko Bris Witjaksono

Mr. Djatmiko Bris Witjaksono (Director General of International Trade Negotiations)
Ministry of Trade, Indonesia


Mrs. Jenny George

Mrs. Jenny George (Director General)
Malaysian Pepper Board


Ms. A. P. P. Disna

Ms. A. P. P. Disna (Director General)
Dept. of Export Agriculture ,Sri Lanka


Mr. To Viet Chau

Mr. To Viet Chau (Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department )
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam


Mrs. Hoang Thi Lien

Mrs. Hoang Thi Lien (Chairwoman)
Viet Nam Pepper and Spice Association


Mr. Juliano Camara

Mr. Juliano Camara (Managing Director)
COREIMEX Representacoes Ltda


Mr. Van Vannal

Mr. Van Vannal (Executive Director)
Cambodia Pepper and Spice Federation


Ms. Li Yi

Ms. Li Yi (Secretary General)
China Spices Association


Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki

Vote of Thanks and Token of Appreciation

Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki (Executive Director)
International Pepper Community
HOD

The 51st Plenary Meeting

Venue: Grand Ballroom



Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki

Opening Remarks by the Executive Director of the IPC.

Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki (Executive Director)
International Pepper Community


Country Statements: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam




Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki

Report of the IPC Committee Meetings By Chairman of IPC Committee Meetings
12th Meeting of the IPC Committee Meeting on R & D
9th Meeting of the IPC Committee on Marketing
29th Meeting of the IPC Committee on quality

Report of the Business Sessions, Pepper-Tech and Pepper Exim Meeting by the Executive Director of IPC

Token of Appreciation to Dr. H.M.P.A. Subasinghe for his contribution toward IPC Committee on Research and Development and IPC Programme

Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki (Executive Director)
International Pepper Community


Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki

Global Consolidated Crop Report Release

Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki (Executive Director)
International Pepper Community


Mr. Cheah Chee Fong

Closing Remarks by Undersecretary of Cocoa and Pepper Industries Development Division, Ministry of Plantation and Commodities, Malaysia

Mr. Cheah Chee Fong (Undersecretary of Cocoa and Pepper Industries Development Division)
Ministry of Plantation and Commodities, Malaysia


Mr. Cheah Chee Fong

Handing Over IPC Chairmanship from Malaysia to Sri Lanka

Mr. Cheah Chee Fong (Undersecretary of Cocoa and Pepper Industries Development Division)
Ministry of Plantation and Commodities, Malaysia


Ms. A. P. P. Disna

Keynote Remarks of Sri Lanka as the next hosting country

Ms. A. P. P. Disna (Director General)
Dept. of Export Agriculture ,Sri Lanka


Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki

Vote of Thanks and Token of Appreciation

Ms. Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki (Executive Director)
International Pepper Community
HOD

Free Time (Networking)

Venue: Hilton Hotel

HOD

Gala Dinner hosted by the International Pepper Community (IPC)

Venue: Grand Ballroom
Dress Code: Casual

HOD

Cultural Excursion


Tentative Program
8:30 am - Meet at Pullman Hotel Kuching lobby
9:00 am - Short Briefing to all participants
9:30 am - Depart Pullman Hotel Kuching to Sarawak Cultural Village
10:30 am - Arrive at Sarawak Cultural Village
10:30 am – 2:00 pm - Visit to ethnic houses, watch cultural show and lunch at ethnic houses
2:00 pm - Leave Sarawak Cultural Village
3:00 pm - Arrive at Borneo Cultures Museum
3:00 – 5:00 pm - Tour Borneo Cultures Museum
5:00 pm - Leave Borneo Cultures Museum to Pullman Hotel Kuching
6:00 pm - Arrive at Pullman Hotel Kuching
Sarawak Cultural Village



Borneo Cultures Museum

Registration

Delegates from IPC member countries are India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam as a full member countries, and Papua New Guinea and the Philippines is associate member countries. Delegates from non member countries (other than the above IPC countries), Every delegate will gets: Regular Seating, Coffee Break, Custom Badge, Community Access, Conference Access, Lunch, Dinner, Merchandise.

1 May - 31 Aug 2024 (Earlybird Price)1 Sep - 17 Nov 2024 (Normal Price)18 Nov 2024 (On Site)
Member CountryUSD 300USD 400USD 500
Non-Member CountryUSD 400USD 500USD 600
SpouseUSD 150USD 150USD 150

Hotel Venue

HILTON HOTEL COLOMBO

HILTON HOTEL COLOMBO

An oasis in the heart of the city…the Hilton Colombo is the epitome of Sri Lankan hospitality. Connected to the World Trade Center, the Hilton offers 382 guestrooms and suites, an Executive Lounge overlooking the lotus pond offering a full breakfast and evening cocktails, a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 900 and many more meeting spaces in Colombo. A variety of specialty cuisines can be found in one of the hotels’ six restaurants and bars. Together, all this makes the Hilton Colombo the ideal venue for all.



Hotels

Here are some nearby hotels

Hotel 1

The Kingsbury Colombo Sri Lanka

850 meters from the Venue, 3 minutes by car.

In the heart of Colombo, nestled between Galle Face Green and the city’s busiest hub, the World Trade Centre, The Kingsbury, Colombo celebrates meticulous service through luxury experiences. Centrally located for shopping, entertainment, and business, the hotel presents the finest accommodation, signature dining experiences, and world-class meeting and banqueting facilities as one of the most preferred Colombo hotels.

Address:
48 Janadhipathi Mawatha,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Tel : +94112421221
Email : RESERVATIONS@THEKINGSBURYHOTEL.COM
web site: https://www.thekingsburyhotel.com/

Hotel 2

Shangri-La Hotel

1,3 kilometers from the Venue, 4 minutes by car.

A personal tropical sanctuary that is perfect for escaping the city, Shangri-La Colombo overlooks the Indian Ocean in the heart of the business district with direct access to the most extensive international shopping mall in Sri Lanka, Shangri-La’s own One Galle Face Mall. The hotel offers the finest accommodation in Colombo, an exciting new dining and social scene and the largest and extensive hotel conference and event facilities.

Address:
2, 1 Colombo - Galle - Hambantota - Wellawaya Hwy, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94117888288
Email: slcb@shangri-la.com
Website: https://www.shangri-la.com/en/colombo/shangrila/

Hotel 3

Taj Samudra Hotel

2,3 kilometers from the Venue, 6 minutes by car.

Relive the Tajness with us at Taj Samudra Colombo, Sri Lanka. We have taken all necessary precautions to ensure that guests are safe from the moment they step inside our premises till they check out. With technology enriched safety measures, augmented sanitization, contactless services, social distancing and fully trained staff, we are committed to making your holiday a memorable one without compromising luxury, comfort and indulgence here at Taj.

Address:
No 25, Galle Face Center Road, Colombo, , SRI LANKA, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11-2446622
Email: reservations.samudra@tajhotels.com
Website: https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-samudra-colombo/

Transportation

Transportation from Kuching International Airport to Pullman Hotel Kuching

Transportation from Bandaranaike International Airport to Hilton Colombo, 2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka

Travel distance from Kuching International Airport to Pullman Kuching is only about 30 Km. From Bandaranaike International Airport to Hilton Colombo you can travel by Taxi (Price estimate USD 18-22)

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