The 77th Annual Convention & International Sugar Expo organised by The Sugar Technologists Association of India at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Kolkata commences today.
The convention would leave no stone unturned in presenting opportunities of meeting, learning and interacting with the who’s who of the Sugar Fraternity. In conjunction with the Convention, an International Sugar Expo 2019 has also been arranged where the delegates will have an opportunity to meet and interact with nearly 80 service providers ranking from turn-key sugar plant manufacturers to small and medium enterprises who would be displaying their latest products, processes and services.
While addressing the gathering the President of STAI, Mr. Sanjay Awasthi expressed that, “At present the Indian Sugar Industry is in transformational stage with ample opportunities available for diversification towards green bio-based products and in particular bio-ethanol. Diversion of sugarcane juice to ethanol can be a long term solution to the industry woes and can pave the way for a profitable and sustainable industry taking care of all its stake holders – growers, sugar mills, technology providers and consumers.”
“The 3 days event will see in-depth deliberations and exchange of ideas among the researchers, technocrats, growers and policy makers to build road map for the inclusive growth and development of the sugar and allied industries,” he added.
Mr. Ranjit Puri – Chairman, Saraswati Sugar Mills, marks his presence as the Chief Guest of the event.
The inaugural ceremony has been graced by dignitaries like Hon. Shri. Kallappa Awade – Founder Chairman Jawahar SSSK Ltd, Mr.Prakash Naiknavare – MD National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories, Mr.Narendra Mohan – Director, National Sugar Institute, Mr. Sanjay Awasthi – President, STAI and many more veterans of the industry.
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