VSI International Conference 2016: "Sugarcane Value Chain - Vision 2025 Sugar"

Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune, India

Sharad Pawar
Hon'ble President
Shivajirao Patil
Vice President
Shivajirao Deshmukh
Director General (IAS Retd.)


Dear Colleagues,

Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) an ISO 9001:2008 organization is an autonomous body established in 1975 at Pune by cane growers of co-operative sugar mills in Maharashtra with generous support of State and Central Governments. VSI’s mission is to bring about an overall improvement in the socio-economic status of sugarcane growers by providing cutting edge technologies through scientific research related to sugarcane and sugarcane co-products.

VSI is organizing the International Conference & Exhibition on “Sugarcane Value Chain - Vision 2025 Sugar” during November 13 – 16, 2016 at VSI. Eminent International and National speakers will be delivering lectures on significantly different important aspects of sugarcane value chain. Around 1500 delegates are expected to participate in this Conference from across the globe.

Shri Narendra Modi, Honourable Prime Minister of India has consented to inaugurate the Conference.

It is also a matter of pride for VSI that, the Conference is coinciding with the birth centenary year of Late Vasantdada Patil, Founder of the Institute.

There will be an exhibition showcasing various technological developments in sugar industry and live demonstrations of sugarcane crop showing various advance technologies and practices in cultivation.

Scientists and researchers will present their research papers in poster form.

We invite you to join the scientific deliberations, enjoy our traditional hospitality and visit the interesting places in and around Pune.

Look forward to welcome you for this Grand Event!

Shivajirao Deshmukh
Director General, VSI



About Pune

Pune, a sprawling city in the Indian state of Maharashtra, was once the base of the peshwas (prime ministers) of the Maratha Empire. It's known for the grand Aga Khan Palace, built in 1892 and now a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, whose ashes are preserved in the garden. The 8th-century Pataleshwar Cave Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.