81st - STAI Annual Convention

The 81st Annual Convention of STAI is scheduled to be held along with International Sugar Expo 2023 at Travancore International Convention Centre, Trivandrum on 6th - 8th September 2023.

81st STAI Annual Convention


Ø Convention Highlights

  • Biggest congregation of sugar & allied industry scientists, technocrats & managers from India & abroad
  • Sharing wealth of experience by renowned experts on industry trends and deep insight during the Memorial lectures and technical sessions
  • Delivering excellence and innovation for future businesses
  • Opportunity to interface with leading technology developers & who's who of Indian sugar industry
  • Lucrative opportunity for branding, networking and knowledge sharing
  • A platform to network, forge partnerships with Govt & industry stakeholders

Ø Top Reasons to Attend

  • Understanding recent trends in process improvements, technological advancements and innovations in the industry with global perspective
  • Accessing opportunities in the Indian Sugar Industry
  • Opportunity to exhibit innovations, delivering presentations to the elite gathering of professionals
  • Networking with top policy makers, industry leaders, Indian & international experts, buyers etc.
  • Overseas opportunities for industry professionals

Ø Awards and Recognition

STAI recognizes the contribution of its members in advancing the cause and growth of the industry. The following awards are presented annually with the aim to encourage them :
  • Life Time Achievement and I ndustry Excellence Award
  • Life Time Achievement and I ndustry Excellence Award
  • J.P. Mukherji Gold Medal for the Best Engineer of the Year
  • Dr. P.J. Manohar Rao Gold Medal for Excellence in Co-products
  • Dr. Bansi Dhar Gold Medal for Energy Efficiency
  • S.C. Sharma Gold Medal for Innovation in Process Technology
  • Noel Deerr Gold Medal and STAI Silver Medal for best research paper in:
    • Sugarcane Agriculture
    • Engineering
    • Processing
    • Co-products

Ø Why Exhibit in Sugar Expo 2023

  • India’s one and only apex Sugar Expo offering an ideal platform for brand promotion
  • A unique platform to showcase and launch new products, processes and services
  • Opportunity to reach out to nearly 900 industry professionals
  • A place for exploring new business opportunitie
  • A forum to discuss innovations with industry leaders
  • Opportunity to make presentations to a focused target audience


  • Building strong brand value and visibility
  • Excellent opportunity to connect with potential customers
  • Networking and forging new tie-ups
  • Launch of new products innovation, services and getting visibility beyond conference

Ø Sponsorship Opportunity

This mega event attracts top sugar industry professionals from all over the world. This year the event is likely to be attended by large number of delegates. The delegates include CMD's, Directors, CEOs, HODs, Senior/Middle Management Executives etc., from the Sugar mills, Scientists from research institutes, Sugar machinery manufacturers, Sugar engineers, Technologists, Agriculturists, Agronomists and other professionals related with the industry. Sponsorship offers a good platform for:


Ø Advertising Opportunity

The following publications will be released during the 81st Annual Convention which are widely circulated amongst all the delegates during the convention and to all the STAI members post convention. Advertisers are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

For booking advertisments, please contact:
Mr. Hanu Mehrotra,
+91 9654395889

81st STAI Annual Convention


81st STAI Annual Convention


While registering for Convention, please use the attached registration form. To avoid inconvenience to the delegates and embarrassment to the organizers, it is requested that the following instructions be strictly followed by every delegate attending the Convention:



  • The delegate should present the original receipt of the delegation fees paid by him/her at the registration counter to procure all the necessary papers, coupons, etc.
  • The delegate should wear the badge; having bar code and displaying his/her name at the time of attending the Convention programme.
  • Entry to technical session and lunch / dinner area will be restricted only to registered delegates wearing bar coded badges.
  • Vehicle owners are requested to purchase lunch/dinner coupons for their drivers. Coupons will be available at the registration counter of the convention against cost.
  • Additional Meal Coupons : Registered delegates can purchased additional lunch/dinner coupons for their children on payment basis.

Delegate Registration / Accompanying Person / Sponsorship / Stall Charges / Advertisement Charges etc.

The delegate can make payment as per the details mention below :
The Sugar Technologists' Association of India
HDFC Bank SB A/C No. 13851450000023
Okhla Phase-I, New Delhi- 20

Ø Tentative Programme

The following programme has been planned for the Convention:

6th September 2023 (Wednesday)

Pre Lunch Session

  • Inauguration of STAI Annual Convention and Distribution of Awards
  • Inauguration of International Sugar Expo 2023

Post Lunch Session

  • S. N. Gundurao Memorial Lecture
  • Plenary Session

7th September 2023 (Thursday)

  • Presentation of technical papers will be in two parallel halls.

8th September 2023 (Friday)

  • Presentation of technical papers to continue.