General Meeting

The following is a brief historical overview of FAOPMA’s history and convention hosts:

1st General Meeting (1988)

The hard works of the ad-hoc committee was finally concluded at the first general meeting and inauguration ceremony of the federation (formerly known as FAOPCA) held on November 7, 1988 at Grand Hill Ichigaya, Tokyo, Japan with 47 participants from eight countries.

The following representatives were elected in the first general meeting as members of the Executive Committee (1988-1989)

President Mr. Noria Yamanoto (Japan)
Vice President Dr. Chyun Soon Pyo (Korea)
Secretary Mr. Ross J. Blackmore         (Australia)
Treasurer Mr. Frank Chen (Taiwan)
President-Elect         Mr. Paul T Owen (Hong Kong)


2nd General Meeting and Convention (1989)

The second general meeting and the first covention was held on October 18, 1989 at Taipei, Taiwan. The following individuals were elected for the term (1989-1991)

President Mr. Paul T. Owen (Hong Kong)
Vice President Dr. Chyun Soon Pyo (Korea)
Secretary Mr. Ross J. Blackmore         (Australia)
Treasurer Mr. Hiroshi Miyazawa (Japan)
President-Elect Mr. Huang Shyh Chun (Taiwan)
Reserve Member         Mr. Jatindra N. Shah (India)


3rd General Meeting and 2nd Convention (1990)

The third general meeting and the second convention was held on Oct. l5-17, 1990 at Hong Kong. The fourth general meeting was held at The Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California, U.S.A. on Oct. 2l, 1991 and the following office bearers were elected for the term 1991-1993:

President Mr. Johnson Lu (Taiwan)
Vice President Dr. Motokazu Hirao (Japan)
Secretary Mr. Ross Blackmore (Australia)
Treasurer Mr. Danai Chantarapitak         (Thailand)
President-Elect Dr. Chyun Soon Pyo (Korea)
Reserve Member         Mr. P.S. Pruthi (India)


5th General Meeting and 4th Convention (1992)

The fifth general meeting was held at The Palm Cove Travelodge, Cairns, Australia on August 24, 1992 in conjunction with the fourth FAOPMA & AEPMA Convention.


6th General Meeting and 5th Convention (1993)

The sixth general meeting and the fifth FAOPMA convention was held on October 4, 1993 at The Central Plaza Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The following reprsentatives were elected as office bearers for the term 1993-1995:

President Dr. Chyun Soon Pyo (Korea)
Vice President Dr. Motokazu Hirao (Japan)
Secretary Mr. Ross Blackmore (Australia)
Treasurer Mr. Stephen Ip (Hong Kong)
President-Elect Mr. Danai Chantarapitak         (Thailand)
Reserve Member         Dr. Err-Lieh Hsu (Taiwan)


7th General Meeting and 6th Convention (1994)

The seventh general meeting and the sixth FAOPMA convention was held on September 26, 1994 at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay, India. It was motioned and seconded in the meeting that the georgraphic coverage of the federation be enlarged to cover the nations that particpate in the Asian Games as well as the nations in the Oceania Region. Israel Pest Control Services Association was admitted as country member of the federation.

The eighth general meeting and the seventh FAOPMA convention was held on October 24, 1995 at the Lotte World Hotel, Seoul, Korea. The following representative were elected as office bearers for the term 1995-1997:

President Mr. P.S. Pruthi (India)
Vice President Dr. Motokazu Hirao (Japan)
Hon Secretary Mr. Ross Blackmore (Australia)
Hon Treasurer Mr. Stephen Ip (Hong Kong)
President-Elect         Mr. Danai Chantarapitak         (Thailand)


8th General Meeting and 7th Convention (1995)

The eighth FAOPMA convention was held on May 8-12, 1996 jointly with CEPA at Tel Aviv, Israel.


9th General Meeting and 8th Convention (1996)

The nineth general meeting was held at Singapore on November 30, 1996. Both Pest Control Association of New Zealand and Singapore were invited to join FAOPMA as country members.


10th General Meeting and 9th Convention (1997)

The tenth general meeting and the nineth FAOPMA convention was held on April 7-9, 1997 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong. The following representatives were elected as office bearers for the term 1997-1999:

President Dr. Motokazu Hirao (Japan)
Vice President Mr. Sheik Yagob (Hong Kong)
Hon Secretary Mr. Peter Nelson (New Zealand)
Hon Treasurer Mr. Chyun Chan Min (Korea)
President-Elect Mr. Tawan Naayudthaya         (Thailand)
Executive Director         Mr. Jackson Chan  
Reserve Member Dr. Err-Lieh Hsu (Taiwan)


The Executive Director post was created during the general meeting and Mr. Jackson Chan (Hong Kong) was elected to hold the post on permanent basis in order to maintain continuity of administrative matters of the federation. He or his designated representative shall be an ex-officio of all meetings of the federation.

P.R. China joined as country member and Israel Pest Control Services Association relinguished its membership in 1997.


11th General Meeting and 10th Convention (1998)

The eleventh general meeting and the tenth FAOPMA convention was held on June 3-5, 1998 jointly with AEPMA at Melbourne/Tasmania. Pest Exterminators Association of The Philippines was invited to join as country member.


12th General Meeting and 11th Convention (1999)

The twelveth general meeting and the eleventh FAOPMA convention was held on Sept. 8-10, 1999 at Kun Lun Hotel, Beijing, PR China. The following representatives were elected as office bearers for the term 1999-2001:

President Mr. Jackson Chan (Hong Kong)
Vice President Mr. B.S. Pruthi (India)
Hon Secretary Mr. G. Surajan (Singapore)
Hon Treasurer Mr. Liu Yuliang (PR China)
President-Elect Dr. Chen Chin-seng (Taiwan)
Reserve Member         Mr. Jung Hee Byung         (Korea)


13th General Meeting and 12th Convention (2000)

The thirteenth general meeting and the twelveth FAOPMA Convention was held at Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore on June 23, 2000.


14th General Meeting and 13th Convention (2001)

The fourteenth general meeting and the thirteenth FAOPMA Convention was held at International House, Taipei, Taiwan on September 10, 2001. The following representatives were elected as office bearers for the term 2001-2003:

President Dr. Chen Chin Seng (Taiwan)
President-Elect Mr. Balreet Pruthi (India)
Vice President Mr. Liu Yuliang (China)
Hon Secretary Mr. William Tsoi (Hong Kong)
Hon Treasurer Mr. J. Katayama (Japan)
Reserve Member Mr. Jung Hee Byung         (Korea)
Executive Director         Mr. Jackson Chan -


15th General Meeting and 14th Convention (2002)

The fifteenth general meeting and the fourteenth Convention was held at Yokohama, Japan on November 10, 2002.


16th General Meeting and 15th Convention (2003)

The sixteenth general meeting and the fifteenth Convention/Exhibition was held at Shangri-la Hotel, Makati, The Philippines - November 18-20, 2003. Mrs. Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo, President of the Philippines officiated the opening ceremony. The following representatives were elected as office bearers for the term 2004-2005:

President Mr. Balreet S. Pruthi (India)
Vice President Mr. Chan-min Chyun         (Korea)
Hon Secretary Mr. William Tsoi (Hong Kong)
Hon Treasurer Mr. J. Katayama (Japan)
President-Elect Mr. LIU Yuliang (China)
Reserve Member Mr. Doug Howick (Australia)
Executive Director         Mr. Jackson Chan -


The meeting also resolved that Dr. Chyun Soon Pyo of KPCA and Dr. Motokazu Hirao of JPCA both honored with the title "Honorary President" for dedicated services.


17th General Meeting and 16th Convention (2004)

The seventeen general meeting and the sixteenth convention/exhibition was held in J.W. Marriot Hotel, Mumbai, India from Nov. 24-25, 2004 with over 450 delegates, both local and international. Dr. Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Honourable Minister of State for Agriculture & Consusmer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India officiated the opening ceremony.


18th General Meeting and 17th Convention (2005)

The eighteenth general meeting and seventeenth convention/exhibition was held at Korean International Exhibition Centre, Seoul, Korea Nov. 22 -24, 2005. Messrs Geun-Tae, Kim, Minister of Health and Welfare; Dae-Kyu, Oh, Director of Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Hak-Kyu, Sohn, The Provincial Governor, Gyeonggi Province, Korea are guests of honor of the event. The following representatives were elected as office bearers for the term 2006-2007:

President Mr. Choi Heung-sik (Korea)
President-Elect Mr. Junichiro Katayama (Japan)
Vice President Mr. Sunil Surkund (India)
Hon Secretary Mr. William Tsoi (Hong Kong)
Hon Treasurer Mr. Songkiat Aebtham
(resigned in 2006)
(Thailand)
  Replaced by: Mr. Leonardo C. Villegas         (Philippines)
Executive Director         Mr. Jackson Chan (Hong Kong)


19th General Meeting and 18th Convention (2006)

The nineteenth general meeting and eighteenth convention/exhibition was held at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane Australia July 26-29, 2006. The event was attended by over 800 delegates from local and overseas. President (2006-2007) Mr. Choi Heung-sik reported in the meeting that a team of eight delegates from five Korean pest control companies assisted in the Tsunami disaster relief activities from Jan. 5 to Feb. 3, 2005 at Banda Ache, Indonesia. The team provided pest control treatments and related technology transfer to the Indonesian Authorities as part of the relief activities. A total of 10,858 litres germicide/pesticides (value approx. US$76,000) were also contributed in the operation. Mr. Doug Howick, retired National Executive Director of AEPMA, Australia, was honored the title of Honorary Advisor for FAOPMA by the AGM. Mr. Jackson Chan, Executive Director and Past President was enrolled in the Honorary President list effective July 29, 2006.


20th General Meeting and 19th Convention (2007)

The twentieth general meeting and the nineteenth convention/exhibition was held at Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan November 14-16, 2007. The event was attended by over 600 delegates from local and overseas. The event was fully supported by National Taiwan University and Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan, Taiwan. The FAOPMA President Mr. Heung – Sik CHOI announced that he has successfully linked up with members of FAOPMA under an international agreement which all of them committed to provide all kinds of necessary assistance to minimize harmful effects of natural disasters happening within the Asian and Oceania regions. He is certain that all members will continue this spirit at all times. During the general meeting, the following representatives were elected as office bearers for the term 2008-2009:

President Mr. Junichiro Katayama (Japan)
President-Elect Mr. Sunil Surkund (India)
Vice President Ms. Huang Xiao Yun (China)
Hon Secretary Mr. Leonardo C. Villegas (Philippines)
Hon Treasurer Mr. Chyun Chan Min (Korea)
  (resigned in Oct/08 and replaced by          
  Mr. Han Bong Cho (Korea)
Executive Director         Mr. Jackson Chan (Hong Kong)


21st General Meeting and 20th Convention (2008)

The twenty first general meeting and the twentieth convention/exhibition was held at Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo November 4-6, 2008. Approx. 500 delegates from local/international attended. The occasion also cerebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Japan Pest Control Association. On the first day of the convention, a special session titled “Asian & Oceania Pest Management Summit” was held with presentations by heads of various pest management associations from the region. The Chief Executive Officer of NPMA (USA) Mr. Rob Lederer; Director General of CEPA (Europe) Mr. Rob Fryatt and Ing Benjamin Gomez Guerrero of Univar Mexico also shared their experience with attendees in the session.


22nd General Meeting and 21st Convention (2009)

The FAOPMA Convention held in Beijing, China (Nov. 25-27, 2009) was attended by over 750 delegates from both local and international PMPs. 67 exhibitors of Chinese manufacturers and international pest management product suppliers displayed their products in the exhibition with fruitful results. The convention was finally highlighted by the Gala Dinner well organized by the hosting party, Chinese Pest Control Association. Thanks to CPCA for the marvelous entertainments during the dinner and all were fully enjoyed. “It is the most exciting gathering of similar nature I have ever attended” said one of the European delegates. “I’m so impressed of the “Changing Faces” show and I wonder how he did it” a remark made by an American exhibitor. To sum up, this convention/exhibition is one of the most successful events organized by FAOPMA in recent years.

Following candidates also elected as office bearers for the office term (2009-2011) during the AGM held during the event:

President Mr. Sunil Surkund (India)
President-Elect Mr. Leonardo C. Villegas         (The Philippines)
Vice President Mr. Kyung Gi Kim (Korea)
Hon Secretary Prof. Err-lieh HSU (Taiwan)
Hon Treasurer Ms Huang Xiao Yun (China)
Executive Director         Mr. Jackson Chan  


23rd General Meeting and 22nd Convention (2010)

The 23rd General Meeting and 22nd FAOPMA Convention was held on November 17-19, 2010 in Manila.  300 local and international delegates attended to the event.  Director Nazarita T. Tacandong of Food and Drug Administration, The Philippines, was the keynote speaker in the opening ceremony.  The first FAOPMA Newsletter was distributed to members and other interested parties during the convention.


24th General Meeting and 23rd Convention (2011)

The 24th General Meeting and 23rd Convention was held on September 22-24, 2011 in Goa.  The Convention was attended by close to 500 delegates from India as well as foreign participants from China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, The Philippines, Portugal, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Israel, UK, USA, Australia, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Sir Lanka.  The profile of participants included the top Indian and international pest management service and product supply companies, industry experts, professionals, academicians and Government dignitaries.  The event was a great success with a series of comprehensive business sessions and many interesting entertainment programmes for all delegates.  Please refer more details at www.ipca.org.in.

A new Executive Committee was elected at the 24th General Meeting and the office bearers were as follows:

President Mr. David Gay (Australia)
Vice President Ms. Catherine Yan (Hong Kong)
Hon Secretary Mr. Junichiro Katayama         (Japan)
Hon Treasurer Ms. Huang Xiao Yun (China)
President-Elect         Mr. Myeon Ha Park (Korea)


As the post of Executive Director has been replaced by the Administrator with effect from this term, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Jackson Chan for his past contributions to FAOPMA.

24th General Meeting and 23th Convention (2012)

The 24th General Meeting and 23rd Convention was successfully held on July 11-13 in Adelaide South Australia.


25th General Meeting and 24th Convention (2013)


The 25th General Meeting and 24th Convention was held on November 26-28 in Seoul. A new Executive Committee was elected at the General Meeting and the office bearers for 2013-2015 are as follow:

President Mr. Myeon Ha Park (Korea)
Vice President Mr. Raymond Lee (Malaysia)
Hon Secretary Dr. Err-Lieh Hsu        (Taiwan)
Hon Treasurer Mr. Junichiro Katayama          (Japan)
President-Elect             Ms. Huang Xiao Yun (China)
Reserve Member Mr. Job B Dayandante (Philippines)
Reserve Member Mr. Javant Dandewate  (India)


26th General Meeting and AGM Conference (2014)

The 26th General Meeting and AGM Conference was successfully held on November 25-27 in Hong Kong.

27th General Meeting and 26th Convention (2015)


The 27th General Meeting and 26th Convention was held on September 1-3 in Penang. A new Executive Committee was elected at the General Meeting and the office bearers for 2015-2017 are as follow:

President Ms. Huang Xiao Yun (China)
Vice President Mr. Vasili Tsoutouras (Australia)
Hon Secretary Mr. Raymond Lee (Malaysia)
Hon Treasurer Mr. Junichiro Katayama          (Japan)
President-Elect             Mr. Wutthikai Mathisariyapong   (Thailand)
1st Reserve Member  Mr. Won Soo, Hong (Korea)
2nd Reserve Member Mr. Job B Dayandante (Philippines)


28th General Meeting and 27th Convention (2016)


The 28th General Meeting and 27th Convention was held on September 13-16 at Gold Coast, Australia.