The IPC celebrated its 39th Anniversary of the IPC formation day in Jakarta on 29th March 2011.Presided by Mr. Gusmardi Bustami, the current Chairman of IPC, the function was attended by H.E. Ambassadors of Brazil, India and Sri Lanka as well as representatives from Embassy of Vietnam. Officials from Ministry of Trade, Government of Indonesia, ED of APCC, Association of Indonesian Pepper Exporters and a senior official from the Embassy of China. Mr. Gusmardi Bustami, the Chairman of IPC in his welcome speech appreciated the supports from the H.E. Ambassadors of IPC member countries and highlighted the important role of pepper industry, since pepper is cultivated by millions of small farmers in the producing countries, particularly women and reported that any development of the pepper industry will bring Socio Economic Development of the society as a whole.