Representatives of wholesale markets from 250 countries would participate in the 33rd Conference of World Union of Wholesale Market (WUWM) to be organised in Gurugram in October.

The principal secretary, agriculture and farmers welfare department, Abhilaksh Likhi on Tuesday said to be organised by the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board between 10 and 12 October, this conference would be the first ever in India and the second in Asia.

Likhi gave necessary directions during a meeting at New Delhi regarding organising this event in Haryana. Giving details an official spokesperson said prior to this 30th conference of WUWM was organized in China during the year 2015.

During the 32nd conference of Wholesale Market in Barcelona Spain, an agreement was signed by the Haryana Government to organize the 33rd conference in Haryana.

The leading Business establishments of India would also participate in this conference which is being organised in coordination with the National Council of Agricultural Marketing Boards of states.

He said the conference is being organised on the diversification of crops, digitization of value chain integration, partnership of international market and marketing, e-trade, cold chain and other related topics.

Various representatives of wholesale market associations of different countries participating in the conference would also visit the vegetable markets of Haryana.