An important annual event of ACCT(I) is to organize conferences at various academies and research institutions in different parts of our country, where lectures are delivered on the research work on carbohydrate related fields. So far, 28 conferences had been organized in different parts of the country. The purpose of organizing these conferences has been to provide a common platform to the scientists and industrialists to exchange their views, technical information and development in carbohydrate related fields. The conferences are widely attended by academics, technologists and representatives of industries, who have common interest in carbohydrate related research and development programmes. At these conferences, besides research papers, invited and plenary lectures by experts from specialized and interdisciplinary fields are the main attractions for the delegates. An open house is also organized to permit the participants, particularly those who do not present a paper and the representatives from the industry to express their views about their requirements or expectations from the association. Based on the requirement and for the benefit to both the parties the ACCT(I) assigns R&D projects to institutions.