Thursday, August 24, 2006
7th Mindanao Seaweed Congress on September 7-8 in Zamboanga
THE Western Mindanao Seaweed Industry Development Foundation, Inc. (WMSIDFI) and the Seaweed Inter-Agency Task Force of Region IX will be conducting the 7th Mindanao Seaweed Congress on September 7-8, 2006 at Marcian Garden Hotel’s Convention Center, Zamboanga City.
The congress is an annual event where seaweed industry stakeholders, supporters of the industry, key officials of the government, and those interested to venture into the seaweed business are gathered.
With the theme, “The Future of the Seaweed Industry: Harnessing the Potentials of Other Seaweed Varieties and Their Applications”, the congress will serve as a venue for the stakeholders to update themselves with the latest developments affecting the industry, to discuss major concerns and problems, and to initiate and/or renew business transactions.
Aside from the participants coming from the island, delegates from abroad and the different regions of the Philippines are also expected to come.
International and national seaweed experts as well as experts from the government will also be attending to share their profound knowledge as resource speakers.
Generally, the congress will be tackling the potentials of Gracillaria, the international seaweed situation, the supplemental livelihood programs for farmers, and the HACCP standards.
Luis Villafuerte, chairman of the Committee on Fisheries and Atty. Malcolm I. Sarmiento, Jr., director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will grace the event.
This year’s congress will be bringing more opportunities to the seaweed industry, identifying and at the same time harnessing its existing potentials.
For further information, contact the congress secretariat at TF (062) 991-1049 or send email to email@example.com. (PRESS RELEASE)