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World Aquaculture 2017 - Exhibition/Conference
  Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017  5/30/2017 9:29:36 PM

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Subject: Welcome to World Aquaculture 2017


World Aquaculture 2017 - the first international conference and exposition of the
World Aquaculture Society (WAS) to be held on the African continent at the
Cape Town
International Convention Centre 26-30 June 2017. This year’s annual meeting
is co-organized by WAS with the Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa
(AASA) and the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and
Fisheries (DAFF). On behalf of the World Aquaculture Society, its chapters and
our co-hosts, it is our pleasure to welcome you Cape Town, South Africa. We
hope you enjoy and benefit from the conference, the trade show, and spend
time enjoying the culture, history and incredible natural beauty that Cape Town
has to offer.

Sponsors. World Aquaculture 2017 has attracted wide sponsorship and support
from African
development institutions including the South African Department of Agriculture,
Forestry and Fisheries, the African Union and NEPAD, and the WorldFish
Centre. The industry Gold Sponsor is the Aller Aqua group from Denmark which
has made significant investment and commitment to developing the aquafeed
industry in Africa.

Conference Theme. The conference theme, “Sustainable Aquaculture – New
Frontiers for Economic Growth – Spotlight on Africa” highlights the potential of
aquaculture production to support economic development and investment
opportunities in Africa - the world’s second fastest growing regional economy.

Africa Session. We are pleased to present a five-day program entitled “Spotlight
on Africa” that include an opening ceremony plenary address by Guinean
President Alpha Condé, Chairman of the African Union and African Union
special ambassador for aquaculture. On the first full-day of the conference, two
plenary addresses will be given: Dr. Rohanna Subasinghe, former chief of
Aquaculture for FAO, will speak on “Feeding the Nine Billion: the Role of
Aquaculture” followed by Dr. Sloans Chimatiro, Acting Country Director with
WorldFish Zambia, speaking on “African Perspectives on Aquaculture”. In
recognition of the early developmental stage of African Aquaculture, special
sessions on Developing African Aquaculture Value Chains, Financing African
Aquaculture and African Aquaculture Policy Day will be presented by the
African Union, NEPAD, World Bank and WorldFish.

Trade Show. Our trade show will feature over 90 exhibitors and the WAS
Scientific Program at the conference features 70 sessions that will be
conducted over four days, covering a diverse array of aquaculture-related topics
and speakers, as well as a dedicated poster session.

World Aquaculture Society- Africa Chapter Launch. Representing the coming of
age of African aquaculture and a significant milestone for the global aquaculture
community, WAS will host a meeting to launch the formation of a WAS Africa
Chapter on Tuesday afternoon following the Spotlight on Africa program. Be
sure to join us for this important organizational to form the African Chapter of

Company Name: World Aquaculture 2017 - Exhibition/Conference
Name: Mario Stael
Address: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long St Cape Town, South Africa
ZIP: 8001
e-mail: [email protected]
WEB page: http://www.marevent.com/WA2017_CAPETOWN.html


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