World trade in ornamental fish has become a billion dollar industry, with total wholesale and retail values estimated at US$ 1 billion and
US$ 3 billion, respectively. Some 55% of the global market supplies originate from Asia, where the sector contributes significantly to the national economies of the countries involved. The 2nd International Ornamental Fish Trade and Technical Conference will be held in
Sri Lanka, currently the 6th largest supplier of ornamental fish to the global market.
The event will comprise a two-day conference and one-day field trip to ornamental fish farms in the country. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues facing the global ornamental fish industry, including ways to increase production through capture and culture fisheries; introduction and breeding of exotic species; as well as health management and biosecurity measures. The major pillar underpinning these discussions will be sustainability, in recognition of its importance in the management of stocks, and impact on the environment and social development. The conference will also highlight the latest developments in packaging and transportation, and changes in international market and trade patterns.
The 2nd International Ornamental Fish Trade and Technical Conference will take place from 8-10 February 2017 at the 5-star Kingsbury hotel located in the heart of Colombo, offering quick access to the city’s business centre. It takes 35 minutes to arrive at the hotel from the Bandaranayake International Airport.
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Ornamental fish exporters, importers, breeders, farmers, traders, industry leaders, policy makers, government officials, researchers, academics and service providers.
Conference fee is US$ 300 per delegate, covering coffee breaks, lunches, receptions, conference kit and documentation. An additional fee of US$ 100 entitles accompanying spouse to lunches and reception only. The registration fee does not include hotel accommodation or transportation.
There is a special concessionary fee of US$ 200 for delegates from INFOFISH member countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka and Thailand).
Registration fee will be refunded, less 25% for cancellations received before 8th January 2017. No refund will be made for cancellations after that date. However, a substitute delegate may attend in place. Refunds will be issued only after the event.
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