Release, August 2017
6th Pacific Tuna Forum 2017
Fostering Greater Social, Economic and Financial Benefits through
Sustainable Tuna Management and Development
13-14 September 2017
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The 6th Pacific Tuna Forum, the biggest tuna industry gathering in the Western and Central Pacific region is to be scheduled on 13-14 September 2017 at the 6-star The Stanley Hotel & Suites, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The largest tuna convention of the Pacific is expected to be attended by more than 250 delegates with over 30 well known speakers are set to speak at the event.
Mr Feleti Teo, Executive Director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) will deliver the keynote address on the theme “Fostering Greater Social, Economic and Financial Benefits through Sustainable Tuna Management and Development”. Among the distinguished speakers are Robert Scott, SPC; Ludwig Kumoru, PNA; Valerie Allain, SPC; John Maefiti, PITIA; Sylvester Pokajam, PNG Fishing Industry; Sanaila Naqali, Ministry of Fisheries, Fiji; Tony Sullivan, FFA; James Movick, FFA; Kim Yoon Jee, FAO; Dario Chemerinski; Arnab Sengupta, Middle East Co, UAE; Francisco Blaha; Hugh Walton, FFA; Jeremy Crawford, IPNLF; Javier de la Cal, Satlink; Paolo Bray, Friend of the Sea; Bill Holden, Marine Stewardship Council Asia Pacific Pty.Ltd; Henk Brus, Pacifical; and many others.
An overwhelming response from the tuna industry players within the region and other parts of the world has been received. The rest of the tuna industry players who are eyeing the Western and Central Pacific region to extend their business and looking forward for investment opportunities are invited to join us at PTF 2017.
Looking forward to seeing you in Papua New Guinea.
• The registration fee is US$ 500 for delegates from non- INFOFISH member countries and US$ 400 for *member countries.
• The fee covers coffee breaks, lunches, reception, conference kit and documentation.
• An additional US$ 150 will entitle an accompanying spouse to lunches and reception only.
*INFOFISH member countries are Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka and Thailand.