Tuesday, October 7, 2008

[kgma] PGMA to keynote Agrilink, Foodlink, Aqualink 2008

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be the guest of honor and
keynote speaker at the opening of Agrilink, Foodlink, Aqualink
Festival 2008 on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at the World Trade Center
along Roxas Blvd. in Manila.

The three-day trade show is expected to generate business and trade
opportunities for hundreds of exhibitors and attract thousands of

Dubbed as the "country's biggest and most prestigious annual
international trade show on agribusiness, food and aquaculture," this
year's theme is "Sustaining Agricultural Growth Through Niche Markets".

The agribusiness festival will feature merchandise and services
exhibits, live animal and plant display, marketing presentations,
product demos, retail and wholesale, business networking, and many
other exciting activities.

It will also feature a comprehensive range of exhibits from
non-mainstream products like goat's milk soap, malunggay tea,
organically-farmed fish and papaya pastes to the latest
state-of-the-art traditional products like modern equipment and
machinery, agricultural chemicals, animal housing and breeding, animal
health and nutrition, cooking, storage and post harvest facilities,
feed ingredients, feed milling, greenhouse and nursery, horticulture
inputs, meat products, organic farming and hydroponics, publications,
research and consultancy, seeds and planting materials, irrigation
systems, transport, logistics, and waste management.

The event is co-organized by the Foundation for Resource Linkage and
Development (FRLD) with 20 national trade associations, and supported
by the Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural and Fishery
Council, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and the French
Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.

Representatives of the various co-organizers such as Agrilink,
Foodlink, Aqualink 2008 chair Lyndon Tan, DA Secretary Arthur Yap, and
FRLD president Antonio Roces will join the President for the event.

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