By Development Communication Section
The Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines (SIAP) invited seaweed and carrageenan processors, exporters, traders, farmers and representatives from government & private institutions for the annual Philippine Seaweed Convention (PSC) in J Centre Convention Hall in Cebu City from 23 to 25 November 2016.
The convention’s plenary session includes topics on the current state of the seaweed industry, its local market condition and trends, farming and livelihood opportunities, government programs and the Asian market prospects of Philippine seaweeds. This was followed by a workshop discussing issues & gaps and forming appropriate actions & solutions in aiding the growth of the seaweeds industry in the country – staying true to this year’s theme “Moving forward. One vision, one goal.”
The convention also had an exhibit that showcased various seaweed products and technologies to participants. SEAFDEC/AQD had a booth that made information materials on seaweeds and other commodities easily available to attendees. The seaweeds team (Associate Scientist Ms. Ma. Rovilla Luhan and Technical Assistant Ms. Jonalyn Mateo), who also participated in the convention, answered queries and shared their knowledge to participants who visited the booth.
SIAP is a non-profit organization whose objective is to unite and assist all stakeholders of the industry to attain global leadership in seaweeds and carrageenan.