Livestock 2017 And First Aquaculture Held In the Philippines

Since its inception in 2011, Livestock Philippines has become the benchmark of livestock nutrition, health and production, and meat industry exposition in the country.

By Jay Rempis

With the vision of continuously providing education and training to Filipino livestock and agriculture enthusiasts, Livestock Philippines 2017, now on its third edition, will be held on May 24-26 at the SMX Convention Center, aims to showcase new technologies and innovations by exhibitors from different parts of the globe.

UBM Exhibitions Philippines, Inc. president M. Gandhi said that Livestock Philippines 2017 is an event every Filipino can relate to regardless of what industry they are in. “Filipinos are always willing to learn more about agriculture, livestock and aquaculture; which that’s why we are organizing one of the biggest Livestock series here. We can see everyone’s enthusiasm to meet new people, suppliers, and guests. It does not matter who you are. We are sharing the goodness of Livestock Philippines with you.”

One of the highlights of Livestock 2017 is the staging of the co-located event, the frst-ever Aquaculture Philippines, which will feature suppliers from all over the globe, representing all aspects of the aquaculture industry. Aquaculture Philippines 2017 offers visitors a look at new products and a chance to meet industry decision-makers.

“Currently, the world has [a greater] demand [for] than  supply of fsh. That is why we are holding the frst-ever Aquaculture Philippines this year. We want to teach the Filipinos more about the aquaculture industry because this is the future,” said Gandhi, who believes that aquaculture creates boundless opportunities for everyone, and that as the aquaculture industry continues to grow in the country, more people will be encouraged to be
part of it.

Expected participants include icons of aquaculture and agriculture technology, showcasing their innovative products and equipment. Aside from the exposition booths, there will also be lectures and seminars that will teach the guests about the basics of livestock and aquaculture.

“We have professionals to talk about interesting topics such that will be very signifcant and relevant to our participants,” said Gandhi. “Livestock Philippines and Aquaculture Philippines will continuously excel to give better opportunities, better products, and more advanced technologies, to serve the Filipino people.”

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This story appeared in Agriculture Monthly’s May 2017 issue. 

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