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Check out the Program for the Inaugural Coconut Festival 2019, from the 26th, 27th to 28th of September, 2019.

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DAY 1. Thursday 26th September 2019.

08:00 – 08:30 – Registration
08:30                  Opening Ceremony – Master of Ceremony – Mr. Meriba Tulo
                            Traditional dancing group lead guest into the arena
                            Introduction and Welcome – Master of Ceremony
                            Opening Prayer – Rev. Ovia Mea (Elevala Tanobada United Church)
                            National Anthem & Pledge – Miss. Henao Natalie Tamate
                            Speeches
                             •  Welcome & Opening Remarks – KIK Board Chairman: Mr. Kili Tambua
                             •  Overview of the Coconut Industry in P.N.G – KIK Acting Managing Director: Mr. Alan Aku
                             •  Overview of the Coconut Industry around the World – ICC Executive Director: Mr. Uron Salum
                             •  Vice Minister for Agriculture (Oil Palm Industry, Cocoa, Copra & Vanilla):
                                Hon. Henry John Amuli, MP
                             •  Minister for National Planning & Monitoring: Hon. Sam Basil, MP

                             • Keynote Speaker – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Justice & Attorney General:
                               Hon. Davis Madava Steven, MP
11:00                  Coconut Products Exhibition Tour – Deputy Prime Minister & the VIP’s
11:30                  Coconut Refreshment Break for Speakers & Invited Guests (Board Room – Indoor Complex)
12.30                  Registration for the Seminars
13:00                  Seminar (20min: 15min presentation & 5min question)

SESSION 1:   Chairman – Dr. Eric Omuru

i. Virgin Coconut Oil –
                             •  Nutrition & Health Benefits of Coconuts & Coconut Oil (& byproducts) – Arguments for and against                                  based on Scientific Evidence – Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit
                             •  Production & Health benefits of VCO – Mr. Anas (Vico Bagoes)
ii. Coconut Downstream Processing & Value Addition
                             •  Coconut Shell Utilization & Charcoal Product Manufacturing – The Story of Tom COCOCHA                                                  Indonesia – Mr. Asep J. Mulyana
                             •  Coconut Bio-Fuel Production & Utilization (as an alternative source of energy) – Mr. Derek                                                  Middleton (Kulili Estates)
                             •  White Copra Production & Marketing – Mr. Sasikumar (Marico)
15:00             Coconut Refreshment Break

SESSION 2:   Chairman – Mr. Uron Salum

iii. Coconut Manufacturing Equipment
                            •  Fully Integrated Processing System for Multiple Products of Coconut – Dr Rajarathinam
                            •  Appropriate Technologies with related Proto-type Equipment for Small-scale Processing of                                               Coconut Products – Dr. Rizal Alamsyah
16:30             END OF DAY 1

6.30 – 9.30pm     Cocktail for invited guests – TBA

DAY 2. Friday, 27th September 2019

08:30      Seminar (20min: 15min presentation & 5min question)

SESSION 3:   Chairman – Mr. Ted Sitapai

iv.   Climate Smart Farms & Coconut Based Farming Systems
               •  Climate Smart Coconut Farming Systems – Dr. Ponciano A. Batugal
               •  Conservation and Breeding of Elite Coconut Varities for PNG – Dr. Roland Bourdex
               •  Cutting-Edge Coconut Breeding – Dr. Ismail Maskromo
               •  Bogia Coconut Syndrome in its potential impacts – Dr Eremas Tade
v.    Market Trends of Coconut & Coconut Products
               •  Global Market Trends – Mr Alit Pirmansah
               •  Regional Market Trends- Mr Naheed Hussins

Coconut Refreshment Break

Session 4:    Chairman – Dr. James Kaiulo
vi.   Coconut Producer Organizations & Coconut Business
              •  Farmer Producer Organizations (Indian Model) – Ms Mridula Kottekate
              •  Triple Layer Business Model – Mr. Desmond Nambri
              •  Coconut Cooperative Society in PNG (FOWIAD) – Mrs. Monica Otto
              •  Women in Coconut Business (Oshin Organics) – Ms. Ernestine Kong
12:00    End of Seminar
13:00   Coconut Products Exhibition Continues
16:00   END OF DAY 2

DAY 3 – Saturday, 28th September 2019.

08:30.  Exhibition continues
10:00 – 13:00
             Coconut Bowling
             Coconut coin toss
             Hidden prizes under the Coconut
             Pin the coconut on the tree
             Coconut hat dress up
15:00    END OF DAY 3

18:00    Closing Ceremony & Dinner (By Invitation)
              Open by Mater of Ceremony – Mr. Meriba Tulo
                    Prayer – Rev. Ovia Mea (Elevala Tanobada United Church)
                    Closing Speech – Deputy Chairman of KIK Board: Mr. Steven Raphael
20:00    Dinner
22: 00   END OF THE INAUGURAL NATIONAL COCONUT FESTIVAL 2019

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