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Proposed Duration & Venue

Duration: Monday – Wednesday, 19 - 21 March 2018.
Venue: The Conference will be held at Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, West Corniche Road,
P.O. Box: 39999, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone Number: +971 2 690 9000, Fax +971 2 690 9999,
E-mail: reservations.emiratespalace@kempinski.com
Web Site: http://www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/

A large auditorium will be used for the opening ceremony. Booths and workshops will be in an adjacent hall. Several halls will be used for scientific sessions.

Additional information on the venue: All rooms have individual heating and cooling controls, color television, bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, direct dialing telephones, electro razor plug, hairdryers and balcony. The hotel has swimming pool facilities. Other amenities and services: babysitting, car rental, bank, foreign exchange, same-day dry cleaning and laundry, valet service, goods shops.

Booths

The following booths will be organized during the Conference:

  1. Date palm photo gallery with pictures and photos of the organized international competition.
  2. Date products and by-products.
  3. Date palm extension program illustrating modern cultural practices.
  4. Integrated pest management control of the red palm weevil.
  5. Date palm research program in various fields.
  6. National handicrafts made from date palm leaves and other by-products.
  7. Modern agricultural machinery dealing with date palm cultivation.
  8. Date palm tissue culture propagation.
  9. Date palms and food security.
  10. Date palm poetry competition.

Post Conference Tours:

  • The Emirates Date Factory - Al Saad / Al Foah.
  • Al Ain Date Oasis.
  • UAE University and Date Palm Tissue Culture Laboratory.
  • International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) – Dubai.
  • Other important sites and historic places.

The participation of these tours will be on a voluntary basis and will take a full day (Thursday 22 March 2018).

Conference Sponsors:

  • Ministry of Presidential Affairs (MOPA)
  • Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation (KIADPAI)
  • UAE University (UAEU)
  • International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)
  • Date Palm Global Network (DPGN)
  • Date Palm Friends Society (DPFS).
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