PH to hold 1st World Coconut Congress in August
Philippines will hold the 1st World Coconut Congress to identify opportunities to help grow the Philippine coconut industry, particularly when it comes to coconut oil production and value adding.
United Coconut Associations of the Philippines (UCAP) Chairman Dean Lao Jr. said coconut oil can be used to produce countless products — from cooking oil to food ingredients, medicines, and natural consumer goods like soaps and detergents.
These opportunities for will be put under the limelight at the 1st World Coconut Congress, which is set to be held at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay City on August 14 to 16, 2018.
As a major event during the 2018 Coconut Week, the 1st World Coconut Congress will touch on the provisions of export and free-trade agreements, integrated coconut processing, the latest trends and product innovations, and more.
Among the key speakers are Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator Romulo dela Rosa, Asia & Pacific Coconut Community Executive Director Uron Salum, and Strategic Development Cooperation Asia CEO Ivan Idrovo.