The province of Negros Occidental will host the 16 th Dairy Congress and Expo on Feb. 7-9, at the New Bacolod Pavillon Resort Hotel and Restaurant, and about 400 participants from the dairy and livestock industries expected to attend the two-day event, a press released from the capitol said.
Gov. Alfredo Maranon, Jr. said the choice of the province as congress host is a recognition by the Dairy Confederation of the Philippines, headed byJuan P. Lozano, that the dairy and livestock sectors in Negros Occidental are alive and well.
“With the arrival of experts and industry leaders for the national event next month, Negros Occidental will be on the dairy and livestock map again. This is a rare opportunity for us to showcase our Negros First Livestock Development Program,” Maranon said.
The DairyCon and its event partner, Negros Federation of Dairy Cooperatives (NEFEDACO), are thanking the provincial chief executive for accepting the hosting rights.
Coordinating the staging of the national congress with DairyCon and NEFEDACO is Dr. Renante Decena, head of the Provincial Veterinarian Office.
Decena said the event is also a venue for local dairy and livestock stakeholders, including farmers and beneficiaries, to join the expo and various activities.
Between 20 to 30 booths will be made available for Bacolod City and Negros-based exhibitors.
Organizers said they are inviting former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay, a staunch dairy advocate, to keynote the Feb. 7-9 affair.*