FLORIKULTURA 2012 Speakers

THIRD FLORA FILIPINA CONFERENCE
ACHIEVING GLOBAL COMPETENCY IN FLORICULTURE
February 24 and 25, 2012
Bureau of Soils and Water Management Convention Hall
Visayas Avenue corner Elliptical Road, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines


24th February 2012, Friday (Ms. Doreen Dofitas, Moderator)
8:00 AM Registration (Ms. Laura R. Bautista and Secretariat)
9:00 AM Invocation (The Prayer)
Philippine National Anthem (Lupang Hinirang)
Welcome Remarks (Ms. Evangeline B. Go, Chairperson, Flora Filipina III Expo.)
Introduction of the Guest of Honor (Mr. Kelvin Neil B. Manubay, President, Philippine Orchid Society)
Address of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (Hon. Sec. Proceso J. Alcala)


10:00 AM Coffee Break


10:15 AM Ornamental Plant Industry Development in Thailand (Dr. Setapong Lekawatana, Head, Flower and Ornamental Plant Production Group, Department of Agriculture Extension, Bangkok, Thailand)


11:00 AM Ornamental Plant Industry Development in India (Mr. P. Mukundan, Agri-Horticulturist and Nurseryman, Chennai, India)


11:45 AM Lunch Break


1:00 PM Ornamental Plant Industry Development in Indonesia (Mr. Gregori Garnadi Hambali, Plant Breeder-Botanist, Bogor, Indonesia


1:45 PM Challenges and Opportunities in Philippine Floriculture Industry (Dr. Kazunari O. Kitamura of Uni-Green, Inc., Batangas)


2:30 PM The Philippine Floriculture Industry and Available Packages of Technology (Dr. Jocelyn E. Eusebio, Director of Crops Research Division, Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development)


3:15 PM Coffee Break


3:30 PM Philippine Plants with Export Potential (Mr. Anders J. Lindstrom, Curator of Botanical Resources, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Thailand)


4:15 PM Marketing Through the Internet (Mr. Tata Montilla, Filipino based in Thailand)


5:00 PM Announcements


25th February 2012, Saturday (Dr. Benito S. Vergara, Moderator)
9:00 AM Current Trends in Orchids and the Future of Philippine Species (Dr. Teresita D. Amore, University of Hawai’i, U.S.A.)


9:45 AM Orchid Breeding Trends in Singapore (Mr. JB Tay, Singapore)


10:30 AM Coffee Break


10:45 AM Orchid Cut Flower Production and Marketing (Mr. Wong Kiang-Ho, President Commercial Orchid Growers Association of Malaysia)


11:30 AM Mass Propagation and Re-establishment in Natural Habitats for Conservation and Sustainable Trade of Endangered Philippine Orchids (Prof. Nestor C. Altoveros, NPGRL, Institute of Plant Breeding, Crop Science Cluster, University of the Philippines Los Baños)


12:15 PM Lunch Break


1:30 PM Propagation and Utilization of Philippine Native Species for Landscaping and Urban Greening (Dr. Armando M. Palijon, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB)


2:15 PM Developments in Bromeliad Breeding in the Philippines (Mr. Rene D. Dofitas, BromeliadBreeder, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental)


3:00 PM Coffee Break


3:15 PM Fern Propagation and Breeding for Commerce (Ms. Barbara Joe Hoshizaki, Los Angeles International Fern Society, U.S.A.)


4:00 PM Importance of Plant Variety Registration and Protection (Dr. Vivencio R. Mamaril, Executive Assistant, National Seed Industry Council, Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines)


4:45 PM Announcements


5:00 PM Closing Remarks (Mr. Fernando B. Aurigue, Chairman, Third Flora Filipina Conference Committee)


Fee: Early Bird until January 31, 2012 is Php1, 500.00 for students and Php1,600.00 for non-student. Regular rate will be Php1,600.00 for student and Php2,000.00 for non-student and this include am/pm snack, lunch, and kit.


If you have any questions regarding this event please don’t hesitate to call the Flora Filipina Secretariat at telefax number (02) 929.44.25 or mobile number (+63)917.8485468 and look for Ms. Donna Masaoy.


THE 2012 Florikultura Filipina International Expo will be held on February 24 to March 6 at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. This is a major project of the Philippine Orchid Society for the year.

One of the highlights is the holding of a 2-day Congress which will be held on February 24 to 25 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management on Visayas Avenue, Quezon City near the venue of the Florikulture exhibit.

On the first day, Dr. Setapong Lokawatana will discuss the Ornamental Plant Industry Development in Thailand. This will be followed by P. Mukundan who will talk on the Ornamental Plant Industry Development in Inda. He is a horticulturist and nurseryman.The third speaker will be Gregori Hambali, plant breeder and botanist from Bogor, who will talk on the Ornamental Plant Industry Development in Indonesia. 

The challenges and opportunities in the Philippine Floriculture Industry will be discussed by Kazunari Kitamura who operates the Uni-Green Nursery in Batangas. This will be followed by Dr. Jocelyn Eusebio of PCAARRD who will talk on the Philippine Floriculture Industry and Available Packages of Technologies. She will be followed by Anders Lindstrom, curator of Botanical Resources of Nong Nooch Garden Resort in Thailand who will talk on Philippine Plants with Export Potentials.

The last speaker on Feb. 24 will be Tata Montilla, a Filipino based in Hawaii. He will talk on Marketing Through the Internet. 

On February 25, the second of the Congress, will open with a talk on Current Trends in Orchids and the Future of Philippine Species by Dr. Teresita D. Amore of the University of Hawaii. She will be followed by the speaker from Singapore, J.B. Tay, who will talk on Orchid Breeding Trends in Singapore. The speaker from Malaysia, Wong Kiam Ho, will speak next on Orchid Flower Production and Marketing.

The 4th speaker will be Prof. Nestor C. Altoveros of the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) Crop Science Cluster, UPLB. He will talk on Mass Propagation and Re-establishment in Natural Habitat for Conservation and Sustainable Trade of Endangered Philippine Orchids. He will be followed by Dr. Almando Palijon of the UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources. He will talk on Propagation and Utilization of Philippine Native Species for Landscaping and Urban Greening.

Rene Dofitas, a breeder of bromeliads from Bacolod City, will talk on Developments in Bromeliad  Breeding. His talk will be followed by a talk on Fern Propagation and Breeding by Barbara Joe Hoshizaki of the Los Angeles International Fern Society. The last speaker will be Dr. Vivencio Mamaril who will talk on the Imp;ortance of Plant Variety Registration. He is the executive assistant at the National Seed Industry Council.
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