Friday, October 23, 2015

23/10/2015: Aqua BIG to launch in Hong Kong

With tomorrow being World Development Information Day (WDIDay) it is apt that we announce the launching of a new conference and expo, Aqua BIG, which will be held 2-4 September 2016 in Hong Kong.

WDIDay is all about promoting information and communication technologies which have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of post modernity, the world is one village [of globalisation], and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to information and knowledge, poverty eradication and social inclusion. This is exactly what Aqua BIG is all about with a strong focus on what is the future of aqua industries.

The Aqua BIG website is live, and you can register there to be kept informed about the event. Management of the event is by Momentous Asia Travel and Events Co, Ltd, a fully accredited event and association management company who are strategically based at the global hub in Hong Kong.

The Aqua Revolution is actually upon us - water covers 75 percent of our planet yet it is the most finite resource for life. Aquaculture is now big business for food (fish, shellfish & plants) and water is a large generator of energy. There is a tremendous amount of research and investment going into the use of algae for everything from fuel to feed. When you add pharmaceuticals, medicines, cosmetics, transport, mining, etc to the mix, you can start to appreciate the changes afoot as we look beyond the land for the future.

Nanotechnology can showcase some of the new development for production of diatoms as natural food to bring about higher levels of food availability, and advances in nanotechnology have begun to provide methods for better food processing, packaging and safe cleaning fluids to create a high level of preservation capabilities. We will also showcase avenues for skill development, employment generation and opportunity for all embedding technology as a tool.

Technology through innovation, research, investment will be the driver of future activities and Aqua BIG aims to be a catalyst for bringing people together to discuss, debate, promote and plan for the future.

China is the world’s largest producer and exporter of seafood but is gradually positioning itself to change that to more domestic focus. China has limited new areas to utilise for aquaculture so their focus will need to be increasing yields from what they have – that is all about innovation, technology and research. Hence we have chosen to position our first Aqua BIG in Hong Kong at a convenient period when other events are on the area to enable international visitors to engage.  

For further enquiries about this event, please email us at:
We actually know more about the moon than the seafloor, yet the seas and oceans are so very important and relevant to all humans.



Visit the Aqua BIG site HERE.

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