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* Cocotech 2014 Exhibition, International Conference and Coconut Festival to be held in Sri Lanka
Thu, Jul 3, 2014, 08:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 03, Colombo: The 46th Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) Cocotech 2014 Exhibition, International Conference and Coconut Festival will be held in Colombo Sri Lanka from 07th to 11th July 2014 at BMICH, Colombo.

Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa will declare open the event on July 07th.

Ministry of Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development organized the Cocotech 2014 Exhibition, International Conference and Coconut Festival.

The event will be held with the participation of 156 representatives of 27 member countries of Asia Pacific region.

The event held for the 46th time will feature coconut & coconut based product manufacturers and exporters, kernel product manufacturers/ exporters: (desiccated coconut, coconut oil, virgin coconut oil, coconut water, coconut, coconut milk, coconut milk powder etc.), non-kernel product manufacturers/exporters: (fiber, substrate, brushes, value added products etc.), charcoal and activated carbon manufacturers/exporters, ornamental producers, related machinery producers and other supporting industries.

The Conference will focus on areas of new technological developments on coconut production particularly planting and replanting systems, varietal improvement, use of local elite planting materials and hybrids, coconut based farming systems, integrated pests and diseases management, post-harvest processing and technology updates in the manufacture of emerging coconut products for the domestic/export markets, maximum utilization of energy efficient systems as well as cost effective technologies on integrated coconut processing and marketing technologies.

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