• BASALT THE WEALTH OF NATIONSINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BASALT
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  • BASALT THE WEALTH OF NATIONSRESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • BASALT THE WEALTH OF NATIONSBASALT AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
  • BASALT THE WEALTH OF NATIONSBASALT AND AGRICULTURAL PROFITABILITY
  • BASALT THE WEALTH OF NATIONSBASALT AND FOOD QUALITIES
  • BASALT THE WEALTH OF NATIONSBASALT IN TECHNOLOGICAL AND INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION

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«International Conference on Application of Basalt Powder in Agriculture and basalt fiber for industry
Its advantages as fertilizer for agriculture and basalt fiber for industry»
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THE EVENT
Cape Verde will host an international event on the theme « APPLICATION OF BASALT POWDER IN AGRICULTURE AND BASALT FIBER IN INDUSTRY - Its advantages as fertilizer for agriculture and basalt fiber for industry ». The event will take place from Mars 14 to 16, 2022, at the Noble Hall of the National Assembly of Cape Verde, Praia.

Tis International Event, entitled BASALT CONFERENCE, focuses on the application of basalt powder in agriculture lasting three days, from March 14 to 16, 2022. An « Integration Round Table and Debates » will close the event.

Preamble
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THE PREAMBLE
Over the course of several decades, relevant applied research centers have achieved significant successes, which have resulted in a growing use of basalt powder in agriculture. Basalt powder offers unquestionable advantages over traditional chemical fertilizers in terms of increased agricultural production, increased efficiency of nutrient use by plants and by ensuring the good quality of the food produced, or for its relevant contribution to environmental protection and low cost of application.

The application of basalt fiber in industry, particularly in the construction, aeronautics, wind industry, electronics, shipbuilding, military industry, sports equipment, fireproof textile materials, and automotive industries, puts basalt fiber in the center of the present and future industrial development, because it has better physical and mechanical properties, greater strengthness and lightness, and is also resistant to shocks and corrosion. The application of basalt fiber in the industry thus presents itself as a growing alternative to the traditional fibers used in the manufacturing of polyhedral composites such as fiberglass, carbon fiber and aramid.

On the other hand, it is generally agreed that there is a close relationship between economic development and technological progress. The cooperation between universities, research and development centers, and the productive system has been strengthened in recent decades, involving various sectors and trends, notably in the chemical industry, microelectronics, biotechnology and particularly in the agro-food industry, where technical and technological progress is accelerated.

The Science, Technology and Innovation trio, involving various development actors, plays an important role in shaping the countries' development model and for the national and sectoral public policies, the growth, the improvement of the competitiveness and enhancing the economic and financial conditions of the productive sector, as well as improving the quality of life of the citizens.

Leading authors emphasize the importance of the cooperation between universities and industry, which can be established in four points: support for general research, support for cooperative researches, support in the knowledge transfer, and the effective technology transfer.

Universities are at the forefront of scientific innovation whereas it is in the companies, industries and services that the technical and technological changes oriented to the products, services and processes are driven. In this sense, the alliance between the University and Industry is a fundamental instrument for the development of the nations. In addition to its main fucntion of teaching and research, the University has a new and growing challenge in the area where it operates: the economic challenge.

It is in this context that the International Conference will be held with the theme «APPLICATION OF BASALT POWDER IN AGRICULTURE AND BASALT FIBER IN INDUSTRY - Its advantages as fertilizer for agriculture and basalt fiber for industry».

Main objective of the event
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THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE EVENT
»To present the state of the art of research and application of basalt powder in agriculture and basalt fiber in industry;

»To disseminate the latest findings on technological advances and the application of basalt fiber in industrial innovation as well as future perspectives;

»To consolidate the results of the research carried out by African scientists on the application of basalt powder in agriculture as an alternative source of nutrients for tropical African soils, in addition to foster and encourage partnerships with their external homologues;

»To enter the application of basalt powder in agriculture as a viable and appropriate technology to the public policy orientation to diversify the types of inputs used in agriculture for soil fertilization in Africa;

»To analyse and set up the mechanisms and procedures to be adopted in the legislation and regulation of basalt powder marketing practices as an alternative to the traditional plant fertilizers and nutrients;

»To define and adopt strategies for the promotion of the basalt powder application technology in agriculture so that it can be taken as an appropriate medium for environmental sustainability and agricultural production, to meet the needs of the internal and regional market, in particular to meet the needs of family farming throughout the ECOWAS space and in Africa in general;

»To position the potential of basalt powder application in agriculture as a suitable mechanism for rejuvenating semi-degraded soils in ECOWAS and in Africa in general;

»To promote the creation of a network of researchers involving Universities, Research and Development Centers, Business Associations and Companies , both in the projects and programmes research and in the marketing of basalt powder for agriculture and the Basalt fiber for industry;

»To promote and consolidate the Cooperation and Partnerships University - Industry ;

»To issue a document where the most relevant works and communications presented at the event will be inserted and which will serve as a guide for future works.

Operation of The Programme
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THE PROGRAMME OPERATION
The International Conference on «APPLICATION OF BASALT POWDER IN AGRICULTURE AND BASALT FIBER IN INDUSTRY - Its advantages as fertilizer for agriculture and basalt fiber for industry » is organized in 7 (seven) thematic conferences and 1 (One) panel. An «Integration Round Table and Debates» will close the event. With a duration of three days. Each moderator has the initial 10 minutes to enter the theme.

»After the intervention of the Speakers invited to each panel or conference, there will be a debate in which participants in general will have the opportunity to intervene actively.

»At the Conference, the Speaker, who will be a reference specialist on each theme, will have 1 hour and 45 minutes to present his theme, including the debate period.

»Registration, paper submission, as well as complete information, are accessible on the website www.basaltconference.com. Additional information may also be obtained through the e-mail address events@basaltconference.com or other contacts inserted in the said website, namely the Technical Secretariat of the Event.

»Also part of the event is a social programme where participants, in general, and guests, in particular, can enjoy a pleasant stay in Cabo Verde before, during and after the three-day event.

»For the participants in the event, the Organization and the partner airlines of the event organize flights originating in each of the countries of the participants to Cape Verde, both ways.For more information, please click here    .

»For those participating in the event and traveling in countries, making stops, before arriving in Cape Verde, the Organization and partner hotels organized accommodation and transfers in the countries of call, between airports and hotels, in both directions, as well as services catering and leisure programs in case of need.For more information, please click here    .

»Several packages and programmes of guided visits to the main points of tourist attraction, both in the city of Praia (capital of Cabo Verde) and in other Islands, are also available. Guided tours will also be organized at some basalt exploration sites in Cabo Verde.

»At night two periods of social programmes are reserved. On the first day of the event, a welcome reception will be organized for the delegations participating in the event and on the last day of the event there will be a gala dinner.

»The Technical Secretariat of the event will be permanently accessible and available to meet all the special needs of the participants in the event in question.

Conference framework
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THE CONFERANCE FRAMEWORK
The African continent is rich in natural resources. A high percentage of its population is engaged in food production. In addition, about 70% of this population live on agriculture with a contribution of women for 60 to 80% of the produced and traded food. Thus, Agriculture plays a catalytic role in driving African growth and wealth sharing. According to NEPAD data, 65% of the planet′s uncultivated fertile land are located in the African continent, 10% of the continent′s renewable freshwater resources and agricultural production have grown of 160% over the last 30 years.

Africa has currently about 1.3 billion inhabitants, representing 17% of the world's population. However, studies predict that this number will reach 4.5 billion by 2100, the equivalent of 40% of the world's population by the end of this century. This is mainly because the African continent is experiencing a declining mortality rate and a rising birth rate, with direct implications for both food supply and food security.

The agricultural sector in West Africa, where Cabo Verde is located, is both a challenge and an opportunity for regional development and for the projection of the region′s economy on a global scale. The West African economic bloc, consisting of 15 member states, about 400 million inhabitants, with very heterogeneous characteristics and a strong agricultural presence in their economies, has a high potential for the development of agro-industries and related industries. The private sector is dominated by micro and small companies and the population is predominantly young, thus facing the region with relevant challenges of internationalization of its companies. On the other hand, the digitization of the economy is still at an embryonic phase, despite the high penetration rate, with a great potential for the short-term economic development.

To overcome the poor performance of the region′s agricultural sector, substantial use of fertilizers is a prerequisite for successful efforts to improve agricultural productivity, thus addressing the growing challenge of meeting the population′s food needs, in terms of both quantity and quality. In June 2006, African leaders met in Abuja, Nigeria, with the goal of taking measures to live up to the importance of fertilizers for an African Green Revolution. The main outcome of this summit, the Abuja Declaration on Fertilizers for an African Green Revolution, confirmed the commitment of African Heads of State to achieve a rapid increase in fertilizer use on the continent, raising the average of 9 kg / ha in 2006 to at least 50 kg / ha in 2015. The Declaration also set out concrete actions and measures to accelerate the availability and accessibility of fertilizers on the continent, an objective that has not so far been achieved.

The average use of fertilizer in Africa is 10 kg / ha, equivalent to 10% of the world average, almost 20 times less than the Asian average (191 kg / ha) and 9 times less than the Latin American average (94 kg / ha). Poor use of fertilizers in Africa is mainly due to two factors: the high price of the fertilizers in view of farmers' weak purchasing power and the lack of alternatives offered to producers and farmers.

Over the last decades, relevant applied research centers, universities and governments have been looking for viable alternatives to traditional chemical fertilizers, aiming at increasing agricultural profitability, food quality and environmental protection. The application of basalt powder in agriculture and basalt fiber in industry has proved to be a solution to the challenges faced by the contemporary society, both now and in the future. It is in this context that Cabo Verde will host in 2022 an International Conference with the slogan «BASALT-THE WEALTH OF THE NATIONS».

The International Conference, 14 - 16 March 2022 is focused on the theme «Application of Basalt Powder in Agriculture and Basalt Fiber in Industry - Its advantages as fertilizer for agriculture and basalt fiber for industry».

Programme
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EVENT - BASALT CONFERENCE

MONDAY, 14 MARCH, 2022 TO WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH, 2022

MONDAY, 14 MARCH, 2022

ACCREDITATION:
FROM 07:00
OPENING CEREMONY
08:00 - 08h30
CONFERENCE I - THEME
START
END
COFFE BREAK
«THE CURRENT STATE OF THE RESEARCH OF THE USE OF BASALT POWDER AND THE CONSOLIDATION OF ITS APPLICATION IN AGRICULTURE» 08h30 10h15 10h15 - 10h45
08h30 - 09h45:
Speakers:
Moderator:
09h45 - 10h15: Debate
COFFE BREAK: 10h15 - 10h45
CONFERENCE II - THEME
START
END
LUNCH
«FROM THE RESEARCH TO THE LEGISLATION AND REGULATION OF THE APPLICATION OF BASALT POWDER IN AGRICULTURE : Brazil as Case Study» 10h45 12h30 12:30 - 14:00
10h45 - 12h00:
Speakers:
Moderator:
12h00 - 12h30: Debate
12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH
CONFERENCE III - THEME
START
END
COFFE BREAK
«RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SOIL AND ENVIRONMENT THROUGH FINELY CRUSHED ROCKS TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND FOOD QUALITY» 14:00 15:45 15:45 - 16:15
14h00 - 15h15:
Speakers:
Moderator:
15h15 - 15h45: Debate
COFFE BREAK: 15h45 - 16h15
CONFERENCE IV - THEME
START
END
WELCOME RECEPTION
«USE OF BASALT POWDER IN AGRICULTURE - Case Study» 16h15 18h00 20h00 - 22h30
16h15 - 17h30:
Speakers:
Moderator:
17:30 - 18:00: Debate
20h00 - 22h30 WELCOME RECEPTION

Programme
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EVENT - BASALT CONFERENCE

MONDAY, 14 MARCH, 2022 TO WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH, 2022

TUESDAY, 15 MARCH, 2022

ACCREDITATION:
FROM 07:00
CONFERENCE V - THEME
START
END
COFFE BREAK
«THE CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: The need for nutrient management in agriculture» 08h30 10h15 10h15 - 10h45
08h30 - 09h45:
Speakers:
Moderator:
09h45 - 10h15: Debate
10h15 - 10h45: COFFE BREAK
CONFERENCE VI - THEME
START
END
LUNCH
«SOIL FERTILIZATION WITH ROCK POWDER AND FOOD PRODUCTION» 10h30 12h15 12:15 - 13:45
10h30 - 12h00:
Speakers:
Moderator:
12h00 - 12h15: Debate
12:15 - 13:45 LUNCH
PANEL I - THEME
START
END
COFFE BREAK
«BASALT: AGROMINERAL POTENTIAL AND POSSIBILITIES OF A PRODUCTIVE CHAIN» 13:45 15:30 15:30 - 15:45
13h45 - 15h00:
Speakers:
Moderator:
15h00 - 15h30: Debate
COFFE BREAK: 15h30 - 15h45
CONFERENCE VII - THEME
START
END
COFFE BREAK
«APPLICATION OF BASALT FIBER COMPOSITES IN BUILDING AND PUBLIC WORKS – Benefits and economic impact for the construction sector and influence on the corrosion process» 15h45 17h30 >15:30 – 15:45: COFFE BREAK
15h45 - 17h00:
Moderator:
Speakers:

»

»
17:00 - 17:30: Debate
17:30 – 17:45: COFFE BREAK
PANEL III - THEME
START
END
FREE TIME
«BASALTS: AGROMINERAL POTENTIAL AND PRODUCTIVE CHAIN OPPORTUNITIES» 17:45 19:30 >19:30
17:45 – 19:00:
Speakers:
Moderator:
19h00 - 19h30: Debate
>19:30: FREE TIME

Programme
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EVENT - ROUND TABLE OF INTEGRATION AND DEBATES

MONDAY, 14 MARCH, 2022 TO WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH, 2022

WEDNESDAY, 16 MARCH, 2022

ACCREDITATION:
FROM 07:00
ROUND TABLE - THEME I
START
END
COFFE BREAK
«Research, Legislation, Regulation and Technology of «Rochagem»» 08h00 09h30 09h30 - 09h45
08h00 - 09h00:
Speakers:
Moderator:
09h00 - 09h30: Debate
COFFE BREAK: 09h30 - 09h45
ROUND TABLE - THEME II
START
END
COFFE BREAK
«Fertilization of agricultural soils and protection of the environment» 09h45 11h15 11:15 – 11:30
09h45 - 10h45:
Speakers:
Moderator:
10h45 - 11h15: Debate
11:15 - 11:30 COFFE BREAK
ROUND TABLE - THEME III
START
END
LUNCH
«The Agromineral Potential of Basalt and its specificities» 11:30 13:00 13:00 - 14:30
11h30 - 12h30:
Speakers:
Moderator:
12h30 - 13h00: Debate
COFFE BREAK: 13h00 - 14h30
ROUND TABLE - THEME IV
START
END
Welcome dinner
«Agricultural profitability and quality control of food produced» 14h30 16h00 20h30 - 23h30
14h30 - 15h30:
Speakers:
Moderator:
15:30 - 16:00: Debate
16:00 – 16:15: Closing Session of the Basalt Conference
20h00 - 22h30 Welcome dinner «THE FLAVORS OF ECOWAS»

Conference speaker guidelines
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THE CONFERENCE SPEAKER GUIDELINES
Speaker Selection
»The selection of a Speaker for the International Conference is entirely independent of any commercial consideration and is based solely on merit as determined in consensus by the Organizing Committee of the Event.

»When a Speaker Proposal is received from a company or an individual that does not fully meet BASALT Conference Speaker terms & conditions, the BASALT Conference Organizing Committee will contact the company or the individual for further clarification, if applicable, before proceeding with the proposal evaluation.

»Please also note that for technology companies & commercial suppliers of research services there is a sponsorship requirement attached to BASALT Conference Scientific Council. For more information on this, please go to sponsors within BASALT Conference website.

Speaker Registration
»All Speakers participate by invitation-only.

»All Participants must register and pay a fee to access the BASALT Conference, as well accommodation and travel expenses.

»The International Conference is a premium event which has an exceptionally high quality production cost.

»BASALT Conference Organizing Committee believes that a policy in which all participants pay to access the Event ensures that a participation fee as economical as possible for all participants of the Event is maintained.

Speaker Timing-Format
»BASALT Conference Organizing Committee has adapted the speaker timing to maximize the interaction between speakers and participants. This gives as many participants as possible an opportunity to speak.

»The format of each Speaker′s stage presentation is assigned by the BASALT Conference Programme Board, and is based on the specific topic and overall number of Speakers in each session. The format of a speaker's on-stage participation on a topic session -- individual presentation, co-Speaker presentation, discussion panel participation, session moderation or other type of presentation -- are considered equally as 1 speaking slot.

»With the exception of Keynote Speakers, all individual Speakers are generally allotted a total of 7 minutes presentation time and co-Speakers a total of 10 minutes.

»As the BASALT Conference Organizing Committee represents a gathering of the industry elite, speaking at BASALT Conference is not only ideal to impart knowledge and experiences but also the basis for engaging in discussions between Speakers and participants. Speakers should adapt their presentations so that key learnings are communicated, clearly and concisely, within the allotted time, and refraining from any possible "sales" contents that is perceived to reduce the credibility of the insights presented and is not appreciated by the audience.

Speaker Presentation Format
»Most BASALT Conference presentation sessions have several Speakers presenting on the same topic. BASALT Conference Organizing Committee aims to provide a holistic, multi-angled view on each topic that is covered, with as many key industry representatives on stage to share their insights and experiences.

»Within each session, the time allotted for an individual Speaker presentation is 7 minutes and 10 minutes for co-Speakers, followed by a 3 - 5 minute Q&A session. This format aims to maximise the interaction between Speaker & participants, and to give as many experts as possible an opportunity to contribute. Each session is moderated by a state-of-the-art industry, research and development facility, technology institution, university, or other similar representative.

»All Speakers are provided with a standard BASALT Conference branded presentation template (Powerpoint) and a detailed speaker reference guide.

»For approved speakers, the deadline for receiving the final presentation is 28 February 2022.

Preparatory Session:
»30 days before the Event, BASALT Conference Organizing Committee requests each speaker and his session companions, if any, to allocate time for at least one preparation session by means of a conference call with the participant session moderator.

Guidance notes for presentation slides:
»If the speaker′s session is made for a 7 minute presentation slot, BASALT Conference Organizing Committee would not recommend preparing too many slides. The speaker should consider the most effective way to disseminate the information. Slides with too much detail or extensive content will take more time to cover than a slide holding a well-structured set of key points.

»The BASALT Conference Organizing Committee suggest Speakers to prepare 1 slide for every 2 minutes of presentation time.

Speaker Substitution, Addition or Cancellation:
»As speakers are chosen by the BASALT Conference Scientific Council for their specialist knowledge and communication skills, not because of the company that they represent, BASALT Conference Organizing Committee generally does not allows Speaker substitutions.

»If for some reason a Speaker needs to cancel their participation, the BASALT Conference Organizing Committee should be informed as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to speaker@basaltconference.com

»BASALT Conference Organizing Committee requests that, if possible, a suitable replacement recommendation should be provided. A recommendation is particularly helpful in case we do not have a Speaker on the waiting list for a specific topic.

»Any Speaker replacement or addition (in the case of a co-Speaker presentation) will need to be approved by the BASALT Conference Programme Board in advance of the Event, and the BASALT Conference Organizing Committee therefore appreciates timely considerations of any changes that may occur.

»BASALT Conference Organizing Committee reserves the right to cancel a Speaker engagement should the Speaker fail to comply with deadlines and criteria for presentations. Should BASALT Conference find it necessary to cancel a Speaker for this reason, there will be no obligation on behalf of BASALT Conference Organizing Committee to refund any fees or costs related to the Speaker attendance to the BASALT Conference Event.

To Submit a Speaker Proposal:
»The applicant should review the conference theme, description and topics for the BASALT Conference Event.
»The applicant should use the proposal submission form to send a proposal that is relevant to the topic described.
»The official speaking proposal submission deadline for the Event 2022 is 15 February 2022. However, BASALT Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to accept proposals anytime, even before a Call for Speakers is issued, or after the deadline has passed. The applicant should note that after the deadline, as the BASALT Conference Scientific Council of the event has already started the process of selecting the speaker′s proposals, the sooner the proposals are presented, the more likely it will be accepted by the Scientific Council of the event.

»The BASALT Conference Scientific Council of the event prefers speaker proposals that include case studies and co-presentations. The Scientific Council may get in touch with the applicant directly should they need further information. It should be taken into account that the selection process can take several weeks.

»BASALT Conference Organizing Committee does not accept sales or marketing presentations.

»If the applicant will be coordinating participation on behalf of a Speaker, he should provide his contact information in addition to that of the Speaker.

»The applicant will be contacted if its proposal is accepted.

»Should the applicant has any questions about the status of his proposal, or has any other questions about the BASALT Conference Event Call for Speakers, he should email to speaker@basaltconference.com.

Upcoming Deadlines:
»The BASALT Conference Scientific Council meets once per year to review and select speaker the profile. The earlier proposals are submitted, the higher the probability it will have of being accepted by the Scientific Council.

»BASALT Conference Event has a limited number of speaker slots. BASALT Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to receive speaker proposals and these will be reviewed by the Scientific Council on a case-by-case basis. The applicant should contact the Organizing Committee as soon as possible indicating the conference topic of his planned proposal submission.

»Speaker Preparatory Conference Call: approximately 30 days before the Event.

»Deadline for Speaker final Presentations: 28 February 2022.

Speaker Benefits:
»Speakers are active stakeholders in our industry. One of the main benefits of presenting at the BASALT Conference Event is to share experiences, network with their peers, and to interact with the most influential community in science, technology, environmental protection, research and development, and university-industry cooperation. We promote the Event Speakers on our website, through our social media channels and in some selected press releases.

Sponsors:
»The support of our sponsors and Partners are a critical part of our Event and a high-value interaction at our event would not be possible without them.


»Speaker proposals are accepted only upon the merit of the proposal, individual speaker, relevance of the topic, and a speaking slot being available. Speaker selection is determined in consensus by the BASALT Conference Organizing Committee of the event.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Clause 1
Participant and BASALT Conference


The Terms and Conditions outlined represent a contract between participant and the event organizer, herein after referred to as «Organizer», for attendance to, and participation in, the BASALT International Conference, herein after referred to as «Event».

By completing the Event participant Registration Form and clicking the «Send Information» button, participant agrees to the Terms and Conditions.

As the interaction between participants is a key part of the Event, the Organizer has created a specific participant profile to ensure a high-quality experience for everyone.

Clause 2
Event Scope


This event aims to bring together agricultural operators, farmers, agronomists, researchers, specialists in food biotechnology, specialists in composite materials, agro-food industry operators, business associations, chambers of commerce, builders of equipment for the extractive industries, builders of equipment for cutting and polishing basalt as ornamental and decorative stone, importers and exporters of basalt products, environmentalists, nutritionists, financial institutions, relevant national, regional and international experts, and other interested parties to participate in accordance with the programme.

Clause 3
Registration Confirmation


If payment is not received within 15 days of the date of application the Organizer reserves the right to void participant registration.

Upon receipt of full payment, the Organizer will issue a registration confirmation by email within seven working days.

Event attendance without payment is not possible.

Clause 4
Event Documentation


Participant will be provided with a comprehensive Event documentation pack upon arrival at the Event.

Clause 5
Event Directory


Unless participant states otherwise at the time of registration, the Organizer will display participant name and details in the Event Directory.

Clause 6
Release


Representatives of Press and Media will be present during the Event. As such, participant grants the Organizer the right and unrestricted permission to use participant name, image, voice, words and/or appearance as may be embodied in any photo, video recording, audiotape, digital image, and such, taken or made on behalf of the Organizer or its partners.

Participant agrees to release to the Organizer complete ownership of such material and grants the Organizer use of said material for any purpose consistent with the Organizer′s mission. Uses include but are not limited to advertisements, press releases, publications, videos, websites, and any publicity or promotional materials in any medium. Participant acknowledges that they will not receive any compensation for the use.

Clause 7
Payment


The Organizer accepts payment by bank transfer, bank deposit or major credit cards. Details are specified on all the Organizer invoices. The Organizer does not accept payment by cheque. Please note:
1. All prices are quoted in Euros;
2. All payment transactions are made in Euro, US Dollar or Cabo Verde Escudo (CVE);
3. For converting currency into Euro, US Dollar or CVE, the reference exchange rate is indicated by the Central Bank of Cabo Verde (www.bcv.cv)

Clause 8
Insurance


The Organizer advises participant to take a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Participant should ensure that they have adequate medical, liability, personal accident and other insurance to cover them for the full duration of their trip. Participant is responsible for their health and safety throughout the duration of the Event. The Organizer does not accept any liability.

Clause 9
Cancellation


Cancellation by the Organizer
Should circumstances arise outside of the control of the Organizer that requires the cancellation of the Event, participant registration fees will be refunded in full.

The liability of the Organizer in the case of cancellation will not exceed the total amount paid by the participant to the Organizer in respect of the registration fee.

The Organizer strongly advises all participants to take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy. The Organizer does not accept any liability for loss of travel, accommodation or other expenses incurred due to the cancellation of the Event. Further, the Organizer does not accept liability for any loss including but not limited to incidental or consequential damages.

Cancellation by Participants
1. Transfer of a participant’s registration to a colleague: a substitute participant is allowed per registration. Any transfer must be confirmed in writing to the Organizer through helpdesk@basaltconference.com up to 7 business days prior to the first day of the Event.

2. Cancellation of a participant’s registration: Cancellations must be requested in writing to helpdesk@basaltconference.com. Any cancellation must be confirmed by the Organizer by sending an email back to the participant for registration to be deemed cancelled.

Clause 10
Administrative Charge


An administrative charge will be applied to refunds resulting from the cancellation of a participation’s registration as follows:

» Up to 30 days before the event: reimbursement of 80% of the amount paid.

» Up to 20 days before the event: reimbursement of 40% of the amount paid.

» Up to 15 days before the event: reimbursement of 20% of the amount paid.

» Less than 15 days before the event: there will be no refund of the amount paid.

For the purposes of paragraphs 2.1 to 2.4, 14 March 2022, Monday, should be considered the first day of the event.



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Overseas Applications


If the participant is a resident outside of the ECOWAS and European Union (EU) it is the sole responsibility of the participant to ensure that he has a valid travel visa and complies with all the immigration requirements prior to submitting the registration request.

Once payment has been made, cancellation charges are applied in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

If any participant does not hold valid travel documentation or visa, or does not meet the immigration requirements and is unable to attend the Event as a result, the Organizer reserves the right to levy the full cancellation charges.

For Visa invitation letter, if necessary, please send an email to helpdesk@basaltconfernce.com.

Clause 12
Force Majeure


Except for payment obligations, neither participant nor the Organizer will be liable to the other for damages arising out of delays or failures to perform under the specified Terms and Conditions, if any such delay or failure to perform hereunder is caused by factors beyond the reasonable control of the party so affected.

Clause 13
Entire Agreement


The Terms and Conditions outlined are the only terms governing the registration. Any other terms are expressly excluded.

Clause 14
Contact Us


If you have any questions about the Terms and Conditions, please contact us at helpdesk@basaltconference.com or via the Secretariat of the Event.
REGISTRATION FEES
Please find below the price list and the necessary explanation to register to the International Conference on «APPLICATION OF BASALT POWDER IN AGRICULTURE - Its Benefits as Fertilizer for Agriculture» properly.

Standart registration fee of the nternational Conference on Application of Basalt Powder in Agriculture includes opening ceremony, welcome reception, access to all events sessions, the Events pack, daily refreshments during coffee breaks as indicated in the program, lunches, gala dinner, printed materials of the Conference, final program, access to the «Integration Round Table and Debates». The participation fees are a package which can not be divided. Fees apply to payments received prior to the indicated deadlines. Below fees are in EUR [Including VAT].

Early registration end May 15, 2021. Regular registration end May 31, 2021.

ITEM ATTENDEES FROM AFRICA COUNTRIES
Early
until January 31
Regular
January 1 - Mars 15
Late
later Mars 16
Farmers €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Researchers €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Teachers €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Students €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Pre-registration for citizens €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Pre-registration for entities €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
ITEM MEETING OPPORTUNITY
Early
until January 31
Regular
January 1 - Mars 15
Late
later Mars 16
Farmers €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Conference attendees €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Conference non-attendees €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Pre-registration for citizens €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Pre-registration for entities €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
ITEM ATTENDEES IN GENERAL
Early
until January 31
Regular
January 1 - Mars 15
Late
later Mars 16
Conference Registration for citizens €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Conference registration for entities €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Pre-registration for citizens €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Pre-registration for entities €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
PACK CONFERENCE PACKAGES
Early
until January 31
Regular
January 1 - Mars 15
Late
later Mars 16
Option 1 €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Option 2 €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Option 3 €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Option 4 €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Option 5 €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Option 6 €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
ITEM SOCIAL EVENTS AND VOUCHERS
Companion 75% of social functions cost
Farmers €000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 forconference non-attendees
Welcome Diner
€000.00
Lunch Guest to Conference and Meals Only €000.00
Gala Diner €000.00
Welcome Tour €000.00
VOUCHER MORABEZA €000.00
VOUCHER MORABEZA Plus €000.00
ATLANTIC BUSINESS CENTER FREEDOM €000.00
PACK THE BEST STAY IN CAPE VERDE
BOAVISTA ISLAND 75% for Companion
€000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 for conference non-attendees
SAL ISLAND 75% for Companion
€000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 for conference non-attendees
SANTO ANTAO ISLAND
75% for Companion
€000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 for conference non-attendees
FOGO ISLAND 75% for Companion
€000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 for conference non-attendees
SANTA LUZIA ISLAND 75% for Companion
€000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 for conference non-attendees
SANTIAGO ISLAND 75% for Companion
€000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 for conference non-attendees

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received at the ATLANTIC BUSINESS CENTER office on or before January 31, 2020 will receive a full refund of the registration fees minus a 25% administrative charge. No refunds will be issued for additional activity fees unless the event is canceled. No cancellations will be accepted nor fees refunded after February 29, 2020. There will be no refunds for no-shows. ATLANTIC BUSINESS CENTER is not responsible for cancellations mailed or faxed but not received. All refunds will be issued by Mars 10, 2020. Please select Yes to confirm you have read and understand this policy.

    THE BASALT CONFERENCE

    Basaltic rocks have a composition rich in chemical elements which are nutrients for plants, making them suitable for use in agriculture, improving soil fertility, protecting the environment, increasing agricultural profitability and greatly improving quality of food produced.

    The use of rock powders to fertilize the soil is an age-old technique (the Inca and Egyptian civilizations already relied on the use of rock by-products for soil fertilization), which has been left out, by expanding the use and supply of soluble fertilizers. However, the rise in the prices of these products has left a growing number of farmers without the possibility of fertilizing the soil and thus guaranteeing a production compatible with their efforts and the investments made.

    Aware of the importance and the challenges that many countries face with regard to increasing agricultural productivity, the quality of food produced, food security and environmental challenges, Cape Verde will bring together some of the most eminent scientists and international researchers who for decades have focused their research activities on the application of rock powder in agriculture, in the recovery of agricultural soils and the agromineral characteristics of rock powder.

    It is in this context that the International Conference, entitled BASALT CONFERENCE, will focus on the application of basalt powder in agriculture, lasting three days, from March 14 to 16, 2022, in the Noble Hall of the National Assembly of Cape Verde, Praia, capital of the Republic of Cabo Verde. An «Integration Round Table and Debates» will close the event.

    MARCH 14 to 16 IN CABO VERDE

    THE SPEAKERS

     

    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCECABO VERDE
    2022




    THE EVENT PACKAGES

    ITINERARY PACK

    • Flights
    • Transfers
    • Accommodation 2 nights in a hotel
    • 2 lunchs [1 pax ]
    • 2 diners [1 pax ]

    BASALT CONFERENCE PACK

    • Event Documentation
    • Welcome Reception
    • Access to the Conference
    • Access to the Roundtable
    • 2 Coffee breaks per day
    • Transfers
    • Accommodation 4 nights in hotel
    • Lunch during the Event
    • Diner during the Event
    • Welcome dinner

    CONFERENCE PLAN

    • Event Documentation
    • Welcome Reception
    • Access to the Conference
    • Access to the Roundtable
    • 2 Coffee breaks per day
    • Transfers
    • Accommodation 6 nights in hotel
    • Accommodation 6 nights in hotel
    • Lunch during the Event
    • Lunch during the Event
    • Welcome dinner
    • Flights

    BASALT THE WEALTH OF NATIONSTHE EVENT« APPLICATION OF BASALT POWDER IN AGRICULTURE AND BASALT FIBER FOR INDUSTRY»
    www.basaltconference.com
    info@basaltconference.com



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