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  • BASALT THE WEALTH OF NATIONSINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BASALT
  • BASALT THE WEALTH OF NATIONSBASALT THE CAPE VERDE BEAUTY
  • 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
Its advantages as fertilizer for agriculture»
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THE EVENT
Cape Verde will host an international event on the theme « APPLICATION OF BASALT POWDER IN AGRICULTURE - Its advantages as as fertilizer for agriculture ». The event will take place from Septembre 26 to 28, 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 Septembre 26 to 28, 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 - Its advantages as fertilizer for agriculture».

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 - Its advantages as fertilizer for agriculture » is organized in 8 (eight) thematic conferences and 2 (two) panels, 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, 26 - 28 September 2022 is focused on the theme «Application of Basalt Powder in Agriculture - Its advantages as fertilizer for agriculture».

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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 31 August 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 August 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: 31 August 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 OF PARTICIPATION


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REGISTRATION FEES
1. Participants must complete the online form above, indicate the reference of the chosen package, attach proof of payment and send it.

2. As an alternative to online registration, participants must access the registration form available on this Link, choose the desired Pack, complete the registration form, sign it and attach it with the payment receipt and send it to the e-mail: finance@basaltconference.com/

3. Students, teachers, researchers, environmental technicians and farmers must attach proof of these qualities in order to benefit from the special conditions, which are provided, when accessing the International Conference on application of basalt rock powder in agriculture.

4. Registrations made before June 30, 2022 can be paid up to 3 installments, free interests.

The participant will receive a confirmation of his registration by e-mail.

ITEM AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS AND RESEARCHERS
Early
until July 31
Regular
August 01 - August 31
Late
later September 01
Packages for agricultural producers €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Packages for researchers €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
Accommodation €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Catering services €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Social event €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
ITEM STUDENT AND ACADEMICS
Early
until July 31
Regular
August 01 - August 31
Late
later September 01
Packages for teachers €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Packages for 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
Accommodation €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Catering services €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Social event €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
ITEM Environmental technicians and Nutritionists
Early
until July 31
Regular
August 01 - August 31
Late
later September 01
Packages for Environmental technicians €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Packages for Nutritionists €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
Accommodation €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Catering services €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
Social event €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
ITEM STUDENT AND ACADEMICS
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 LEISURE PACKAGES
SANTIAGO ISLAND 75% for Companion
€000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 for conference non-attendees
SAO VICENTE ISLAND 75% for Companion
€000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 for conference non-attendees
SANTO ANTÃO 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
SÃO NICOLAU 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
BOAVISTA ISLAND 75% for Companion
€000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 for conference non-attendees
BRAVA ISLAND 75% for Companion
€000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 for conference non-attendees
MAIO ISLAND 75% for Companion
€000.00 for conference attendees
€000.00 for conference non-attendees

All cancellations must be received in writing. In the event of force majeure, the free substitution of a registration for another participant is authorized, provided that it is requested in writing, at the latest fifteen (15) days before the date of the event and it does not no refund will be made. No refunds will be issued for additional activity fees unless the event is canceled. No cancellations will be accepted nor fees refunded 15 days before the event. There will be no refunds for no-shows. BASALT CONFERENCE is not responsible for cancellations mailed or faxed but not received. All refunds will be issued by 15 days after the event.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can participate in the Event?
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Universities, scientists, research and development centres, academics, students, companies, business associations, farmers, researchers, public and private entities interested in the supply and demand of business opportunities; supply and demand of business partnerships and experts; supply and demand of products (all types); supply and demand of services (all types); supply and demand of equipment (all types), as well as the general public of any country with which the Republic of Cabo Verde has a relationship can participate in the event.

How can I participate?
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To participate in the event «click here» and follow the Steps indicated.

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Where can I get a visa to enter and stay in Cabo Verde?
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Entry visas to the territory of the Republic of Cabo Verde are obtained upon arrival in Cabo Verde, at the airport. For all information regarding visas for entry and stay in Cabo Verde, please «click here».

"See here" the summary of relevant legislation in Cabo Verde. «clicking here».

If you need support in organizing your trip, please «contact us».

Not being a guest speaker, can I present a communication at the event?
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Anyone who is properly registered to participate in the event and wishes to present a communication in the event can do so. However, the theme of the communication should be related to the theme of the event and the communication should be a vehicle for disseminating innovation.

The communication should be sent to the Organization in advance and will be previously evaluated by the Scientific Committee of the event.

In what language can I submit my communication?
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During the event, the participants have a simultaneous translation service in three languages: Portuguese, English and French. In this way, a participant's communication can be made in one of the three languages mentioned above.

How do I organize my air travel to participate in the event?
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The event has an official carrier of the event on all its routes. See here the conditions.

For routes where the official carrier of the event does not operate and the Organization does not make available to you partner carriers, you can and should consult your usual carrier.

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How do I organise my stay in Cabo Verde during the event?
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The event has a hotel chain which is the Official Hotel of the event for your stay in Cabo Verde. See here the Official Hotel of the event.

The Organization also makes available to the participants of the event a network of Partner Hotels of the event. See here the partner hotels.

The cost of your stay in Cabo Verde is included in the packages, including transfers.

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Which currencies can I use in Cabo Verde for eventual payments that I will have to make?
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In Cabo Verde any internationally convertible currency can be used. You can use the Euro and the USD, for example, and the Euro has a fixed parity with the national currency of Cabo Verde, the Escudo of CV (1 Euro = 110.265 ECV). In Cabo Verde, you can use the main international credit cards. For more information,consult here

What are the advantages of participating in the event?
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The advantages of participating in the event are numerous. Firstly, there is the possibility of listening to and interacting with some of the most renowned international researchers in the field of research, production and application of basalt powder in agriculture and basalt fiber in industry.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about the relevant impact and effect of applying basalt powder on agricultural productivity, the quality of the food produced, as well as its relevant effect on environmental preservation. This has a far-reaching impact on the growing challenges of food security and on the food security of an African population of over 1.3 billion people, most of whom are young and constantly growing.

Finally, you will also have the unique opportunity to meet companies, business people, potential partners, potential suppliers, investors and potential customers from different countries, namely Africa, Brazil and Europe.

Regional market
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Steps of regional integration
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ECOWAS Country by Country
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ECOWAS economic indicators
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Foreign direct investment
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ECOWAS Imports of Goods
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ECOWAS exports of Goods
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Intra-regional trade
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Industrial products registered
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Growth rate of ECOWAS member countries
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Digital inclusion in ECOWAS
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Tourism in ECOWAS
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    THE BASALT CONFERENCE
    1. The visa application is made through a platform made available on the internet network (www.ease.gov.cv). Exceptionally, it can be requested at embassies, consular posts or in the national territory by paying a surcharge. The cost of the Visa is paid directly to the competent authorities: EUR 30.00. In case of necessity, the Organization can assist the participants in the procedures to obtain Visas.

    2. The booking fee is not refundable and can be deducted from the participation cost.

    3. A properly registered participant (payment made), if faced with the inability to participate in the event, may transfer their registration to a third party. To this end, the substitute participant shall be fully identified.

    4. The Organization has negotiated with its partners to offer event participants the best rates for hotels, flights and restaurants in Cabo Verde.

    5. The price of this package corresponds to the participation of 1 Pax. For groups (minimum 10 Pax), official delegations or Government entities, the Organization should be contacted for specific treatment.

    6. The accommodation referred to in this package is on the hotel list included in the General Information on the Event For accommodation, please click here

    7. This package is intended for international participants.

    8. Any changes requested will be reflected in the package price.

    9. In cases where the official air carrier does not serve the intended route, the Organization may assist in the organization of the respective trip.

    10. As part of the Cape Verde event in June 2021, three types of packages are offered:

    11. Standart registration fee of the International Conference includes opening ceremony, welcome reception, access to all events sessions, the Events pack, daily refreshments during coffee breaks as indicated in the program, lunches, access to social program of events, printed materials of the Conference, final program, access to the Roundtable of Integration and Dabates. The non - participation to one event does not give the right to be refund. 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].

    12. The conference is limited to 850 attendees, providing a prime opportunity for networking. The participation fee is paid only when the registration is approved. All bank charges and commissions are paid by the participants.

    13. Participants can choose to participate in one or more events, namely:

    13.1 The International Conference: September 26-28 since September 28 is a Round Table which is an integral part of the programming of the International Conference;

    13.2The Business Forum: from September 29 to October 2. On October 1 and 2, a Business Round is held, which is an integral part of the Business Forum

    14. Invoices will be sent via email as a PDF attachment. In order to receive an invoice on behalf of a company or organisation you must state this in the registration form. If the bank transfer is ordered by a natural person, it is not possible an invoice to a company or organisation to be issued afterwards.


    Early registration end July 31, 2022. Regular registration end September 15, 2022.
    Registration and dispatch of the proof of payment
    1. Participants must complete the online form above, indicate the reference of the chosen package, attach proof of payment and send it.

    2. As an alternative to online registration, participants must access the registration form available on this Link, choose the desired Pack, complete the registration form, sign it and attach it with the payment receipt and send it to the e-mail: finance@basaltconference.com/

    3. Students, teachers, researchers, environmental technicians and farmers must attach proof of these qualities in order to benefit from the special conditions, which are provided, when accessing the International Conference on application of basalt rock powder in agriculture.

    4. Registrations made before June 30, 2022 can be paid up to 3 installments, free interests.

    The participant will receive a confirmation of his registration by e-mail.

    For efficiency of recording, please click here   

    EFFICIENCY OF RECORDING
    1. Complete the registration form available at the Link.
    2. Complete the online registration form available on this Link.
    3. Payment of registration fees available at thePayment options

    For registration deadlines, please click here   

    REGISTRATION DEADLINES
    Booking fee: € 000.00 Per / pax paid at time of booking;
    1. Until July 31, 2022, the value indicated for each type of package;
    2. From August 1, 2022 to August 15, 2022, the amount indicated for each type of package increased by 15%;
    3. From August 16, 2022 to August 31, 2022, the value indicated for each type of package plus 20%;
    4. After September 1, 2022 to September 15, 2022, the value indicated for each type of package plus 25%.

    For payment options, please click here   

    PAYMENT OPTIONS
    The Organization accepts different payment methods:
    1. Bank transfer in Cape Verde:
    1.1. Bank account in Escudos [ECV];
    1.2. Bank account in Euros; [Eur];
    1.3. Bank account in Dollars [USD].

    2. Bank transfer in Europe:
    2.1. Bank account in Euros [ Eur ].

    3. Online payment through Bank Accounts in Europe:
    3.1. VISA card;
    3.2. Mastercard;
    3.3. Multibanco;
    3.4. MB Way;
    3.5. Direct Debits.

    For bank details for transfers in Euro, please click here   

    Bank details for transfers in Euro - €
    Bank
    in Cape Verde
    Bank
    in Europe
    BANK ACCOUNT 01 BANK ACCOUNT 02 BANK ACCOUNT 03
    Event name Basalt conference Event name Basalt conference Event name Basalt conference
    Bank address Praia city Bank address Praia city Bank address Lisbon
    Country Cape Verde Country Cape Verde Country Portugal
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    Account Nr xxx xxx xxx xxx Account Nr xxx xxx xxx xxx Account Nr xxx xxx xxx xxx
    Currency EUR Currency EUR Currency EUR
    NIB xxx xxx xxx xxx NIB xxx xxx xxx xxx NIB xxx xxx xxx xxx
    IBAN xxx xxx xxx xxx IBAN xxx xxx xxx xxx IBAN xxx xxx xxx xxx
    SWIFT xxx xxx xxx xxx SWIFT / BIC xxx xxx xxx xxx SWIFT / BIC xxx xxx xxx xxx

    For bank details for transfers in Escudos - ECV and in Dollars - USD, please click here   

    Bank details for transfers in Escudos - ECV and in Dollars - USD
    Bank
    in Cape Verde
    Bank
    in Cape Verde
    BANK ACCOUNT IN ECV BANK ACCOUNT IN USD
    Event name Basalt conference Event name Basalt conference
    Bank address Praia city Bank address Praia city
    Country Cape Verde Country Cape Verde
    Bank Website Web wwwwww Bank Website Web wwwwww
    Account Nr xxx xxx xxx xxx Account Nr xxx xxx xxx xxx
    Currency EUR Currency EUR
    NIB xxx xxx xxx xxx NIB xxx xxx xxx xxx
    IBAN xxx xxx xxx xxx IBAN xxx xxx xxx xxx
    SWIFT xxx xxx xxx xxx SWIFT / BIC xxx xxx xxx xxx

    For refund policy for amounts paid, please click here   

    REFUND POLICY FOR AMOUNTS PAID
    1. . More than 30 days from the date of the event: 100% refund of the amount paid, with deduction of the reservation fee paid.
    2. Up to 30 days before the date of the event: reimbursement of 80% of the amount paid.
    3. Up to 20 days before the event: reimbursement of 40% of the amount paid.
    4. Up to 15 days before the event: reimbursement of 20% of the amount paid.

    5. Less than 15 days before the event: no refund will be made for the amount paid.

    6. In the event of force majeure, the free substitution of a registration for another participant is authorized, provided that it is requested in writing, at the latest fifteen (15) days before the date of the event and it does not no refund will be made.

    7. If the participant, for whatever reason, is unable to meet the deadlines defined by the Organization for the various stages of the organization of his participation in the event, the Organization declines all responsibility if all or part of the services are not provided.

    For cost of participation in the event, please click here   

    ITEM AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS AND RESEARCHERS
    Early
    until July 31
    Regular
    August 01 - August 31
    Late
    later September 01
    Packages for agricultural producers €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    Packages for researchers €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
    Accommodation €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    Catering services €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    Social event €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    ITEM STUDENT AND ACADEMICS
    Early
    until July 31
    Regular
    August 01 - August 31
    Late
    later September 01
    Packages for teachers €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    Packages for 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
    Accommodation €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    Catering services €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    Social event €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    ITEM Environmental technicians and Nutritionists
    Early
    until July 31
    Regular
    August 01 - August 31
    Late
    later September 01
    Packages for Environmental technicians €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    Packages for Nutritionists €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
    Accommodation €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    Catering services €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    Social event €000.00 €000.00 €000.00
    ITEM STUDENT AND ACADEMICS
    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 LEISURE PACKAGES
    SANTIAGO ISLAND 75% for Companion
    €000.00 for conference attendees
    €000.00 for conference non-attendees
    SAO VICENTE ISLAND 75% for Companion
    €000.00 for conference attendees
    €000.00 for conference non-attendees
    SANTO ANTÃO 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
    SÃO NICOLAU 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
    BOAVISTA ISLAND 75% for Companion
    €000.00 for conference attendees
    €000.00 for conference non-attendees
    BRAVA ISLAND 75% for Companion
    €000.00 for conference attendees
    €000.00 for conference non-attendees
    MAIO ISLAND 75% for Companion
    €000.00 for conference attendees
    €000.00 for conference non-attendees

    All cancellations must be received in writing. In the event of force majeure, the free substitution of a registration for another participant is authorized, provided that it is requested in writing, at the latest fifteen (15) days before the date of the event and it does not no refund will be made. No refunds will be issued for additional activity fees unless the event is canceled. No cancellations will be accepted nor fees refunded 15 days before the event. There will be no refunds for no-shows. BASALT CONFERENCE is not responsible for cancellations mailed or faxed but not received. All refunds will be issued by 15 days after the event.

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    USEFUL INFORMATION
    1. The visa application is made via a platform made available on the Internet (www.ease.gov.cv). Exceptionally, it can be requested in Embassies, Consular Posts or upon arrival on national territory. The cost of Visa is paid directly to the competent authorities: € 30.00. If necessary, the Organization can assist the participants in the procedures for obtaining visas.
    2. The booking fee is non-refundable and may be deducted from the participation fee.
    3. A correctly registered participant (payment made), if he is not able to participate in the event, can transfer his registration to a third party. To this end, the replacement must be fully identified.
    4. The Organization has negotiated with its partners to offer event participants the best rates for hotels, flights and restaurants in Cape Verde.
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    The Atlantic Business Forum Event   

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



    FULL EVENT PACKAGE

    • Access to the Conference
    • Access to the Table Round
    • Access to the Business Forum
    • Access to the Business Round
    • Event Documentation
    • 2 Coffee breaks per day during the event
    • Lunch during the Event
    • Welcome Reception
    • Gala diner
    • Transfers
    • Disclosure of business offers
    • Branding on the event website
    • Certificate of Presentation

    AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS AND RESEARCHERS

    • Access to the Conference
    • Access to the Table Round
    • Event Documentation
    • 2 Coffee breaks per day during the event
    • Lunch during the Event
    • Welcome Reception
    • Gala diner
    • Transfers
    • Disclosure of business offers
    • Branding on the event website
    • Certificate of Presentation

    ACADEMICS AND STUDENT

    • Access to the Conference
    • Access to the Table Round
    • Event Documentation
    • 2 Coffee breaks per day during the event
    • Lunch during the Event
    • Welcome Reception
    • Gala diner
    • Transfers
    • Certificate of Presentation
    • THE BASALT POWDER

      Basalt is a magnesium-rich primitive rock containing also Silicon, Iron and Calcium and Trace minerals. It is a natural product, environmentally friendly with no elutriation/leaching into ground water. It is also non-toxic and safe to aquatic animals and plant-life.

      We are fortunate to have an excellent supply of raw basalt rock which we dry, crush and screen into various grades for a number of different industries at ...

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    • THE BENEFITS OF BASALT POWDER

      Basalt powder will recondition the soil naturally, giving healthier plants, fruit and vegetables and higher yields, faster.

      Basalt powder is a soil enhancer and 100% remineraliser consisting of natural organic minerals.

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    • THE CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS OF BASALT

      Silicates are necessary in building plant protein and in the synthesis of certain vitamins in plants. Silicates function as a vital element in protecting plants against insects and fungi attack, strengthening qualities and have been found to influence other minerals useful in plant metabolism...

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    • BASALT POWDER AND FOOD QUALITY

      Basalt Powder supply for Industrials and Agriculture.

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    • BASALT POWDER AND ENVIRONMENT

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    • BP AND AGRICULTURAL PROFITABILITY

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    • THE BASALT FIBER

      Basalt is a mineral of volcanic origin, dark or black. It is a heavy, tenacious and resilient rock. Its density is approximately 5% higher than that of glass.

      Basalt fiber results from the treatment of basaltic rock, composed of minerals such as plagioclase, pyroxene and olivine. As a by-product of basalt's own casting process (single ingredient used in fiber production), basalt fiber is of superior quality to other known fibers for ...

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    • THE CHARACTERISTICS OF BASALT FIBER

      In the industrial field, for example, basalt wool is produced by the melting of the basaltic rock at high temperatures, typically at 1450 º C, and is subsequently transformed into fibres by a centrifuging process.

      These fibres have excellent chemical and thermal resistance, besides having low thermal conductivity associated to a perfect acoustic absorption. Basalt fibres ...

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    • THE BASALT FIBER APPLICATIONS

      Production of high quality textile fibers, floor tiles, acid-resistant equipment for heavy industrial use, namely: Aerospace application; Agriculture; Automotive and Transportation; Building and Infrastructure; Energy; Pipes and Tanks; Marine; Sports and Recreation; basalt plastic pipers, basalt plastic reinforcement bars, basalt fiber roofing felt (ruberoid), basalt laminate used as a protective coating, heat-insulating basalt fiber materials...

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    • ADVANTAGES OF BASALT FIBER

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    • BASALT FIELDS IN CAPE VERDE

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    • SPEC OF BASALT IN CAPE VERDE

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