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Programme
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SUMMARYOFTHE BUSINESS FORUM
The Business Forum on “Business Opportunities and Business Partnerships in the ECOWAS Space” is organized in five (5) presentation sessions presentation of business opportunities in each member country and in the invited region / country, a Workshop related to Trade and Investment in ECOWAS, and two B2B meeting sessions. The first session, as part of the opening ceremony, will include a presentation of the ECOWAS market as a whole, including the presentation of legal and financial instruments available to the private sector in this relevant regional economic space. This session will also include a generic presentation of the State of Paraná, which is the invited Region.

Following the speakers' opening remarks, 3 presentation blocks will follow. Each block will be represented by 5 ECOWAS member countries. Each block will have a duration of 2 hours, with each country having 24 minutes to presente existing business opportunities and business partnerships thereof. The presentation of the 15 ECOWAS member countries will be followed by a presentation of the Business Partnership Opportunities emerging from the State of Paraná, highlighting the following sectors: commerce, industry, agri-food, tourism, agriculture and ICT.

Relevant time is reserved for previously scheduled B2B meetings, namely the afternoon of March 27th. Networking periods between event participants, with prior registration. A personalized service, managed through its own web platform, will be made permanently available to the participants, allowing access, regardless of the geographic location of the interested parties, before, during and after the event, either to business opportunities or to opportunities for business partnerships, including access to a multisectoral database.

BUSINESS ROUND
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BUSINESS ROUND
The Business Round will take place on 25 March 2020, from 9:00 to 19:00, in the Conference Room of the PRAIA MAR Hotel, in the city of Praia, Cabo Verde. People who will participate must register in the Business Executive category. The Business Round consists of three steps:

STEP 1: Registration of participants and submission of their profiles. Participants, after registration, must submit their profiles for the Business Round from 1 December 2019.

STEP 2 Management and coordination of meetings between participants registered in the system, from the beginning of the registration until 29 February 2020.
STEP 3: On 7 March 2020, the Agenda of the scheduled meetings will be sent to all registered participants, indicating the profiles of the counterparties. These should also be registered for scheduled business meetings.
The Business Round of the Forum on "BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS IN THE ECOWAS SPACE" will include meetings between company executives and entrepreneurs from Brazil, Africa and other countries. The areas of interest are, among others: supply and demand of business opportunities; supply and demand of business partnerships and expertise; supply and demand of products (all types); supply and demand of services (all types); and supply and demand of equipment (all types).
As the registrations become effective, the registrants will receive, weekly, updated information on the expressions of interest presented for the different business areas  .
METHODOLOGY OF BUSINESS ROUNDS
The Business Round meetings of the FORUM will be coordinated according to the profiles and objectives of each registered Executive or Entrepreneur. The management will be done by a team that will use specialized software for this purpose. Each participant can directly generate a specific agenda according to their objectives or with the help of assistants. For this purpose, each registered Executive or Entrepreneur will be able to carry out an analysis of the companies and entrepreneurs with whom they wish to meet and request a meeting through the computer system. The meeting will be scheduled if the counterpart accepts the request for the meeting. No meeting shall be scheduled unless the specific objectives have been defined in advance.
However, it is important to clarify that the Organization does not guarantee that the participants have the intended meetings, since the objective of the Business Round is the planning and coordination of important and quality meetings, with specific and well-defined objectives. The scheduling and coordination of meetings depends on the existence of a counterpart willing to meet with the representatives of the registered companies or entrepreneurs, with very clear objectives. Participants must have the capacity to make decisions.
BENEFITS OF THE FORUM BUSINESS ROUND
If your company or activity is linked to trade, import and export, logistics, investment and business participation, exercising the function of executive innovation, information technology, marketing, e-commerce, agriculture, livestock, tourism, hotels, training or consulting, a meeting in the Business Round can offer you important business opportunities, as well as help you find solutions to expand your market, connecting you to partners or potential strategic partners in a market of high potential and full of business opportunities.
The main benefits of participating in the Business Round of the Forum are :
■ Saving time and logistics: each executive or entrepreneur, through the Business Round, can hold up to 16 meetings of 30 minutes each, during 25 March 2020, and each of the meetings is prepared in advance, which will enable concrete results according to the defined objectives. If your company signs up, for example, 4 executives, it can hold up to 64 important meetings with executives from 20 countries on a single day, which in other circumstances would mean weeks or even months of travel, stays, coordination and time required for that purpose.
■ Expansion of your base of business contacts and meeting other players in your Core sector, making alliances and partnerships to expand your business network.
■ Establish contacts with the main companies and professionals in the sector of your activity that would otherwise be very difficult to achieve.
■ Expand your commercial and business networks in the African, American and other continent markets.
SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL INITIATIVES
ATLANTIC BUSINESS CENTER and its network of strategic partners, ASSOCIATED PARTNERS, support your company by helping it position itself in the markets before, during and after the event.
The Partners, here called ASSOCIATED PARTNERS, plan, direct and coordinate the activities related to the marketing and sale of products and/or services managed by ATLANTIC BUSINESS CENTER, also supporting the companies and entrepreneurs in the markets where it operates.
The activity of ASSOCIATED PARTNERS consists of the following :
■ Coordination of the activities of the business network in the geographical region under their direction;
■ Definition and management of the market under their direction;
■ Planning and scheduling of meetings;
■ Survey of business opportunities and needs of companies in the network;
■ Preparation of proposals;
■ Negotiation with public entities that are responsible for attracting foreign investment to the respective country in order to obtain legal benefits and advantages for the interested companies;
■ Quality assurance of business initiatives in the territory where the network companies operate;
  ■ Market analysis;
■ Ensure business between customers and suppliers;

Programme
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SUMMARYOFTHE BUSINESS FORUM
The Business Forum on “Business Opportunities and Business Partnerships in the ECOWAS Space” is organized in five (5) presentation sessions presentation of business opportunities in each member country and in the invited region / country, a Workshop related to Trade and Investment in ECOWAS, and two B2B meeting sessions. The first session, as part of the opening ceremony, will include a presentation of the ECOWAS market as a whole, including the presentation of legal and financial instruments available to the private sector in this relevant regional economic space. This session will also include a generic presentation of the State of Paraná, which is the invited Region.

Following the speakers' opening remarks, 3 presentation blocks will follow. Each block will be represented by 5 ECOWAS member countries. Each block will have a duration of 2 hours, with each country having 24 minutes to presente existing business opportunities and business partnerships thereof. The presentation of the 15 ECOWAS member countries will be followed by a presentation of the Business Partnership Opportunities emerging from the State of Paraná, highlighting the following sectors: commerce, industry, agri-food, tourism, agriculture and ICT.

Relevant time is reserved for previously scheduled B2B meetings, namely the afternoon of March 27th. Networking periods between event participants, with prior registration. A personalized service, managed through its own web platform, will be made permanently available to the participants, allowing access, regardless of the geographic location of the interested parties, before, during and after the event, either to business opportunities or to opportunities for business partnerships, including access to a multisectoral database.

Programme
For full programme, please click here   

SUMMARYOFTHE BUSINESS FORUM
The Business Forum on “Business Opportunities and Business Partnerships in the ECOWAS Space” is organized in five (5) presentation sessions presentation of business opportunities in each member country and in the invited region / country, a Workshop related to Trade and Investment in ECOWAS, and two B2B meeting sessions. The first session, as part of the opening ceremony, will include a presentation of the ECOWAS market as a whole, including the presentation of legal and financial instruments available to the private sector in this relevant regional economic space. This session will also include a generic presentation of the State of Paraná, which is the invited Region.

Following the speakers' opening remarks, 3 presentation blocks will follow. Each block will be represented by 5 ECOWAS member countries. Each block will have a duration of 2 hours, with each country having 24 minutes to presente existing business opportunities and business partnerships thereof. The presentation of the 15 ECOWAS member countries will be followed by a presentation of the Business Partnership Opportunities emerging from the State of Paraná, highlighting the following sectors: commerce, industry, agri-food, tourism, agriculture and ICT.

Relevant time is reserved for previously scheduled B2B meetings, namely the afternoon of March 27th. Networking periods between event participants, with prior registration. A personalized service, managed through its own web platform, will be made permanently available to the participants, allowing access, regardless of the geographic location of the interested parties, before, during and after the event, either to business opportunities or to opportunities for business partnerships, including access to a multisectoral database.

CONFERENCE SPEAKER GUIDELINES

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 to Friday, 08 November 2019
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International Conference Guidelines for Speakers

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 21 October 2019.

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@basaltconferemce.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 2019 is 15 October 2019. 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 October 2019.

»Deadline for Speaker final Presentations: 31 October 2019.

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.



Operation of The Program

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 to Friday, 08 November 2019
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Operation of The Program

»The International Conference on "APPLICATION OF BASALT POWDER IN AGRICULTURE AND BASALT FIBRE IN INDUSTRY - Its advantages as Fertilizer and Reinforcement of Composite Materials" is organized in 4 (four) thematic conferences and 8 (eight) 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.forumconference.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.

»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.

Instructions for preparation of publications

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Instructions for preparation of publications

The organization of the event will compile the main communications presented at the Conference entitled "APPLICATION OF BASALT POWDER ON AGRICULTURE AND BASALT FIBRE IN INDUSTRY - Its advantages as Fertilizer and Reinforcement of Composite Materials", aiming at its publication.

The following are some recommendations for the presentation of these papers and communications for the above purposes.

Therefore, authors wishing to publish their work as referred to above should submit their full papers to the address events@basaltconference.com, not later than 60 (sixty) days before the date of the event.

THEMES
Papers should be restricted to three sectors, excluding any other:

i) Application of basalt powder in agriculture as fertilizer;

ii) Application of basalt fibre in industry; and

iii) Ornamental stones based on basalt.

TITLE
Formatting the title: It should always be in capital letters, except for any formulas, units, and other particulars.

i) Font: Arial 12, bold and centralized;

ii) Block letter format should not be used;

iii) Maximum 3 simple lines;

iv) Name (s) of the author (s);

v) Name of the place of work (of all authors);

vi) Full postal address and e-mail (only for sending correspondence to the author), 4 simple lines at most.

SUMMARY
The summary must contain a maximum of 150 words, written in italics.

Each author enrolled in the Conference may submit up to three papers.

Summary should contain, briefly, the main elements of the complete work, i.e. the identification of the topic to be addressed and the specific objectives of the work, the methodology and the main results and conclusions.

The content of the summary will be analyzed by the Scientific Committee of the event for the following purposes:
• Acceptance of the paper or not;

• Classify papers according to areas of knowledge or interest;

• The authors should inform in due time of the logistics necessary to present their work.

The following are some acceptance criteria as minimum conditions:
Key words: basalts of Cabo Verde; Praia conference; Cabo Verde conference (maximum 5).

INTRODUCTION
Papers should be written with the “WORD” word processor, without the use of macros. Files with macros will be returned to authors. The files must have a maximum of 5 MB and must be free of viruses. The format of the pages should be A4, with side margins of 2.5 cm and paragraphs of 1.0 cm. The font must be Arial of size 11 and line spacing between lines of 1.5 cm. The text should not contain header or footer. The paper must have a maximum of 8 pages and can be written in Portuguese, French or English. All papers must have abstracts in two of these languages.

The content of the paper should have the following structure:
i) Title;

ii) Summary;

iii) Keywords;

iv) The main text should be structured in chapters;

v) Acknowledgements;

vi) References.

The chapter headings should be printed in capital letters near the left margin. Chapter headings should be separated from the text by simple spaces, above and below. Subheadings must be capitalized, underscores, started at 1.0 cm from the left margin and separated from the text by only a single space.

References should be indicated sequentially by numbers in parentheses and references in the text.

EQUATIONS, UNITS, IMAGES AND TABLES

Equations

Equations should be printed centred relative to the page. If the expression does not fit on one line, it may continue on the next line as long as it is on the same page. The presentation of the equations must be done in the order in which they appear in the text, being referenced with a capital letter. The letter should be in parentheses, on the right side of the equation to which it relates, as illustrated in the example below:
In the text, to refer to expressions, an uppercase letter must be used in parentheses. At least one simple space must be left above and below the equations. Units
The International System (SI) of Units must be used.

Images
Images should be adjusted on the page. Captions should be inserted below the images. The images should be referenced in the text and appear in an appropriate place, leaving at least a single space above and below each image. Images should not be accumulated at the end of the text. The images should be of good quality and can be coloured, and should be in the following formats: *.jpg; *.png and *.gif, and the full paper should be no longer than 8 pages and 5 MB.

Tables
Tables should be presented as close as possible to the citation in the text, leaving a simple space above and below each table. The numbering should be in Arabic numerals. Captions should be placed at the top of the table.

Copyright
All submitted papers will remain the property of BASALT Conference. In the event of any economic benefit to BASALT Conference, authors are guaranteed a percentage of 20% of these advantages.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
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Terms and Conditions

Clause 1
Participant and BUNINESS TORUM


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 BUSINESS FORUM, 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 30 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 register@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 register@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:

» Cancellations made up to 30 days before the start of the Event: Subject to 5% administrative charge penalty;

» Cancellations made between 14 and 7 days before the start of the Event: Subject to 50% administrative charge penalty;

» Cancellations made less than 7 days before the start of the Event: Subject to 100% administrative charge penalty;

For the purposes of paragraphs 2.1 to 2.4, 6 November 2019, Wednesday, should be considered the first day of the event.



Clause 11
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 register@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 register@basaltconference.com or via the Secretariat of the Event.
REGISTRATION FEES
The Business Forum on “Business Opportunities and Business Partnerships in the ECOWAS Space” is organized in five (5) presentation sessions presentation of business opportunities in each member country and in the invited region / country, a Workshop related to Trade and Investment in ECOWAS, and Business Round. The first session, as part of the opening ceremony, will include a presentation of the ECOWAS market as a whole, including the presentation of legal and financial instruments available to the private sector in this relevant regional economic space. This session will also include a generic presentation of the State of Paraná, which is the invited Region.

Standart registration fee of the International Business Forum on “Business Opportunities and Business Partnerships in the ECOWAS Space” 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 Meeting Opportunity area. 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].

Early registration end January 31, 2020. Regular registration end Mars 15, 2020.

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
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    THE EVENT

    ROUND TABLE OF INTEGRATION AND DEBATES

    Agricultural land can be degraded for many reasons, including: shifting cultivation (or agricultural nomadism), overgrazing, over-exploitation of soils, excessive deforestation, soil salinization after years of intensive irrigation, repeated soil flooding, as well as by natural wear process of rocks (weathering), among others. In this sense, it is necessary to redouble our efforts, to take measures and adopt practices to restore degraded soils and, consequently, restore their fertility.

    In June 2006, African leaders gathered in Abuja, Nigeria, to take action to highlight the importance of fertilizers for an African green revolution. The main outcome of this summit confirmed the commitment of African Heads of State to achieve a rapid increase in the use of fertilizers on the continent, increasing the average from 9 kilograms per hectare in 2006 to at least 50 kilograms per hectare in 2015, a target that even to this day, 2021, has not yet been met, as shown by the data presented in the following two pages of this document.

    The average fertilizer consumption in Africa is 10 kg / ha, about 10% of the world average, and almost 20 times less than the Asian average (191 kg / ha) and 9 times less than the Latin American average (94 kg / ha). The low use of fertilizers in Africa is due to the high price of fertilizers, given the purchasing power of farmers and the lack of alternatives available to producers and farmers.

    Over the past decades, relevant applied research centers, universities and governments have devoted themselves to finding alternatives to traditional chemical fertilizers, both with a view to increasing agricultural profitability and the quality of the food produced and Environmental protection. The application of rock powder in agriculture has proven to be an appropriate solution for agriculture to meet the challenges facing contemporary society, both in the present and in the future.

    It is in this context that a «Round Table of Integration and Debates» will take place, bringing together some of the most eminent international researchers in the field of the use of rock powder for the fertilization of agricultural soils. Professionals from the agricultural sector will also participate in this round table: professionals in environmental protection; nutrition professionals; academics; researchers; Municipal managers and national and international development decision-makers.

    JUNE 09 IN CABO VERDE

    THE PROGRAMME OF ROUND TABLE

    THE SPEAKERS

     

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    • Lunch during the Event
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    • Gala diner
    • Branding on the event website
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    BASALT THE WEALTH OF NATIONSTHE EVENT« APPLICATION OF BASALT POWDER IN AGRICULTURE »
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