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Event Type:Festival
Organizer:KIK and Department of Agriculture & Livestock (DAL), Government of Papua New Guinea
Date:26 - 28 September 2019
Event Location:Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Provisional Program for the Inaugural National Coconut Festival 2019

 

DAY 1.  Thursday 26th September 2019.

              08:00 – 08:30   Registration

              08:30.              Opening Ceremony –  Master of Ceremony - Meriba Tulo/Peter Niesi

                                      Traditional dancing group lead guest into the arena

                                      Introduction and Welcome – Master of Ceremony

                                      Opening Prayer – Rev. (TBC)

                                      National Anthem & Pledge - Car Memorial Primary School Choir

                                      Speeches

                                      > Welcome & Opening Remarks – KIK Board Chairman

                                      > Overview of the Coconut Industry in P.N.G – KIK Acting Managing Director

                                      > Overview of the Coconut Industry around the World – ICC Executive Director

                                      > Minister for Agriculture & Livestock

                                      > Minister for National Planning & Monitoring

                                      > Keynote Speaker – Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.

              11:00.  Coconut Products Exhibition Tour – The Prime Minister & the VIP’s

              11:30.  Coconut Refreshment Break for Speakers & Invited Guests (Board Room – Indoor Complex)

              12.30   Registration for the Seminars

              13:00.  Seminar (20min: 15min  presentation & 5min question)

            SESSION 1:  Chairman – Dr. Eric Omuru

            1. Virgin Coconut Oil 

                -  Nutrition & Health Benefits of Coconuts & Coconut Oil (& byproducts) – Arguments for and against

                   based on Scientific Ecvidence > Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit

               -   Production & Health benefits of VCO > Mr. Anas (Vico Bagoes)

            2. Coconut Downstream Processing & Value Addition

                -  Coconut Shell Utilization & Charcoal Product Manufacturing :

                   The Story of Tom COCOCHA Indonesia  > Mr. Asep J. Mulyana

                -  Coconut Bio-Fuel Production & Utilization (as an alternative source of energy) > Mr. Derek Middleton (Kulili Estates)

                -  White Copra Production & Marketing > Mr. Sasikumar (Marico)

              15:00   Coconut Refreshment Break

              SESSION 2: Chairman – Mr. Uron Salum

              1.  Coconut Manufacturing Equipment

                  - Fully Integrated Processing System for Multiple Products of Coconut – Dr Rajarathinam

                  - Appropriate Technologies with related Proto-type Equipment for Small-scale Processing of Coconut

                    Products – Dr. Rizal Alamsyah

             16:30    END OF DAY 1

             06.30 – 9.30pm Cocktail for invited guests – TBA

                                             

DAY 2. Friday, 27th September 2019.

             08:30. Seminar (20min: 15min presentation & 5min question)

            SESSSION 3:  Chairman – Mr. Ted Sitapai

            1. Climate Smart Farms & Coconut Based Farming Systems

                - Climate Smart Coconut Farming Systems > Dr. Ramon Rivera

                - Cutting-Edge Coconut Breeding > Dr. Ismail Maskromo

                - Bogia Coconut Syndrome in its potential impacts > Dr Lastus Kuniata/Dr Eremas Tade

 

           2. Market Trends of Coconut & Coconut Products

               - Global Market Trends – Mr Alit Pirmansah

               - Regional Market Trends- Mr Naheed

            Coconut Refreshment Break

            SESSION 4:         Chairman – Dr. James Kaiulo

            3. Coconut Producer Organizations & Coconut Business

                - Farmer Producer Organizations (Indian Model) > Ms Mridula Kottekate

                - Coconut Cooperative Society in PNG (FOWIAD) > Mrs. Monica Otto

                - Women in Coconut Business (Oshin Organics) > Ms. Ernestine Kong

          12:00.  End of Seminar

          13:00.  Coconut Products Exhibition Continues

          16:00.  END OF DAY 2.

DAY 3 – Saturday, 28th September 2019.

          08:30.  Exhibition continues

          10:00.  Competition & Awarding of Prices

                      i.   Poems

                      ii.  Artwork

                      iii. Photo Competition

                      iv. Entertainment

                      v.  Coconut Dishes

           13:00.  Games & Awarding of Prices

                        i.  Pinisim Kokonas (tender nut)

                        ii.  Kokonas Grating (5x nuts)

                        iii. Kokonas Bowling

                        iv. Kokonas Toy Making

                        v.  Kokonas Fashion

            16:00.   END OF DAY 3.

            18:00.  Closing Ceremony & Dinner (By Invitation)

                        > Open by MC

                        > Prayer – Rev. (TBC)

                        > Closing Speech – Deputy Chairman of KIK Board

            20:00.  Dinner

                         Entertainment by Gwadu Band

            22: 00.  END OF THE INAUGURAL NATIONAL COCONUT FESTIVAL 2019

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