Submitted by angelicas on Mon, 01/13/2020 - 16:22
Lead image: Exhibition and visibility opportunities at the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas
January 13, 2020 by angelicas
Island and Ocean Ecosystems

13 January, 2020 – The 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas is seeking expressions of interest from projects and programmes, organisations and the private sector that want visibility and exhibition space, as well as potential sponsors who are keen to support and be involved in this significant regional event.

Hosted by the Government of New Caledonia, the conference will be held at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre from 19-24 April 2020, with the theme for the conference  ‘Nature Conservation Action for a Resilient Pacific.’

The conference is being coordinated by the Government of New Caledonia, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT), chaired by the Director of the Oceania Regional Office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Over the past 45 years, the conference has been a significant event for a diverse range of stakeholders from community groups and individuals, scientific experts, students, government representatives and organisations in nature conservation in the Pacific region. The previous conference held in Fiji in 2013 had 800 participants, and it is expected that the 2020 conference will be just as big presenting a great opportunity for organisations, professionals, groups and the private sector to promote initiatives and products that support conservation and environmental protection.

For the 10th Conference we are inviting stakeholders working in nature conservation in the Pacific who want to meet, network and contribute to the ongoing agenda for Pacific nature conservation. Stakeholders include Pacific island governments and communities, intergovernmental organisations, non-government organisations, donors, development partners, youth groups, academia and more.

This gathering is a great opportunity for stakeholders and actors within the region to collaborate and provide support to not only the conference, but the work being undertaken to protect the Pacific, by securing an exhibition booth, or purchasing sponsorship or visibility opportunities. This is an important opportunity for conservationists and practitioners to promote the inspiring work they do, and to be partners in meaningful nature conservation action in the Pacific islands, as well as the private sector to reach this diverse audience.

“The 10th Conference will be a significant meeting as this will develop the Pacific regional priorities identifying the need for urgent and real action that countries can take to the CBD CoP15 post-2020 discussions that will occur in October next year,” said Ms Juney Ward, Ecosystem and Biodiversity Office of SPREP.

The conference will provide additional benefits and opportunities, such as networking, establishing a Pacific presence in nature conservation, finding out about new projects, services and products and learning more about existing ones.

As an integral part of the conference, exhibition spaces will be provided throughout the conference at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea, New Caledonia; from Sunday 19th April through to Friday 24th April 2020. This will be a great opportunity for exhibitors to display their projects, products and services.

For those interested, there are options to choose from to either exhibit or sponsor with a range of opportunities available. Feel free to contact us to discuss further, to suggest other ideas you may have, and to lock in the package you want to secure.

For more information on sponsorship and exhibition, please download this resource: https://www.pacificnatureconference.com/conference/Sponsorship-exhibition and contact our team by email at [email protected].

To find out more about the conference, please visit the Conference webpage here www.pacificnatureconference.com or the SPREP website: www.sprep.org.