The 68th Annual National Convention of the Philippine Sugar Technologists Association (Philsutech) with the theme “Adaptability for a Sustainable Philippine Sugar Industry in the Changing World”, will be conducted via “face-to-face” format in Park Inn Hotel at SM City Bacolod on August 23 to 27.
“In view of the much-improved Covid-related health status of the city and the province, the Philsutech Board of Directors and Officers have decided to hold this year’s convention via face-to-face mode”, Haydee V. Rivera, Philsutech corporate secretary and administrative officer, said.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Philsutech was compelled to cancel the convention, which is one of the most awaited events among sugar industry stakeholders, a press release from the association said Tuesday, May 24.
When the health situation improved last year, the organization pushed through with the historic 67th Philsutech Annual National Convention at SMX, Bacolod City on August 2021, it added.
Last year’s event was momentous because it was the first time that the convention returned to Bacolod after 17 years of being held in Cebu, and it was also the first convention conducted in a hybrid format of a mix of mostly virtual interactions and limited actual physical appearances.
Hundreds of sugar industry leaders, technologists, technology providers, farmers, traders and millers are expected to participate in this year’s convention to update their knowledge on the latest industry technologies and developments. Delegates come not only from the Philippines but also from other sugar-producing countries.
The convention will also feature keynote messages from government officials and industry experts who can apprise stakeholders on issues affecting the industry, as well as the usual product exhibits, technical presentations, the Search for the Best Technical Paper, the Don Carlos L. Locsin Award and the Outstanding Sugar Practitioner Award.
The Annual General Membership Assembly will be conducted at the SMX Bacolod City 9:30 a.m. on August 26.
Engr. Noli Segovia, the Plant Manager of alcohol manufacturer URC-La Carlota Distillery, is the Overall Convention Chairman this year.
For more information, interested parties may contact the Philsutech Secretariat at telephone numbers 034-434-8127 / 434-1591 or via email at email@example.com, the press release said.*