Friday, June 20, 2008

Invitation: 8th ASEAN Science and Technology Conference

Dear Dr. Saldaña:

We are pleased to announce the holding of the 8th ASEAN Science and Technology Week (ASTW) Scientific and Technical Conference to be held on July 3-4, 2008 at Hotel Sofitel, Pasay City, Manila, Philippines.

Sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as host of the 8th ASTW, the conference seeks to disseminate information on S&T developments and provide opportunities for interaction and collaboration among various stakeholders of S&T.

Some 300 participants from ASEAN member countries and ASEAN dialogue partners are expected to attend this event.

The Conference revolves on the theme, "ASEAN S&T: Addressing Regional and Global Challenges in the 21st Century" to highlight the strategic role of S&T in finding sustainable solutions to national and regional problems as well as facilitating regional integration for global competitiveness.

It features oral and poster presentations on the following topics: 1) Disaster Mitigation, 2)Alternative Energy, 3) Information and Communications Technology, 4) Functional Food, and 5)S&T Capacity Building.

In this regard, we are pleased to invite you to attend the Conference.

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Thank you and we look forward to your participation in the 8th ASEAN S&T Week Technical and Scientific Conferences.

Very truly yours,

Executive Director, PCASTRD
and Chair,
8th ASTW Committee for Scientificand Technical Conferences

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