According to the organizers, Aquarama is the leading biennial international ornamental fish, aquatic plants, invertebrates and accessories trade exhibition in the world. It started back in 1989 and has attracted exhibitors, trade and public visitors from all corners of the globe. The next exhibition that is scheduled to run from 28-31 May 2015 is said to be an affair not to be missed!
The organizers and a specially convened public aquarium committee are launching a program of sub-events aimed specifically at public aquarium personnel. This committee, consisting of Scott Dowd (Senior Aquarist at the New England Aquarium, Boston, USA), Ramon Barbosa (Senior Curator at the S.E.A. Aquarium in Sentosa, Singapore) and Rob Jones (‘The Aquarium Vet’ and veterinarian at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Australia) and co-ordinated by Aquarama Consultant, John Dawes, is devising a program of activities tailored to the needs of the public aquarium industry, as well as the fostering of closer links between the home aquarium industry and public aquaria.
Aquarama will be dedicating over 50% of its available seminar and meeting time slots to a number of activities aimed at bringing both industries closer together than ever before.
Some of the items on the agenda that could be quite interesting are:
- Artificial Reproduction Techniques in Sharks and Rays seminar
- Prolonged Transportation and Captive Husbandry of Manta Rays seminar
- The Initiative to Promote Conservation and Sustainable Management of Home Aquarium Fishes seminar
- International fish competition
- Marine nano tank competition
- Marine tank competition
- Fish photography competition
So if you’re in Singapore in May, why not pop in at Aquarama and have a look!