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Livestock Philippines 2019 Exhibition Postponed On Instruction of the Department of Agriculture due to Concerns of African Swine Fever

MANILA, Philippines, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Agriculture has implemented tightened quarantine controls as one of its strategies since the outbreak started last year. As a result, the Department and the local swine industry have raised the possibility of ASF entering the country through international events, as some of the foreign exhibitors and/or participants may come from ASF infected countries.

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Although Swine is only one component of Livestock Philippines, the organizers, based on expert advice, had put in place extensive biosecurity measures including the cooperation of the attendees to follow strict quarantine measures. However these measures were not seen as sufficient and the industry associations have requested our cooperation to postpone the event to a later date.

We seek the understanding of foreign and local trade associations, governments, attendees, exhibitors and other stake holders such as shipping companies, hotels and tour operators who are severely affected due to the late decision. We also hope that the associations and stakeholders related to Aquaculture, Feeds, Broiler, Layer and Cattle understand and support the swine industry's concerns.

All Livestock Philippines 2019 participants may get in touch with their respective UBM office for details. We look forward to your continuous support in 2020 when this event will return, many thanks for your kind understanding.

About Livestock Philippines Expo

Livestock Philippines is the leading technology and equipment exhibition in the Philippines since 2011. The event showcases the best and finest in livestock equipment, feeds, meat and aquaculture industries. Livestock Philippines is organised by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world. Please visit www.livestockphilippines.com for more information.

About Informa Markets

Livestock Philippines is organised by Informa Markets, a division of Informa plc. Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world's leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.

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