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Technical tour to view cotton research facilities in South Africa
Aug '09
A technical tour to view cotton research facilities in South Africa will be offered to participants in the 68th Plenary Meeting. The tour will include visits to a game reserve in the African bush and a tour of the Agricultural Research Council Institute for Industrial Crops.

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This is a two-night tour during September 11-13 following the plenary meeting. The cost is approximately US$670 per person sharing or US$820 per individual. Additional information is attached. Contact Ms. Doreen Sedibe, Conference and Events Coordinator, Travel with Flair, (27-12) 424-3303; twf741@twf.co.za. Tours can be booked in South Africa during the plenary meeting. Please visit the ICAC web site for the flyer.

Arrangements for the 68th Plenary Meeting are nearly complete. Final arrangements at the Cape Town International Convention Centre are being confirmed, and the agenda for the meeting is complete. 73 speakers from 27 countries and 8 international organizations are confirmed, and total attendance will be between 400 and 500 people from approximately 45 countries and 8 international organizations.

The meeting will be held in Cape Town, South Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). A variety of hotels are within walking distance of the CTICC, and the historic Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, combining history, leisure, shopping and sightseeing is nearby. Registration is available at ICAC.org.

The Secretariat of the Committee publishes information related to world cotton production, supply, demand and prices, and provides technical information on cotton production technology. Detailed statistics are found bimonthly in COTTON: Review of the World Situation, $185 per year via email, $225 per year in hard copy. A monthly outlook is available by email for $295 per year. Access to the latest weekly estimates of world cotton supply and use by the Secretariat is available on the Internet for $460 per year.

International Cotton Advisory Committee

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