SINGAPORE, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It is now in the final few days before Aquarama, the ornamental aquatic industry's premier biennial event, opens its doors to the trade and public…followed a day later by its sister -- but independent -- show, Pet Asia.
As expected, all the established and well-loved Aquarama favourites have been retained for this latest edition. However, complacency is a word that doesn't exist in the Aquarama vocabulary! The team is always alert to market trends and developing 'hot' issues, and take appropriate steps to bring these to the event. It is also always on the lookout for ways to reach new audiences, exhibitors and visitors.
A perfect example of a combination of all the above is the introduction of the world of public aquaria to Aquarama 2015 - a perfectly logical move, since the ornamental aquatic industry supplies both the home and public aquaria sectors.
Conscious of this duality, Aquarama set up a Public Aquaria Committee and its members have come up with a really exciting and relevant programme of activities, which will highlight and reinforce the links between the two components of this spectrum, as well as forge new agreements, collaborations and understanding. This specially devised programme will include features, such as a Round Table Discussion and a Public Aquaria Seminar, where topics ranging from sustainable harvesting for both industries, to artificial insemination of sharks and rays, will be addressed by an international panel of top experts.
Away from public aquaria, the ever-popular and universally respected competitions welcome a colourful newcomer: the Crystal Bee Shrimp Competition. Launched in recognition of the ongoing interest in these tiny jewels, this will be a 'micro' competition of 'major' beauty proportions. Being the first staging of this new competitive element, the limit of entries was set at 40. It was therefore hugely encouraging to find that the period for registering entries had to close early because the target was met with more than one month to go.
This high level of demand for space also occurred with regard to several other categories, among them Betta, Guppy (Trio) and Dragon Fish, all of which had to close early. And the good news continues, because the ever-popular Farm Visits were also fully booked and the Trade and Public Seminar programmes are full to the brim as well.
Moving away from aquatics to pets in general, Pet Asia is, once again, being held alongside, but independently from, Aquarama, with its own programme of activities. This show will open one day after Aquarama, i.e. on Friday, 29 May, and will last for three days, complimentary to all trade and public visitors.
Highlights well worth noting are: Day 1 - Pet Style Grooming Examination and Dog Grooming Examination; Day 2 - Dog Obedience Competition; Day 3 - National Rabbit Show, Fancy Rabbit Show and Cavy (Guinea Pig) Show.
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