Thought this might interest you. I trimmed it down, mostly cutting
logistics and details - you could ask one of the people listed at the end
if you want the longer version of the email.
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From: "Andy Clark, SAN Coordinator", INTERNET:email@example.com
To: sanet-mg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, Jan 11, 1997, 8:04 AM
Subject: Conference Announcement (Beijing)
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Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 09:28:51 +0800
To: "Andy Clark, SAN Coordinator" <email@example.com>
Subject: Dear Dr Clark, The following is an e-mail conference announcement
August 20-23, 1997,
AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Sponsored by The Committee of Sustainable
Agriculture of Chinese Sustainable Development Society World Sustainable
Organized by Department of Agri-Resources Management and Regional
Planning, Ministry of Agriculture(MOA) Institute of Natural Resources and
Regional Planning of Chinese Academy of Agri. Science China International
Conference Center for Science and Technology
Supported by State Science and Technology Commission(SSTC) China
Association for Science and Technology INVITATION
Dear colleagues and friends:
ISSAT97, will be held in Beijing, China, from August 20 -23, 1997.
Sustainable agriculture has become a domain of top priority in the
agricultural and rural development of the contemporary world. It has
obviously helped to promote the agricultural economy and sustainable
social development, to better protect ecological environment and
reasonably utilize the resources. The past few years have witnessed
rapidly progress of the sustainable agricultural technology in China and
great achievements have been made in the areas of crop breeding, plant
protection, environmental protection, bioengineering, rural energy
utilization, soil and water management.
In order to further promote the understanding and exchange between
specialists of sustainable agricultural technology in China and other
countries, we cordially invite you as well as your family members to
participate in this symposium, ISSAT97 and its related social programs.
We shall do our best to make your stay in China a very pleasant and
Chairman of ISSAT97
Mr. He Kang
Member of NPC Standing Committee
Fomer Minister, MOA
Mr. Lu Liangshu
Vice President, Academician, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering
Mr. Han Deqian
Vice-Minister, SSTC. Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Sustainable
Mr. Hong Fuzeng
Vice-Minister, MOA. Chairman of the Chinese Sustainable Agriculture
Mr. J.Patrick Madden
World Sustainable Agriculture Association.
Chairman of Academic Committee Mr. Cheng Xu Director-General, Dept. of
Science and Technology, MOA. Professor of China Agri. University Mr. Wang
Division Chief, Dept. of Rural Science and Technology, SSTC, Professor of
China Agri. University.
Chairman of Organizing Committee
Mrs. Li Jingyi
Deputy Director-General, Dept. of Agri-Resources Management and Regional
Mr. Wang Daolong,
Division Chief, Dept. of Agri-Resources Management and Regional Plannig.
Mr. Tang Huajun
Director-General, Institute of Natural Resources and Regional Planning of
Chinese Academy of Agriculture Science.
1. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technology.
2. Non-pollution production technology for crops, vegetables and fruits.
3. Water saving technology and prevention of secondary salinization
4. Effective techniques for water/soil conservation.
5. Relation and comparative studies between Chinese Ecological Agriculture
(CEA) and sustainable agriculture.
6. Agro-ecological engineering, its role in sustainable agriculture.
7. Proverty alleviation and rural development.
8. Participatory approach: its use for sustainable agriculture practice.
9. Information system technology for sustainable agriculture.
10.Identification of policy barrier for sustainable agriculture and how to
11.Technology of raising efficiency of agricultural inputs, such as
12.Management systems for sustainable use of agricultural natural
The working language of the Symposium is English.
SYMPOSIUM FACILITIES Standard projection facilities for 35mm slides and
overhead projectors will be available in all meeting rooms.
Before June 1, 1997 After June 1, 1997
Participants USD USD
Accompanying Person USD USD
Registered participants are entitled to:
1. Attendance of all sessions
2. Tea breaks
3. An abstract
4. Welcome Reception
5. Farewell Banquet
Registered accompanying persons:
1. Opening Ceremony
2. Welcome Reception
3. Farewell Banquet
PRE-REGISTRATION Please complete the Registration Form and return it with
the registration fees to the secretariat before deadline June 1, 1997. Any
Registration Form without registration fees will not be processed.
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For information about technical program, abstracts, please contact:
Dr Zhongyu Ma, Coordinator of ISSAT97
Institute of Natural Resources and Regional Planning, CAAS
30 Baishiqiao Road, Beijing, 100081
Tel: 62174433 ext. 2291
For information about registration, hotel reservations, tours, visa
applications, cancellations and payment, please contact:
Mr. Wu Shaoyuan
CICCST / ISSA97 Fax: (86 - 10) 62575691/62546498
44 Kexueyuan Nan Lu Tel: (86 - 10) 62575683
Beijing 100086, China Email: firstname.lastname@example.org