NAA’s 5th Annual Algae Production Certification Program and Commercial Algae Production Growing, Harvesting and Extraction Networking Workshop October 19-20, 2012 The Woodlands, TX
8 Reasons You Should Attend the NAA Workshop
1. Networking – Strategic Alliances, JV’s and Business Transactions have occurred at NAA Conferences
2. Attendees are tired of hearing theory, we need more research and we are 10 years away. They want to talk about commercial algae production or algae farming today.
3. If government grants are non-existent and budgets drastically cut, why do you need lobbyists? For over 50 years lobbyists traditionally endorsed more research grants, not commercial algae production. That game is over.
4. No need to save on expensive hotels. Our hotels are affordable without any discounts.
5. NAA is the first algae trade association in the US focused on commercial algae production and algae farming. We do not have to promote ourselves as the “largest biomass conference in the world.”
6. NAA is represented in 49 states and 9 countries.
7. NAA is not in the business of selling exhibit booths. Never have been and never will be. Due to the quality of presentations about commercial algae production, attendees rarely leave the conference room to stand around looking at exhibit booths. We allow vendors to display their literature on small tables in the hall. The cost to have a table is $250 if your company needs one, and the funds supplement our scholarship fund.
8. We have been listening to researchers and grant recipients talk about new algae research for over 50 years. In business you are not given 50 years to do research. Our attendees want to learn about serious commercial algae production. After all, we can either spend another 50 years researching and creating more technologies that render the last technologies useless, or we can free the researchers up to do something else while we spend those funds producing algae on a commercial basis. If we do not have a serious commitment to commercial algae production in the US, there is no need to spend more money on more research and more algae technologies, lobbyist groups or government involvement.
“Without commercial algae production every existing and new technology has no value or need. At the end of the day someone has to produce it.” READ MORE