A two-day National Pili National Scientific Conference and Trade Fair will be held on November 5-6, 2018, at the Avenue Plaza Convention center in Naga City.
The event is under the auspices of the Philippine Pili Industry League headed by Rosalina S. Tan in cooperation with government and other agencies. Topics to be discussed on Day 1 include Status, prospects and Bicol initiatives for the Pili Industry; Pili tree: anatomy, chemical composition, physical properties and uses; Establishing and maintaining a Pili plantation; Post-production practices and technologies; Tapping Pili for sustained resin yield; and Extraction and analysis technologies for medicinal and aromatic plants from field to market.
Topics on Day2 include: Composition of Manila elemi oil; Business opportunities in Manila elemi; Pili pulp oil: bioextracton, lipid composition and potential application for the food industry; Ensuring the quality of essential oils through standardization; Biological activity of Pili (immunomodulatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer); Application of Pili essential oil in pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals; Nutritional value of Pili; Determination of the degree of roast of the Pili nut using the micro controller-based roasting machine; Opening the global market for Bicol’s Pili nut;The pulp: Crafting a new taste of Bicol; FDA Licensing and Pili-related standards; Pili pulp as feed.
The main research presenter will be Dr. Temel Ozek, director, Medicinal Plant, Drug and Scientific Research Center, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey.