1st – 2nd October 2019: SPCs Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services Meeting (HOAFS)
4th October 2019: 2nd FAO & SPC Joint Pacific Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry Meeting (MOAF)
The main side event of PWA Samoa 2019 will be the national Agriculture and Fisheries Show that will be held at Malaefatu Park (about 5-6 minutes’ walk from the HOAFS and MOAF meetings venue).
A series of side events organized by our regional and international partners will also take place throughout the week in venues within and close to Apia.
The HOAFS and MOAF Meetings will be held at the Samoa Conference Center (SCC) located in the capital, Apia. The center is close to most hotels and motels. Apia town is approximately 30 kilometers from the Faleolo International Airport, a 40 minute to 1-hour drive.
Meeting attire is island formal. Light summer clothing is appropriate given the prevailing climatic conditions.
From Faleolo International Airport, you can travel using public taxi unless your airport transfer has been arranged prior with your hotel or motel. Airport transfers may incur an extra cost on top of your accommodation rate. A trip by public taxi to the Apia town area from the airport costs around SAT$70.
Taxes & Tips
The Value-Added Goods and Services Tax (VAGST) of 15% is usually included in consumer prices unless otherwise indicated. Tipping is not mandatory.
Some of the accommodations offer a hotel rate inclusive of breakfast
Event organizers will provide lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments for scheduled meetings / workshop or panel discussion.