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Ricardo Sousa
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APC International Convention

Post by Ricardo Sousa » Mon May 15, 2006 12:50 pm

The APC (Portuguese Cichlid Association) is organizing and promoting an International Cichlid Convention. The event will be held in Lisbon, next June, from friday 23rd to sunday, the 25th.

The Portuguese convention intends to be a meeting place for European cichlid fans, and from all over the world: Lisbon is a pleasant and peaceful city, full of sun, blue sky and sea; it is a nice place for spending a few days talking about cichlids, enjoying the weather and the countryside.


It will feature Dr. Wolfgang Staeck as one the speakers.

The convention will include an unusual activity: an expedition to cichlids in the wild.

Portugal presents large populations of "Cichlasoma facetum", a cichlid from South Brazil introduced in Portugal sixty years ago to fight malaria (at that time this disease still existed in South Portugal).

In one day trip we will visit rivers with crystal waters, full of cichlids: in June there will be Cichlasoma facetum pairs with fry. It's an unique experience to be in the water together with those pairs, watching them tendering their fry.


APC Site (in Portuguese): http://www.apciclideos.org
Convention Site (Multi-Lingual): http://www.apciclideos.org/conv2006.html


For details & Registration, please follow this link: Convention Site
Best regards,
Ricardo Sousa

Dan Woodland
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Post by Dan Woodland » Mon May 15, 2006 2:09 pm

Ricardo,

This sounds inviting but it’s this June, 2006, or "next" June, 2007? If it's this June you may want to consider more lead time in the future to help build attendance. Many people, at least here in the US, need more than 5-6 weeks notice. I only offer this advice because we started the same way years ago. Later we determined people needed more time to make work and travel arrangements. Granted once you complete your first show people will know about it for next year..... Good Luck, Dan

Ricardo Sousa
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Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Post by Ricardo Sousa » Tue May 16, 2006 7:04 am

Hi Dan,

The event is June 2006, and yes, you are right, we should've considered more lead time, but it's our first big event, so some mistakes will hopefuly be corrected on the next ones. As for this event, there is nothing we can do to correct now.

Thank you for your advice.
Best regards,
Ricardo Sousa

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