Short message from the Chairman of AAAP Congress 2018

It is indeed our pleasure to welcome you to the 18th AAAP Congress to be held in Kuching, Malaysia from 1st – 5th August 2018. Malaysian Society of Animal Production is proud to be the host of the next AAAP congress, which is held biannually. Asian-Australasian Animal Production, a consortium of animal societies, founded in 1980 with 8 charter members representing the animal production societies of Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines and Thailand, organized the first AAAP Congress in 1980 in Malaysia. Later, Taiwan, Bangladesh , Papua New Guinea, India, Vietnam, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan , Iran , Sri Lanka and China joined as member countries. In short, AAAP congress is considered a platform where among the largest number of animal scientists and professionals meet to discuss current advances in animal sciences and technology. All topics and disciplines in animal sciences (and aquaculture) will be presented and participants are not only animal scientists but also students, technologists, farmers, breeders, and those directly and indirectly involved in animal industry. The venue of AAAP 2018 is Kuching, a city in East Malaysia, well endowed with a diversity of cultures, wild life and untouched natural beauty. We promise you that AAAP2018 will be an exciting and unforgettable experience. Keep the dates in your diary and hope to see you in Kuching in two years time.

Prof. Dr. Loh Teck Chwen