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The Conference

Since its founding in Manila in 2001, the Asia for Animals (AfA) Symposium has become the largest and longest-running conference for animal protection professionals in Asia and other regions of the world. The previous two symposiums were successfully held in Borneo, Malaysia (2015) and in Kathmandu, Nepal (2017). The Asia for Animals Symposium 2019 will be held in Dalian, China. As the host of this event, Vshine Animal Protection Association is getting ready to welcome friends from home and abroad. 

The biennial conference brings together animal professionals, academics, government officials and others in plenary sessions and small workshops to review accomplishments, share experience, exchange ideas, and propose future direction of collaborative efforts. The conference provides a unique opportunity for participants to learn the unique challenges to the hosting country, to communicate with key experts, and learn from attendees that bring fresh thinking and practical experience. The AfA symposium is a dynamic and productive forum that has spawned partnerships and advanced new ideas. By focusing on issues related to animal protection, the symposium is aimed at making our societies a better, a more harmonious, and a more compassionate place for all the members. 

The 11th Asia for Animals Symposium will be held in Dalian, China from 18th to 20th October 2019 (with optional field trips from 21st October).

Welcome to Dalian, China
[please click 'play' to see the Welcome video produced by Vshine]

The Symposium is the flagship programme of the Asia for Animals Coalition — 21 of the world's leading animal protection organizations which have a shared focus on improving the welfare of animals in Asia.
Ticket Info

Registration & Ticketing

Registration is currently open for Asia for Animals Symposium 2019. Make use of the Early Bird rate and book your place before 15th Jun 2019.

Full symposium registration includes participation in all talks, workshops and events, your respective conference kit, a complimentary ticket to the gala dinner, and local transportation. Registrants will receive a vegan lunch and refreshments on each of the three symposium days.

From 15st June onwards
400 USD
1,360 RMB
160 USD
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
150 USD
100 USD
150 USD
* You need to provide evidence that you are a Chinese citizen or that you have been living in China for at least one year



28th Sep 2019 You can now download the Symposia Programme Schedule and Shuttle Schedule.
17th May 2019 Pre-conference workshops will be held on 18th October from 9 am onwards. We kindly request all speakers to be available for rehearsals on that day. Please bear this in mind when making your travel arrangements. Details of these workshops will be published along with the full conference programme in July 2019. For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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