5, 4, 3… the countdown has begun. Only three weeks now until the World Ostrich Congress begins. This is where you can meet the key players in the ostrich industry and contract the sale of your future production. The ostrich industry has never been so bright with huge demand for meat and skins – but you need to meet the people who buy. Come to the World Ostrich Congress and register without delay at https://sslrelay.com/secure.broadwave.co.uk/woc2005/woc2005_contact.php or go to http://www.ostrichresources.com and click on Registration Form.

In conjunction with the 3rd International Ratite Science Symposium and ExpOstrich, The World Ostrich Congress (WOC) XII takes place in Madrid, Spain from October 14-16, 2005. The programme for the World Ostrich Congress XII can be viewed at http://www.ostrichresources.com/woc2005.php and there will be simultaneous translation English-Spanish, Spanish-English.

All three events – the 3rd Ratite Science Symposium, ExpOstrich and the World Ostrich COngress XII, take place in the Palacio Municipal de Congresos del Campo de Naciones in Madrid. This is a prestigous international conference centre used by many world leaders, and can be seen at http://www.ostrichresources.com/venue.php

There is a free shuttle bus from the venue to the evening dinner on Saturday October 15, 2005. Price per ticket for the evening dinner is 48 euros per person, and can be added on to the registration fee when you complete the registration form. The venue is only ten minutes away by taxi from the Madrid Barajas airport, and only two more stops down the metro line – 50 metres away from the metro station Campo de Naciones on line 8.

For hotel accommmodation, the Novotel Campo de Naciones hotel, only 50 metres away from the Congress, is recommended. For hotel information, check out http://www.ostrichresources.com/hotels.php There are a few rooms available at 89 euros per room per night through congress@woc2005.com, otherwise higher hotel rates apply.

Similarly there is a block booking for accommodation at the Travelodge Torrelaguna at 60 euros per room per night – contact congress@woc2005.com Normal price is 80 euros per room per night. There is limited availability.

For any other information about WOC XII, please contact congress@woc2005.com

For information on the 3rd Ratite Science Symposium, please contact symposium@woc2005.com

For information about exhibiting in ExpOstrich, please contact expostrich@woc2005.com There are only a few trade stands available – contract a stand straight away to avoid disappointment.

To see other information about the event, please go to http://www.woc2005.com

This is the major ostrich event in the world this year, so this is a unique opportunity that any ostrich person should not miss.