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Warm greetings!

The Organic Advocates will be holding the 10th National Organic Farming Conference on October 5-10, 2010 in London. The conference will gather 200 farmers and scientists and will consist of talks about the concept and developments in organic farming. The conference theme is, Organic Farming, Paving the Way for Good Health and Wealth.

As one of the staunch advocates of organic farming in the United Kingdom, we hope to invite you to be our guest speaker during the opening ceremonies on October 5, 9:00AM. We appreciate it if you could discuss the evolution of organic farming in the country and the advantages to the stakeholders.

We hope you would be able to fit this event in your busy schedule. The participants and organizers will benefit a lot from your expertise on the topic. If you have any queries, please contact us at 020 7169 7665.

Thank you.


Mr. Adrian Rothwell Organizing Committee

Inviting Speakers to Meetings Guidelines and Alternate Phrases

Invite the person to speak, giving the date, time, place, and purpose of the event. We think youre an outstanding teacher, educator, and trainer. Because we look for the best, we are inviting you to speak to our Forum Club on the evening of October 6 at the Hyatt Regency in Wakesville. Our monthly meetings center on . Would you consider giving our group a brief overview of your companys products and services in an upcoming staff meeting? If so, any of our next three meeting dates are open: March 12, April 9, and May 4. We want to extend to you an invitation to speak to our group of sales reps when they convene in Atlanta, August 16, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., for their new-product orientation. Your keynote address will set the tone for . Add appropriate details about the event and the audience to help the speaker tailor his or her comments to the occasion. The more specific you are in your invitation, the more pleased youll be with the presentation. Most registrants will be first-time attendees. Your listeners will have had from five to 10 years experience in the industry. The audience will be an unusual mix: 70 percent will be males in their mid-to-late twenties, and 30 percent will be females in their retirement years. The audience will have heard previous presentations on and, therefore, will be more interested in the aspects of the subject. We are more interested in how-tos than theories. Ive enclosed programs from the last two years so you can get an idea of the caliber of speaker and the cutting -edge presentations weve had in the past. Our focus this year will be quite different from previous years in that this year we hope to give attendees help with . Mention any fee or honorarium and explain how the speaker should handle any related expenses such as for travel, audio-visual equipment, or handout reproduction. We encourage you to use handouts and will pay up to $200 for the printing of our materials. If you want us to print any session materials, we must have your originals by May 9. After that date, we ask you to pay your own reproduction costs. We will, of course, reimburse your travel expenses. Would it be possible for your company to pick up the cost of your travel? We will pay your fee of $4,500 for the keynote address.

Our honorarium is $1,000 for the days briefing. We can offer an honorarium of $400 for the presentation. We understand your fee will be $7,500 plus expenses. Include any expectations about a paper or abstract in the conference proceedings, if the meeting is a formal one associated with a convention. We encourage you to submit an abstract of your comments for inclusion in our Conference Proceedings manual. As part of your participation in the program, you will be expected to submit a paper outlining your key ideas for those unable to attend your session. If you can help us with a written abstract of your speech, the members always appreciate such back-on-the-job reference materials. Of course, such a paper keeps your name and work in front of the audience. Ask for a reply by a certain date, keeping in mind you must select another speaker if the response is negative. We need your answer by May 4. Were hoping for your positive reply by May 4. Would you please let us know by May 4 if you can address our group? By May 4, we will have to have all our speakers confirmed. If you find youre immediately available, it would be most helpful if you could send us your answer even before that date. Show eagerness about having the speaker accept your invitation. Weve seen a tremendous interest from the members in your topic. Your title and subject have raised quite a few eyebrows; were eager to hear the elaboration. Were expecting great things. I hope the next phone call will be yours, telling me youve decided to accept our invitation. All of us are anxiously waiting to get your views on . Your comments are always so succinct yet so provocative; we are eager to hear you. We are eager to hear your innovative solutions to the industrys worsening situation. We know your talk will both entertain and inspire us. We know your presentation will enlighten as well as motivate us.

Republic Act No. 9710

August 14, 2009

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MAGNA CARTA OF WOMEN Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:: Section 1. Short Title. - This Act shall be known as "The Magna Carta of Women". Section 2. Declaration of Policy. - Recognizing that the economic, political, and sociocultural realities affect women's current condition, the State affirms the role of women in nation building and ensures the substantive equality of women and men. It shall promote empowerment of women and pursue equal opportunities for women and men and ensure equal access to resources and to development results and outcome. Further, the State realizes that equality of men and women entails the abolition of the unequal structures and practices that perpetuate discrimination and inequality. To realize this, the State shall endeavor to develop plans, policies, programs, measures, and mechanisms to address discrimination and inequality in the economic, political, social, and cultural life of women and men.

"Gender and Development (GAD)" refers to the development perspective and process that are participatory and empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potentials. It seeks to achieve gender equality as a fundamental value that should be reflected in development choices; seeks to transform society's social, economic, and political structures and questions the validity of the gender roles they ascribed to women and men; contends that women are active agents of development and not just passive recipients of development assistance; and stresses the need of women to organize themselves and participate in political processes to strengthen their legal rights. Capacity-building on gender and development