The conference started with a plenary lecture titled MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE IN SNAIL FARMING was delivered by Dr Y. A. Popoola of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ibadan. In the welcome address of the Director of I. A. R & T., Prof. J. A. Adediran represented by the deputy director, Dr J. O. Saka commendation was given to the efforts of National and Local organizing committee of the conference. He also stressed  the importance of Giant African Land Snail to the development of the nation’s economy and improvement of the Nutritional Status of the consumers. Also, the welcome address of the National President of the Association emphasized on the series of the past international conference of the Association while appreciating the organizing committee and the founding fathers.

The Key note address centered on  “WEALTH CREATION AND EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SNAIL PRODUCTION AND RESEARCH and was deleivered by Dr Kehinde, the Provost, Federal College of Wildlife Management, New Bussa.