Chair: Jim Gillespie
19. The opening ceremony included welcome addresses by representatives of FAO (Dr. Rohana P. Subasinghe), NACA (Mr Pedro Bueno) and WWF (Dr. Jason Clay) and a keynote address by Dr. Warren Hoey, Director General of the Queensland Department of Primary Industries.
20. Following these welcome and keynote addresses, Dr Subasinghe introduced the purpose, scope and organization of the Expert Consultation.