The third edition of Global Ayurveda Festival and Arogya Expo (GAF) will be unveiled on 29th January 2016, and the festival will continue until 2nd February 2016, in Kozhikode, Kerala.
About 5000 delegates from over 50 countries are likely to participate in the event, which include practitioners, students, hospitals, manufacturers, government and non-government agencies, working in the sector, who will all gather in this largest biennial event of the Ayurveda fraternity, which is being held for the first time in Kozhikode.
Organized by the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), the GAF 2016 is held in association with the Government of Kerala, native Ayurveda fraternity and department of AYUSH, Government of India.
The state department of AYUSH, Department of Tourism and Department of Industry are all partnering with GAF in a big way.
GAF is positioned as the destination festival on Ayurveda in Kerala, which bridges the great native medicinal tradition with global community.
The earlier conferences of GAF were organized at Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi, and have grown into internationally recognized event on Ayurveda, with participation of delegates showing consistent growth from 1 800 to 2012.
GAF 2015 will include an international seminar on the theme Women’s Health, a mega exhibition of 500 stalls involving participation of ayurveda hospitals, drug manufacturing industry, government and non-government agencies, all showcasing their products and services.
The GAF 2016 is a fortnight long ‘Grand Kerala Ayurveda Fair’, to be held in 14 districts of the state on 14 days, during 15th to 28th January to ensure participation of local ayurveda institutions.
Several organizations from Germany, US, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Brazil and Russia are likely to participate in GAF 2016.