The 23rd Micronesia Islands Forum ended its registration early, on Monday night, closing its doors to those who have failed to secure a registration to the event attended by leaders of island nations.
According to the Governor’s Office, registration for the Micronesia Islands Forum was closed at 6:30pm Tuesday night, indicating the large interest of the community.
The forum starts today at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan. It would be attended by Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov Victor B. Hocog, as well as other island nation leaders from Guam, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and its members states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap.
A total of six governors and three presidents will reportedly to attend the forum tonight.
The previous Micronesia Islands Forum was held in Guam.
The event will span three days starting today, and will feature presentations from nine island jurisdictions and several U.S. federal and non-federal government presentations from the Office of Insular Affairs, the U.S. Department of State, the Western Pacific Fishery Council, and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.