On Friday afternoon the 9th of Rajab 1438 AH corresponding to the 7th of April 2017, the first conference and exhibition of inventions, held under the slogan "Karbala of tender, a station of the science and scientists" under the auspice of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine in cooperation with the Iraqi inventors Forum and that lasted for three days, was concluded.
The closing ceremony, which was held in the Sheikh Kulayni service complex of the holy shrine with the large presence of an elite of the Iraqi scientific, academic and research figures, in addition to a group of officials and administrators of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine led by its Senior Official Sayed Ahmed al-Safi and its Secretary-General the Engineer Mohamad al-Ashiqar, has begun by recitation of verses from the Holy Quran and reading Surat al-Fatiha in memory of the martyrs of Iraq, followed by the Iraqi national anthem and the anthem of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, then the Secretary-General of the al-Abbas's (p)holy shrine Engineer Mohamad al-Ashiqar has delivered his word in which he highlighted the ability of the Iraqi scientific, academic and professional figures in various fields that should be implemented and invested for the development of the economic and urban movement in the country.
There was also the word of the Supreme Preparatory Committee supervising the conference and the exhibition, in which the final communique and its recommendations was stated, delivered by Dr. Ali Adham.
Followed by honoring to Dr. Ali al-Bahadli former Minister of Agriculture of Iraq, one of the famous scientists and inventors in the agricultural fields, who was awarded with local and international certificates, which were presented in a documentary film that was displayed to show his most important achievements and experiments for the improvement of the agricultural field in Iraqi, particularly in planting palm trees.
Then the names of the winners of the exhibition of inventors were announced, each according with its competence. Three winners in each of the following participating specialities: Medical, Engineering, Scientific, Agricultural and military, awarding them with gold, silver and bronze medals.
Followed by honoring all the 108 inventors who have participated in the conference and exhibition, in addition to the organizing committees of the conference and the exhibition.