Thailand Rice Convention 2017
May 28-30, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Whole day
: Arrivals of International Delegates to Bangkok
  • Hotel Check-In
  • Convention Pre-Registration at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
19:00-20:30 hrs.
: Welcome Reception hosted by Thailand’s Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce at Eden 3 Plaza, CentralWorld Shopping Complex

Monday, May 29, 2017

07:00-08:00 hrs.
: Convention Registration
Venue: Lobby area, 23rd Floor, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
09:00-09:30 hrs.
: Thailand Rice Convention 2017 Opening Ceremony
  • Mrs. Apiradi Tantraporn, Minister of Commerce of Thailand, delivers a report.
  • Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, gives a keynote speech on “Thai Rice Trade and Its Future”
    Venue: Convention Centre A, 22nd Floor, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
09:30-10:15 hrs.
: Session I: Lecture on “World Rice Trade Outlook” by Mr Jeremy Zwinger, CEO of The Rice Trader Co., Ltd
10:15-10.30 hrs.
: Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 hrs.
: Session II: Panel Discussion on “Directions of Major Rice Markets”
Moderator: Mr Chokchai Setthiwan, Vice President of Thai Rice Exporters Association, Thailand
    1. Mr. Watcharaphon Boonlai,
    Advisor to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives
    2. Mr. Vichai Sriprasert,
    Honorary President of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, Thailand
    3. Mr. Amit Gulrajani,
    Senior Vice President Rice Division of Olam International Limited, Singapore
    4. Mr. Kenneth Chan Kin Nin,
    Chairman of The Rice Merchants' Association of Hong Kong
12:00-13:30 hrs.
13:30-14:30 hrs.
: Session III: Lectures on “Next Step of Rice Innovation”
    1. Mrs. Panpimon Chunyanuwat, Director of Agricultural Research Development Agency (Public Organization) Topic: Research and Innovation for a Sustainable Development of Thai Rice.
    2. Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana Directorof the National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) Topic: Thai Rice and Innovations
14:30-15:45 hrs.*
: Panel Discussion on “Next Step of Rice Innovation” (continued)
    1. Mr. Pravit Santiwattana, Executive Director, King Rice Oil Group Topic: Rice Bran Oil: Next Step to Good Health
    2. Mrs. Lalana Thiranusornkij, Senior Vice President of KCG Excellence Centre, KCG Corporation Co., Ltd. Topic: Innovation and Development of Rice Flour for Value Creation.
    3. Mr. Somprasong Payakapan, Chairman of Thai Cosmetic Cluster under the Ministry of Industry’s Department of Industrial Promotion Topic: Thai Rice Innovation in the Health and Beauty Industry.
15:45-16:00 hrs.
: Closing Ceremony
  • Presentation of Souvenirs
  • Closing speech
10:00-16:00 hrs.
: Business Matching Sessions for exporters/importers of rice, rice products, and rice innovations.
19:00-21:30 hrs.
: Gala Dinner in honour of International Delegates at Convention Centre A, 22nd Floor, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
**14.30 hrs.
: Coffee Break Buffet will be set at the Foyer

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

08:30-12:00 hrs.
: Field Trips for International Delegates
    - Route 1: The Royal Chitralada Projects, Bangkok
    - Route 2: Cho Heng Rice Vermicelli Factory Co., Ltd., Nakhon Pathom
    - Route 3: Pathawin Co., Ltd., Pathumthani
12:00-13:30 hrs.
: Lunch
13:30 hrs.
: Depart for hotels
  • International Delegates departs for airports

Remark: The schedule is subject to change as appropriate.