TENTATIVE PROGRAMEME

Monday, May 27, 2019

All day

: Arrivals of International delegates in Bangkok

- Hotel Check-in

- Convention Pre-Registration at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok

18:00 - 20:00 hrs.

: Welcome Reception

Venue: World Ballroom, 23rd floor, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

08:30 - 09:00 hrs.

: Registration

Venue: Convention Centre A, 22nd floor, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld

09:15 - 9:45 hrs.

: Thailand Rice Convention 2019 Opening Ceremony and keynote speech by Mr. Boonyarit Kalayanamit, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce

- Briefing by Mr. Adul Chotinisakorn, Director – General, Department of Foreign Trade

- Speech on “Thai rice and World Food Security” by Mr. Boonyarit Kalayanamit, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce

9:45 - 10:00 hrs.

Morning refreshment

10.00 - 11.00 hrs.

: Panel discussion on “Global Rice Market Outlook”

By 1. Mr. Jeremy Zwinger, CEO, The Rice Trader Co. Ltd.

2. Mr. Satish Thampy, Managing Director, Olam (Thailand) Ltd.

3. Mr. Eklavya Chandra, Executive Director, Phoenix Group, UAE Moderator : Miss Kobsook Iamsury, honorary president, The Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA)

11.00 - 12.00 hrs.

: Panel discussion on “Rice Market Outlook…Thailand’s opportunities”

By 1. Mr. Timothy Schultz, Vice President of Administration and Director from Lundberg Family Farms, USA

2. Mr. Juan Parias Soto, Global Sourcing Director from Herba Ricemills, Spain

3. Mr. Murray Ratuski, President or Mr. Matthew Ratuski, Vice President Floating Lead Fine Foods, Canada

4. Mr. Wanlop Pichpongsa, The Thai Organic Trade Association (TOTA)

5. Mr. Wanniwat Kitirianglarp, Public Relations, The Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA)

12:00 - 13:30 hrs.

: Lunch

13:30 - 15:30 hrs.

: Panel discussion on “Penetrating into Global Markets for Rice - based Innovative Products”

By 1. Assoc. Prof. Siree Chaiseri, Ph.D Vice President for Research Kasetsart University

2. Assoc. Prof. Panvipa Krisdaphon, Ph.D Chairman, Specialty Innovation Co.,Ltd.

3. Mr.Somkuan Srivitidkul Managing Director, Diamond Fresh Global (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

15:30 - 16:00 hrs.

: Presentation of souvenirs and closing ceremony

16:00 - 16:15 hrs.

: Refreshment

19:00 - 21:30 hrs.

: Gala dinner

Venue Convention Centre A, 22nd floor, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

09.00 hrs.

: Departure from the hotel

09:30 - 12:00 hrs.

: Field trip for international delegates at Lifestyle and Spirit of Thai Farmers Learning Centre, Suphanburi

12:00 - 13:30 hrs.

: Lunch

14:00 hrs.

: Departure for hotels

- International delegates depart for airport


Remarks: - Kindly note that the programme may be subject to change as appropriate. - THAIFEX 2019 will be held from 28 May - 1 June 2019 at IMPACT Arena, Exhibition & Convention Centre.