The main venues for Thailand Rice Convention 2019, its welcome reception, gala dinner, and accommodation for participants, all are at the same location – Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld which is a five-star business hotel and meeting complex in the heart of Bangkok.
“The Kings and Thai Rice” and TRC 2019 Rice Style Exhibition will be held from 29 - 31 May 2019 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Pathumwan Intersection.
Thai Farmer Life and Spirit Learning Center (Mr. Chai’s Farm)
The learning center cum museum shows the way of life in farming communities and farming equipment from the old days to capture visitors’ awareness on the value of rice cultivation in a deeper perspective.
This interesting place was founded by Mr. Nitas Charoendhammaraksa, son of Mr. Chai whom the farm is named after. In 1997, Mr Nitas who had helped his father run rice paddy trade since finishing high school finally decided to turn to trade rice seeds. He then developed proper rice seed production system and eventually established this learning center to share the knowledge and resources with those interested in learning about rice and farmers’ way of life in the past. This private museum is a bequest of his duty in life to repay the country.
The museum comprises several traditional Thai style houses, each displaying different themes such as Exhibit in Honor of the Kings, Mae Posop - the Goddess of Rice, Traditional Rice Barn, Rice Farm Demonstration Plot, Thai Farmers’ Way of Life in the Past, Rice Library, Farmer Alert Tower, Traditional Grocery Shop and Food and Souvenir Shop etc.
- World of Food Asia
The region’s largest food and beverage trade show, THAIFEX – World of Food Asia is an annual event jointly organized by Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Koelnmesse of Germany.
The fair features product and service display of more than 2,500 exhibitors from 40 countries worldwide, ranging from food and beverages to food innovations along with activities and seminars throughout its five days running from 28 May to 1 June 2019, at IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Center, Bangkok.