Thursday, August 28, 2014

Invitation to attend IRC2014

Dr. Robert Zeigler, director general of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) invites the global rice community to participate in the upcoming 4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014) on 27 October-1 November 2014, at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand.

The IRC2014 theme—Rice for the World—highlights IRC as the largest regular conference and exhibition of the global rice scientific research community and industry.  About 2,000 rice scientists and rice industry players from all over the world are expected to participate in IRC2014.  Thousands of Thai rice entrepreneurs, government officials, extension workers, and farmers will also visit the industry exhibits.

The roster of speakers include Ms. Marie Haga, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust; Dr. Thomas Reardon, a professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University; Mr. Vichai Sriprasert, Honorary President of the Thai Rice Exporters Association and CEO of Riceland International Ltd.; Dr. John Colbourne of the Environmental Genomics in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham, UK, and Mr. Mark Lynas, environmental campaigner, journalist, and author.

Held under the patronage of the Royal Government of Thailand, IRC2014 is organized by IRRI and Kenes MP Asia Pte. Ltd.

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