First Global Sustainable Rice Conference and Exhibition, 4-5 October 2017, Bangkok

The Sustainable Rice Platform is convening the First Global Sustainable Rice Conference and Exhibition from 4-5 October 2017 at the United Nations Convention Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok, in cooperation with UN Environment and the International Rice Research Institute.

The event will follow on from the SRP’s 6th Annual General Assembly, which will take place on 3 October, and is open to SRP members only.


The conference and exhibition is open to both members and non-member stakeholders in rice and related sectors, from both public and private sectors, including value chain actors, service and equipment providers, research institutions, international organizations, producers and civil society groups.

The Conference Steering Committee is pleased to announce speakers for the Opening Plenary Session on Wednesday, 4 October:

 Dr. Dechen Tsering
Regional Director and Regional Representative for Asia and Pacific,
UN Environment
 Dr. Matthew Morell
Director General, International Rice Research Institute
 Ms. Kundhavi Kadiresan
Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
 Mark Radka
Chief, Energy and Climate Branch, Economy Division, UN Environment .
 Dr. Jacqueline Hughes
Deputy Director General – Research, International Rice Research Institute
 Luc Beerens
Global Sustainability Director, Mars Food
 Chris Brown
Vice President for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Olam International
 Nguyet Minh Le
Senior Advisor, Agri-Business Program Development, Oxfam

 James Lomax
Programme Management Officer, UN Environment
 Dr. Wyn Ellis
Coordinator, Sustainable Rice Platform
 Dr. Bruce Tolentino
Deputy Director General- Partnerships, International Rice Research Institute
 Paul Nicholson
Vice-President, Rice Research and Sustainability,
Olam International

Hear from policymakers, researchers, sustainability professionals and learn about new approaches, policy trends and success stories at the First Global Sustainable Rice Conference!

Join us for a full 2-day programme packed with interesting topics, panel discussions, experienced speakers and networking opportunities.


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