WORLD RICE CONFERENCE 2021

7-9 December 2021

THE FIRST HYBRID ONLINE/PHYSICAL GLOBAL RICE EVENT!

7 December 2021

2PM to 5PM – PRE-REGISTRATION AND ARRIVAL OF DELEGATES

 

For delegates attending the physical event

Pre-register yourself, so you arm yourself with the welcome badge and access pass that will open the door to your next 3-days of interaction with the global rice industry and participants.

 

6PM to 8PM – PRE-EVENT NETWORKING RECEPTION:

Networking is the hallmark of TRT’s global rice event. The best opportunity to meet peers, renew friendships and alliances and the best vantage point to see who is in attendance in a friendly, social environment.

This is the first opportunity to interact with all of the delegates in attendance. A MUST ATTEND event, especially after nearly two years from our last physical event.

Welcome address from:

Jeremy Zwinger, President and CEO, The Rice Trader

And Main Sponsors of this year’s event

 

Venue details are subject to change and will be announced as needed

8 December 2021

9AM WELCOME ADDRESS

Jeremy Zwinger, President and CEO, The Rice Trader

Vivek Verma, International Rice Trader

 

10.30AM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

 

11.00AM SESSION 1: International Rice and Grain Markets – Global Cereal Markets in Focus

Jeremy Zwinger, President and CEO, The Rice Trader

Peter Clubb, Market Analyst, International Grains Council

 

Data Driven Rice Processing as the Future of Rice Milling Industry

Sujit Pande, Buhler Group

 

Pre-Lunch Presentation on Rice Fortification - DSM

 

12.30PM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOLLOWED BY NETWORKING LUNCHEON

 

2.00PM to 3.30PM SESSION 2: GLOBAL RICE EXPORTERS – 2021 TRADING YEAR AND THE CHALLENGES IN 2022

  • Export performance in 2021 trading year and key issues faced over the year
  • Rising competitiveness in 2021 and what does it look like as we enter 2022
  • Currency, Shipping, and other influences in 2021 trading year: Will buyers accept higher rates? Especially in container shipping?
  • Challenges ahead and expectations for 2021

PART ONE – focus on India, Vietnam, and Thailand

Rajiv Kumar, Executive Director, The Rice Exporters Association, India

Dieu Pham Quang, Founder/Chief Economist, Agromonitor, Senior Researcher, Vietnam Economic Institute, Vietnam

TBA, Thai Rice Exporters’ Association

 

3.30PM to 4.00PM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

 

4PM to 5PM SESSION 2: PAKISTAN,  MYANMAR AND CAMBODIA IN FOCUS  

PART TWO – focus on Pakistan, Myanmar and Cambodia

Fuad Hamid Garib, CEO, Garibsons  (Pvt.)  Ltd., Pakistan

Ye Min Aung, Chairman, Myanmar Rice Federation

Saran Song, President, Cambodia Rice Federation

 

5.30PM END OF DAY TWO

9 December 2021

9AM to 9.15AM Welcome remarks

Jeremy Zwinger, President and CEO, The Rice Trader

 

9.15AM to 10.30AM SESSION 3: SHIPPING, LOGISTICS AND RISK MANAGEMENT IN FOCSUS

Shipping trends as seen in:

  • Dry Bulk Markets, market developments and outlook
  • Container Markets, all-time high costs, and outlook for container shipping

Risk Management in rice trade under these circumstances

  • A Good Fumigation - An Expense of an Investment

 

Asad Taqi, Director, Universal Navigation

Adrian Beciri, Director, Ducat Maritime

Navreet Pruthi, International Maritime Fumigation Organization (IMFO)

 

10.30AM to 11AM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

 

11.00AM to 12.00NOON World’s Best Rice and The Rice Trader Market Achievement Awards 2021

The 13th TRT World Rice Conference 2021 will reveal the 2021 Best Rice nominees, and the big reveal to who will be awarded with the prestigious Winner’s award for the 2021 World’s Best Rice.

 

The Rice Trader is also very pleased to honor a member of the rice community for excellence in the rice market!

Presented by Jeremy Zwinger, President and CEO, The Rice Trader

 

12.00NOON to 2PM NETWORKING LUNCHEON

 

2PM to 4PM SESSION 4: TRT RICE MARKET OUTLOOK AND EVEN SUMMARY

 

African market focus by Frederic Lancon, Economist, CIRAD, France

South American market outlook by Bruno Lanfranco, National Agricultural Research Institute of Uruguay

TRT Rice Market Outlook Presented by Jeremy Zwinger, President and CEO and V Subramanian, Vice President, The Rice Trader

 

4.00PM END OF CONFERENCE – THANK YOU!!!