On October 13th, Mr. Jeremy Zwinger, the President /CEO, The Rice Trader (TRT) magazine, presided over the opening of a 2 day TRT World Rice Conference. There were 29 speakers and representatives from many countries & companies attending the conference. The conference was held in the Hilton Acadia Resort and Spa, Phuket.
Mr.Zwinger said that this conference allowed the new members of the organization to meet and share information about rice trade with their customers. Moreover, each country could share information about their domestic rice market as well as analyze the trends of rice trade in 2011 and use the lesson from 2010 to discuss and find out solutions to problems about rice trade. There was an analysis about the trend of the new rice exporters in each country including Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Burma, Cambodia, South Africa, India, and Bangladesh.