Thasta pushes ahead with DOA’s Seed Hub Masterplan as it hosts Thailand International Seed Trade 2019
Delegates from a total of 14 countries in the region participated in the successful hosting of the first Thailand International Seed Trade 2019 which was organized by Thai Seed Trade Association (Thasta) on 13-14 September at the Centara Grand Hotel and Exhibition Center.
Co-organized by the Department of Agriculture and with the support of the National Science and Technology Agency (NSTDA), the event also gathered together over 35 establishments from the private sector. This is the biggest number of Thai companies involved in the seed and seed-related industry ever to gather in one international seed event.
The Deputy Director General of the DOA, Mr. Suradet Pachimkul, presided over the formal opening ceremony, together with THASTA President Dr. Chairerg Sagwansupyakorn and the other officers and committee members of the Association.
Mr. Suradet expressed appreciation of Thasta’s effort in helping the DOA’s goal in promoting trade of high-quality seeds, both local and international, in line with the Masterplan to make Thailand a seed hub in the region. The Deputy Director General also led the ribbon-cutting for the opening of Thai Pavilion that showcased the products and services of Thai seed industry.
The event was mainly focused on the business side of the seed industry as it featured several exhibition booths and trading area.
Thasta President Dr. Chairerg promised that, with the success of the event despite the short period of five months of preparation and dissemination of invitation, a bigger event with participants from more countries will take place next year as requested by the participants.
Thasta signs Twinning Agreement with India, China and Japan seed associations
A big part of the inauguration is the Twinning Ceremony that was held between Thasta and three other national seed associations (NSA).
Thasta signed a twinning agreement with Guangzhou Seed Trade Association (GZSTA), India National Seed Trade Association (NSAI) and Japan Seed Trade Association (Jasta) that establishes closer ties in business, trade promotions, and knowledge exchange among these NSAs. The seeds associations promised
The three associations also presented country trade reports during the event that highlighted each of their product and service requirements from Thailand and the ones they import from the country.
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