TRT Conferences & Events

The 13th TRT World Rice Conference 2021 is held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the first time, and among the many firsts, this event returns to its physical format after the 12th conference was held online, while the 13th event will continue to offer delegates with an online option, as travel restrictions and movement vary from place to place. Dubai is also home to the World Expo which is happening concurrently to offer visitors more offerings while making the trip to Dubai. The Middle East as a region is also responsible for 6.83 MMT of imports which make it a significant location, while the proximity of city has also made it an important city for business with African markets.  

13th World Rice Conference 2021

The Rice Trader and the International Commodity Institute are pleased to announce that The13th annual TRT World Rice Conference 2021 which is to be a return to a physical event setting, while offering a virtual experience for those who cannot make it, so this makes this our first ever hybrid event with speakers and delegates able to join in-person, while those who cannot physically attend, can still join the event virtually.

12th World Rice Conference 2020, Virtual

The 12th TRT World Rice Conference 2020 will be held on-line for the first time, to reflect on a world that continues to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and what seems like wave after wave of Covid-19 related impact. Q1 of 2020 showed the world economy come to a halt, while the rice market’s importance in delivering food to the world had never been more important.

11th World Rice Conference 2019, Manila

The 11th TRT World Rice Conference visits Manila, Philippines for a special event that is held in the world’s fastest growing rice import market, and once that has seen a rise in private sector participation in the rice importation, as well as offering sellers and traders with fresh opportunities in business. 

10th World Rice Conference 2018, Hanoi

The 10th TRT World Rice Conference visits Hanoi, Vietnam for another edition of the world’s leading commercial forum for the global rice trade. The 2018 trade year saw Asian dominance, as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka led the start of 2018, but gave way to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines as key drivers to the first half of 2018.

9th World Rice Conference 2017, Macau

The 9th TRT World Rice Conference visits Macau, China, for another edition of the world’s leading commercial forum for the global rice trade. Is rice really the gamble that people make it out to be? Perhaps Macau’s reputation as Asia’s Las Vegas is appropriate in the way the risks in rice trade have so often been suggested to be a gamble for participants across the rice market supply chain.

8th World Rice Conference 2016, Chiang Mai

The 8th TRT World Rice Conference returns to Thailand, to Chiang Mai for three days of networking and rice market intelligence. Acknowledged as the largest gathering of rice trade professionals, the 2016 event will focus on the changing weather, as El Niño gave way to La Niña, Thailand continuing to inject supplies of old crop rice, while the global markets absorbs supply, demand and risk information to form trends that will lead price, export volumes and the trade environment. 

7th World Rice Conference 2015, Kuala Lampur

The 7th TRT World Rice Conference is back, in Kuala Lumpur for another three days of networking and rice market intelligence. The 7th TRT World Rice Conference 2015 moves from Cambodia’s emerging exports to a market that is a key destination or import market for as much as one million tons of rice. A market that has benefitted from the narrowing of price between Thai, India, Pak and Viet rice markets. Malaysia has diversified its rice imports to include imports from all major rice export origins, as well as a rising Cambodian and Myanmar presence in Malaysia.

6th World Rice Conference 2014, Phnom Penh

TRT World Rice Conference 2014 is in its sixth year, once again assembling an expert team of speakers who will share their views, address the developments in key markets, and shed light on the issues faced by the rice industry. Most importantly, the networking possibilities at this event are superb, with an atmosphere for delegates to aim to build stronger industry ties and market knowledge.

5th World Rice Conference 2013, Hong Kong

2013 has seen the continued dominance of Indian trade, as exemplified by yet another 10 MMT export year. Q4 (when the TRT World Rice Conference takes place) is expected to reveal an export battle ground featuring hungrier Thai rice exporters who are hoping to bring a new competitive element to the market. Arrivals will be at their peak in Oct/Nov and key players will be competing for African demand including India, Thailand, Pakistan, and Myanmar, to name a few.

4th World Rice Conference 2012, Bali

Interestingly, 2012 has proven yet again that India and Thailand occupy center-stage and continue to have the biggest influence on rice markets. Just as the trade was getting ready for Thailand to shift back to the rice pledging scheme and push prices up, India returned to the markets and sent prices lower. Now, the resulting new competitive landscape seems to suggest more changes, as the global food supply chain looks challenged by a stuttering global economy and food inflation that could stem from the growing middle class and its impact on feed demand.

3th World Rice Conference 2011, Ho Chi Minh

The TRT World Rice Conference 2011 is for the global rice community and the many allied industries that support the production, transport, trade and consumption of rice.

2th World Rice Conference 2010, Phuket

The TRT World Rice Conference 2010 is for the global rice community and the many allied industries that support the production, transport, trade and consumption of rice.

1th World Rice Conference 2009, Cebu

The TRT World Rice Conference 2010 is for the global rice community and the many allied industries that support the production, transport, trade and consumption of rice.

TRT America Conference 2014, Panama

THE RICE TRADER is pleased to announce the 7Th Annual TRT Americas 2014. This year’s conference will be hosted in Panama City, Panama and promises to be one of the TRT’s most memorable events filled with a wealth of information on the Grain / Rice Markets

TRT America Conference 2015, Sacramento

In association with the The Rice Trader, Farm and Trade, Inc., Agri-Fin, Farm to Fork, Mikuni, Genesis Grains, Inc., and the California Rice Exchange, the International Commodity Institute invites all local and international professionals to join us in Sacramento, California, on Aug. 24-26, for a premier event including market analysis from multiple market experts.