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Invitation to the

3rd International Rice Congress

It is our privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd International Rice Congress (IRC) to be held 8 – 12 November 2010 at the Vietnam National Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam. The event is hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam, and jointly organized by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and AsiaCongress Events Management Co. Ltd (ACE).

IRC, held every four years, is the world’s largest gathering of the rice industry – the industry that feeds more than half the world. The 3rd IRC – IRC2010 – also marks the 50th anniversary of IRRI. While you are here, you will be able to enjoy beautiful Hanoi, the cultural and historical city, as well as the Capital, of Vietnam. Hanoi celebrates its 1,000th anniversary in 2010.

With the theme “Rice for Future Generations”, IRC2010 will provide a forum for representatives from the public and private sectors including researchers, scientists, professionals, traders, and policy makers. Delegates will discuss the latest rice research, future technologies, trade issues, and policies that will define the future role of rice in supporting the poor rice-dependent communities.

IRC2010 will include the 28th International Rice Research Conference, the 3rd World Rice Commerce Conference, the 3rd International Rice Technology and Cultural Expo and 50th anniversary celebrations of IRRI. MARD will also host the 3rd Ministerial Round Table Meeting comprising of all agriculture secretaries or ministers of major Asian countries.

We are delighted to invite you to IRC2010 to share your expertise, show your products and services, and learn about the latest developments in the industry. We are certain that your participation will be fruitful as we all join in the effort to resolve key issues in the rice industry for future generations.

Details of the IRC2010 will be regularly updated on this website; please check back often or register your interest to participate and we will keep you informed.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2010