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1st International Forum on Rice (Sanya, China)(1st Announcement)

September 20th, 2016

To colleges and universities, research institutions and seed enterprises,

Rice is one of the most important grain rations both for China and the world. “To ensure the self-sufficiency of grains and absolute security of rations” is the strategic bottom line for China’s food security. China is the global leader in breeding of rice and the hybrid rice especially, contributing its power to the world food security. In the new developmental period of “agricultural supply side reform” and “the belt and road initiative”, with purpose of better exhibiting the new global achievement and technology in breeding, pushing the rice from China toward the world and promoting the healthy development of global rice industry, we schedule to jointly hold the 1st international forum on rice (Sanya, China) in Sanya city of Hainan province in early April, 2017.

The theme of the forum is “Southern Propagation as World Sources, Chinese Rice for Global Food”. Yuan Longping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, will be the chairman of this forum. We will honorably invite rice breeders from over 30 countries and districts, macro-policy experts, guests from well-known enterprises and industry watchers to give keynote speeches in different sessions. A high-level international forum that covers the whole industry chain of rice will be presented, which will push China’s rice onto the world platform.

We extend our warm invitation to experts in rice breeding, seed production, and rice industry management, as well as seed enterprises, researchers and students to attend this forum. Listed below are the related forum issues.

1. Forum arrangement

We have five parts in this forum: plenary lecture, group discussion, poster presentation, on-scene observation and property transaction.

2. About the forum

Theme: Southern Propagation as World Sources, Chinese Rice for Global Food

Name: 1st International Forum on Rice, Sanya, China

Date: Early April, 2017 (specific time will be separately notified)

Venue: Sanya, China

Scale: 500 people

Language: Chinese, English

3. Forum agenda

(1) International Forum on Rice, Sanya, China

(2) Exhibition and observation of new varieties and technologies both on-line and off-line

(3) Property transaction fair for new breeding achievement like new variety (combination) right

(4) Innovative achievement conference of global breeding

(5) Establishment of union for global rice industry

(6) Competition of characteristic rice with the topic of “travel and rice”

(7) Retrospective exhibition: Southern Propagation for 60 Years

4. Organizers of the forum

Supporter: Relevant state ministries, People’s government of Hainan province

>Sponsor: People’s government of Sanya city, Science and technology agency of Hainan province, China national rice research institute, Chinese national engineering research center of hybrid rice, China national japonica rice research and development center, Yuan Long Ping High-Tech Agriculture CO., LTD., Nan Fang media group.

Contractor: Sanya science&technology Academy of Hainan National Breeding and Multiplication, Sanya Haitangwan Paddy Field National Park CO., LTD., Nan Fang countryside newspaper.

Yuan Longping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, will be the chairman of the organizing committee. Vice chairman will be the relevant academicians of the rice industry, leading experts and entrepreneurs.

5. Guests to invite

We warmly welcome both domestic and abroad, the experts, scholars and entrepreneurs in the field of rice breeding, cultivation, seed industry, rice industry, fertilizer industry and disease & pest control, as well as insiders in economics and management to attend this forum.

6. Registration and forum affairs

Registration fee for participants from enterprises, college & universities and research institutions is 1000 RMB/person, and for students (with valid student ID card) is 500 RMB/person. Accommodation will be arranged uniformly and the fees are paid by the participants.

7. Call for paper

A forum proceeding (A&B) will be published and the excellent papers will be cited.

Proceeding A is the collection of academic papers, specializing in scientific researches of rice industry chain. The papers will be published after being reviewed and indexed in CNKI. Manuscript format should meet the journal requirements of “Hybrid Rice”. Proceeding B is the collection of marketing papers mainly in the field of seed industry development, variety introduction and discussion of seed industry. Papers will be published in the journal “Agricultural Wealth” after being reviewed and indexed in CNKI.

Paper submissions are eagerly encouraged and please label the paper by academic or marketing during submission. Submission deadline is 15th February, 2017. Submission contact: Ren Hong, submission email: No publication fees will be charged.

8. Contact us

Ren Hong, 13518896295; Lv Qing, 18646452163; Liu Haiying, 13602227046; Li Xiaofen, 15914320059; Li Li, 13787175206; Cao Liyong, 13388608068.

The participant receipt (attachment I) should be sent to prior to 1st February, 2017. Accommodation arrangement will be prioritized by registration date.

We sincerely invite you to this forum!

Attachment:Participant receipt of the 1st International Forum on Rice (Sanya, China)

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