Friday November 10, 2000  
08.30-09.00: Registration at Tip Piman Room
09.00-09.30: Opening Address by H.S.H. Prince Bhisatej Rajani “Challenges in Agricultural Development under Global Force”
09.30-10.00: Coffee break
10.00-12.00: Theme “Future of Agribusiness in Asia and the Pacific”
“Small and Medium Agribusiness Enterprises as the Foundation of Economic Development in Asia and the Pacific”
Dr.Fu-Shan Liu, Director , Department of Economics and Planning , COA
“Roles and Impacts of Regional Free Trade Areas on Development of Small and Medium Agribusiness”
Mr.Vithun Tulyanond, Executive Advisor to the Ministry, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce
“Intergrating Farm Sector and Community Based Enterprises into Agribusiness System”
Prof.Dr.Sopin Tongpan
12.00-13.00: Lunch at Pin Thong Room
13.00-13.30: Luncheon Speech on “Needs for Collaboration in Agribusiness in Asia and the Pacific: Taiwan's Perspective”
Prof.Dr. Hsi-Huang Chen, Chairman of COA – ROC
13.30-17.15: Study Tour on Agribusiness in Chiang Mai
Site I : Royal Project Foundation and Chiang Mai Frozen Foods Public
Company Limited
Site II : Chiang Mai Chaiwiwat Rice Mill Co., Ltd.
Site III: Sanpathong Agricultural Co-operatives
18.15-19.00: Happy hour at Pool Side
19.00-19.45: Dinner at Pin Thong Room
19.45-20.30: Welcome Dinner hosted by Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Dinner Speech
Mr.Petipong Pungbun Na Ayudhya, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
20.30- Special Session for Business Cooperation
Moderator :
Mr.Danai Leosawathiphong, Managing Director, Siam Royal Orchid Co., Ltd.
Saturday November 11, 2000
08.30-10.00: Agribusiness Research on Marketing and Trade
Assoc. Prof. Dr.Bith-Hong Ling, National Chung Hsing University
Dr.Li-Hsien Chien, National Chung Hsing University
Prof.Dr.Tsorng-Chyi Hwang, National Chung Hsing University
Dr.Songsak Sriboonchitta, Chiang Mai University
Dr.Kamol Ngamsomsuke, Chiang Mai University
Assoc. Prof.Dr.Aree Wiboonpongse, Chiang Mai University
Assist. Prof. Dr.Pattana Jealviriyapan, Chiang Mai University
Prof.Dr.Joyce Jong-Wen Wann, National Chung Hsing University
Prof.Dr.Wu-Cheng Liao, National Chung Hsing University
Prof.Dr.Wan-Tran Huang, National Chung Hsing University
Moderator :
Mr.Ming- Lai Wang, Director - General, Department of International Co-operation , COA., ROC
10.00-10.15: Break
10.15-12.30: Panel Discussion “Development and Success of Agribusiness: Country Experiences”
Australia :
Dr.Brian Davidson, The University of Melbourne
Israel :
Dr.Eliezer Levin, Ruppin Institute for Higher Education
Japan :
Prof.Dr. Keishiro Itagaki, Tokyo University of Agriculture
Taiwan :
Prof. Dr.Ming-Ming Wu, National Chung Hsing University
Moderator :
Dr.Apichart Pongsrihadulchai, Secretary General, OAE.
Lunch at Pin Thong Room
Luncheon Speech on “Global Agribusiness in the Next Decade”
Mr.Pittayapol Nattaradol, President, Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural
13.30-17.00: Panel Discussion “Challenge of Agribusiness: Developing Countries”
Indonesia :
Dr.E.Gumbira-Sa’id, Acadamic Director, Bogor Agricultural University
Malaysia :
Mr.Mahfoor Haji Harron, Department of Agribusiness and Information
System, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Philippines :
Dr.Nerlita Masajo Manalili, Head of SEAMEO SEARCA’s Agro - Industrial
Development Program
Thailand :
Dr.Sarasin Viraphol, Executive Vice President, Charoen Pokphand Group
Moderator :
Dr.Chumpol Pornprapa, Chiang Mai University Council Committee
18.00-20.00: Loy Kratong Dinner hosted by the Royal Project Foundation
20.00: Loy Kratong (Floating Festival)
Sunday November 12, 2000
08.30-10.00: Panel Discussion “Trends in Agribusiness Education, Research and
Human Resources Development”
Representatives from
Dr.Dave Boselie, Wageningen Agricultural University
Dr.Hamish Gow, University of Illinois
Representatives for developing countries:
Prof.Dr. Matthias von Oppen, University of Hohenheim
Alicia Jimenez-Portugal, University of Hohenheim
Moderator :
Prof.Dr.Chira Hongladarom, Secretary - General Foundation for International Human Resource Development
10.00-10.15: Coffee Break
10.15-12.15: Discussion
12.15-12.30: Closing Ceremony
President, Chiang Mai University
12.30-13.30: Lunch at Pin Thong Room