9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bar Higuey in Convention Center

Registration Desk Open

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro I – III

EXHIBIT SPACE OPEN

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Salon Punta Cana

One – on – One (B2B) Meetings

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro I – III

Thank You Sponsors!

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WELCOME RECEPTION

RMTC's First Networking Opportunity!

You attend the Rice Market & Technology Convention because it’s good for business, (but you stay at the Barcelo Bavaro in Punta Cana for the party).   Guests will enjoy the open bar, a gourmet spread infused with local flavor and music while visiting the booths.

So grab a drink, enjoy some local flavor and grab a dance partner as RMTC 2018 kicks off in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic!

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7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Bar Higuey in Convention Center

Registration Desk Open

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro I – III

Networking Break

Don’t forget to visit RiceTec at Booth #23 – 24

Sponsored By:

http://www.ricetec.com/

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Dwight Roberts

Opening Ceremony

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Mr. Osmar Benitez, Minister of Agriculture , the Dominican Republic

Welcome

Benitez, Omar - crop

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Dennis DeLaughter

Given the New World, Where Are We Going?

DENNIS--R-DELAUGHTER-BIO

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro I – III

Networking Break

Don’t forget to visit Brazilian Rice at Booth #43

Sponsored By:

http://brazilianrice.com.br/

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro I – III
ENG – ESP – POR

Cleiton Dos Santos

Mercosur: Increasing Role In the World Market

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11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Donnarie Hales

Sustainable Rice through HT Systems

Hales, Donnarie – 150

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Mo Way

Recent Developments in Rice Entomology

Way, MO

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Jose Angel Madrigal

The Impact of Pests in Stored Grains (Quality and Price)

Madrigal Gomez, Jose Angel

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Miramar, Bohio  Dominicano & Coral Restaurant

LUNCH

Choose one of the following options inside the Barcelo Bavaro Palace to enjoy for lunch:

Miramar Buffet Restaurant
Specializing in international cuisine, this restaurant offers an exquisite culinary selection to satisfy even the most discerning palates. You can enjoy the buffet, elegantly decorate in the same style as the hotel yet with the comfort of casual dress code.

Bohio Dominicano Buffet Restaurant
Sample the typical Dominican flavor in this extraordinary and extensive buffet decorated in the vibrant but intimate color scheme of the island’s folklore

El Coral Restaurant
A la carte restaurant specialized in fish and seafood.

Hotel transportation will be available to and from the convention center and restaurants.  Look for the hotel transportation with the RMTC logo!

Seminar 1: Fortified Rice

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV

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Jose Antonio Martinez

Moderator

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Marc-André Prost

World Food Program

  • Current Situation of Micronutrients in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Factors that Influence the Benefits and Costs of Rice Fortification
Becky Tsang

Becky Tsang

Food Fortification Initiative

  • Rice Fortification: Evidence, Status, and Lessons Learned in Grain Fortification
  • The Role of the Private Sector in Rice Fortification

Yi Wu, The Wright Group

Technology for Rice Fortification

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Anthony Hehir, DSM

Technology for Rice Fortification

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Soraya Pinto, DSM

  • Market Trends Towards Products with Added Value and Social Responsibility
  • Myths and Misconceptions About Rice Fortification

Seminar 2: The Ever Changing Role of the Rice Futures in Today’s Market

2:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Salon Punta Cana

Stuart-Hoetger

Stuart Hoetger

Moderator

Wynn-Thomas

Thomas Wynn

Understanding the Futures Market

DENNIS–R-DELAUGHTER-BIO

Dennis DeLaughter

A Look at Using Futures as a Hedge by Commercials and Producer

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

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White Beach Party

Don't miss our White Party on the Beach!

RMTC 2018 boasts a Caribbean networking social on the world famous sandy beaches of Punta Cana.  With the ocean breeze and crystalline waters breaking waves on sand a few feet away – guests attired in white will enjoy the open bar where drinks are cold and the food full of flavor.  Who knows, some might even get the courage to dance the night away to live music as the band will be ready to take requests and keep guests entertained.

So pack your white attire and business cards as this will be a night to remember!

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8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro I – III

Networking Break

Remember to visit The Wright Group at Booth #32

Sponsored By:

The Wright Group -Trans

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Dwight Roberts

Opening Introductions

Breakout Session 1

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV

Hamilton, Milo

Milo Hamilton

You should care about rice markets in India, China and Chicago.

Breakout Session 2

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Salon Punta Cana

Thimmaih, Shashikumar

Shashikumar Thimmaiah

The Role of Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things (IoT) in Par boiling and Grain Drying Process

Danilo

Danilo Vera

Advantages of Aged Rice: Main Characteristics, Benefit and Experience in Five Countries With More Than 30 Rice Varieties

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro I – III

Networking Break

Remember to visit Induhorst at Booth #36

Sponsored by:

http://www.induhorst.com/

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Luis Bueno

Mexico: Present and Future of Rice

Bueno, Luis

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Manuel Gonzalez

What Happened to Normal Weather?

Gonzalez, Manuel 150

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Rachel Trego

Getting the Numbers Right

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12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Belen Cisneros

Adding Value to Rice Bran

Cisneros, Belen

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Miramar, Bohio Dominicano & Coral Restaurants

LUNCH

Choose one of the following options inside the Barcelo Bavaro Palace to enjoy for lunch:

Miramar Buffet Restaurant
Specialized in international cuisine, this restaurant offers an exquisite culinary selection to satisfy even the most discerning palates. You can enjoy the buffet, elegantly decorate in the same style as the hotel yet with the comfort of casual dress code.

Bohio Dominicano Buffet Restaurant
Sample the typical Dominican flavor in this extraordinary and extensive buffet decorated in the vibrant but intimate color scheme of the island’s folklore

El Coral Restaurant
A la carte restaurant specialized in fish and seafood.

Hotel transportation will be available to and from the convention center and restaurants.  Look for the hotel transportation with the RMTC logo!

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Alice Gomez

U.S. Political Uncertainty and Its Impact on Agriculture Trade

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3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Thomas Wynn

World Marketplace 2018-2019

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gran Salon Bavaro IV
ENG – ESP – POR

Dwight Roberts

Closing Remarks

Stuart Hoetger

Stuart Hoetger

Stuart Hoetger is a managing partner and founder of The Stogan Group, an agricultural business firm engaged in commodity trading and market analysis. Before assuming management of a California rice cooperative and launching an online rice brokerage platform, Stuart’s sole focus was providing market analysis and strategy to global traders,…

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SORAYA  EUGENIA PINTO LINARES

SORAYA EUGENIA PINTO LINARES

NIP Marketing Manager Latam, DSM Soraya is a native of  Colombia, a Nutrition Engineer with a specialization in Marketing, Management, Leadership and Strategy. She has worked at DSM and Roche for more than 25 years, always in the B2B market.  Throughout her professional career she has been responsible for the…

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Shashi Kumar Thimmaiah

Shashi Kumar Thimmaiah

As founder Director –APIT (Agri process Innovations Technologies LLP) , Shashi Kumar Thimmaiah is in charge of the company’s strategic Decisions, and is responsible for its complete Business expansion & New Technical Innovation. Thimmaiah, Mechanical Graduate from University of Mysore , and certified Food Technologist , Seasoned under ,One of…

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Rachel Trego

Rachel Trego

Rachel Trego is an international economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture with the Foreign Agricultural Service.  She is the team leader for food grains analysis within the Office of Global Analysis, responsible for analyzing the global rice and wheat markets and reporting on supply and demand and price information. …

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Mr. Osmar Benitez

Mr. Osmar Benitez

Mr. Osmar C. Benitez is the current Minister of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic, after being appointed in May 9, 2018. Before his appointment, Minister Benitez was the Executive President of the Agribusiness Board of the Dominican Republic (JAD), President of the Dominican Agricultural Trade Board (BOLSAGRO), President of GORBEN…

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Milo Hamilton

Milo Hamilton

For three decades Milo Hamilton has covered the world of rice for his customers. For 18 years he bought rice for Uncle Ben’s Inc., a Mars Incorporated company. For the last 14 years, his company, Firstgrain, has published a weekly newsletter that advises sophisticated rice firms and farmers on the…

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Marc-André Prost

Marc-André Prost

Marc is a nutritionist with specialty in Public Health, with 15 years of experience in the management of programs of nutrition and food security in emergency and development situations. He is currently the Regional Nutrition Advisor of the World Food Program (PMA) for Latin America and the Caribbean. He has…

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Manuel González Tejera (MANEGONTE)

Manuel González Tejera (MANEGONTE)

Advisor Minister of Agriculture and Consultant in Defense and National Security. Agronomist with Masters in Agricultural Sciences, specialist in Genetics and Varietal Improvement. Master's Degree in Defense and National Security. Technical Advisor to the Ministers of Agriculture Salvador (Chío) Jiménez Luis Ramón Rodríguez and Technical and Climate Advisor to Minister…

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Luis Bueno Torio

Luis Bueno Torio

Graduated from La Salle University Cd. De México in Business Administration. Founding President of the Mexican Rice Council (1995-2001) Representative of Mexico to the Latin American irrigated Rice fund (Flar) Founding President of the Rice Research and Development Consortium, S.A. de C.V since 2014. President of the Rice Producer System…

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Jose Angel Madrigal Gomez

Jose Angel Madrigal Gomez

Agronomist, native of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. From April 2011 to the Present has worked in BAYER, S.A (Environmental Science) as Sales Manager for Central America and the Dominican Republic.  As well as in charge of Segment of stored Grains and vector control. From May 2004 to June 2006, Madrigal collaborated…

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J. Thomas Wynn

J. Thomas Wynn

Thomas Wynn is a farmer, rancher, marketing analyst, and COO of M&W Farm & Ranch in Egypt, Texas. He is also a partner in Coastal Rice & Futures Inc. in East Bernard, Texas. His specialty is risk management in agricultural commodity markets. He also focuses on innovation diffusion and agricultural…

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Dr. Yi Wu

Dr. Yi Wu

The Wright Group Dr. Yi Wu is the Chief Innovation Director of The Wright Group based in USA.  With a Ph.D. in Food Science, Nutrition and Biological System Engineering from University of Nebraska, Dr. Wu’s expertise is in the area of development and application of edible coating to nutrition and…

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Dr. Mo Way

Dr. Mo Way

Professor of Entomology Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center  Dr. Mo Way is a Professor of Entomology for Texas A&M University. For the past 31 years he has worked at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Beaumont developing and implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs for insects…

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Dr. Danilo Vera Coello

Dr. Danilo Vera Coello

Dr. Danilo Vera Coello, he earned his Master Degree In epidemiology comparative in the development of the Black Sigatoka on banana and plantain in 2003 at Universidad Federal de Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil and his Ph. D On the role of the dangerous condition in the epidemiology of the eyespot…

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DENNIS R. DELAUGHTER

DENNIS R. DELAUGHTER

Dennis R. DeLaughter, a professional farm manager, investment advisor and commodity broker, operates and manages some 7500 acres of rice, corn and wheat on the Texas gulf coast southwest of Houston.  DeLaughter is a licensed floor trader with the Chicago Board of Trade and a frequent speaker at agri-business marketing…

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Cleiton Evandro dos Santos

Cleiton Evandro dos Santos

Born in Cachoeira do Sul, RS – Brazil Journalist with a graduate degree in Social Studies and a postgraduate degree in Communication & Marketing. Analyst in the rice market and editor of the Planeta Arroz magazine and website and of the Anuário Brasileiro do Arroz (Brazilian Rice Yearbook) Agribusiness Columnist…

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Belen Diaz Cisneros

Belen Diaz Cisneros

Rice Bran Technology Leader and Latin America Sales Manager for Insta Pro International. Graduated with an International Business major, later received her master’s in business administration and continue her studies in extrusion with several courses at Texas A&M. Regularly travels between Latin America to assist current customers.

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Becky Tsang

Becky Tsang

Technical Officer, FFI Asia Becky worked at FFI as a graduate research assistant while earning her master's degree in public health, with an emphasis on global health and public nutrition, at Emory University. Her primary responsibility was developing a flour and rice fortification strategy for India. After graduating, Becky worked…

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Anthony Hehir

Anthony Hehir

Director Nutrition Improvement Program, DSM Anthony is a South African and Irish national and grew up in Botswana. He holds higher degrees in Human Physiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Business Administration and Social Impact Strategy. Prior to joining DSM, Anthony worked as a clinical and public health Dietitian in rural South…

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ALICE JOAN GÓMEZ

Alice Gomez, an attorney and professional member of the food and agriculture practice group, joined Cornerstone in 2007.  She represents producer organizations, commodity research and promotion programs, food manufacturers and distributors on issues related to the marketing of agricultural products, international trade, and nutrition. Alice advises checkoff programs on compliance…

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Thank you 2018 Sponsors!

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Thank you 2018 Exhibitors!

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