NECTEC-NSTDA recently hosted NECTEC Annual Conference and Exhibitions 2022 (NECTEC–ACE 2022). Held on 8-9 September 2022 at Thailand Science Park Convention Center and on an online platform, the theme of NECTEC–ACE 2022 was Digital Technology for Sustainable Agriculture.
The conference was organized in collaboration with government agencies and enterprises, namely the Department of Agriculture, the Land Development Department, the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives, AGRITEC-NSTDA, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Siam Kubota Corporation, Advanced Info Service, Betagro Group and Thai IoT Association.
NECTEC Executive Director Dr. Chai Wutiwiwatchai stated that NECTEC-ACE is designed to be an event of the year for NECTEC to present its latest knowledge and innovations to the public and creates a platform to facilitate the co-creation process among researchers, innovators, government officials and entrepreneurs to enable digital technology to make socio-economic impacts. This year marks the 36th anniversary of NECTEC establishment and the 15th anniversary of NECTEC-ACE. The 2-day conference aimed to promote the Agriculture 4.0 that incorporates digital tools to create sustainable farming with audience members drawing from the public and private domains as well as farmers and students with keen interest in digital technology for sustainable agriculture. The conference had more than 3,000 registrants to the on-site and online event.
NECTEC–ACE 2022: Digital Technology for Sustainable Agricuture featured 11 conference tracks with more than 30 speakers, 6 exhibition zones displaying innovations from the public and private sectors to drive the Agriculture 4.0, and an open house activity showcasing precision farming technologies and sustainable agriculture in 4 stations located at Thailand Science Park and Thammasat University Rangsit Campus, namely Plant Factory operated by BIOTEC-NSTDA, AGRITEC Station, NECTEC Smart Garden and Puey Park for the People.
Seminars and exhibition can be viewed online at www.nectec.or.th/ace2022.