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PSU, Trang province, and the Rubber Authority of Thailand organized Rubber Expo 2023, highlighting innovative rubber technology to enhance industrial capacity

       PSU, Trang province, and the Rubber Authority of Thailand (RAOT), along with government agencies and the private sector in Trang, organized the 1st National Rubber Fair “Rubber Expo 2023” to enhance rubber farmers’ quality of life, strengthen and increase the competitiveness of the rubber industry, and promote scientific literacy among rubber farmers. Trang Province Governor Mr. Khajornsak Chareonsopha presided the event, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Jumphon Chuenjitsiri, PSU Acting Vice President for Legal and Academic Services, gave a welcoming speech. Mr. Nakorn Trapwiraphat, leader of the Rubber Authority of Thailand, gave a reporting speech at the His Majesty the King's 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary Convention Centre, PSU Trang Campus, on 8 April 2023.


       Mr. Nakorn Trapwiraphat explained that the RAOT organizes the annual event to commemorate the contributions of Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahitsaraphakdi (Khaw Sim BeeNa Ranong), who was honored as the "Father of Thai rubber". The event also serves as a reminder of the importance of rubber as the country's economic crop and a venue to disseminate knowledge, technology, and innovation to increase productivity and harvest, production technology and innovation, innovative technology and products from research results, including networking between rubber plantation institutes, rubber researchers, and entrepreneurs. Aiming to share practical knowledge about the rubber production process, the event also helps meeting the standards and complying with BCG Model guidelines, including networking between stakeholders and the general public in Trang and nearby areas to develop the economy, diversify opportunities and incomes in order to bring stability to the community, raise the quality of life of rubber farmers sustainably, and foster effective economic and social development.


       Asst. Prof. Dr. Jumpol said that PSU as an educational institution focuses on the importance of rubber research, and encourages new generations of researchers. New innovations are created from a wide range of existing knowledge for commercial use, including creating a network to share knowledge and drive new entrepreneurs, and giving advice to farmer groups to step into the world of sustainable business.


       The 1st National Rubber Fair “Rubber Expo 2023” was held from 6 to 10 April 2023, featuring activities such as a seminar about the development of rubber products, opportunities for rubber competition to support sustainable rubber plantation standards, promoting the management of agricultural areas and rubber technology through practical training. The event highlighted rubber research exhibition, rubber processing innovation, and the distribution of processed rubber products by business units of the RAOT and the Rubber Farmers Institute in Trang Province. A variety of interesting competitions and contests complemented the fair.