BANGKOK: The Thai Seed Trade Association (THASTA) held its annual General Assembly Meeting at the Rajpruek Club in on 5 March, 2018.
Attended by THASTA members from the public and private sectors, including a delegation from APSA, the meeting coincided with a cheerful gala dinner, which followed the association’s annual fundraising golf tournament, held earlier in the day, also at the Rajpruek Club.
At the GAM, the association reviewed annual finances, projects and plans before formally announcing appointments for its 18-member Executive Committee (EC), including the re-appointment of its President, Dr. Chairerg Sagwansupyakorn. The EC members, whose appointments were confirmed in a meeting last week, will serve as the association’s management board through to 2020.
Addressing the GAM at its closing, Dr. Chairerg offered some inspirational words.
“Seed associations need members more than members need associations. We want and need you as our members … In our industry, as seed traders, above all it is pertinent that we remain loyal to our work and our customers. You can only fool somebody once. If what you sale and tell to them turns out to be something different, this will only only reflect bad on you, but will have consequences for the entire industry. If we can’t have reliability and trust in the industry, then we have nothing.”
The full list of THASTA EC members will be published in the next edition of Asian Seed & Planting Material, due for publication in April. Following are some photos from the evening, ©APSA and THASTA (click thumbnail to view full width):