48th APCC COCOTECH Conference & Exhibition

20-24 August 2018

Event TypeMeetings, Seminars and Workshops
Event Location:The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand

48th APCC COCOTECH Conference & Exhibition

20 - 24 August 2018, The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand



1.  Dates & Venue

The 48th APCC COCOTECH Conference & Exhibition will be held during 20 – 24 August 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The venue is Mayfair Ballroom A-B, The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, 559 Ratchaprarop Rd., Makkasan, Rachathewi, Bangkok, Thailand.


2.  Organization of the Meeting

The Conference is organized jointly by the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) and the Government of Thailand through the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. The sponsored events and activities would be as listed in the program.


3. Theme

The Conference theme is “Sustainable Coconut Development through Climate Smart Agriculture, Product Innovation and Advancing Technologies”. This meeting will cover new technological developments on coconut production particularly planting and replanting systems, varietal improvement, use of selected local elite planting materials and hybrids, coconut-based farming systems, integrated pest and disease management, post harvest processing, and technology updates in the manufacture of emerging coconut products for the domestic and export market, cost effective technologies on integrated coconut processing, and marketing strategies. Experts from the research and development, industry and the private sector will be providing input as Resource Speakers.


4. Official contact at the Government of Thailand:



     1.  MR. UTHAI NOPAKOONWONG                                            

          Deputy Director General

          Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

          Bangkok 10900, Thailand

          Phone  : (66-2) 940 5418; 2579 0582

          Fax : (66-2) 579 4855; 2940 7460

          Email: uthai4574@gmail.com



          Director, Horticulture Research Institute

          Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

          Bangkok 10900, Thailand

          Phone      : (66-2) 940 5484 ext 112

          Fax            : (66-2) 561 4667

          Email       : tongtaosb@hotmail.com;




           Vice Chairman, CDCOT

           Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
           Bangkok, Thailand

           Tel.   :  (66) 819-076821

           Fax.  :   (66-2) 5614 6673

           Email: peyanoot2@gmail.com


         Agricultural Research Officer, HRI

         Ministry of  Agriculture & Cooperatives,

         Bangkok, Thailand

         Tel.   :  (66- 2) 940 5484-5 Ext. 128

         Fax.  :   (66-2) 5614667

         Email  :  supattra_120@yahoo.com


5.  Official Contact at the APCC Secretariat:


        URON N. SALUM                                                                    Ms. MRIDULA KOTTEKATE

        Executive Director                                                                    Assistant Director

        Email: uron@apccsec.org                                                        Email:mridula@apccsec.org



        ALIT PIRMANSAH                                                                  MR. MUHARTOYO

        Market Development Officer                                                    Documentalist

        Email: alit@apccsec.org                                                          Email: muhartoyo@apccsec.org   


        8th Floor, BAPPEBTI Building, Jl. Kramat Raya No. 172, Kenari, Senen, Jakarta 10430

        Phone: (62-21) 3100 556, Fax: (62-21) 3101 007;

        Main email: apcc@apccsec.org; apcc@indo.net.id


6.  Participants:

The Conference is open to the public. All APCC member countries will be represented at the Conference by a Plenipotentiary Delegate. Other senior government officials would comprise an official delegation. UN related agencies and relevant international organizations are invited to participate. Representative from APCC Accreditation organizations, coconut farmers, industry and private sector stakeholders are eligible to participate.



7. Registration Fee :

         Prescribed Registration Fees are in the following categories:

  • US$500 for non-government sector participants from non-APCC member countries,
  • US$400 for government sector participants from non-APCC member countries,
  • US$300 for non-government sector participants from APCC member countries,
  • US$200 for government sector participants from APCC member countries.


Registration Fee is waived for one Plenipotentiary Delegate of an APCC member country. Early bird registration discounts:

  • On or before 30 April 2018                    ---  20%   
  • On or before 31 May 2018                     ---  15% 
  • On or before 30 June 2018                    ---  10%


Registration Fee is payable by PayPal at masmufid@yahoo.com or by telegraphic transfer to:


     Beneficiary Name               :  ASIAN & PACIFIC COCONUT COMMUNITY

     Bank Name                         :   CITIBANK N.A.

     Bank Address                     :   KCP Citibank Tower, Pacific Century Place SCBD Lot 10

                                                    Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52 – 53, Jakarta 12190, Indonesia

     USD Account No                :   0-500093-528

     Swift Code                          :   CITIIDJX


      We also accept payment from American Express, Discover, Visa, Master Card.


All payment should be made on net basis, clear of any commission, bank charges and any other charges. For Registration on Arrival at Conference venue, all payments would be made in cash either in US Dollar or local currency, based on current day exchange rate. In cases of cancellation   a fee equivalent to 25% of amount paid is deducted prior to refund of payment.


8.  Registration Form

Please see attached copy of the Registration Form. Kindly fill up the registration form and send to the APCC Secretariat by fax at 62-21-3101007 or scanned and to e-mail at apcc@apccsec.org      Registration can also be processed online at www.apccsec.org.


9. Program

The 48th APCC COCOTECH Conference is organized for 5 (five) days i.e.: 4 (four) days indoor sessions and one day field tour. The detailed program will be handed to all participants.  Exhibition of coconut products, posters, equipments and technology is organized for the benefit of the participants.


10. Hotel Accommodation

The accommodation for participants will be mostly at the Conference hotel, The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam. The room rates are inclusive of breakfast for maximum of 2 persons per room and include Government Taxes:


Room Type

Room Rate

Approx in US$

Premier Room

*THB. 2,300.00

*US$ 72.53

*Rates applied to bookings made through APCC Secretariat


          All hotel bills will be charged in THB, rates in USD is only for reference purposes.

         Contact Person at The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam 


Assistant Director of Sales

The Berkeley Hotel

559 Ratchaprarop Rd., Makkasan

Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand

Tel: (66-2) 309 9999 ext 9911

Mobile : (66) 82527-2234

Email : sale4@berkeleyhotel.co.th


 Sales Manager

 The Berkeley Hotel

 559 Ratchaprarop Rd., Makkasa

 Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand

 Tel: (66-2) 309 999  ext 3175

 Mobile: (66) 850 636 293

 Email : sale4@berkeleyhotel.co.th


All Plenipotentiary Delegates, Official Delegates of APCC member countries as well as APCC sponsored Resource Persons would be accommodated at the Conference Hotel. Participants are encouraged to book and stay at the Conference Hotel for your convenience and make use of the special rates offered by booking through APCC.

Kindly complete the Hotel Reservation form attached and send it to the Contact Person of the Berkeley Hotel mentioned above in order to secure the special rates.

Participants may also directly contact the hotel of their preference and inform their details such as name, address and flight details preferably 3 weeks in advance to confirm hotel reservation. Confirmation would be on first-come-first-served basis depending on the availability of rooms.


             Information on other budget & boutique hotels near Conference venue is shown below:


Hotel Name & Address

Room Rate/Day

Distance to Venue

P2 Boutique

1091/213-216 Soi.Petchburi 33 New Petchburi Road Makkasan Rachthavee Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Contact Person : Thananant

Tel: 662-255-5151,

Email: Rsvn@p2hotel.com


1,600 THB


400 m

5 mins walk


Bangkok Palace Hotel

1091/336 Soi New Phetchaburi, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Telp: +66 2 253 0510, +66 2890 9000 Ext: 2056 

Fax: +66 2253 3359

Email: rsvn@bangkokpalace.com 


1,600 THB


1 km

13 mins walk

Indra Regent Hotel Bangkok

120/126 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

Contact Person: Sukanya Chopsaeree

Tel: +66 (0)2 208 0169. Fax: +66 (0)2 656 4246, 208 0388-89. Email: resv@indrahotel.com


1,600 THB/day

Single / Double

650 m

8 mins walk


Bangkok City Hotel

268 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

Contact Person :  Ms.Kanlaya

Telp: 66 2 215 2929

Email: rsvn@bangkokcityhotel.com  


Standard room 1,390 THB

Superior Double 1,490 THB

Double room 

1,790 THB

2.6 km

14 mins by car



Please be advised that payment can be made to the Hotel in person directly using cash, bank debit cards and major credit cards including AMEX, VISA, and MASTERCARD.


11.  Transport Arrangements

The Government of Thailand will provide necessary protocol and transport arrangements for National Ministers and Government Delegations. Transport  assistance is also provides for  Resource Persons.

For one day only on Sunday 19 August 2018, from 06.00 am - 06.00 pm, two officials from the Organising Committee will be at Gate 3 of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport,  to provide    assistance to any other participants who are first time traveller to Bangkok.    

To reach the Berkeley Hotel Pratunam from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok participants can take either private transport like Grab (THB 400 to hotel) , metered taxi, or airport rail link (Route A1 - A7, getting off at Rachaprarop station). The taxi fare to the hotel is about USD 15 while the rail link fare is THB 40 per person.

To reach the Berkeley Hotel Pratunam from the Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok participants can take either private transfer, metered taxi, or Bus A3 (Pratunam – Lumphini Route, getting off at Pratunam bus stop). The bus fare is THB 50 per person. 

It is advisable to send your flight details to the APCC Secretariat by e-mail to apcc@apccsec.org or apcc@indo.net.id and to the Ministry of Agriculture by e-mail at tongtaosb@hotmail.com or hri­_s@hotmail.com.

12.  Visa Requirements

Official delegates and participants from the private sector who hold ASEAN passports (except Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar) will not need visa to enter Thailand for a stay not exceeding 30 days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to the port of origin or next port of destination, and their passport must be valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay. A Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand is attached.     

Others may obtain their Thailand visa from the Embassy of Thailand in their country of origin or from the nearest Thailand Embassies/Consulates prior to their departure from their respective countries.

Delegates and Participants are respectfully reminded that it is their individual responsibility to secure all requirements for entry visa including for transit purposes prior to your departure for the conference.


13.  Insurance               

Neither the APCC nor the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Government of Thailand will be responsible for personal accidents, medical services, or damage to the private property of participants. It therefore is highly advisable for participants to make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance during their stay in Bangkok, Thailand.


14.  Airlines Servicing Bangkok, Thailand

         There are many major airlines which fly to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi International Airport BKK) such as Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, KLM, Philippine Airlines, China Airlines, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, EVA air, and Virgin Australia.


15. Currency

         The currency used in Thailand is Thailand Bath (THB). The exchange rate against US Dollar is approx US$ 1 = THB 31.71 as of 3 May 2018. This rate will be updated in future information sheet provided.


16. Climate

         Bangkok features a tropical monsoon climate with three seasons: hot season from March to June, rainy season from July to October and cool season between November and February.

         Average temperatures remain constant throughout the year with average high temperatures at around 30oC and average low temperatures at around 20oC.  








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Day /Date





2  September  2018

Day I

08.00 – 10.00

  • Arrive in Batam, then transfer to Punggur Port for Ferry to Jagoh Port in Dabo Singkep.
  • VVIP guests are pick up in Batam

Ferry depart on 10:30 am




14.30   – 16.00

  • Arrive in Jagoh Port of Lingga District
  • Guest welcoming session at the port
  • Transfer to the hotel

-      One Hotel

-      Prima Inn

-      ArmandaHotel

-      Gapura Hotel


19.00 - selesai

  • Welcome dinner and art cultural peformance

-          Regional Dabo Singkep Building


3 September  2018

Day II

08.00 – 09.00

Participants Registration




Opening Session

By Master of Ceremony


09.00 – 09.10

Singing Indonesia Anthem ‘Indonesia Raya’



09.10 – 09.20

OC report by head of District

Head of Lingga District


09.20 – 09.30

Speech by Executive Direktor of APCC for WCD

Mr. Uron N. Salum



09.30 – 09.45

Opening Speech for Coconut Investment Summit and WCD by President of RI

Exhibition opening session and visit


09.45 – 10.30

Art and cultural performance



10.30 – 10.45

Investment Seminar

Head of BKPM Mr. Thomas Lembong "Government Strategy and Policy to Push Coconut Investment in Indonesia"



10.45 – 11.00

Investment Seminar

Materi 2 oleh:

  1. Economic Coordinating Minister (Chariman of National Board of Special Economic Zone) "Special Economic Zone Development adapted for Coconut Industry for Lingga District "
  2. Dr. Ir. Amran Sulaiman, M.Si Minister of Agriculture " Contribution of Agriculture and  Plantation Development to Establish National Food Sovereignty”





11.00 – 11.15

Investment Seminar

Head of HKTI Jend. Purn. Moeldoko “the Role of HKTI and Private Sector in Agriculture Industrial Development”



11.15 – 11.30

Investment Seminar

1. Galih Batara CEO Globus

2. CEO Silvia ten Houten, Good Hout

3. Michiel Vos CEO Cocopallet

(7 minutes each) "Industrial Development of Coconut Husk for Integrated Coconut Industry"



11.30 – 12.00




12.00 – 13.30

Lunch break



13.30 – 15.00

Business Meeting

Introduction: Dr. Kartika D Antono

Moderator: District Investment Authority


15.00 – 15.30

Coffee Break



15.30 – 16.30

Business meeting conclusion and Signing of MoU



16.30 – 17.00

Coconut Golden Triangle Internal Meetings (Lingga, Inhil and Tanjabtim)



4 September 2018


08.00 – 08.30

Breakfast at the hotel



08.30 – 09.00

Preparation for Field Trip to Coconut Processing Area in Lingga District



09.00 – 17.00

-          Depart to Resang sub District in South Singkep.

-          Introductory explanation of Coconut Processing Centre in Resang Village and Small holder farm in Resang and Marok Kecil Village. Return to Hotel



19.00 – 22.00

Farewell Dinner and cultural and art performance in Regional Lingga Building

Lingga District (OC)



Closing session/remark

Lingga District (OC)


5 September  2018

Day IV


Back to Batam

Lingga District (OC)