In order to commemorate the 50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee) Celebrations of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (King Rama IX) of Thailand’s Accession to the Throne, the Chaipattana Foundation and the Office of the Royal Development Projects Board, in collaboration with the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, organized the International Conference on “Vetiver: A Miracle Grass”. It was held in Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand, 4 – 8 February 1996. During the Conference, an ad hoc Working Group, consisting of 35 key participants discussed issues related to the future of the international conference on vetiver. The Group unanimously expressed their felt need for the continuation of this international conference. The conference was named, “The International Conference on Vetiver (ICV)” with the interval of every four years. On this occasion, His Majesty the King of Thailand has graciously granted the King of Thailand Vetiver Awards to the outstanding vetiver research and dissemination works on vetiver.
ICV-1: Vetiver: A Miracle Grass
Venue: Dusit Resort and Polo Club, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Date: 4-8 February 1996
Organizers: Office of the Royal Development Projects Board, in cooperation with the Chaipattana Foundation and the Mae Fah Luang Founadation, with support from the World Bank and the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Special Occasion: To commemorate the 50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee) of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (Rama IX) of Thailand’s Accession to the Throne.
ICV-2: Vetiver and the Environment and Its Implications
Venue: Dusit Resort and Polo Club, Cha-am, Phethchaburi, Thailand
Date: 18-22 January 2000
Organizers: Office of the Royal Development Projects Board, in cooperation with the Chaipattana Foundation
Special Occasion: To commemorate the Sixth Cycle (72nd) Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (Rama IX)
ICV-3: Vetiver and Water
Venue: Guangdong Hotel, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Date: 6-9 October 2003.
Organizers: Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, South China Institute of Botany (Chinese Academy of Sciences), South China Agricultural University, and Guangdong Association of Grass Industry and Environment.
ICV-4: Vetiver and People
Venue: Caracas, Venezuela
Date: 22-26 October 2006
Organizers: Central University of Venezuela, Universidad Nacional Rómulo Gallegos, Fundación Polar, Sociedad Conservacionista Aragua, Socieda Venezuelana de la Ciencia del Suelo
ICV-5: Vetiver and Climate Change
Venue: Lucknow, India
Date: 28-30 October 2011
Organizer: Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP)
ICV-6: Vetiver System: Empowering Sustainable Development
Venue: Danang, Vietnam
Date: 5 – 8 May 2015
Organizer: Vietnam Vetiver Network