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Conference Information

11th ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference
Date   : 8 October 2018
Venue: The Riverie by Katathani 
            1129 Kraisorasit Rd, Vieng District, Muang, 
            Chiang Rai, 57000 Thailand, 

Theme -“Adapting for the Emerging Megatrends"

Under this theme, the programme for the conference is designed to have meaningful discussions on the needs for reorienting the natural rubber production and the processing sectors to match with the emerging new requirements from the end-user industry. Besides the keynote address and four invited presentations, the programme includes a Panel Discussion titled “Breaking the barriers and striving for a sustainable future: Are smallholders equipped to embrace the emerging scenario?”. The Panel will be represented by Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, India, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea.



08:30am - 08:50am



Arrival of Chief Guest and dignitaries

 09:00am - 10:30am  i. Invocation
ii. Welcome address by His Excellency Mr. Mr. Somboon Siriwech, Deputy Governor of Chiang Rai Province

iii. Statement by ANRPC by Mr. Tran Ngoc Thuan, Director-General, Vietnam Rubber
     Group, Government of Vietnam (Chairman of ANRPC)

iv. Cultural Show
v. Opening address by The Honorable Mr. Niwat Sutemechaikul, Vice Minister for Agriculture &
    Cooperatives of  Government of Thailand

vi. Keynote address by Mr. Boonharn Ou-Udomying, Chairman, Rubber-based Industry Club, The
    Federation of Thai Industries

vii. Presentation of Memento

10:30am - 11:00am

Networking & Coffee/ Press-meet of Chief Guest

11:00am - 11:45am

Equipping smallholders for catering to new requirements from a dynamic end-user industry: Issues in focus.
Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Bich,
Secretary-General, ANRPC

11:45am - 12:30pm

New trends in auto-tyre and general rubber goods manufacturing: What are their implications for major raw materials?
Dr. R. Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, Indian Rubber Institute

12:30pm - 01:45pm

Networking and Lunch

01:45pm - 02:30pm

Restoring development through technology: How to bridge the gap between lab and farm?
Dr. Suarni Sumormo, Deputy Director- General (Policy & Operations), Malaysian Rubber Board

02:30pm - 03:15pm Capitalizing on the green credentials: How to adopt sustainability standards in natural rubber production and processing sectors?
Mr. Asish Govil, Senior Vice President, Global Head-Rubber Division, Olam International Limited
 03:15pm - 03:45pm Networking & tea
03:45pm - 05:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION:

"Breaking the barriers and striving for a sustainable future: Are smallholders equipped to embrace the emerging megatrends?

Moderator : Datuk Dr. Abdul Aziz S. A. Kadir, Secretary-General, IRRDB

Panel Members: 

1. Mr. Khun Kakada, Deputy Director, General Directorate of Rubber, Cambodia
2. Mr. Mo Yeyong, Professor, Rubber Research Institute, CATAS, China
3. Mr. D. Anandan, Chairman & Executive Director, Rubber Board of India
4. Government of Indonesia
5. Dr. Suarni Sumormo, Deputy Director-General (Policy & Operations), Malaysian Rubber Board
6. Mr. Kyi Soe, Director, Department of Agriculture Mon State, Myanmar
7. Ms. Josephine Kenni, Chairlady, Papua New Guinea Rubber Board
8. Ms. Angelina A. JIkiri, Trade & Industry Development Specialist, Department of Trade & Industry
    Region 9, Philippines
9. Mr. J. A. Ranjith, Secretary, Ministry of Plantation Industries, Sri Lanka
10. Mr. Yium Travolit, Acting Governor and Member of Board of Directors, RAOT, Thailand
11. Dr. Tran Thi Thuy Hoa, Head of Advisory Committee for Rubber Industry Development, VRA,

05:00pm - 05:15pm

Concluding Statement by Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Bich, Secretary-General of ANRPC

*A dinner with the concept "The Magic of Thai-Lanna" will be hosted by Rubber Authority of Thailand on the 8 October 2018, evening. All guests and participants of the conference are invited.

The Open Session of the 41st ANRPC Assembly and the 4th ANRPC Public-Private Meet are scheduled to be held at the same venue in the forenoon of 9 October 2018. Participation in these two events are restricted by invitation. The participants of the conference who are interested in attending either of these two events may please send the request to the ANRPC Secretariat at “” latest by 25 September 2018.  

We encourage interested participants to register themselves for the said conference at the earliest as walk-in participants will not be entertained during the event. To register for the conference, click here <Registration>.

 For participants from Thailand, kindly contact Rubber Authority of Thailand for the conference registration.

For the accommodation of the participants, we have identified The Riverie by Katathani (1129, Kraisorasit Rd, Vieng District, Muang, Chiang Rai, 57000 Thailand).  The hotel offers rooms at reduced special tariff ranging from THB2,900 onwards per night (approximately US$88) including complimentary breakfast and WIFI. Advance booking for the room is required to ensure availability of the rooms and the special tariff will be valid till 20 September 2018.
Rooms can be booked by providing the details in the attached format and emailing at the hotel with the following details. 

Contact Point: Ms. Kaimook Chaysabud
Phone: +66(0)5360 7999

Please click here to download the Hotel room booking form.

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