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148, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
T: +603-2161 1900 F: +603-2161 3014 E:

Conference Information

12th ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference
Date   : 7 October 2019
Venue: Hotel Tentrem Yogyakarta
             Jl. P. Mangkubumi No.72A
             Yogyakarta 5523, Indonesia
             Phone: +62(274)6415555

Theme -“Adaptive and Inclusive Path to Sustainable Value Chain"

About the theme:

The smallholder-dominated natural rubber (NR) production sector has limitations to adopt the sustainability norms for NR which are initiated and largely set by the auto-tyre manufacturing industry. The additional cost to adopt the prescribed practices, the cost to maintain them, and the abnormally high fee for the certification, make it practically difficult for the smallholdings to be on board when the world rubber industry is moving towards the sustainable value-chain. A value-chain can sustain only if it is inclusive of the weakest link which is the smallholdings sector in the case of world rubber industry. Given the dominance of smallholdings in the world production, the sustainable development of the value-chain of the world NR sector inevitably calls for making the norms as well as the certification system adaptable to the resource-poor smallholders. In this context, the conference attempts to identify the standards and norms which are suitable for the smallholdings to adopt as well as acceptable to other segments of the industry's value-chain.



08:30am - 08:55am



Arrival of Hon'ble Minister and dignitaries

 09:00am - 10:15am  i. Invocation by Master of Ceremony
ii. Cultural programme
iii. Welcome address
Mr. Iman Pambagyo
Director-General for International Trade Negotiation
Ministry of Trade, Republic of Indonesia

iv. Statement by ANRPC
Mr. Sunan Nuanphromsakul (Chairman of ANRPC)
Acting Governor, Rubber Authority of Thailand
Government of Thailand

v. Keynote address
His Excellency Dr. Enggartiasto Lukita
Minister of Trade
Republic of Indonesia

10:15am - 10:45am

Networking & Coffee/ Press-meet of Chief Guest

10:45am - 11:15am

Talk #1 "The role of multi-stakeholder initiatives in ensuring an inclusive approach to sustainability: The example of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber"

Mr.  Stefano Savi, Director, Global Platform for Sustainable NR, Singapore

11:15am - 11:45am

Talk #2 "Sustainable natural rubber: Lessons from the oil palm industry"

Prof. Dato' Dr. Ahmad bin Ibrahim, Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment, USCI University, Kuala Lumpur

11:45am - 12:15pm

12:15pm - 01:45pm

Talk #3 "Sustainability Initiative in the Perspective of Smallholders: What are the Challenges and Opportunities?"

Dr. Onanong Luanrak, Faculty of Environmental Management, Prince of Songkhla University, Thailand

Networking and Lunch

01:45pm - 02:15pm

Talk #4 "Economics of sustainable value-chain in the perspective of NR producers" 

Mr. Jom Jacob, Senior Economist, ANRPC

02:15pm - 02:45pm
Talk #5
Practical approach to bring smallholders on board of sustainability initiative" 

Mr. Michal Brink, Chief Executive Officer, CMO Group, South Africa

 02:45pm - 03:15pm Networking & tea
03:15pm - 04:45pm PANEL DISCUSSION:

"Policy initiatives of NR producing countries to manage the challenges posed by the sustainability initiatives and make use of the opportunities"

Moderator: Datuk Dr. Abdul Aziz S. A. Kadir, Secretary-General, International Rubber Research and Development Board

Panel Members: 
1. Mr. Sunan Nuanphromsakul, Acting Governor, Rubber Authority of Thailand
2. Mdm. Ir. Musdhalifah Machmud, Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, Coordinating Ministry for Economics Affairs, Republic of Indonesia
3. Mdm. Dr. Tran Thi Thuy Hoa, Standing Member, Steering Committee for Sustainable Development, Viet Nam Rubber Group
4. Mr. Shi Lei, Director of Tropical Crops Department, Bureau of State Farms, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, China
5. Dr. K. N. Raghavan, Executive Director, Rubber Board of India
6. Dato' Dr. Zairossani Mohd Nor, Director-General, Malaysian Rubber Board
7. Dr. Aun Sovann, Deputy Director-General, General Directorate of Rubber, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia
8. Representative from Government of Myanmar
9. Mr. Dhammika Ranatunga, Director (Development), Ministry of Plantation Industries, Sri Lanka
10. Mr. Al-Zamir Lipae, Assistant Regional Director, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines
11. Mr. Muhammed Ahsanul Jabbar, Chairman, Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation

04:45pm - 04:55pm

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

The Open Session of the 42nd ANRPC Assembly and the 5th ANRPC Public-Private Meet are scheduled to be held at the same venue in the forenoon of 8 October 2019. Participation in these two events are strictly 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 2019.  Click here for <Conference Programme> and <Venue details>. 

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 Indonesia kindly contact Organizing Committee ( for the conference registration.

For the accommodation of the participants, we have identified Hotel Tentrem Yogyakarta.  The hotel offers rooms at reduced special tariff below:

Deluxe Room: IDR 1,450,000 net/room/night
Executive Suite: IDR 4,000,000 net/room/night

All rates inclusive of taxes and 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 5 October 2019. 
Rooms can be booked by providing the details in the attached format and emailing at the hotel with the following details. 

Contact Person: Mr. Sunu Prabowo
Mobile: +62817874498

Please click here to download the Hotel Tentrem room booking form.

Alternatively, there are TWO recommended hotels near the venue hotel as follows:
1. Phoenix Hotel *****                                      2. Harper Mangkubumi *****
1.2km from venue hotel                                      1.5km from venue hotel
Contact: Ms. Ninuk                                              Contact: Hotel Reservation
Mobile: +6287865211009                                   Mobile: +6282241142454
Email:                 Email:

Room Rate:                                                          Room Rate:
Superior: IDR 820,000                                          Superior: IDR 688,000
Deluxe: IDR 1,001,500                                          Deluxe: IDR 738,000

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