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Last updated: 01 Jun 2010, 11.35am
 
DAY ONE: THURSDAY, 17 JUNE, 2010
07:30AM - 04:00PM STUDY TOUR TO THE MALAYSIAN RUBBER BOARD RUBBER RESEARCH INSTITUTE EXPERIMENT STATION IN SUNGAI BULOH, MALAYSIA
  • Presentation on Natural Rubber Research and Innovation Programs by the Malaysian Rubber Board
  • Visit to Rubber Research Institute Experiment Station (RRIES): Hevea Germplasm Center, Latex Harvesting Technology Center, Biotechnology Laboratory, Rubber Product Testing Facilities and the International Rubber Product Exhibition Center
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05:30PM - 07:30PM ARC 2010 Registration Begins
05:00PM ARC 2010 Exhibition Opens
05:15PM - 06:15PM View Synopsis  ARC 2010 AN EVENING WITH TOCOM
  • Overview of the TOCOM Rubber Futures Market
  • Managing Price Risk in a Volatile Rubber Market
Mr. Fuminori Kondo, Manager, Market Planning Section of Market Development, Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc
Mr. Azfar Ngiam, Manager, Marketing Division, Okachi (M) Sdn. Bhd
06:00PM - 09:00PM ARC 2010 WELCOME COCKTAIL AND NETWORKING
 
DAY TWO: FRIDAY, 18 JUNE, 2010
07:30AM ARC 2010 Registration Resumes
08:00AM Exhibition Opens
08:30AM Delegates to be seated at the Conference Hall
08:40AM Arrival of Distinguished Guests
08:50AM
Arrival of Guest of Honor
The Honorable Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok, Minister of Plantation Industries & Commodities, Malaysia
OPENING CEREMONY
08:55AM Malaysian Cultural Dances
09:00AM INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Mr. Stephen Lai, Chief Executive Officer, NextVIEW
09:05AM WELCOME ADDRESS
The Honorable Datuk Dr. Abdul Aziz S.A. Kadir, Secretary-General, International Rubber Research and Development Board
09:10AM INAUGURAL ADDRESS
The Honorable Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok, Minister of Plantation Industries & Commodities, Malaysia
09:35AM Presentation of Souvenirs to Sponsors
09:45AM Networking & Refreshments Break
PLENARY SESSION
Chairman: datuk Dr. Abdul Aziz S.A. Kadir
10:20AM View Synopsis  Keynote Speech
  • A look at credit risks in rubber trading and the mitigating solutions from SICOM's perspective
  • Clearing services to be offered by SICOM for physical rubber forwards
  • Discuss the future paradigm of the physical rubber market
Mr. Jeffrey Tan, Senior Director, SICOM, Singapore
SESSION ONE:  INNOVATIVE POLICIES FOR THE GLOBAL NATURAL RUBBER INDUSTRY: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS
Session Chairman: Dr Yeang Hoong Yeet
10:50AM View Synopsis  Paper 1: From Trees to Tyres
  • Identifies where progress is being made in meeting consumer’s demand for increased use of renewable and sustainable resources
  • Selection of traits in the future by sequencing the hevea brasiliensis genome
  • Role of NR and its derivatives in reducing the carbon footprint associated with vehicle use
Dr. Stuart Cook, Director of Research, Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre, United Kingdom
11:20AM View Synopsis  Paper 2: Essential Criteria and International Specification for Natural Rubber Products to Meet Global Market Demands
  • Overview on national competitiveness ability to effectively engage in industrial conversions
  • Discuss pressing issues that are affecting the rubber-based industry
  • Synthesize a set of well-balanced policy recommendations for policy makers
Dr. Chayo Trangadisaikul, Chairman, Rubber-Based Industry Club, The Federation of Thai Industries, Thailand
11:50AM View Synopsis  Paper 3: Rubber Genomics: Current Status and Applications
  • Adoption of techniques in modern biotechnology for the study of genes of the rubber tree and the proteins they encode
  • Importance of characterizing latex genes related to rubber biosynthesis and identifying genes regulating wood-related pathways in the bark
  • NRESTdb (A Natural Rubber EST Database) as a sequence repository and its benefits for the rubber biotechnology community
Dr. Chow Keng See, Research Officer, Malaysian Rubber Board, Malaysia
12:20PM Open Forum: Comments, Questions and Answers
12:30PM Luncheon for Guest Speakers and Delegates
SESSION TWO:  NATURAL RUBBER PRODUCT MANUFACTURE: STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINBLE GROWTH
Session Chairman: Sajen Peter
01:30PM View Synopsis  Paper 4: Planting and Production Policies and The Future Uptake Of Natural Rubber
  • Review of new planting and replanting of rubber in selected major NR producing countries
  • Analyze the impact on production, assumptions for planting policies and the consequences for future NR production potential
  • Usage of the vintage approach to analyze the effect of planting decisions on the production potential for perennial crops
  • Discuss resultance of average prices and actual prices on future production
Dr. Stephen V. Evans, Secretary-General, International Rubber Study Group, Singapore
02:00PM View Synopsis  Paper 5: The Automobile and Tire Manufacturing Industries and The Effect of The Global Economic Crisis 
  • Overview on India’s endeavour to become the global hub for small car production and its effect on the tyre industry
  • Discuss constraints for the tyre industry caused by inadequate raw material availability
  • The extent of the Indian government policy in overcoming supply issues
  • Examine challenges and opportunities as India moves up the ladder of NR consumption and production
Mr. Rajiv Budhraja, Director, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association, India
02:30PM View Synopsis  Paper 6: Supply of Latex and Global Marketing and Profitability Factors Affecting Latex-Related Product Manufacture
  • Discuss the different ways of processing colloidal latex emulsions and the increase in consumption of NR latex concentrate
  • Compare the general supply and demand needs for natural and synthetic latices
  • Examine effects of the increase in production cost on profitability and the well-being of the manufacturing industry
  • Promotional efforts in the latex products manufacturing sector
Dato’ Dr. Ong Eng Long, Technical Advisor, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Malaysia
03:00PM Open Forum: Comments, Questions and Answers
03:10PM Networking & Refreshments Break
SESSION THREE:  SOCIO-ECONOMIC ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS FOR THE NATURAL RUBBER INDUSTRY
Session Chairman: Dato’ Shahabudin Shafie
03:40PM View Synopsis  Paper 7: Indian Natural Rubber Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in Upstream and Downstream Activities
  • Evaluation of challenges and opportunities in the NR sectors in India
  • Analyze inherent strengths and constraints of the production sector
  • Examine characteristic features of the downstream sector
  • Strategies to confront the challenges and to capitalize on the opportunities in ensuring complementary growth of both the upstream and downstream sectors
Mr. Sajen Peter, Chairman, Rubber Board of India, India
04:10PM View Synopsis  Paper 8: Optimizing Indonesian Smallholder Rubber Production through Adoption of Improved Rubber Technology
  • Examine the importance of NR in Indonesia from the socio-economic standpoint
  • Development programs undertaken to increase production, empower smallholders and strengthen downstream industries
  • Adoption of improved rubber technologies and crop management
  • Efforts to increase land productivity and farmer’s income while preserving the environment and biodiversity
Dr. Chairil Anwar, Director, Indonesian Rubber Research Institute, Indonesia
04:40PM View Synopsis  Paper 9: Structural Changes and Improvements Required in the Natural Rubber Smallholders Sector
  • Brief on the shift of the industry from the plantation to smallholdings
  • The major structural change in the Malaysian rubber cultivation industry
  • Benefits of integrated farming activities to enhance labour utilization efficiency
  • Overview cooperative as the vehicle of smallholders development
Dato’ Hj. Aliasak Hj. Ambia, President, National Association of Smallholders Malaysia, Malaysia
5:10PM Open Forum: Comments, Questions and Answers
7:30PM – 10:00PM ARC 2010 INDUSTRY NIGHT
Venue: Lower Level 3, Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
 
DAY THREE: SATURDAY, 19 JUNE, 2010
8:00AM Exhibition Opens
SESSION FOUR: NATURAL RUBBER AS A GREEN COMMODITY: REALITY OR UTOPIA?
Session Chairman: Mr. Alexander Stedtfeld
8:30AM View Synopsis Paper 10: Natural Rubber: The Green Material for the Future
  • Overview of the many superb properties of NR and its usage in civil, automotive and mechanical engineering applications
    The major structural change in the Malaysian rubber cultivation industry
  • Explore the possibilities of NR as the future green engineering material of choice
  • Discuss the properties of NR and its minimal contribution to the greenhouse effect as compared to synthetic rubbers
Dr. Kamarudin Ab. Malek, Chief Executive Officer, Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre, United Kingdom
9:00AM View Synopsis Paper 11: Waste Rubber: Refuse or Resource? Issues and Challenges - The 'Green Rubber Experience'
Datuk Vinod Sekhar, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Petra Group, Malaysia
  • The Rubber Industry does not like to change. Compared to others, this industry moves at a snail pace. But now with the technological and environmental challenges that must be faced, what does our industry need to do to change mindsets and create an environment that allows for revolutionary evolution? What have been Green Rubbers challenges entering the marketplace, and how did it succeed, and where does it go from here.
9:30AM View Synopsis Paper 12: The Climate Debate in Copenhagen and its Aftermath: What is in Store for the Natural Rubber Industry?
Dr. Elizabeth Philip, Senior Research Officer, Forestry Research Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Examine main outcome from the UNFCCC’s COP 15 Copenhagen Conference specifically on The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)
  • Consideration of rubber forests as a carbon off set programme
  • Address options for enhancing carbon stocks and reducing emissions in the rubber industry
10:00AM View Synopsis Paper 13: The Sri Lankan Experience of Carbon Trading: Sustaining Natural Rubber Plantations and Protecting the Environment
Dr. Asoka Nugawela, Director, Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • Overview on Clean Development Mechanism in the offsetting of carbon emissions
  • Discuss the significance of natural rubber plantations in the social, economic and environmental aspects
  • Certified Emission Rates as a reasonable mechanism to help rubber growers in marginal areas to achieve sustainable economic viability
10:30AM
Open Forum: Comments, Questions and Answers
10:40AM Networking & Refreshment Break
SESSION FIVE: CURRENT GLOBAL SITUATION: SUPPLY, DEMAND AND PRICE MOVEMENT FOR 2010-2011
Session Chairman: Mr. Sandana Dass
11:10AM View Synopsis Paper 14: Post Crisis Global Economic Outlook for 2010 – 2011 and its Impact on Commodity Markets
Dr. John Baffes, Senior Agriculture Economist, Development Prospects Group, World Bank, USA
  • Review of energy and non-energy commodity prices rebound post-crisis
  • Examine macro and micro causes for the price boom during 2003-2008
  • World Bank’s latest immediate and long term commodity outlook
  • Factors influencing price volatility in the commodity markets
11:40AM View Synopsis Paper 15: Changes and Trends in Natural Rubber Supply and Demand Situation: A Global Overview
Dr. Prachaya Jumpasut, Managing Director, Rubber Economist Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Consider whether the rubber industry has turned around, or if not, when the turnaround will come
  • Identify the factors behind the increase in prices in the second half of 2009 beyond the tight demand/supply reasons
  • Update the forecast of rubber price, as well as demand and supply data for 2010 and 2011
12:10PM View Synopsis Paper 16: Effect of Crude Oil Price Trends on Natural Rubber Prices for 2010-2011
Mr. Daryl Guppy, Chief Executive Officer, Guppytraders.com, Australia
  • Analysis of pricing correlation between rubber and crude oil
  • Outlook for economic growth in three key regions that impact the demand for oil and rubber
  • Overview of the speculative investment trading across the commodity sector and its impact
  • Technical analysis of TOCOM rubber price behaviour and identifying key trigger price levels
  • Outlook on rubber price for 2010-11 and inter-market technical analysis for hedging strategies
12:40PM Open Forum: Comments, Questions and Answers
12:10PM CLOSING ADDRESS
Mr. Stephen Lai,
Chief Executive Officer, NextVIEW
1:00PM Luncheon for Guest Speakers and Delegates
1:00PM CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION ENDS
 
Organized by:
NextVIEW
Presented by:
International Rubber Research and Development Board (IRRDB)
Supported by:
Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB)
Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau
Sponsored by:
Endorsed by:
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Preferred Airline:
Mas Airlines
Official Tour Partner:
Mayflower Acme Tours Sdn Bhd
Official Hotel:
JW Marriott