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SOFITEL PHNOM PENH PHOKEETHRA, CAMBODIA 24 26 NOVEMBER 2011

GLOBAL RUBBER CONFERENCE 2011

Synergizing Upstream, Midstream and Downstream for Economic Development

Official Opening By The Right Honorable Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Hun Sen
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Co-organized & Hosted by:


Association for Rubber Development of Cambodia

In Cooperation with
General Directorate of Rubber, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia

Produced, Organized & Managed by:

Supported by:
Cambodia Rubber Research Institute

Endorsed By:
International Rubber Research & Development Board Myanmar Rubber Planters & Producers Association Indonesian Rubber Research Institute Philippine Rubber Industries Association INC Vietnam Rubber Association

Media Partners:

Official Hotel:

OVERVIEW
The Global Rubber Conference 2011 hosted and co-organized by the Association for Rubber Development of Cambodia and the General Directorate of Rubber, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia. H.R.H. Samdech Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodia has agreed to grace the opening of the GRC 2011. This prestigious Conference is produced, organized and managed by Confexhub and supported by International Rubber Research Development Board (IRRDB) and over 10 international rubber government bodies and associations. The GRC 2011 is expected to attract more than 500 delegates from natural and synthetic rubber (both upstream and downstream sectors) and their supporting industries representing about 25 countries. Global Rubber Conference 2011 will create the perfect climate for NR experts and policy makers, captains of industry and serious investors to converge and meet. GRC 2011 is tailored to everyone to meet face-to-face and discuss a wide spectrum of commercial and R&D developments, keeping in mind future price trends. More than 18 eminent guest speakers representing government agencies, rubber research bodies, rubber associations and commercial companies from over 10 countries will speak on a range of topics. Initiated by the founder of the series of rubber conferences in ASEAN and organized by the organizing team of ASEAN Rubber Conference, Global Rubber Conference is committed to provide a must attend event for the rubber industry players to meet annually.

The Objectives of Global Rubber Conference

Brings together both regulatory authorities and commercial players of the rubber world to provide updates on current trends and future challenges faced by NR industry Facilitate the exchange of ideas and insight into the global rubber industry and the price discovery of rubber Presents unparalleled benefits for business matching potential and investment opportunities in the global NR producing and consuming countries Delivers latest applications from global research and development programs through a well-designed sponsorship program and an exhibition An annual get-to-together for decision makers from global NR & SR industries that encourages networking and the exchange of perspectives

Exciting Events That Delivers Maximum Impact


A High Calibre Conference A Comprehensive Expo Educational Pre-event Study Tour Welcome Cocktail Reception Special Focused Forums GRC 2011 Industry Night Business Matching Meetings

Why We Are Different?


It is the most complete annual industry event covering upstream and downstream sides of Natural Rubber industries. High level delegates from the pan-Asia region and worldwide including regulators and major industry users. Top notch conference to include the whos who of the Natural Rubber industry. Total industry support from the pan-Asia authorities, trade associations, research institutions and international publications. It is the only industry conference that provides price outlook for the rubber industry. Unlimited formal and informal networking opportunities through a hive of activities throughout the 2-days event.

Summary of Discussion Areas

The one-and-half day international conference will feature experts and industry captains who will share their views with delegates and answer some of these questions that you might have been seeking the answers for. Will the Cambodia government succeed in attracting FDI for Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries to the country? What is the direction of the rubber prices? How high can it be; and for how long? Are the smallholder rubber players in the region getting the latest technologies, clones, tapping system in meeting the global demands? Rubber cultivation players have been moving toward downstream. What is the potential profit for them? The numbers of earthquake have been increasing worldwide. How can the rubber industry play a role?

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra is set riverside amongst landscaped gardens in the old quarter of the city. This stunning well located 12 storey colonial style hotel is close to key attractions, embassies and the central business district. Along with 201 luxurious rooms and suites with Mekong or Bassac river views, this beautiful hotel offers an array of chic restaurants and bars, an upscale spa, two swimming pools, a sports club and the finest conferencing facilities in Cambodia.

The Venue

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THE CONFERENCE
Global Rubber Conference is pan-Asias premier rubber conference meant for a global audience and is dedicated to high level discussions of the market determining forces and development in the industry throughout the region and the world. This conference supports the growth of the rubber industry by delivering objective and accurate information to conference delegates and provides an excellent opportunity for everyone in the rubber community to discuss commercial prospects and opportunities and have a better idea on the market pricing of rubber.

Who Should Attend?


NR Planters & Processors SR Producers Rubber & Latex-Based Products Manufacturer Traders, Importers & Exporters Rubber Packers & Logistic Professionals Commodities Analysts Hedge Fund Managers, Future Traders Commodity Advisors Rubber Futures Exchanges Agriculture Ministries, Regulators, Rubber Associations

One day before the start of conference proceedings, delegates to GRC 2011 can opt to go for a study tour to a rubber in Kampong Cham which is the heartland of the Cambodian rubber industry. This insightful visit to plantation which will include a tour of the processing plant and testing laboratory, allow delegates to get a better understanding on the unique methods and approach involved in the production of natural rubber in Cambodia. A fully guided tour to the plantation will give visitors a broad overview of the estate operations and latex processing. Delegates will also be informed of other aspects of the Cambodian rubber industry such as production, R&D and other issues.

Study Tour

Explore Investment Opportunities in Cambodia

In conjunction with the Global Rubber Conference, a special presentation providing Economic, Social and Other Relevant Factors Conductive for Foreign Investment in Cambodia will held subsequent to the study tour on the day prior to the conference proper. Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and the Sihanoukville Port Special Economic Zone will provide prospective investors with firsthand experience and information on the agriculture industry and investment potentials and overview of various types of end-used Rubber Manufacturing Sectors in Cambodia. This presentation can also be a platform where delegates can network networking and business match-making with other senior executives from local & international rubber traders, producers, processors and manufacturer who are interested in the business and investment opportunities in the country. These opportunities are further strengthened by the governments affirmative policy on foreign investment and a quality labor force which is relatively young. Increasing numbers of foreign companies had met success in their undertakings.

GRC 2011 Welcome Cocktail Reception will provide conference delegates with an invaluable opportunity to network with all speakers and other participants to exchange views as well as updates on latest developments in the industry. It is also an opportune time to strengthen relationships, forge stronger business alliances and establish new contact.

Welcome Cocktail

The GRC 2011 Industry Night is an exciting event to attend and offers a great networking opportunity. The Industry Night will host over 500 delegates, clients, friends and colleagues, promises to be an exciting evening with fine food and spectacular live performances; all with distinctive Cambodian flavor.

Industry Night

Business Matching & Networking

GRC 2011 will provide you with unrivalled opportunities to meet your peers, market experts and other rubber players face to face. The layout in and around the conference area is created in such a way as to maximize networking and discussion. You will automatically be entitled to participate in our business matching program with potential local and international partners and Cambodian government representatives

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PROGRAM
DAY ONE: THURSDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2011
7:30AM 3:00PM STUDY TOUR 1: EXPLORING SIHANOUKVILLE PORT SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE FOR RUBBER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES AND FORUM ON INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND INCENTIVES IN CAMBODIA Welcome Address and Keynote Speech: Investment Environment of Cambodia by Mr. Neak Oknha Sok Kong, President, Cambodia Chamber of Commerce, Cambodia Study Tour Paper 1: Investment Promotion Policies and Scheme in Cambodia by H.E. Sok Chenda Sophea, Secretary General, Council for the Development of Cambodia Study Tour Paper 2: Investing in Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries in Cambodia by H.E. Meng Sakheara, The General Department of Industry, Ministry of Industry Mines and Energy, Cambodia Study Tour Paper 3: Investment and Incentives at Sihanoukville Port Special Economic Zone by H.E. Lou Kim Chhun, Chairman and Chief Economic Officer, Sihanoukville Port SEZ, Cambodia Business Matchmaking 1: Speed Introduction between local and international business partners Luncheon for Guest Speakers and Delegates City Tour at Phnom Penh STUDY TOUR 2: VISIT TO CHUP RUBBER PLANTATION & EXPLORE RUBBER PLANTATION INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CAMBODIA Visit to Plantation, Processing Plant and Testing Laboratories Forum on Investment Opportunities in NR Plantation, SPR and Latex Processing Business Matchmaking 1: Speed Introduction between local and international business partners Luncheon for Guest Speakers and Delegates 05:30PM - 07:30PM 05:00PM 06:00PM - 09:00PM GRC 2011 Registration Begins Venue: Foyer of Phokeethra Ballroom II, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra GRC 2011 Exhibition Opens Venue: Phokeethra Ballroom II, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra GRC 2011 WELCOME COCKTAIL AND NETWORKING Venue: Phokeethra Ballroom I, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

DAY TWO: FRIDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2011


07:30AM 08:00AM 08:30AM 08:40AM 08:50AM GRC 2011 Registration Resumes Venue: Foyer of Phokeethra Ballroom II, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Exhibition Opens Venue: Phokeethra Ballroom II, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Delegates Take Their Seats at Conference Hall Venue: Phokeethra Ballroom I, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Arrival of Distinguished Guests Arrival of Guest of Honor The Right Honorable Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia OPENING CEREMONY 09:00AM 09:10AM 09:15AM 09:20AM Cambodian Cultural Dances INTRODUCTORY REMARKS Datuk Dr. Abdul Aziz S.A. Kadir, Chairman, Confexhub WELCOME ADDRESS H.E. Mr. Mak Kim Hong, President, Association for Rubber Development of Cambodia SPECIAL ADDRESS: CAMBODIA SMALLHOLDERS CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL NATURAL RUBBER SUPPLY: CURRENT STATUS AND OPPORTUNITIES H.E. Mr. Ly Phalla, Director-General, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia INAUGURAL ADDRESS AND LAUNCH OF GRC 2011 CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION The Right Honorable Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia Presentation of Souvenirs to Sponsors Networking & Refreshments Break KEYNOTE SPEECH 1: OUTLOOK OF THE US-CHINA ECONOMIES AND ITS IMPACT ON DEMAND FOR MAJOR AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES FOR 2012 Dr. John Baffes, Senior Agricultural Economist, Development Prospects Group, The World Bank, USA SESSION ONE: GLOBAL RUBBER OUTLOOK: SUPPLY, DEMAND, AND PRICE MOVEMENT FOR 2012 Session Chairman: Mr. Sandana Dass, Chief Executive Officer, R1 International Pte. Ltd. Singapore 11:30AM 12:00PM 12:30PM 01:00PM 01:10PM Paper 1: Global Outlook on Rubber Products Sector and it Impact on Natural Rubber Prices for 2012 Dr. Prachaya Jumpasut, Managing Director, Rubber Economist Ltd, United Kingdom Paper 2: Can the Supply of Latex Meets the Demand of Latex Based Products Industry and its Natural Rubber Prices direction for 2012 Mr. Gerard Stapleton, Southeast Asia Research Head, LMC International, United Kingdom Paper 3: Effect of Crude Oil, US Dollar and Gold Price Trends on Natural Rubber Prices for 2012: From Technical Perspective Mr. Brent Penfold, Futures Advisor, Australia Open Forum: Comments, Questions and Answers Luncheon for Guest Speakers and Delegates SESSION TWO: PROSPECTS FOR SMALLHOLDER RUBBER IN MEETING GLOBAL DEMANDS Session Chairman: Y.Bhg. Dato Shahabudin Shafie, Chief Executive Officer, Kumpulan Ladang Perbadanan Kedah, Malaysia 02:00PM Paper 4: Smallholder Rubber Farming in Asia: New Directions and Sustainable Strategies Dato Hj. Aliasak Hj. Ambia, President, National Association of Smallholders Malaysia

09:50AM 10:20AM 10:30AM 11:00AM

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PROGRAM
02:30PM 03:00PM 03:30PM Paper 5: Malaysia Approach to Natural Rubber Smallholders Sector: Transfer of Technology, Skill Improvement, and Income Generation System Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. Salmiah Ahmad, Director-General, Malaysian Rubber Board, Malaysia Paper 6: Commercialization and Transfer of New Clones to Smallholders: Strategies Adopted by India Mdm. Sheela Thomas, Chairman, Rubber Board of India, India Networking & Refreshments Break SESSION THREE: FROM RUBBER CULTIVATION TO PROCESSING: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND ITS POTENTIAL PROFITS Session Chairman: Datuk Dr. Abdul Aziz S.A. Kadir, Secretary General, International Rubber Research & Development Board 04:00PM 04:30PM 05:00PM Paper 7: India Dry Rubber and Latex Processing System by Smallholders: Capital Investment, Market and Profit Potentials Mr. K.G. Mohanan, Additional Rubber Production Commissioner, Rubber Board of India, India Paper 8: Renewable Energy and CDM Opportunities for Dry Rubber and Latex Processing Industry Dr. Jyothi Hadli, Vice-President, Knowledge Integration Services Pvt. Ltd. In NATURAL RUBBER LEADERS FORUM: MODERNIZATION OF RUBBER SMALLHOLDINGS TO MEET GLOBAL RUBBER DEMAND: NEW CLONES, IMPLEMENTATON OF AUTOMATION, PLANTING MATERIALS AND HARVESTING TECHNIQUES Moderator: Datuk Dr. Abdul Aziz S.A. Kadir, Chairman, Confexhub Panel Speakers: Y.Bhg. DatoDr. Kamarul Baharain Basir, Secretary-General, ANRPC, Malaysia Dr. Chairil Anwar, Director, Indonesian Rubber Research Institute, Indonesia Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. Salmiah Ahmad, Director-General, Malaysian Rubber Board, Malaysia Dato Hj. Aliasak Hj. Ambia, President, National Association of Smallholders Malaysia Mdm. Sheela Thomas, Chairman, Rubber Board of India, India Mr. Wit Pratuckchai, Director-General, Office of the Rubber Replanting Aid Fund, Thailand End-of-Day Two GRC 2011 INDUSTRY NIGHT Venue: Phokeethra Ballroom I, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

6:00PM 7:30PM - 10:00PM

DAY THREE: SATURDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2011


8:00AM Exhibition Opens Venue: Phokeethra Ballroom II, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra SESSION FOUR: NATURAL RUBBER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORUTNITIES Session Chairman: Y.Bhg. DatoDr. Kamarul Baharain Basir, Secretary-General, ANRPC, Malaysia 8:30AM 9:00AM 9:30AM 10:00AM Paper 9: Implementation of Tyres Manufacturing: Global Market Potential, Technology and Capital Expenditure Mr. Rajiv Budhraja, Director-General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association, India Paper 10: Dipping Products Manufacturing: Market Potential, Capital Investment, Technology Adoption and Raw Materials Availability YBhg. Datos Seri Stanley Thai, President, Supermax, Malaysia Paper 11: Strategy for a Sustainable Supply of Automotive Components and Industrial Rubber Goods to the Global Markets. Mr. Peachy Medina, Managing Director, RGC Group, Philippines Networking & Refreshment Break SESSION FIVE: ELASTOMER AS EARTHQUAKE ISOLATOR FOR SMARTCITY DEVELOPMENT Session Chairman: Dr. Stephen V. Evans, Secretary-General, International Rubber Study Group, Singapore 10:30AM 11:00AM 11:30PM 12:00PM Paper 12: Status and Forecasts of Seismic Activities in Asia; How to Protect and Manage Urban Infrastructures Mr. Thongchai Roachanakanan, Director of Earthquake Watch and Studies, Ministry of Interior, Thailand Paper 13: Managing Seismic Risk in the Philippines Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay, Associate Professor of Geology, University of the Philippines Paper 14: Application of Advanced Elastomeric Seismic Isolators for Smart-Cities Infrastructures En. Kamarudin Ab. Malek, Chief Executive Officer, Tun Abdul Razak research Centre. United Kingdom RUBBER INDUSTRIES CATALYST FORUM: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT FOR DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRIES IN THE NATURAL RUBBER PRODUCING NATIONS Essential Ingredients for the development of downstream activities Supply source, labor, technology and accessibility to export markets AFTA update and its impact on rubber products export for ASEAN Financing options for the establishment of manufacturing plants and facilities Moderator: Dr. Stephen V. Evans, Secretary-General, International Rubber Study Group, Singapore Panel Speakers: Mr. Vinod Simon, President, All India Rubber Industries Association, India Mr. Rajiv Budhraja, Director-General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association, India Ms. Mary Xu, Deputy Secretary-General, China Rubber Industry Association, China Dr. Chayo Trangadisaikul, Chairman, Rubber-Based Industry Club, Federation of Thai Industries, Thailand Mr. Cheah Kam Huam, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Timber Council, Malaysia Dr. Chairul Muluk, Corporate Secretary, PT Perkebunan Nusantara III, Indonesia Mr. Peachy Medina, Managing Director, RGC Group, Philippines Y.Bhg. Datos Seri Stanley Thai, President, Supermax, Malaysia En. Kamarudin Ab. Malek, Chief Executive Officer, Tun Abdul Razak research Centre. United Kingdom 01:00PM 01:10PM 02:00PM CLOSING ADDRESS H.E. Mr. Mak Kim Hong, President, Association for Rubber Development of Cambodia Luncheon for Guest Speakers and Delegates CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION ENDS

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THE EXHIBITION / SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


The GRC 2011 Exhibition runs alongside the conference features key companies in the rubber industries from trading, standards, consulting and technical aspects. The sponsorship program has been specially designed to give industry leaders opportunity to increase visibility and enhance corporate profile. Partners and sponsors will enjoy sustained profiling impact through continuous promotion before, during and even after the conference. There are various opportunities to support and be associated with this prestigious and unique event.

Why Exhibit In GRC 2011?

Support existing clients and local agents Generate and establish new sales leads, business contacts and build network Proven track record in attracting high level delegates from the pan-Asia region and worldwide including regulators and major industry users An ideal platform to project brand image and stay competitive in the NR industry. Establish your presence in a new market and source for local agents or distribution networks. Engage new partners and distribution network from the region

Who Should Exhibit?

Intensive & Targeted Publicity Campaign Underway


Advertisements Magazines: National & Regional Newspapers Online Banner Advertisement & Event listing Street Advertising Direct Mailing / Mass publicity Awareness Brochure Postcard Delegate Brochure Monthly e-mail blast to over 20,000 internal & external databases Special dedicated event website Telemarketing Roadshows Personal Invitations Public Relations Government & Trade Associations

Rubber Machinery: Test and Analysis Equipments for NR Rubber Raw Materials: Natural Rubber, Synthetic Rubber, Latex Processing, Reclaimed Rubber Rubber Chemicals: Specialty Chemicals and Additives, Pigments and Carbon Black Advisory Services: Test Laboratories, R&D Institutions Marketing: Industry Promotional Agencies Financial Institutions: Rubber Futures Exchanges, Futures Brokerage Firms and Trade Financing Banks Associations: Rubber Producing Association and Rubber Industries Association Tires: Car Tires, motorcycle tires, bicycle tires, retread tires Non Tires: Rubber Belts & Hoses, rubber seals, latex products and rubber auto industry, rubberwood, rubber floorings, rubber latex gloves

General Sponsorship
Sponsorship Packages Titanium Sponsor Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsor Cocktail Sponsor Gala Dinner Sponsor Luncheon Sponsor Refreshment Conference Session Sponsor Conference Bag Conference Kit Name Badge Lanyard Advertisement (FPFC) USD 30,000 20,000 15,000 15,000 20,000 15,000 5,000 per session 5,000 per session 15,000 10,000 5,000 1,000

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Mr. Paul Yeo Global Rubber Conference 2011 Secretariat c/o Confexhub Sdn Bhd 12A-1, Block B, Dataran Mentari, Jalan PJS 8/12, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel : +(603) 5638 6898 Fax : +(603) 5611 9229

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Booth Size 9sqm Early Bird Normal Early Bird Normal Early Bird Normal USD 3,000 3,500 5,000 6,500 1,500 2,000

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18sqm Table Space

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Standard Booth Inclusive of:

White polyster laminated panels for back wall and fascia board Adhevise exhibitors name and booth number on the fascia board Fluorescent lights Information counter Folding Chair Waste Basket

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STEERING COMMITTEE
H.E. Mr. Mak Kim Hong Mr Mak is the President of the Association for Rubber Development of Cambodia. He also serves as the Chairman of the Asean Rubber Business Council and the organizing committee of Global Rubber Conference 2011. He is also concurrently the Chairman and Director General of Chup Rubber Plantations one of the largest rubber planting companies in Cambodia, a Board Member of the Cambodian Rubber Research Institute and the President of the Board of the Royal University of Agriculture. He is also serving as an Advisor to Samdech Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodia. Mr. Mark was a Professor of Mathematics and Physics prior to joining the corporate sector and has an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration conferred by the National University of America. Dr. Abdul Aziz S.A. Kadir Dr Abdul Aziz S.A. Kadir is the Secretary-General of International Rubber Research Development Board. He has spent more than 35 years in the Natural Rubber industry, having served the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia in different capacities including 12 years as its Director before being appointed as the first Director-General of the Malaysian Rubber Board. In 2001, he was appointed as to his current position in IRRDB, an association of rubber research institutes from 20 Natural Rubber producing countries. The objectives of the organization include fostering cooperation in Natural Rubber R&D, providing a forum for concerted action on matters of mutual interest and arranging training programs for the scientists. He also serves as the Chairman of Confexhub and the President of the Global Rubber Conference Steering Committee. H.E. Mr. Ly Phalla Mr. Phalla is the Director General of the General Directorate of Rubber Plantations, a central level organization of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia that is tasked to develop and promote rubber industry in the kingdom. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Director of the External Department of Commerce. He had an earlier stint as the Manager of the Office for Export and Import in Kamexim Co Ltd and was also with SONECSIM Co Ltd. Mr Phalla is a graduate of Law and Science of Economy from the Faculty of Law and Economy, Cambodia. Mr. Sang Udomjarumani Mr Udomjarumani has been the Honorary Advisor of the Thai Rubber Latex Corporation Public Company Ltd, Thailand since July 2008. He is also the Permanent Honorary President of the Thai Rubber Association, Advisor and Director of the Agricultural Futures Exchange of Thailand, Director of Thailands Rubber Supervisory Board and was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of International Rubber Consortium Limited (IRCo). He has been long involved in the rubber industry in Thailand and the international stage, having served multiple terms as the as President of the Thai Rubber Association and was also the Chairman of the International Rubber Association from 2002-2005. Dr. Asoka Nugawela Dr. A. Nugawela is the chair Professor on Plantation Management at the Department of Plantation Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management at the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. He was the Director of the Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka. He has served in various capacities in the organisation since 1980 and has contributed much towards the technology development and development activities in Sri Lanka and abroad. He was also consulted among others for the SRRP II Project in Sri Lanka and for the Integrated Rural Development in Ghana. His research/work has been published in more than 130 publications locally and internationally. Presently, he is a board director of two leading Plantation Management companies in Sri Lanka. Prof. Dr. Djoko Said Damardjati Prof. Dr. Djoko Said Damardjati is the Senior Principal Scientist on Agricultural Post Harvest Science And Technology, Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia. Prior to this, Prof. Djoko serves as the Secretary-General of the ANRPC for a three-year term beginning July 2008. Before holding the post, he was with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of Indonesia, as Director-General of Processing & Marketing of Agricultural Products. Together with that responsibility, he was also serving the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development as Professor (Research) and Senior Principal Scientist on Food Science & Technology. Dr. Djoko had headed a long list of government bodies in the Indonesian agricultural sector and he has to his credit more than 50 research publications and two published books.

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STEERING COMMITTEE
Professor Dr. Chen Qiubo Professor, Dr. Chen Qiubo, was the former Vice President of Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences and simultaneously Vice President of the former South China University of Tropical Agriculture which merged into Hainan University in 2007. Professor Chen joined the IRRDB activities as early as 1983 and was elected Chairman of IRRDB during 2006-2008. Professor relishes a good international background through education in US, UK, Australia, the Netherland and Malaysia, and various academic activities. Professor Chen serves Chinas NR industry for about 40 years with his diversified experiences and capacities from practician to senior researcher and professor, academic institution administrator and postgraduate educator. Being a quite productive and influential scientist, Professor Chen authored over 150 papers and 10 monographs, chaired a dozens of international conference sessions and organized over 10 international conferences or symposia. Professor Chen, a BA, MSc and PhD holder in various science fields, now focuses his research interests in plantation ecology, climate change and tropical agriculture, strategic impact assessment and sustainable NR industry. Although retiring from his vice presidentship, Professor Chen now still serves the NR industry by acting as an Advisor to the Rubber Research Institute, CATAS. Dr. Yin Song Dr Yin Song was appointed as the Acting Director and then the Director of the Cambodian Rubber Research Institute in 1998 and 2000 respectively. He joined the Institute in 1995 after obtaining his PhD in process technology from the University of Leipzig, Germany, in 1994. Prior to this, he had served the Government of Cambodia in various capacities in diverse departments such as Department of Planning under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Publishing House under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

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