STATUS AND EMERGING TRENDS OF THE NATURAL RUBBER INDUSTRY IN THE CURRENT GLOBAL ECONOMIC SITUATION
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DAY ONE: THURSDAY, 5 JUNE, 2008
07:30AM - 03:00PM STUDY TOUR TO CUTTING-EDGE TIRE MANUFACTURING FACILITY AND EXPLORE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN RUBBER DOWNSTREAM SECTOR IN THE PHILIPPINES
- Visit to Yokohama Tire Plant in Clark Freeport Zone
- Luncheon Keynote Address on Investment Opportunities in Natural Rubber Downstream Sector at Clark Freeport Zone
- Business Matchmaking Opportunities and Government Incentives
05:30PM - 07:30PM ARC 2008 Registration Begins
Venue: Level 4, Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
05:00PM ARC 2008 Exhibition Opens
Venue: Level 4, Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
06:00PM - 09:00PM ARC 2008 Welcome Cocktail and Networking
Venue: Level 4, Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
 
DAY TWO: FRIDAY, 6 JUNE, 2008
07:30AM ARC 2008 Registration Resumes
Venue: Level 4, Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
08:00AM Exhibition Opens
Venue: Level 4, Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
08:30AM Delegates Take Their Seats at Conference Hall
Venue: Level 4, Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
08:40AM Arrival of Distinguished Guests
08:50AM Arrival of Guest of Honor
H.E. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President, Republic of the Philippines
OPENING CEREMONY
08:50AM Philippines Cultural Dances
09:00AM INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Mr. Stephen Lai, Chief Executive Officer, NextVIEW Group
09:05AM WELCOME ADDRESS
Mr. Kwan Ming Dee, President, Philippine Rubber Industries Association
09:10AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
DEVELOPMENTS IN NATURAL RUBBER INDUSTRY AND INVESTMENT POTENTIAL IN THE PHILIPPINES

Honorable Arthur Cua Yap, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Republic of the Philippines
09:30AM INAUGURAL ADDRESS AND LAUNCH OF ARC 2008 CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
H.E. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President, Republic of the Philippines (Invited)
10:00AM Presentation of Souvenirs to Sponsors
10:15AM Networking & Refreshments Break
PLENARY SESSION
Chairperson: Dr. Tran Thi Thuy Hoa
10:45AM Plenary Paper: Contribution of Natural Rubber to Rural and Economic Development in Southern Philippines
Honorable Emmanuel F. Pinol, Vice Governor, Province of Cotabato, Republic of the Philippines
SESSION ONE: PROSPECTS FOR GLOBAL NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC RUBBER: SUPPLY AND DEMAND SITUATION
Session Chairman: Mr. Daryl Guppy
11:00AM View Synopsis  Paper 1: Changes and Trends in Natural Rubber Supply Situation: A Global Overview
Mr. Jom Jacob, Senior Economist, Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries, Malaysia
11:30AM View Synopsis  Paper 2: The World Synthetic Rubber Scenario in a Rapidly Advancing Technological Age
Dr. R. K. Matthan, Managing Director, Polymer Consultancy Services Pte Ltd, India
12:00PM View Synopsis  Paper 3: Strategies for Enhancing Natural Rubber Production to Meet Increasing Global Demand
Dr. S. Sivakumaran, Executive Director, Research and Development, Greenyield Bhd, Malaysia
12:30PM Open Forum: Comments, Questions and Answers
12:45PM Luncheon for Guest Speakers and Delegates
SESSION TWO: GLOBAL POLYMER CONSIDERATIONS IN THE MANUFACTURING AND MARKETING OF TIRES
Session Chairman: Mr. Sang Udomjarumani
01:45PM View Synopsis  Paper 4: Outlook for the Global Tire Market and the Implications for NR and SR
Mr. John McClure, Research Economist, LMC International Ltd, United Kingdom
02:15PM View Synopsis  Paper 5: China Rubber Industry's Sustainable Development and The Contribution to the International Market
Mr. Ju Hongzhen, Chairman, China Rubber Industry Association, Republic of China
02:45PM View Synopsis  Paper 6: Reclaim Rubber Adding Bounce to a K-based Economy and Helps Reduce Environmental Pollution
Mr. R. V. Gandhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Reclaim & Rubber Products Ltd. India
03:15PM Open Forum: Comments, Questions and Answers
03:30PM Networking & Refreshment Break
SESSION THREE: NEW FACTORS AFFECTING NATURAL RUBBER SUPPLY SITUATION
Session Chairman: Datuk Dr. Abdul Aziz S.A. Kadir
03:45PM View Synopsis  Paper 7: Strategies to Meet Indiaís Increasing Rubber Consumption Trends
Mr. Sajen Peter, Chairman, Rubber Board of India, India
04:15PM View Synopsis  Paper 8: Vietnam Governmentís Recent Incentives for Expansion of Natural Rubber Cultivation
Mr. Le Quang Thung, Chairman, Vietnam Rubber Association, SR of Vietnam
04:45PM View Synopsis  Paper 9: Recent Rubber Sector Developments in Lao PDR
Dr. Linkham Douangsavanh, Director, NAFRI, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR
05:15PM View Synopsis  Paper 10: Development of Rubber Plantations in Nigeria
Dr. Uzoma N. Okwu, Director, End-Use Department, Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria, Nigeria
05:45PM Open Forum: Comments, Questions and Answers
08:00PM - 10:00PM ARC 2008 GALA DINNER
Venue: Level 4, Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
 
DAY THREE: SATURDAY, 7 JUNE, 2008
08:00AM Exhibition Opens
Venue: Level 4, Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
SESSION FOUR: REPLANTING PROGRAMS: CAN THEY MATCH WORLD'S COMMERCIAL EXPECTATIONS?
Session Chairman: Mr. Sajen Peter
08:30AM View Synopsis  Paper 11: Natural Rubber Replanting Programs in the Major Producing Countries: Are They Aimed to Meet Indigenous or Global Needs?
Mr. Jom Jacob, Senior Economist, Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries, Malaysia
09:00AM View Synopsis  Paper 12: Maximizing Rubber Productivity and Reducing Production Costs through Adoption of Best Agronomic and Management Practices
Datuk Dr. Abdul Aziz S.A. Kadir, Secretary-General, International Rubber Research Development Board, Malaysia
09:30AM View Synopsis  Paper 13: Latex Timber Clones: Commercial Implications
Ms. Sekar Woelan, Indonesia Rubber Research Institute, Indonesia
10:00AM View Synopsis  Paper 14: Commercial Sustainability of Natural Rubber vis-Š-vis Oil Palm
Mr. Chan Weng Hoong, Principal Research Officer, Advanced Agri-Ecological Research, Malaysia
10:30AM Open Forum: Comments, Questions and Answers
10:45AM Networking & Refreshment Break
SESSION FIVE: RUBBER PRICE OUTLOOK FOR 2008/2009: TECHNICAL AND FUNDAMENTAL PERSPECTIVES
Session Chairman: Mr. John McClure
11:00AM View Synopsis  Paper 15: The Price Outlook for Natural Rubber 2008/2009: Fundamental Analysis Approach
Mr. Sang Udomjarumani, Chief Executive Officer, International Rubber Consortium Limited, Thailand
11:30AM View Synopsis  Paper 16: Effects of Crude Oil Prices on World Rubber Prices for 2008/2009
Mr. Daryl Guppy, Director, Guppytraders.com, Australia
12:00PM View Synopsis  Paper 17: Overview of The TOCOM Rubber Futures Market
Mr. Fuminori Kondo, Manager of Market Department, Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Japan
12:30PM Open Forum: Comments, Questions and Answers
12:45PM CLOSING ADDRESS
Mr. Paul Yeo, Organizing Chairman, ASEAN Rubber Conference 2008
01:00PM Luncheon for Guest Speakers and Delegates
02:00PM CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION ENDS
Organized by
NextVIEW
Co-Organized by
Department of Agriculture
National Agribusiness Corporation (NABCOR)
Presented by
Philippine Rubber Industries Association Inc.
Supported by
Department of Tourism Philippines
Clark Freeport Philippines
Yokohama
Endorsed by
Thai Rubber Association (TRA)
Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA)
Association for Rubber Development of Cambodia (ARDC)
All India Rubber Industries Association
International Rubber Research and Development Board (IRRDB)
China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA)
Media Partners
The Rubber International
Indian / International Rubber Journal
Rubber Asia
Vietnam Rubber Magazine
Cocktail Sponsor
Vitamins for Rubber Trees (VITEX)
Brochure Sponsor
Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc.
Official Airline
Philippine Airlines
Official Hotel
Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
Official Tour Partner
Happy Travel & Tours Corp.
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