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

News From Secretariat

ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference 2016

Aug 31, 2016
Dear Sir/Madam,

The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) is organizing its 9th Annual Rubber Conference and 2nd ANRPC Public-Private Meet in Guwahati, Assam, India on 17th & 18th October 2016 (Monday & Tuesday)

The one-day conference, with the theme “Preparing for Paradigm Shift”, will be unique in providing an international meeting point and an ideal platform for meaningful interactions and networking among rubber industry players, policy makers, researchers, and commodity analysts across countries. The 2nd ANRPC Public-Private Meet will be a half-day programme which will be held on the following day, 18 October 2016.

All interested individual(s)/organization(s) is welcomed (outside India) may register from 16 August 2016 to 30 September 2016. Due to limited seating, registration is on first-come first-served basis.  CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION. For participants from India, kindly contact Rubber Board at for further information.

For further information related to the conference, please do not hesitate to contact the ANRPC Secretariat at

Thanking you.

ANRPC Secretariat

Conference Programme as below:



08.00 AM to 09.00 AM

Registration and networking

09.00 AM to 09.45 AM

Opening session

09.45 AM to 10.30 AM

Networking & tea

“Meet the media”

10.30 AM to 11.00 AM

Presentation 1: “Short, medium and long-term outlook on supply and demand for NR”


Mdm. Sheela Thomas, Secretary-General, Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries

11.05 AM to 11.30 AM

Presentation 2: “Emerging global economic trends - Implications for commodities, including natural rubber, in 2017 and beyond”


Dr. Tirthankar Patnaik, India Strategist, Asian Financial Solutions Department, Mizuho Bank Limited

11.35 AM to 12.45 PM

Panel Discussion 1: “Expansion of rubber to sub-optimal agro-climatic regions: What lessons can be drawn from experience across countries?”


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

Panel Members


Dr. Eric Gohet, Director of Research Unit, CIRAD, France


Mr. Luciano C. Della Nina, President, Natural Rubber Industry Chamber, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Prof. Dr. Chen Qiubo, Former Professor & Vice President, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural


Dr. James Jacob, Director, Rubber Research Institute of India


Dr. Napawan Lekawipat, Director, Rubber Technical Group, Rubber Research Institute of Thailand


Dr. Tran Thi Thuy Hoa, Head, Advisory Committee for Rubber Industry Development, Vietnam Rubber Association


12.45 PM to 2.15 PM

Networking and lunch

02.15 PM to 02.45 PM

Presentation 3: “Potential of Regional Rubber Market as a platform for enabling NR producers to have a stake in determining global NR Prices”


Datuk Dr. Salmiah Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer, International Rubber Consortium Limited, Bangkok


02.50 PM to 03.20 PM

Presentation 4: “Emerging developments in crude oil market: What are implications for synthetic and natural rubber demand and prices in the medium term?

Dr. Lekshmi S. Nair, Head of Economics and Statistics, International Rubber Study Group, Singapore

03.20 PM to 03.50 PM

Networking and Tea

03.50 PM to 04.50 PM

Panel Discussion 2: “Exploring safety-net initiatives inside and outside the box”: What measures have been implemented across producing countries for supporting farmers’ income during low phase of rubber prices? What more can be done for the short, medium and long term?


Moderator: Mdm. Sheela Thomas, Secretary-General, Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries


(Panel represented by all ANRPC Member countries)

04.50 PM to 05.00 PM:

Concluding Session

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