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13th ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference 2023

Theme: Natural Rubber Industry: Challenges and Policy Options in the 21st Century

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Guwahati, Assam, India
Date: 9 October 2023
Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

It is important for policy makers involved in the rubber industry to understand the development of the natural rubber market. During the last 22 years of this century, the world faced many challenges. The pandemic has led to a slowdown in supply and demand for several raw materials, including natural rubber. The war between Russia and Ukraine has caused energy prices to soar. This created disruptions in supply chains, fuelled inflation, resulted in tighter monetary policies, strengthened the US dollar and created fears of a recession. This affected the supply and demand of natural rubber equally. At this juncture, concerted action by countries along with appropriate domestic policy formulation is essential for the sustainable growth and development of the rubber industry. In this context, the conference seeks to provide insights into developments in the global rubber industry to enable policy makers to formulate appropriate policies for a sustainable natural rubber sector.

Conference Programme

08.30 to 08.55 AM


08.55 AM: 9.00 AM

Arrival of dignitaries

09.00 to 10.15 AM:

Opening session

Invocation by MC

Welcome address

Mr. M. Vasanthagesan

Executive Director, Rubber Board of India

Statement by ANRPC

Chairman of ANRPC
(Government of Malaysia)
Dato' Dr. Zaroissani Mohd Nor

Director-General, Malaysian Rubber Board


Inauguration and Opening address

Dr. Sawar Dhanania
Chairman, Rubber Board of India

Government of India

Lighting ceremony


Cultural Program

10.15 to 10.45 AM

Networking & coffee / Press-meet of Chief Guest

10.45 to 11.15 AM

Talk on the topic “Outlook of NR”

Speaker: Mr. Toh Heng Guan,

Secretary-General, ANRPC

11.15 to 11.45 AM

Talk on “ASEAN’s efforts in Promoting Sustainability and Circular Economy in Agriculture Sector and its relevance to the Rubber Sector”.


Speaker: Mr. Errol Perera, Agricultural Advisor to ASEAN

11.15 to 11.45 AM

Panel Discussion on the topic “Sustainable NR supply: Challenges and Solutions”


Moderator: Madam Sheela Thomas, Chairperson & Managing Director of Kerala Rubber Limited, Government of Kerala

Panel Members:  Representatives of all member countries

12.30 to 01.45 PM

Networking and lunch

12.30 to 01.45 PM

Talk on “Challenges and Opportunities for NR Sector in India: Insights into the unique INROAD Project involving NR Plantation in North East India”


Speaker: Mr. Rajiv Budhraja, Director-General of ATMA

2.15 to 03.00 PM

Talk on the topic “How SICOM can be a reliable price discovery hub for natural rubber”


Speaker: Mr. Huang Chunlin, Product Manager- Commodities, SGX

03.00 – 03.30 PM

Networking and lunch

03.30– 05.00 PM

Panel Discussion on “Measures to improve the NR prices and domestic demands: Country experiences”



Moderator: Prof. Joseph Adelegan, Secretary-General, IRSG

Panel Members: Representatives of all member countries

05.00 to 05.10 PM

Concluding Session

Concluding statement:

Mr. Toh Heng Guan, Secretary-General, ANRPC

Speakers & Moderators


Dr. Sawar Dhanania

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Mr. M. Vasanthagesan

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Mr. Toh Heng Guan


Mr. Errol Perera

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Madam Sheela Thomas


Mr. Rajiv Budhraja


Mr. Huang Chunlin

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Prof. Joseph Adelegan

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Mr. Khun Kakada


Mr. Sok Phosiny

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Dr. Jessy M.D

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Dr. Binoi K. Kurian


Mr. Suttipong Angthong

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Dr. Napawan Lekawipat


Ms. Yenni Hernawati

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Ms. Josephine Kenni

For interested rubber fraternity or other stakeholders, kindly proceed by clicking the button below for registration to the said Conference. 



For hotel booking & airport pick-up information, please refer to the following:

1. The special discounted room rate is valid till 25 September 2023 as shown below:

Special One Time Rates

Category of Rooms

Superior Room

Deluxe Room

Business Class Room

Junior Suite

Suite Room


Single Occupancy on CP

INR 7,280 (Including 12% Tax)

INR 8,400 (Including 12% Tax)

INR 20,059 (Including 18% Tax)

INR 35,399 (Including 18% Tax)

INR 56,639 (Including 18% Tax)

Double occupancy on CP

INR 8,400 (Including 12% Tax)

INR 10,030 (Including 18% Tax)

INR 21,239 (Including 18% Tax)

INR 37,759 (Including 18% Tax)

INR 58,999 (Including 18% Tax)

2. For airport pick-up to the venue hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel, Guwahati, Assam. It can be arranged via Radisson Blu Hotel at payment basis at Rs. 1500 plus taxes per trip for Innova car only. Alternatively, you may get such service from the prepaid counter at the Guwahati Airport with the following rates:
a. Small vehicle at the rate of Rs.800
b. Innova car at the rate of Rs. 1500.

3. For the room and airport pick-up booking can be arranged via these contacts by specifying "ANRPC Annual Meetings October 2023". 

Mr. Dibakar Dhungel
Sales Manager

T:+91 361 710 0100,

D:+91 8811099371
F:+91 361 7100101

Ms. Kanti Phanjoubam

Asst. Revenue Manager

Mob: +91 8811099386

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