2nd RubberPlant Summit

06-07 Feb, 2012 - Bali, INDONESIA

The Ayodya Resort Bali

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"Revitalizing Rubber Plantations to Reach Greater Productivity"


Natural rubber continues to boom with a strong stable growth. Driven by the tire sector and key markets like China, India and Malaysia which account for 48% of global usage, countries are stepping up measures to increase production through replanting and rehabilitating old plantations. New plantations are cultivated in the traditional rubber growing belt alongside emerging rubber producing countries like Cambodia & Philippines.


"Malaysia is aiming to make a comeback as the world's largest rubber producer, with the opening of more plantations in Sabah and Sarawak."
Nov 2011, Bernama


"The new secretary general of ANRPC has cited the relatively high productivity of the natural rubber industry in the Philippines and foresees further growth in this sector. ANRPC specifically cited Zamboanga and Basilan for its natural conditions which are conducive to cultivation of rubber."
Oct 2011, Rubber Market News


Amid the tremendous potential and expanding acreage of natural rubber cultivation, plantation companies are continuously striving to increase yield and productivity. The search for high quality clones and in some instances processing technology and manpower issues are crucial challenges to overcome.


CMT's 2nd RubberPLANT Summit explores in depth key developments and challenges facing the natural rubber plantations and producing countries.


Who will you Meet:

- CEOs/MDs/Vice Presidents/GMs
- Plantation Owners
- Rubber/Agribusiness Investors
- Plantation Project Developers
- Agribusiness consultants
- R&D Directors/Agronomists
- Regulatory Affairs Officials

- Agribusiness Banks/Funds
- Project Financiers/Insurers
- Rubber/Commodity Traders
- Carbon/Environmental Consultants

- Rubber Technology Providers
- Rubber Chemical Companies
- Crop Protection Companies


  • Opening address by the Director of Perennial Crop from the Ministry of Agriculture Indonesia
  • Land availability, investment climate and policies to develop the rubber sector in Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, etc.
  • Analysis and comparative assessment of the natural rubber producing countries
  • Sustainability in rubber plantations through the Forest Stewardship Council certification
  • Soil requirement and challenges for rubber cultivation in non-traditional area
  • Enhanced stability of Hevea clones for increased yield and productivity
  • Rubber forest plantation and development in Sumatera & Kalimantan
  • Meet and network with top panel of speakers and peers from the rubber industry

And many more!


Testimonials from 2011 event delegates:


"Overall Interesting" ~ ANZ


"Interesting & Informative"
~ Vietnam Rubber Association


"Great networking"
~ PT Multistrada Agro International


"It was enlightening to know the players of the
value chain"
~ A Brown Company, Inc


"Very interesting topics has been presented in the conference"
~ Felda


"Half the number of presentations are refreshing,
stimulate positive thinking"
~ Malaysian Rubber Board


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Rubber production projected to grow upto 10 Million Tons

Posted on : 25 Jan, 2012


Owing to the increased output from China, Indonesia and Malaysia, rubber output saw a significant increase in 2011 as reported by Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries. 92 percent of global supply were by the association members and is forecasted to rise to million metric tons.


According to Jom Jacob, a senior economist at the Kuala Lumpur-based association, there has been a marginal improvement yet concerns over availability of natural rubber still persist. Amid the staggering U.S. economy and deepening European debt crisis , rubber futures have lost 27 percent. Natural rubber market may continue to stay fragile while the demand-supply situation holds the price commented Jacob.


Mr. Jom Jacob, Senior Economist, The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) provides more such insights in his presentation entitled “Volatility in Natural Rubber Prices: Causes & Consequences” at CMT’s 2nd RubberPLANT Summit in Bali, on the 6th & 7th of Feb 2012.


To preview all presentation topics, Request Conference Agenda or send your enquiries to hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg


Excerpt from Rubbermarketnews


Multistrada to invest 3 trillion Rp for rubber plantation

Posted on : 29 Dec, 2011


The tire producer Multistrada, whose stakeholders include Northstar who recently bought 20% stakes, PVP XVII Pte Ltd with a 27.32% stake, PT Central Sole Agency with an 11%, PT Indokemika Jayatama with 3.18% and the rest held by the public, plans to invest 3 trillion rupiah to expand into the rubber plantation business as it seeks improved access to raw materials.


The Jakarta-based company intends to raise Rp 1.53 trillion through rights issue to expand its business and working capital. The company plans to use 26% of the proceeds to expand its rubber plantations. The remaining 44% of the proceeds will be used to buy tire production machinery with the rest allocated to add working capital.


Indonesia has long been regarded as the world's second largest rubber producer. To provide first-hand market insights on investment climate and policies to develop the rubber sector in countries like Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, etc  CMT is hosting its 2nd RubberPLANT Summit in Bali, Indonesia on the 6th & 7th of Feb 2012. Besides extensive information on the key developments in rubber industry in the region, the 1.5 day event promises to examine the rubber economics and how the natural rubber sector will evolve from 2012 onwards.


For timely access facts to be shared via above sessions, REGISTER your team here or email Ms Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg for any queries.



Posted on : 01 Dec, 2011


According to Dr Evans, Secretary General, International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), the supply of NR and SR  will be short over the coming decade versus anticipated demand, although China and India’s automotive sectors will continue to support demand. The global oil/natural gas position and their impact on butadiene and synthetic rubber availability play a vital role along with other potential negative factors such as climate change, alternative crops, labour availability, land use, etc. According to Dr Evans, NR consumption by the year 2020 is expected to reach 16.5 million tonnes with tyre industry accounting for 12.6 million tonnes and general rubber goods industry 3.9%.


It is forecasted that the global demand for rubber, both natural and synthetic, is to rise to 25.7 million tonnes in 2011. The high market price has stimulated a surge in tapping and also planting and that will be a significant way to close the supply gap. Dr Evans added that this is currently  taking place in Myanmar, Cambodia and in Indonesia where farmers are highly sensitive to prices.


In reference to above, CMT’s 2nd RubberPLANT Summit scheduled on the 6th & 7th of Feb 2012 in Bali intends to invite Mr. Pawan Kumar, Associate Director (Food & Agribusiness Research & Advisory) from Rabobank International to share his reflections on Global Rubber Economics & Market Fundamentals including the supply /demand balance and trends and drivers of the demand side as well as challenges faced by the sector.


Those keen on listening in to analysis and comparative assessments of the natural rubber producing countries in the region should plan to REGISTER or email  Ms Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg to reserve your seat.


Source: Rubber Asia


Malaysia says 2012  rubber output to grow on higher acreage, replanting

Posted on : 08 Nov, 2011


The Malaysian government in its economic report mentioned that the Malaysian rubber production may expand next year on improving yields and higher acreage. Efforts are being made to  increase rubber productivity to reach the target of two million tonnes output by 2020. Malaysia is the third biggest producer of rubber after Thailand and Indonesia. Acreage expansion for rubber is due to opening up of 30,000 hectares of land in Sabah and Sarawak states of Borneo island.



The Malaysia Insider- October 07, 2011


Malaysia, and many other rubber producing countries are seeking new lands and rehabilitating old plantations to increase productivity and meet rising demand. Indeed, significant changes are also enveloping traditional rubber planting countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, not forgetting emerging land banks and availability in countries like Myanmar and Papua New Guinea.  


The above are just some of the vital subject areas that make up the focal points of discussion at the CMT’s 2nd RubberPLANT Summit to be held on the 6th & 7th of Feb 2012!


Projected to run for 1.5 days , the program details are currently being finalized and anticipated to be completed soon. For now, to receive a draft agenda and additional information one may click here or email hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg


Thai Investors develop rubber saplings with longer productivity. Hot topic to be explored at 2nd RubberPlant Summit in Bali!

Posted on : 16 Sep, 2011


The positive outlook for natural rubber in the next few years has prompted Thai investors to expand rubber plantations both locally and abroad. Dhanin Chearavanont, Chairman of the agribusiness heavyweight CP Group, announced that the group would place more emphasis on rubber and aimed to lead the business within the next few years.

He said the group had developed cross-bred rubber tree saplings that could yield for up to 36 years, compared with 25 years for other strains. Investments to make rubber products such as concentrated latex will also be made at plantation sites. The Government of Thailand also wants to promote related businesses such as rubber nurseries and rubber manufacturing to support the growth.


(Source: Rubber Asia)


With the rising demand for rubber, research institutes and agro-companies are racing to develop new and better varieties of clones for increased yield and performance. In line with such scenario, 2nd RubberPlant Summit to be held in Bali on 6-7 Feb 2012 is all geared up to deliver expert perspectives on agro-economics, productivity and more!


Details for the 2nd RubberPlant Summit program are currently being finalized and will be available soon. In the meantime, email hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg to request for updates and/or sponsorship and media opportunities.


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Speaker Profile

Dr. Romulo L. Cena
Director, Agricultural Research Center, University of Southern Mindanao
Challenges for Philippines Natural Rubber Developments
Day 1 [Mon 06, February], at 11:20 AM
-Dr. Romulo L. Cena is the present director of the Philippine Industrial Crops Research Institute, based at the University of Southern Mindanao, North Cotabato. He finished his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna. He is the present chairman of the Technical Working Group for Plantation Crops (Rubber, Coffee, Cacao, Palm....
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Chairman’s Remarks
Day 1 [Mon 06, February], at 02:00 PM
Mr. Ramesh Veloo
Director of Plantation, Peninsula, Tradewinds (M) Berhad
Issues and Challenges in Reviving Rubber as a Plantation Crop – A Planter’s Perspective
Day 1 [Mon 06, February], at 11:55 AM
-Mr. Ramesh obtained his B.A. in Economics from University Malaya in 1988 and MSc. in Plantation Management from UPM Serdang in 2000. He has a total of 22 years of experience and has served in companies like Golden Hope Plantations, IOI Corporation and Boustead Estate Agency. His area of expertise includes plantation management with specialization in for major c....
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Chairman’s Remark
Day 2 [Tue 07, February], at 09:00 AM
Dr. Chairil Anwar
Director, Indonesian Rubber Research Institute
Rubber Forest Plantation - New Strategy for Rubber Plantation Development in Indonesia
Day 1 [Mon 06, February], at 02:10 PM
-Dr. Chairil started his career at the Indonesian Rubber Research Institute (IRRI) in 1980, and obtained his Ph.D. from the Bogor Agricultural University in field Agriculture Economics in 2005. Since 2005, he is the Director of IRRI. There are three Rubber Research Centers under IRRI: Sungei Putih (North Sumatra), Sembawa (South Sumatra)and Getas (Central Java)....
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