3rd RubberPlant Summit,

13-16 Mar, 2013 - Yangon, MYANMAR


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Event at a Glance

Wed, 13 March

(9.00am - 5.00pm)

Thur,14 March

(9.00am - 5.30pm)

Fri, 15 March

(9.00am - 1.30pm)

Sat, 16 March

(7.30am - 3.00pm)

Pre-Summit Workshop

"A-Z Site Assessment for Plantations"


Summit Day 1


Summit Day 2

Post Summit Site Visit to the private

Hmaw Bi Plantation & Hlegu Nursery




"Opportunities in Rubber Plantation Investments in Frontier Market Myanmar"

"Innovations in Plantation & Harvesting Techniques for Increased Yield"


"Myanmar's rubber production went up by over 40,000 tons, reaching over 100,000 tons in the fiscal year 2011-12 from over 60,000 tons in 2005-06.


Rubber grows well in Tanintharyi region, Kachin, Kayin and Shan states where planting of rubber is being transformed from a small scale to a commercial scale."

Aug 2012, Xinhua


Myanmar is rapidly emerging as the destination of choice for natural rubber investments. Suitable agro-climatic conditions and plenty of denuded forestland that can be converted into valuable farming area are shifting rubber plantations to a more commercial scale. Furthermore, the recently enacted foreign investment law is attracting natural rubber producing countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, China and Vietnam to seek investment opportunities in Myanmar.


Neighboring countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Philippines are also seeing growing potential in increasing rubber output as the governments initiate roadmaps to develop the rubber industries and facilitate direct market access to tire and other natural rubber-based manufacturers. Driven by global demand and mainly by the tire industry, natural rubber is a valuable commodity and plantations and processing facilities are continuously striving to increase yield, enhance productivity and improve quality to meet compliance and global standards.


"The Philippine rubber industry is looking to increase its domestic share to 50 percent by 2016, with public and private sector vowing support for the industry's development..."

Sep 2012, The Manilla Times


How will the new Myanmar shift global rubber demand/supply in the long run? What are the opportunities and challenges to develop rubber on a commercial scale in Myanmar? How can plantations increase productivity and what are the best practices?


CMT's 3rd RubberPLANT Summit continues to explore new opportunities in natural rubber growing countries as well as pertinent issues concerning natural rubber price, plantation techniques and productivity!


Key issues at the 3rd RubberPLANT Summit:

  • Agronomic practices and cost of establishment of rubber plantations in Myanmar
  • Plans to develop Dawei as an agri-investment corridor and suitability for rubber
  • Land, tax, legal and financing issues for structuring a rubber investment in Myanmar
  • Natural rubber market on a global scale and price movement for 2013
  • Experience from Cambodia: Economic feasibility of intercropping rubber with cassava
  • Status of rubber planting & investment prospects in the Philippines and Laos
  • Assessment from CIRAD: Carbon sequestration and soil biodiversity in rubber plantations
  • Genetic modifications and strategies of molecular breeding for tropical plants
  • Social and environmental impact assessment for Myanmar's plantation sector

Separately Bookable


A - Z Site Assessment for Plantation MYANMAR




Dr Tin Maung Aye originates from Myanmar and graduated with a MSc in Agriculture Systems and a PhD in Soil Science from the Massey University in New Zealand. He has worked as a technician at LandCare Research and as a research assistant for Massey University, New Zealand and also was a part-time farmer for orchards in New Zealand.


He did his Post-Doctoral and research fellow with Melbourne University, Australia on fertilizers and irrigated pasture systems for dairy production.


Although he is currently a Cassava Agronomist / Soil Scientist for International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT in Asia, Tin is very familiar with plantation and farming practices and travels extensively around the region providing trainings and consultancy on sustainable farming practices, yield improvement, and advises on crop suitability in specific agro-ecological zones.


Other confirmed Speakers from

  • Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation
  • P&A Asia
  • Dawei Rubber Planters & Producers Association
  • VDB Loi Myanmar
  • LMC International Ltd
  • Green Asia Global Corporation
  • CIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement)
  • Saitama University
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • EFR Manufacturing Co., Ltd
  • Spectrum

Meet & Network with Senior Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation Myanmar!

A delegation of 16 officials from rubber producing states of Kachin, Shan, Mon, Tanintharyi, Rakhine, etc., headed by the Director of Industrial Crop Development will be attending 3rd RubberPLANT Summit.

Meet them in person to clarify and discuss issues pertaining to Myanmar's natural rubber sector.



Separately Bookable

Site Visit to Private

Plantation & Nursery in:

Hmaw Bi & Hlegu


Co-ordinated by Ministry of Agriculture,

Now Open for Reservations.

Limited seats available, so hurry!


site visit photo 1



  • 7:30 am: Depart from ParkRoyal Yangon
  • 9:00 am: Arrive in Hmaw Bi (Visit for 1 hr)
  • 10:00 am: Depart Hmaw Bi for Hlegu
  • 10:45 am: Arrive at Nursery in Hlegu(Visit for 1 hr)
  • 11:45 am: Depart Hlegu Nursery:
  • 1:15 pm: Arrive in Yangon
  • Lunch at Padonmar Restaurant




Why Attend CMT Invest Myanmar Series?


CMT is an active global conference organizer and since 1982 supports business development across Asia, MidEast/Africa and the Americas. Recent political and economic reforms in Myanmar are very encouraging with the country favored as the rising star in Asia...CMT is contributing by bringing business and investments to the country with events that offer vital business intelligence.


1. Proven Track Record

CMT has organized 12 summits in Yangon since March 2012 in key sectors attracting over 3000 delegates from over 50 countries.These include:

- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power
- 1st, 2nd & 3rd New
Myanmar Investment
- 1st & 2nd Myanmar
- 14th Asia CemenTrade
- 2nd Commercial Farm

- 1st Myanmar Telecoms Reform Update

- 1st Myanmar Real Estate

- 1st Myanmar POWER Summit


2. Meet Key Officials & Decision-makers

CMT works closely with various ministries. The Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Mines, Ministry ofElectric Power & Ministry of Transport act as official host and supporter of many of our summits


3. Connect with genuine local or foreign partners

Network with the right persons or companies. We attract the best possible candidates you can pick as business associate or partner.


4. Covers All Strategic Sectors

CMT covers all the key sectors - Energy, Mining, Agriculture, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Finance, Power,Telecoms and many more.


5. 1 to 1 Meetings with Government Officials

CMT facilitates dedicated private consultation sessions with government officials at our events.


CMT Invest Myanmar series provide not mere "information" but "insights on growth strategies"







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INDUSTRY NEWS ... Who will you Meet: Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor

FGV to develop palm oil, sugar cane, rubber supply chain in Myanmar


Malaysia eyes rubber, oil plantations in Myanmar


Myanmar says overseas investment welcome in rubber, palm oil sectors


US lifts Myanmar international lending restriction


Glovemakers 'threaten' overseas move

 - 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

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players & investors in the industry.


Talk to us for a customized Sponsorship or to book your Exhibition space now!


Contact nisha@cmtsp.com.sg or Tel +65 6346 9130



Profile of Attendees at 2nd RubberPlant Summit
Profile of Attendees at 2nd RubberPlant Summit

News Feed

Explore intercropping topic with Green Asia Global’s Chairman & CEO, Mr. Ly Thanh Binh at 3rd RubberPlant Summit

Posted on : 21 Feb, 2013


Experiments in South China as well as extensive research on intercropping have shown that greater yield is achievable on a single piece of land. With careful planning and consideration of factors such as soil, climate, crops and varieties, intercropping is highly achievable and can help rubber farmers significantly.


Rubber investment has been on the rise especially in Asian countries such as Cambodia where industry witnessed significant increase in rubber investment of more than 100%.


A key economic crop, rubber plays an important role in Cambodia’s economy and is hence essential for it to be economically viable and sustainable, especially when the first five to eight years warrant neither yield nor return.


With continuous research, companies such as Green Asia Global have come up with expertise in agroforestry including the field of intercropping common crops including sweet potatoes, cassava and maize.


Chairman & CEO of Green Asia Global, Mr. Ly Thanh Binh, will be presenting his paper on “Economic Feasibility of Intercropping Rubber with Cassava” at the 3rd RubberPlant Summit in Yangon, 13-15 March, going into


·         Biofuel production plan for Cambodia

·         Market for cassava as biofuel crop n Cambodia

·         Domestic demand and export capacity of rubber in Cambodia

·         Issues and challenges of intercropping rubber with cassava


For a full program outline, please click here.


Contact Ms. Maureen at maureen@cmtsp.com.sg or Tel. 65 6346 9145 for more information or enquiries on the summit.



Read more:

Intercropping in rubber plantation leads to economic benefit

Cambodia’s rubber sector attracts 674 million USD investment last year, up 117 percent

Felda Global Ventures seizing opportunities – moving into Myanmar

Posted on : 13 Feb, 2013


Opportunities abound in Myanmar following the country’s economic liberation. Owing to its suitable agro-climatic conditions and vast bare lands, especially the middle region, Myanmar is fast emerging as the choice destination for rubber investments.


Felda Global Ventures (FGV) Holdings is one that is taking advantage of the economic and business opportunities that Myanmar presents. The group has plans to develop its three core businesses in Myanmar, including rubber, palm oil and sugar cane.


FGV has successfully reached an agreement and signed the MoU with local partner, Pho La Min Trading Ltd, in the exploration of rubber plantations and rubber processing in Myanmar. With this, FGV plans to first establish the processing plant before moving on to the growing of rubber trees in Myeik on a vast 30,000 hectares land, and finally to downstream opportunities including tire manufacturing and the rubber gloves market.


Market demands will see a spike once other sectors such as infrastructure, transportation and healthcare are developed.


Gaining first mover advantage, FGV will benefit from their early entrance into the Myanmar market.


More on the opportunities and challenges of Myanmar’s rubber scene as well as innovations updates at the industry event of the year, the 3rd RubberPlant Summit.


For more information or enquiries on the summit, please contact Ms. Maureen at maureen@cmtsp.com.sg or Tel. 65 6346 9145.


Read more:FGV to develop palm oil, sugar cane, rubber supply chain in Myanmar