10th Asia CemenTrade 2008 (Asia CemenTrade)

Venue: Swissotel Merchant Court

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: Apr 23, 2008 End Date/Time: Apr 24, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jan 01, 2008
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Description

10th CemenTrade Asia

23-24 Apr, 2008 - Singapore
Day - 1 [23 Apr, Wednesday]
08:00 Registration & Coffee


09:00 Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction
Mr. Martin Wilkes, Consultant
Satterward Group

09:10 ASIA’S CEMENT MARKETS: BRACING THE GLOBAL WHIRLPOOL
• Challenges for trade – freight factors
• Cement industry outlook and prospects
Mr. IMRAN AKRAM, ANALYST, BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Collins Stewart

09:40 DRY BULK CARGO TRADE
• Which sector will continue to drive its growth?
• Trade pattern evolvement & freight rates movement
• Future prospects of the industry
• Trends in bulk ship design
Capt. Firoze Mirza, Assistant Vice President
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (HK) Ltd

10:10 SINGAPORE’S BUILDING PROJECTS FOR 2008 & BEYOND
• Other project updates
• Cement & building materials demand


10:30 Discussion followed by Refreshment Break


11:00 CHINA CEMENT OUTLOOK
• Update on consolidation progress
• Cancelation of cement export rebates – Impact on trading
Prof. CUI YUAN SHENG, VICE PRESIDENT
INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR BUILDING MATERIALS INDUSTRY OF CHINA

11:30 INDIA – WHEN WILL IT BECOME A NET IMPORTER?
• Economic progress and foreign investments updates
• Demand/supply balance


12:00 PAKISTAN’S CEMENT IN FOCUS
• Post privatization capacity expansion and A&M
• Growth of regional markets
• Major challenges – Increasing fuel price, freight costs, political situation & globalization
• Export challenges & achievements
• Technological advancements in cement industry – manufacturing, environmental issues and waste heat recovery
Mr. S.M. IMRAN, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
MAPLE LEAF CEMENT FACTORY LIMITED

12:30 Discussion followed by Networking Lunch


14:00 Chairman’s Remarks
Mr. Willy Kay, Managing Director
WAK Technologies Pte Ltd

14:10 READY-MIXED CONCRETE MARKETS UPDATE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA
• Raw materials and quality of RMC
• Growth prospects for the sector
• Challenges: Concrete vs. other building material, building costs
Dr. Lee Yee Loon, Deputy President
Concrete Society of Malaysia

14:40 SUPPORTING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE WITH MICROSILICA CONCRETE
• Sources and availability
• Properties of microsilica in achieving high strength concrete
• Sustainable applications and environmental benefits
Mr. Desmond King, Technical/Marketing Manager - SEA
Elkem Materials SEA

15:10 DURABILITY OF UNDERGROUND CONCRETE STRUCTURE
• Advances in concrete repair technology
Mr. Willy Kay, Managing Director
WAK Technologies Pte Ltd

15:40 Discussion followed by Refreshment Break


16:10 LATEST GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS ON CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS
• Growth in applications & usage
• Regulatory trends– Emissions & tax credits
• Availability – Strategic supply & demand
• Logistics impact
Mr. Charles M Zeynel, President
ZAG INTERNATIONAL

16:40 ROLE OF CEMENT ADDITIVES IN:
• Reduction of CO2 emission
• Reduction of material cost in cement
• Increasing availability of cement
• Increasing use of secondary materials
Mr. Ibsen Barlongay, Regional Technical Manager
Grace Construction Products

17:10 Discussion followed by end of Day 1


17:20 Networking Reception for Speakers & Delegates


Day - 2 [24 Apr, Thursday]
09:00 Chairman’s Remark
Mr. Charles M Zeynel, President
ZAG INTERNATIONAL

09:10 ASIA: DECOUPLING OR RECOUPLING
• US slowdown & depreciating currency – What has been the impact?
• Where are the growth spots in Asia?
• Subprime meltdown - Real-estate/construction sectors review
Ms. Prakriti Sofat, Economist
HSBC

09:40 CDM AND CARBON TRADING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CEMENT PRODUCERS
Mr. Oivind Hoidalen, Technical Director
PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk

10:10 MAKING CEMENT INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE
• Clean Fuel and Raw Materials for Cement Industry
• Emergence of eco-friendly cement
• Technology updates
Mr. S.K.MAHESHWARI, GROUP EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT
GRASIM INDUSTRIES LTD

10:40 Discussion followed by Refreshment Break


11:10 SOUTH EAST ASIA CEMENT OUTLOOK
• Regional trade and consumption
• Trends and challenges
Mr. Martin Wilkes, Consultant
Satterward Group

11:40 INDONESIA: CHALLENGES FOR THE DOMESTIC AND EXPORT MARKET
Mr. IRWAN SUARLY, MARKETING DIRECTOR
PT SEMEN GRESIK PERSERO TBK

12:10 VIETNAM/AUSTRALIA MARKET UPDATES


12:40 Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch


14:00 End of conference

Venue

20 Merchant Road
Singapore
Singapore
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