ASEAN Rubber Conference 2008

Venue: Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila

Location: Quezon City, Manila, Philippines

Event Date/Time: Jun 05, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 07, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 04, 2008
Early Registration Date: Apr 15, 2008
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Experts and industry practitioners from both NR & SR industries will congregate Manila, Philippines from this 5-7 June for the 4th. It is an event which is devoted entirely to the rubber sector and acknowledged as the preferred regional gathering. It is the only event that brings government and industry together and for this year, is the fourth issue of the ARC which is held in rotation among countries in the rubber planting hub of the world.

The organizer is taking a strategic approach in expanding the scope of the rubber exhibition that runs alongside the conference. A floor space of 100 booths will be made available to cater for more exhibitors intending to seize the events advantage. The layout of ARC 2008 conference and exhibition area is created in such a way as to maximize networking and discussion, providing exhibitors with unrivalled opportunities to make strategic contacts and gets the business done.

For ARC 2008, it is expected that 60% of exhibitors will be from abroad and rest made up of locals companies. Exhibitors comprise exchanges, manufacturers of tire and non-tire products, test equipment suppliers, rubber publications, consultancy services for cultivation and research, and also other vendors targeting the upstream sector.

The exhibition is open to trade visitors from the Philippines and all international delegates attending the conference. It is expected to receive 2,000 trade visitors and 700 international delegates from the plantation and processing sector, and other end-users.

Exhibitors that participated in previous years have gained benefits by harnessing ARC’s unique platform to showcase their products and services. The strategic approach allows for an exceptional opportunity for leading organizations to leverage on the exhibition space for branding and targeted business growth.

ARC 2008 is expected to be on a bigger scale with an estimated 700 delegates from 25 countries converging to discuss commercial and economic issues, latest supply and demand trends, and price forecasts for 2008/2009. ARC is acknowledged as the only conference that caters to price outlook discussion for natural rubber.

The speakers this year will provide updates and insights on current issues and future challenges in the natural rubber industry. The theme for ARC 2008 is STATUS AND EMERGING TRENDS OF THE NATURAL RUBBER INDUSTRY IN THE CURRENT GLOBAL ECONOMIC SITUATION.

A total of 18 papers will be delivered by renowned speakers representing government bodies, rubber associations and commercial organizations from 15 countries. The papers are theme-based according to the 5 sessions held that highlight a particular aspect of the rubber industry. The 5 sessions are:
 Prospects for Global Natural and Synthetic Rubber: Supply and Demand Situation
 Global Polymer Considerations in the Manufacturing and Marketing of Tires
 New Factors Affecting Natural Rubber Supply Situation
 Replanting Programs: Can They Match World’s Commercial Expectations?
 Rubber Price Outlook for 2008/2009: Technical and Fundamental Perspective

Delegates attending will gain in-depth knowledge and an understanding of key areas in the rubber industry that could provide a competitive advantage in this important commodity sector.

The event is fully supported by the Philippine Rubber Industries Association (PRIA), acting as the Strategic Presenting Partner while Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) and Yokohama Tire Inc are the local supporters of the event. Endorsers are Association for Rubber Development of Cambodia (ARDC), Thai Rubber Association (TRA), Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA) and All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA).

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About ASEAN Rubber Conference
Bringing together experts and delegates from all over the world with an agenda to provide a forum for exchange of ideas and insights in relation to commercial aspects of supply and demand and price outlook of NR and SR. This annual conference is held in one of the ASEAN countries on a rotations basis and serves as a platform for ASEAN’s NR producing countries and world’s consuming countries to:
• Update on consumption and output trends and price outlooks of the industry
• Facilitate the exchange of information and subsequently opening up new turfs of business opportunities and expansion
• Promote industry wide investment opportunities in ASEAN countries in general and the host country in specific
• Provide a platform for policy makers and association heads to discuss determining factors within the industry in coming years
• Enable industry experts to communicate latest R&D breakthroughs and technologies
• Bring together the producing and consuming players from the NR & SR industries

About NextVIEW Sdn Bhd
ARC 2008 is organised by NextVIEW Sdn Bhd (NextVIEW), the leading Pan Asia financial information vendor that provides real-time streaming market data, news and analytics solutions, decision support tools to securities brokerage firms, financial services institutions and private traders in more than 10 countries in Asia as well as investors education and trainings in English, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and other Asian languages.

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