Rubber Market Potentials, Agro Innovations and Myanmar Investment Opportunities at CMT’s 3rd RubberPlant Summit

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Centre for Management Technology’s 3rd RubberPlant Summit in Yangon this March 13-15 hosts international rubber industry experts, examines global demand, reviews market potentials along with prospects in Myanmar and unveils rubber farming practices to increase yield and productivity.

3rd RubberPlant Summit

3rd RubberPlant Summit

A positive outlook awaits the rubber commodity market particularly in Myanmar as it becomes an investment focal point thanks to favorable agro-business regulations, resources, and attractive foreign investment law set in place.

A positive outlook awaits the rubber commodity market particularly in Myanmar as it becomes an investment focal point thanks to favorable agro-business regulations, resources, and attractive foreign investment law set in place.

Apart from the opening address by Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation (MOAI), the 3rd RubberPlant Summit presents Mr. John McClure, Business Development Manager at LMC International delivering a paper on global outlook and price movement for 2013, plus Dr. Myat Thu, Senior Staff Officer of the MOAI zooming into Myanmar’s rubber plantation and production situation, agronomic practices, costs, yield and quality.

Elaborating on land and commercial matters are Ministry of Forestry’s Staff Officer, Mr. Min Zaw Oo and Dawei Rubber Planters & Producers Association’s Chairman, Dr. Yu Sein respectively. Renowned legal expert Mr. Alessio Polastri, a Managing Partner at P&A Asia will advise on the foreign investment law and privatization process in Myanmar, while tax and legal expert Mr. Edwin Vanderbruggen, Partner at VDB Loi will address government lease fees, JVs and taxation matters. Mr. David Allan, Director of Spectrum, will also be at the summit to share on social license and due diligence in Myanmar’s plantation sector.

The Summit also offers updates on Indonesia’s and Philippines’ rubber market along with innovations in agronomic practices and production increment. Subject experts Dr. Masaru Takagi, Professor & Director of Institute for Environmental Science and Technology at Saitama University and Dr Sivakumaran A/L Seenivasagam, Executive Director (R&D) at Greenyield Berhad will speak on genetic modification of plant traits and systems to overcome tapper shortage & production costs reduction respectively.

To complement the main summit, the organizer has incorporated an optional “A-Z Site Assessment for Plantations Myanmar” workshop that focuses on fine assessment and evaluation of sites along with soils and climates suitable for the various kinds of intercropping.

The 3rd RubberPlant Summit is an annual meet where plantation owners, agribusiness investors, R&D institutions, traders, regulatory officials, financiers, legal experts, and senior management from the tire/latex, forestry/timber, fertilizer/crop protection and rubber technology sectors convene for updates and networking.

More information available at: http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=130302&pu=220434&;

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Maureen at Tel. 6346 9145.

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