CHIANG RAI, Thailand—The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries, in conjunction with the Rubber Authority of Thailand, is preparing for the 11th ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference, set for Oct. 8 at the The Riverie by Katathani in Chiang Rai.
The one-day event, organized around the theme "Adapting for the Emerging Megatrends," is expected to attract 300 natural rubber industry representatives, including analysts and policymakers from 15 countries. The aim of the event is to provide a forum where those directly involved in the industry can discuss matters most pressing to their stakeholders and develop a strategy that will guide the industry forward amid changing expectations and technological disruptions.
Several presentations are planned, including a keynote address. A panel discussion, titled "Breaking the barriers and striving for a sustainable future: Are smallholders equipped to embrace the emerging scenario?," features NR representatives from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, India, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea.