P51526 24th Annual Asia International Sugar Conference
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24th Annual Asia International Sugar Conference

4 – 6 December 2018
The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Asia’s longest serving Sugar Conference and Exhibition comes to Vietnam with a shot in the arm! Co-located for the first time ever as part of IBCs Soft Commodity Week in Vietnam, four different events will bring and even stronger knowledge and networking proposition.

The Sugar surplus is our top issue for this year’s agenda, and how it will translate into pricing, policy, trade and supply-demand outlook for 2019. Backed up with insights from top traders and millers, the focus will be on strategies for managing the surplus, identifying new markets, and ensuring your sugar is competitive.

New in 2018

  • Part of Soft Commodities Week with a strong hold on technology, trade and sustainability
  • Global commodity forecast and projections for Sugar
  • We want your Sugar! Country showcase of top demand markets
  • Sugar price forecast
  • The next frontier for Vietnam sugar, how can the sector be developed
  • The Sugar Tax movement and longer term implications
  • Sustainability in sugar – what is being done?
  • Justifying investment in new production technologies
  • The current state of play in diversification investment projects
  • Cane Management and Pricing models

About Soft Commodities Week

Hosted in Vietnam, and supported by top Industry bodies and Government agencies, the Soft Commodity Week will co locate 4 events:


9:10 am

  • Geopolitical tensions on trade tariffs, and the current state of play
  • Regional trade agreements, and will they save the day?
  • Trade impact across agricultural commodities, and what to expect

9:30 am

  • Recent currency movements
  • Market developments and Government policies likely to have an impact
  • Expectations from key currencies, including the Vietnamese Dong

9:50 am

  • Pressing priorities for sustainability, and what needs to be done
  • New technologies assisting in sustainable practices
  • Direct trade trends and forecast
  • Trends and investment in AgTech and digitalisation
  • The future of sustainable agribusiness and trade: enablers, market demands and vulnerabilities

More panelists to be confirmed

10:30 am

Morning Break and end of plenary Sessions


11:10 am

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

11:15 am

  • Key issues changing the sugar market landscape
  • World sugar markets and supply glut
  • Asian market production and price scenarios


11:45 am

  • Market access in China – what do you need to do?
  • China’s sugar import policy update
  • Import duty and border trade markets
  • Domestic sweetener price, sugar production cost and consumption projection
  • China’s efforts to support millions of small farmers
  • Current stockpiles in China

1:00 pm



2:00 pm

  • The New Sugar Policy – what will change?
  • Domestic Thailand sugar market – local prices, demand, productivity and efficiency
  • Sugar production forecast for MY 2018/2019
  • Where do we see new market opportunities in Thai market?

2:30 pm

  • Policy updates on trade, production and marketing
  • New markets for Indian sugar exports
  • Government revision on Ethanol Blended Program (EBP) and what it means for sugar market?
  • Current domestic and international market prices

3:00 pm

  • Global trends and price updates
  • Asia and Brazil sugar production overview
  • How are trade patterns changing?
  • How have white and raw sugars prices moved?

3:30 pm

Afternoon Break and Networking


4:00 pm

  • Sustainable sugar prices and diversification
  • 2019 outlook sugar surplus around the world and in Asia – and where else is an opportunity?
  • Alternative demand for sugar
  • Case study: Switch from sugar to Ethanol production

8:55 am

Chairman’s Opening Remarks


9:30 am

Petrovietnam’s Multi-Billion Dong Ethanol Project Update

10:00 am

  • Demand and supply of bagasse
  • Biomass pellets in generation of electricity and heat, and consumer market
  • Cultivating, processing and sourcing biomass
  • system of collection, storage, transportation of Agricultural and forestry product wastes
  • Economic benefit to make sugarcane bagasse pallets

10:30 am

Morning Tea Break and Networking

11:00 am

  • New investment trends impacting industry development
  • Strategies for new revenue streams
  • Sugar Diversification conundrum, and the way forward
  • Opportunities in bagasse, molasses and ethanol markets
  • The digital sugar mill

More panelists to be confirmed


12:20 pm



1:20 pm

  • Production capacity showcase
  • Challenges on high production cost
  • Raw material procurement and refining technology investments
  • Investment and expansion in other sugar companies
  • Update on import tariff on sugar products from ASEAN
  • Foreign expansion and investment plans

1:50 pm

  • Project showcase on tech use in refinery
  • New sugar plant’s crushing capacity and production output
  • What digital strategies used in refining
  • Production capacity and Malaysian market – Local current and price to raw materials, import policy and consumption

2:10 pm

  • Indonesia’s import and local consumption outlook
  • Forecasts of sugar supply-demand balance
  • Raw sugar imports for 2019
  • Opportunity for domestic and foreign investors

3:00 pm

Networking coffee and close of conference

9:00 am

This workshop will explore the applications of AgTech throughout the entire value chain. The session will outline current barriers and critical opportunities to improve conditions, mitigate risk, boost yield and reduce costs through:

  • Pioneering hardware including drones, robotics, IoT and sensors
  • Data analytics tools that enable diagnostics and predictive modelling
  • Platforms and applications that democratize information and draw real time info from all stakeholders
  • Chemical considerations – applying smart analytics to pesticides, fertilizers and crop selection

Delegates will walk away with the ability to:

  • Survey existing global and regional conditions and implement best practice processes
  • Match existing internal challenges with partners and partnership models
  • Analyse the cost benefit ratio of projects
  • Benchmark global case studies
  • Leverage the growing ecosystem to streamline the value and supply chain

1:00 pm

End of Workshop


Packages Price
2 Day ConferenceUS $1895US $1695Early BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Pre Conference Workshop US $400

Early Bird Rate: Register & Pay by 13 October 2018

Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations of more than 3 team members,
email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477

  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)


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Ahadu Woubshet

Founder and General Manager Moyee Coffee, Ethiopia

Pham Hong Duong

Chairman, Thanh Thanh Cong, Bien Hoa JSC (TTCS), Vietnam

Oscar Martinez

Sugar Trader, Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners, Singapore

Deng Yi

Chairman Yunnan Sugar Association, China

Bianca Cherem

Sugar Trader  COFCO International, Singapore

Randy Teo

Trader, Czarnikow, Singapore

Mohd Ismaniza Ismail

General Manager, Head of Trading, MSM Trading International, UAE

Sathirapat Punyapas

Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development Mitr Phol Group, Thailand

Suresh Kannan

Senior Vice President, E.I.D Parry India Ltd, India

Pham Quoc Doanh

Chairman, Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association (VSSA)

Le Van Phuong

Genaral Director, Lam Son Sugarcane & Sugar Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

Huynh Quoc Thoi

Manager of Material Company Can Tho Sugarcane & Sugar Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

Huynh Thi Ngoc Diep

Vice Manager of Planning Bureau, Quang Ngai Sugar Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

Senior Representatives, KCP Vietnam Industries Limited Company, Vietnam

Jack Chen

Chairman, Sovran Bioenergy (Shenzhen) Holdings Limited, China

Phuong Anh Nguyen

Senior Commercial Officer, Department for International Trade – British Consulate General

when & where

04 - 06 Dec 2018

The Reverie Saigon
22 – 36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard
& 57-69F Dong Khoi Street
Ho Chi Minh City | District 1
T:+84 28 3823 6688 F:+84 28 3822 3355


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