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21st-22nd August 2017

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching,
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Programme At A Glance

DAY 1 : 21ST AUGUST 2017 (MONDAY)


Date Programme
7.00 am – 7.45 am Registration of participants
Welcome Refreshments
Track 1: Modernisation and Commercialisation of Agriculture: Scenario and Trends
Global observation and direction on the prevailing and anticipated future trends and technology in the modernisation and commercialisation of the agriculture industry in view of the current and emerging geo political scenarios, climate change issues, rising expectations of the population and increasing demand. What would be the future for agriculture? What would be the key developments to look out for? What are the critical government policies and drivers to champion the agriculture industry in a competitive global environment?

Moderator:
YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Mohamad Morshidi bin Abdul Ghani, Sarawak State Secretary

8.00 am – 8.30 am Food Crops: Sustainable Production and Postharvest
Dr. Dang Kim Khoi, Director, Center of Agricultural Policy, Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam
8.30 am – 9.00 am Commercialisation Trends & Strategies Developed for Commodity Crops
YBhg. Dato Dr. Ong Eng Long, Technical Adviser, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Malaysia
9.00 am – 9.30 am Key Developments in Marine, Freshwater Fishery Industry
Dr. Stuart William Bunting, Researcher, Bunting Aquaculture, Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Conservation Services, University of Stirling, Scotland
9.30 am – 10.00 am Protocols to Facilitate the Export of Malaysian Fruits
Puan Faridah Aini binti Muhammad, Director, Plant Biosecurity Division, Department of Agriculture, Malaysia
10.00 am – 10.20 am Morning Break
10.20 am – 10.50 am Emerging Trends towards Commercialisation of Beef & Dairy Industry
Dr. Ross Ainsworth, Private Veterinary, Market and Livestock Consultant, Indonesia
OPENING CEREMONY
11.00 am Arrival of Guests
11.10 am Arrival of The Honourable Ministers and Distinguished Guests
11.15 am Arrival of The Honourable Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Sarawak and YBhg. Datin Doreen Mayang
11.20 am Arrival of The Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak and Yang Amat Berbahagia Datin Amar Dato Hajjah Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Haji Bujang
Negaraku & Ibu Pertiwiku
Welcoming Performance
Doa Recital
Welcoming Speech by The Honourable Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development, Sarawak
Keynote Address by The Right Honourable Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Chief Minister of Sarawak
Official Launching
Presentation of Souvenir
12.20 pm Special Address
Transforming the Agriculture Sector in Sarawak

YBhg. Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, President & Chief Executive Officer, PEMANDU Associates
12.50 pm Launching of Exhibition by The Right Honourable Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Chief Minister of Sarawak
Lunch
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm Plenary Session Track 1: Modernisation and Commercialisation of Agriculture: Scenario and Trends
Track 2: Journey towards Transformed Agriculture
Showcasing success stories in the various sub sectors of the agriculture industry. Examples on initiatives and innovation in overcoming key challenges in end-to-end organisation, production, export compliance, marketing and promotion, transport and logistics, and sustainable business practices.

Moderator:
YBhg. Datu Jaul Samion, Deputy State Secretary (Rural Transformation) Sarawak

2.30 pm – 3.00 pm Keynote Speaker
The Contribution of Tropical Fruits to Agricultural Transformation: Case Studies from TFNet Member Countries
Dr. Mohd Desa Haji Hassim, Chief Executive Officer, International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet), Serdang, Malaysia
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Original Indian Table: Creating a successful market for locally grown crops. A case study from India
Ms Ishira Mehta, Co-Founder, CropConnect Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, India
3.30 pm – 4.00 pm Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture – Some Key Considerations
Dr Mark James, Operations Director, Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS), Scotland, United Kingdom
4.00 pm – 4.20 pm Afternoon Break
4.20 pm – 4.50 pm Tropical Fruits Production and Export
Dr. Tan Sue Sian, Chief Executive Officer, Top Fruits Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
4.50 pm – 5.20 pm Plenary Session Track 2: Journey towards Transformed Agriculture
End of Day 1

Note: Programme accurate at time of release. The organiser reserve the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice.