2009 Asia Roundtable
March 8-10, 2009 Phuket, Thailand

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March 7, 2009

7:30 - 8:30 A.M Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 A.M Welcome and Opening Remarks
Rt. Hon. James B. Bolger, ONZ, Former Prime Minister, New Zealand; Chairman, World Agricultural Forum
8:45 - 9:15 A.M Call to Action for Agriculture
Dr. Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India
9:15 - 9:30 A.M Interactive Discussion
9:30 - 10:00 A.M Break
10:00 - 11:30 A.M Forums
Managing Risks and Finding Financing in Turbulent Times
Mr. Hang Wang, Vice President, New Hope Group

Sustainable Practices for Agricultural Growth
Mr. Hans Joehr, Head of Corporate Agriculture, Nestle
12:00 - 1:30 P.M Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 P.M Forums
World Economy in 2009 and the Impact on Agriculture
Mr. Jan Lambregts, Head of Global Financial Markets Research Asia, Rabobank

Integration or Des-Integration: What is the Way Forward?
Mr. Dhanin Chearavanont, Chairman and CEO, CP
2:30 - 3:00 P.M Break
3:00 - 4:00 P.M End of Day Remarks
4:00 - 6:00 P.M Case Study Roundtables*
6:30 - 7:30 P.M Cocktails
*Topics proposed by attendees in advance and lead in an informal setting.

March 8, 2009

8:30 - 9:00 A.M Opening Remarks
Mr. Samson Li, Regional Director China, Novus International Inc.
10:00 - 11:30 A.M Forums
The Case for Strategic Alliances in the Food Chain
Mr. Mark Han, Chairman and Executive Director, Great Wall

Global Strategic Sourcing--Impact to Agricultral Sector
Richard B. Landis, Vice President Strategic Global Purchasing, Keystone Foods
11:30 - 1:00 P.M Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 P.M Forums
A New Paradigm in Consumer Requirements and Food Demand
Walmart Asia

Closing Plenary
Mr. Thad Simons, President and CEO, Novus International Inc.
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