In conjunction with the Malaysian Rubber Exchange Annual Dinner held on 7th October 2022, the ASEAN Rubber Business Council (ARBC) had organized two hybrid meetings on 8th October 2022: 28th Assembly of ARBC and 27th Meeting of Technical Committee and Contract Matters (TCCM) at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur. The meeting provided a platform for members to exchange views of common issues concerning rubber trade matters that have impacted all members. Among the important matters discussed in the meetings were international rubber trade contracts, the current market conditions, issues on international rubber trade as well as the administrative and financial matters of the organisation. The 28th Assembly of ARBC was chaired by the Vice Chairman cum Secretary-General of Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA), Mr. Vo Hoang An while the 27th TCCM Meeting was chaired by Mr Teo Soon Huat from FRTAM.
Representatives from association members of ARBC that attended the meetings physically were Thai Rubber Association (TRA), Rubber Trade Association of Indonesia (GAPKINDO), Association for Rubber Development of Cambodia (ARDC) and Federation of the Rubber Trade Associations of Malaysia (FRTAM). Rubber Trade Association of Singapore (RTAS) attended the meetings both physically and virtually. Meanwhile, Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA) and Myanmar Rubber Producers & Planters Association (MRPPA) attended the meetings on Zoom platform. MRE which is a unit under the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) is a permanent secretariat for ARBC.