15th National Seminar 2020 (NATSEM 2020)

The plantation industry is facing many challenges locally and globally to increase productivity, income and in finding effective solutions to plantation operations, conservation and protection of the environment and many more to stay competitive in the Industry.

Therefore, in order to address some of these issues, The Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP) is organising its 15th ISP National Seminar 2020 (NATSEM 2020). The theme, “Addressing Challenges in Plantation Management” will set the direction for this thought-provoking discussion, to be held from 13 – 15 July 2020 in Pullman Miri Waterfront, Miri, Sarawak.

This year’s theme will highlight and address on diverse issues related to plantation management, that must not be considered independent of each other but requires an integrated approach to optimise improvement. These issues include crop ecology and cropping systems, pest and diseases managements, land and soil management, mechanisation, sustainable agriculture, manpower, climate change, food safety and waste management. The seminar will be navigated through 4 sessions of different topics; Resource management (Session 1), Crop management (Session 2), Quality control and waste management (Session 3) and Human resource management (Session 4). We have lined-up 10 speakers who are experts in their respective field to share their thoughts on the issues during the two days seminar.

This year’s seminar will benefit all those who seek to continuously improve and strengthen the plantation sector. When challenges within these criteria are answered, there will be improvement in terms of productivity for any tree crops. Throughout the two-day seminar with more than 800 participants expected, a trade exhibition with 45 booths will be held for participants to explore equipments and products related to the plantation industry. We hope, with your support, the seminar and exhibition will build a network among industry players and strategically create an opportunity or platform for exchange of ideas and thoughts.

We’ve learned that addressing challenges in plantation management will be the answer to improve yield and productivity, produce safe and high quality products and create more income in the plantation sector in view of the limited land for crop cultivation. We are confident that this seminar can identify the trends, issues and on-going challenges that must be overcome immediately to reroute the industry back to its glory days.

We bid you all a warm welcome