19th Asia CemenTrade Summit

24-25 Oct, 2017 - Hanoi, VIETNAM

Pan Pacific Hanoi
About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Mr. Nguyen Quang Cung

Dr.  Nguyen Quang Cung is the Chairman of Vietnam National Cement Association. He has more than 40 years of experience in the cement industry and he has a PhD in Silicate Chemistry from Russia.

Mr. Nguyen Quang Cung, Chairman
Vietnam National Cement Association
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 09:10 AM

Mr. Ryan Dat

As per his favorite quote: “Action is the foundation key to all success”, Mr. Nguyen Tien Dat (Ryan) – Deputy CEO of the Vissai group – has been acting aggressively for his dream of building up Vissai reputation and positioning Vissai brand name as the best Vietnamese cement producer in this industry. With his energy and pro-active character, goal-driven mind-set, Mr.Ryan approaches each new business challenge with his sense for innovation, creativeness and willing to act as risk-taker to pioneer in many new technologies and project.


Mr.Ryan began his career as an auditor at Grant Thornton Vietnam. Having graduated from one of the best universities in Hanoi, specializing in foreign trade, Ryan’s goal was to become an expert of finance and build a “Wall Street” in Vietnam. But life was not that easy! He himself experienced the very hard time of being unemployed due to the downsizing of his company. He used to be much frustrated to lose the goals, having no ideas about the future or which path to go to develop his career… Looking back that hard time, it was also very valuable experience to push for his gigantic growth until now.


Recognized as a high-potential executive, in 2009, he was asked by the Chairman of The Vissai to join the group, first as a Commercial manager. After 9 years contributing to Vissai and holding different positions, he has wide knowledge of cement industry and truly understanding on strong and weak points of Vissai which is a very good base for him to develop the Group. He printed his foot in many projects of Vissai, bringing Vissai cement to 36 countries in the world, expanding Vissai to 10 production lines in 10 years, and managing the group of 5000 people. Most recently, Vissai has launched their strategic asset – The Vissai International Terminal – and he is on the way to develop it to become one of the best ports in Asean which meets international standards of operation and management.


Thanks to his effort, over the span of his career Mr.Ryan has received many awards, not only from the company but also from the Government including the Prime Minister Award for Successful Businessman. He has also been voted to become the Chairman of the Economic Forum between Vietnam and Bangladesh. On top of that, the greatest award to him is the respect and appreciation from all of his staffs who always look at him as a typical example of keep on trying and acting for greater success.  

Mr. Ryan Dat, Deputy CEO
Vissai Cement Group
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 09:40 AM

Mr. Imran Akram

Imran Akram founded IA Cement Ltd in 2011, a firm which provides market intelligence and advisory consulting services to the global cement industry. Imran has 12 years of experience as a global cement research analyst. Most of this time was spent at Deutsche Bank in London, where he worked for 10 years as a Director and head of European building materials. Imran qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte and is a graduate of the London School of Economics. He is based in London, UK.

Mr. Imran Akram, CEO
IA Cement Ltd
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 10:45 AM

Dr. Adam McCarty

Dr. Adam McCarty has nearly thirty years of experience working in Southeast Asia in a development context both academically and professionally. Furthermore, as Chief Economist of Mekong Economics Ltd., he has led or been involved in over 100 consulting assignments over the past two decades.


Mekong Economics have also implement market entry, value chain analysis, sector analyses and other research for corporate clients and governments. As such, he has extensive knowledge of socio-economic development and issues in region, including publications and presentations about trade policies and agreements, state enterprise reform, and financial sector liberalization.


Adam McCarty holds a doctorate in Economics at the Australian National University, Canberra.

Dr. Adam McCarty, Chief Economist
Mekong Economics Ltd
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 01:40 PM

Mr. Martin Valgren Pedersen

Martin has been 10 years with FLSmidth in various roles within project management, sales and business development, mainly South East Asia and Africa. He was appointed Country Head of FLSmidth Vietnam 1 September 2017,and before that he was the General Manager for FLSmidth Nigeria. Martin holds degree in chemical engineering from Southern University of Denmark and a certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

Mr. Martin Valgren Pedersen, Country Head and General Director
FLSmidth Co Ltd
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 02:40 PM

Mr. Pavel Cech

Pavel spent two decades with the cement industry managing purchasing and resource recovery/industrial ecology. Has worked predominantly in Asia where he developed and managed numerous Alternative Fuel and Raw Material businesses. In 2016 he joined ResourceCo to further pursue AF business in Asia.

Mr. Pavel Cech, Managing Director
ResourceCo Asia Sdn Bhd
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 04:15 PM

Mr. Amir Mishanifard

Born on 1979, he has earned his bachelor of science degree in Industrial Management, and his Master of Arts in M.B.A. From 2001, he began his career as the business analyst at "Iran Industrial Management Institute".After promoting to consultant , and obtaining and 8 year’s background on management consulting , he joined the railway construction sector, where he spent another three years of his career and then, on 2012, joined the cement industry. He has concentrated on strategic studies in cement industry, through which he has worked up into implementing strategic plans for cement industry, as well as developing its infrastructures.

Mr. Amir Mishanifard, Deputy Managing Director
Iran Cement Industry Export Development Company
Day 2 [Wed 25, October], at 09:10 AM

Oknha Kuch Sinith

Born in October 28, 1959 , Mr. KUCH SINITH, was chosen to serve the company as Chief Executive Director in 2013. Graduated as Mechanical Engineer in Aviation Academy in Kiev- Ukraine in 1986, Mr. SINITH  began his career as  Chief of Maintenance Unit in the RCAF ( 1988-91) , he left the RCAF to join the National Flag Carrier – Kampuchea Airlines , in 1992- served as Executive Secretary , and later on – was Marketing Manager in 1994. He leaves the company in 1995, after the creation of the Royal Air Cambodge to pursuit his own Logistic Business –RTC – a new company has been appointed as GSA of the State owned Royal Railways of Cambodia . From 1996-2000, RTC was the main Transporter of NAGA Cement Ltd., a company of Holderbank Cement ,( present Holcim).  He was the GM of Khmer Cement Trading (KCT) ( 2000-20005) , CEO of Khmer Cement Industry (KCI) (2005-2013).


He has received his Master of Management from University of Charles Sturt (Australia) and intensive training from University of St. Gallen (2007) and IMD Business School of Switzerland in 2009.


Mr. KUCH SINITH has been elected as the Elected Member of the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce in charge of the Services Sector and serve as 1st Deputy of the Working Group of the Government- Private Sector Forum Chaired by the Prime Minister on the Infrastructure Transport and Logistic sector.


Other than Business, Mr. SINITH serve as advisor to the Chairman of the Senate of the Kingdom of Cambodia ( 2001-till present) and has received honorary title as OKHNA from His Majesty the King in 2011.

Oknha Kuch Sinith, CEO
Camcem Co Ltd
Day 2 [Wed 25, October], at 09:40 AM

Mr. Sujith Varghese George

Sujith Varghese George started his career in FLSmidth in 2000 as part of the Cement Plant Engineering team. From 2001-2002, he was with the Cement Plant Commissioning team and 2003 - 2005, he became part of the Cement Plant Process Optimisation team. In 2006, he served as the Regional Sales Manager in India in charge of Automation Projects and from 2011- 2013, he became the Head  of Project Sales for big E & A Projects - India and in 2014, he was the Head of Sales for MAAG Gears in Indian Subcontinent.  

From 2016 onwards, he is the Head of Sales for MAAG Gears in Indian Subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

Mr. Sujith Varghese George, Sales Manager
FLSmidth Private Limited
Day 1 [Tue 24, October], at 02:40 PM