The Summit's overall theme is: “Productivity & Sustainability for Tomorrow's Market — What drives it?”
Held under the umbrella of World Rubber Week, the World Rubber Summit 2015 will take place alongside Tyrexpo Asia, the Rubber Exchange Forum and other related industry seminars and networking receptions, the IRSG said.
Aside from the keynote speeches, the summit will also feature several panel discussions and topical breakout sessions presented by industry leaders and subject matter experts.
Among the panel sessions topics will be:
• The Road Ahead for the Tire Industry — addressing the impact of growth in emerging markets over the next decade and how that will impact increases in vehicle ownership, countered by the focus of developed markets on environmental impact with reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
• The Future of Natural Rubber in a Bouncing World — focusing on the methods used to increase productivity of the NR-producing sector, rewarding smallholders and meeting corporate social responsibility/sustainability expectations throughout the value chain.
• Supply Chain Optimization from Tree to Tire — focusing on the importance of logistics, competition with other commodities, the impact of the relatively low value of rubber as a cargo and how to link the supply to the demand that is often oceans apart.
Confirmed speakers for the panel sessions include: Rajiv Budhraja, secretary general of India's Automotive Tyre Manufacturers' Association; Fazilet Cinaralp, secretary general of the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association; and Sheela Thomas, secretary general of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries.
The World Rubber Summit is being held concurrently with Tyrexpo Asia 2015 and Rubber Exchange Forum 2015 under the “World Rubber Week 2015” umbrella.
For more information on the Summit, or to register, visit its website.
The IRSG is an organization that comprises representatives of producers and consumers from all sectors of the rubber industry, natural rubber (NR), synthetic rubber (SR), tyre sector, rubber processors, traders, financial sector, consultants etc.
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