KOCHI, AUGUST 8
Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, will inaugurate the fourth edition of the India Rubber Meet (IRM 2018) here at the Hotel Grand Hyatt on August 30.
Jointly organised by the Rubber Board and the stakeholder associations in rubber and allied sectors, the two-day meet will be a forum to evolve new strategies to confront the present challenges of the rubber industry.
There will be talks by international speakers on mega trends in the auto and tyre sectors, electricity mobility — the impact on the rubber value chain, outlook for synthetic rubber in India, outlook for commodities produced by developing countries, producer and user perspectives, global natural rubber scenario, etc.
The theme of IRM 2018 31 is ‘Towards a sustainable rubber value chain’.
Speakers include Gunther Lottmann (CEO, Grupo Fortaleza, Guatemala), Rakesh Batra (Partner and National Leader, Automotive Sector, Ernst & Young), Kishor Katkar (Head, Technical Services & Business Development, Indian Synthetic Rubbers Pvt Ltd.), Aly Toure (Representative of Ivory Cost, International Organisations of Commodities, UK), John Heath (Director, Wurffain BR, UK).