India Rubber Meet-2022 will be held in Kochi to explore challenges and possibilities.
From July 22 to 24, the India Rubber Meet (IRM) 2022 will be held in Kochi to explore the challenges and possibilities in the rubber sector.
The meeting will be inaugurated by Anupriya Singh Patel, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, and will also address strategies to promote innovative ideas and plan strategically for a more sustainable future. IRM’s theme is ‘Natural Rubber for a Sustainable Future.’
The event, which will serve as a regular venue for interaction, networking, and information exchange with representatives from stakeholder associations representing all areas of the rubber industry, the media, and the Rubber Board, will be hosted at Hotel Le Meridien.
During the inaugural ceremony, Satish Sharma, Chairman of the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA), will be the Guest of Honor. Also Read | Thailand rubber plantation ‘leaf fall disease’ worries Indian growers.
John Baffes (Senior Agricultural Economist, World Bank’s Development Economics Prospects Group), R.B. Premadasa (Secretary-General, Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries, Kuala Lumpur), Abdul Aziz S.A. Kadir (Secretary-General, International Rubber Research and Development Board, Kuala Lumpur), S. Supramaniam (Secretary-General, International Rubber Research and Development Board, Kuala Lumpur (President, Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association).
Important Topics of discussion
Internationally renowned speakers will discuss subjects such as ‘Sustainability in the Rubber Sector,’ ‘Avenues in Specialty Applications,’ ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Rubber Product Manufacturing,’ ‘Supply Chain Strategies,’ and ‘Sustainable Farming Practices,’ among others. A panel discussion will be held with experts and important stakeholders from various parts of the rubber business.
IRM 2022 is organized by the India Rubber Meet Forum (IRMF), a society founded by the Rubber Board and stakeholder groups in the rubber and associated industries. To plan the event, a national-level organizing committee chaired by K.N. Raghavan IRS (Executive Director, Rubber Board) with representation from all segments of the rubber industry has been formed.
The committee includes representatives from small and big rubber farmers, rubber processors and merchants, tyre and non-tyre sectors, car component manufacturers, rubber product exporters, synthetic rubber and reclaimed rubber manufacturers, rubber research and skill development organizations, and rubber-related media.