Singapore Trade Minister to Open Tyrexpo Asia 2009
The high regard in which Tyrexpo Asia is held by the Singapore government has been recognised by the announcement that the country’s Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Mr Lee Yi Shyan, will officially open the exhibition as Guest of Honour at the Singapore Expo Centre on Tuesday, 24th March this year.
Ministerial endorsement of the show has been warmly welcomed by organisers ECI International, with managing director Paul Farrant commenting: “We are extremely grateful to the Minister for agreeing to be our principal Guest of Honour; his involvement will add to the sense of occasion at the opening event as well as signifying the economic importance the Singapore government attaches to the expo.”
Also appearing with the Minister at the official opening will be Dr Hidde Smit, secretary-general of the International Rubber Study Group, which is staging its prestigious World Rubber Summit alongside the three-day exhibition.
Keynote speakers at the IRSG Summit will include, among others, Dr RP Singhania, CEO, J.K.Tyres, India; Adam Jones from Goodyear, Singapore; Fan Rende, President of the China Rubber Industry Association; Jeffrey Currie, managing director, Goldman Sachs, UK. As a result of the co-operation between the two events, Tyrexpo Asia delegates will be able to tap into the knowledge and expertise of these leading figures.
More than 120 exhibitors have confirmed their involvement at Tyrexpo, representing tyre and rubber manufacturers, distributors, retreaders, equipment and service suppliers from around the globe, including first-time exhibitors from both Vietnam and Belarus.
2009 marks the seventh staging of the exhibition in Singapore, confirming it as an established international tyre industry event which over the past decade has attracted thousands of regional and international delegates to the country, resulting in many millions of dollars invested in the local economy.
The IRSG World Rubber Summit will take place on 23 and 24 March at the Singapore Expo Centre, while TyrexpoAsia runs from 24 to 26 March 2009 at the same venue.