Tyre firm leaders to speak at World Rubber Summit 2012
More than 25 CEOs and business leaders from the rubber and associated sectors are expected to speak at next year’s World Rubber Summit, including representatives from Bridgestone, Goodyear, Lanxess and Michelin. Event organiser, the International Rubber Study Group, has announced that next year’s summit will take place in Singapore on 22 to 24 May 2012 and be accompanied by World Rubber Week activities.
The theme for next year’s summit is “How rubber will BOUNCE in a volatile world” and the focus will be on examining how world leaders and global CEOs are adjusting to the rapidly changing world economy and new paradigm occurring globally that may impact the rubber industry. During the conference, panel sessions will feature discussions on how best in a volatile macro-economic environment to strategise and harness opportunities in sectors such as automobiles, tyres, smallholder sustainability, natural and synthetic rubber innovations, commodities and pricing volatility, Development Aid plus China and India growth engines.
“We are really delighted by the strong interest and support from the Member Governments to host the World Rubber Summit 2012 in Singapore,” commented Dr Stephen V. Evans, secretary-general of the International Rubber Study Group.