IRSG Secretary General to open Tyrexpo Asia 2013
ECI International, the organiser of Tyrexpo Asia 2013, has announced that Dr Stephen Evans, Secretary General of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), has agreed to open the ninth staging of the biennial event in Singapore next March.
Dr Evans is the head of the internationally-recognised IRSG, the authoritative source of statistical data and analysis for all aspects of the global rubber industry.
“I am delighted to accept the invitation to open and make the keynote presentation at Tyrexpo Asia,” says Dr Evans. “As an important regional event bringing together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of delegates in Singapore, the show is of direct relevance and importance to the work of the IRSG. It will be a great opportunity to meet with and talk to people from all sectors of the international tyre industry.”
During a richly experienced professional career Dr Evans has worked with a range of leading chemicals businesses before moving into the elastomer sector with both Shell and Kraton Performance Polymers. He joined the Singapore-based IRSG as Secretary General in 2010.
Dr Evans will be a familiar face to visitors and exhibitors at the three-day gathering of international tyre and workshop equipment industry executives, having performed a similar role at the last staging of the show in 2011.
Rowena Suthers, sales director for ECI International, says: “We are delighted that Dr Evans has agreed to be our keynote speaker next year; his keen and expert insight into the global rubber industry will be of great interest to everyone involved in tyre manufacturing, retreading and materials processing.”
Meanwhile, the show itself continues to attract exhibitors at an unprecedented rate. More than 200 businesses have now confirmed their involvement at the Singapore Expo Centre from 19-21 March 2013. In 2011, the exhibition drew around 160 exhibitors, itself a record figure at the time, but now easily surpassed by interest that continues to grow on a weekly basis.