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IRSG 2013 World Rubber Summit and World Rubber Week

19 December 2012

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A timely opportunity to examine how leaders at the helm of the global tyre and rubber industries, are confronting transformative political and economic challenges that shape the growth of the global rubber economy.

Singapore, 19 December 2012 - The biggest gathering of business and political leaders for the rubber industry - The World Rubber Summit 2013 is to be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore, on May 21-23, 2013.

Held under the umbrella of “Rubber Week”, the World Rubber Summit will be combined with the IRSG’s inter-government and industry meetings plus a Gala Dinner.

Themed “The Road Ahead, Bleak or Bright?” the Summit will examine 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.

Dr Stephen V. Evans, Secretary-General of the International Rubber Study Group, says: "The World Rubber Summit is a unique and exclusive summit for the top minds of the global rubber community to discuss major trends and debate fundamental issues shaping the future of the global rubber industry and is a must attend for senior management in the rubber industry”.

During the conference, presentations and 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 productivity, natural and synthetic rubber innovations, sustainability, supply chain, China and India growth engines plus impact of the financial industry.

More than 20 prominent CEOs and business leaders have been invited to speak at the conference, including for example General Motors, Komatsu, Apollo, Bridgestone, Lanxess, World Bank and Government representatives.

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Diary dates;
20 May – IRSG Assembly of Nations
21 May – IRSG Industry Advisory Panel meeting
22 May – World Rubber Summit 2013
23 May – World Rubber Summit 2013


Christina Ho                                                                                                 Avan Fung
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