‘India Rubber Meet (IRM)’ is a unique event of rubber sector stakeholders covering all links in the value chain. The major objective of the Meet is to provide a common platform for interaction, technical updation, innovations/knowledge sharing, address future concerns and above all, an unparalleled opportunity for networking for further advancement of rubber industry.
IRM is the sole rubber event in India organised through the joint participation of all segments of rubber sector stakeholders viz., growers, processors, synthetic and reclaimed rubber manufacturers, tyre and non-tyre product manufacturers, industry/trade associations, government and other promotional bodies, research and skill development institutions and the media.
The last three editions of the Meet, IRM 2014, IRM 2015 and IRM 2016 were highly successful. About 700 delegates from India and abroad attended each event. In the Meet, renowned speakers gave illuminating lectures related to the themes.
The fourth edition of IRM is scheduled on 30th & 31st August 2018 at Kochi. Kochi (also known as Cochin) is a city in southwest India's coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants.
The theme of IRM 2018 is ‘Towards a sustainable rubber value chain’, reflecting the present rubber sector situation, overshadowed by uncertainties emanating from macroeconomic and other sector-specific developments. The trends, challenges and prospects of rubber sector will be discussed by world renowned experts and industry leaders. The topics would include economic/commodity outlook, industry scenario and prospects of natural rubber, synthetic rubber and tyre & non-tyre sectors. The participants will get an opportunity to interact with world-known practitioners in various fields related to rubber industry and share ideas/concerns with industry leaders for formulating and adopting appropriate strategies/policies.