ARC 2016 will take off with the Inaugural Session on October 4, Tuesday at the Sime Darby Convention Centre. The session starts at 09:00 AM with a Welcome Address by John Powath, CEO of ABM. A line-up of leading dignitaries will speak in the session. The Opening Address is by Edoardo Salaorni, Commercial Director of Marangoni Meccanica, one of the biggest companies in global retreading industry and a Corporate Sponsor of ARC 2016. His speech will be followed by the Keynote Address by Dato Dr Ong Eng Long, President of the Malaysian Rubber Product Manufacturers’ Association (MRPMA) and Technical Adviser for Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd. Datuk Dr. Mohd Akbar Md Said, Director General of Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), will then officially inaugurate ARC 2016 and deliver the Presidential & Inaugural Address. After a refereshment break and a tour of the booths the delegates will return to the first Technical Session of the conference.