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WRS 2018 to focus on sustainability

WRS 2018 to focus on sustainability

The World Rubber Summit (WRS) 2018 will focus on ‘’Breaking Barriers towards Sustainable Growth.’’ To be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 7-8, WRS is being organised by the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Plantation Industries of the Government of Sri Lanka.

The World Rubber Summit (WRS) is an unique and exclusive opportunity for the global rubber industry to discuss the current challenges that the industry is facing but also the future opportunities that might arise from the disruptive trends that are transforming the automotive industry and the extensive use of innovative solutions to improve rubber quality and productivity.

During the conference, Presentations and Panel Sessions will provide key insights and valuable takeaways on how an effective and constructive dialogue between producers and consumers could lead the industry growth that will preserve our environment and provide prosperity to all stakeholders in the rubber value chain.

The event is designed to gprovide insights into the industry. It is developed by experts in the industry for the industry, and will be attended by Government Ministers and leading global business leaders.

WRS will provide world-class networking opportunities. It will create opportunities for delegates to widen contacts, showcase products and services, share experiences and facilitate further business development

Salvatore Pinizzotto, Secretary General, IRSG, said: The World Rubber Summit (WRS) is designed as a leading global discussion forum where a platform is given to both the producers, consumers and traders of rubber to meet and exchange views on the major challenges confronting the
industry. The conference programme is designed to address broader, strategic policy-led issues which impact the rubber industry and will examine how leaders of the global rubber industry are adjusting to the rapidly changing world economy and new global paradigms which will inadvertently have an impact on the industry.

“With thought-provoking keynote topics, targeted panel discussions led by industry leaders and experts, the summit aims to provide key insights and valuable takeaways on the outlook and opportunities in the industry’s various market segments.”

About the theme of WRS, he said: “The need of an “open willingness” to cooperate and collaborate among the rubber value chain, enhancing dialogue between rubber players and organisations, was one of the key takeaways of the Summit held in 2017. The aim of this year’s summit is to reinforce the concept that only through a positive dialogue among the stakeholders in the rubber sector it is possible to guarantee a sustainable growth for all the players in the world rubber market.

“IRSG, as the sole intergovernmental organisation open to countries and companies involved in the
production, usage and trade in both natural and synthetic rubber, is determined to play a leading role to make sure that the new generations could look at rubber as an exciting industry to work for both in the upstream and downstream sectors.”

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