The much-acclaimed annual India Rubber Summit & Dinner (IRSD) organized by Rubber Asia, Asia’s premier rubber magazine, has taken another major step to raise its profile as the most awaited rubber meet in Asia. For the first time in its history, IRSD organisers have instituted annual awards in select categories for outstanding achievers (Individuals & Institutions) in their respective fields. The first awards presentation will be held during IRSD 2014, which will be held on September 20 in Kochi.
The Award Categories are: “Rubber Man of the Year” to recognise the most valuable contribution by an individual for the development of Indian rubber industry; Largest Rubber Products Exporter; Largest Tyre Exporter; Largest Producer of SR; Planter with the Largest Productivity – Smalholding Planter with the Largest Productivity – Estate; and Best Rubber Technology Institute
An eminent Award Jury under the chairmanship of PC Cyriac, former Additional Chief Secretary & former Chairman, Rubber Board & Federal Bank Ltd., has been constituted to select the award winners, Kurian Abraham, Chief Editor & Managing Director of Rubber Asia, said.
The awards have been instituted to underline the need for recognizing achievers who have made measurable contributions to the Indian rubber industry. The IRSD organisers stressed that this is a significant move to provide a boost to the industry, which is currently passing through very challenging times.
The IRSD attracts global rubber industry leaders and stakeholders to take stock of the world rubber industry situation and discuss future strategies. The summit and dinner will be held at Crown Plaza in Kochi on September 20, 2014.
The summit offers an excellent opportunity for rubber products manufacturers, NR processors, tyre makers, rubber/tyre machinery makers, planters, exporters and importers of NR and SR, traders, raw material suppliers etc. to come together for successful business networking.
IRSD 2014 is organised in association with Rubber Board, India, All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) and other prestigious industry bodies – both national and international.
IRSD 2014, themed “Rubber Industry: Taking on Challenging Times,” is expected to attract around 400 delegates from natural and synthetic rubber, both upstream and downstream sectors, and their supporting industries from most of the rubber producing and consuming countries across the world, said John S Powath, Joint Managing Director of Rubber Asia.
It also provides a valuable platform for NR experts, industry leaders, policy makers and serious investors to meet and have face-to-face interaction on the latest developments in the commercial and R&D fields. It is also a great platform for business networking
An enlightening international seminar addressed by international experts such as Dr. Hidde. P. Smit, world renowned NR price analyst, forms an integral part of IRSD 2014. There will be a panel discussion by international experts on a specific and topical subject. The session will be followed by entertainments, cocktails and dinner.
BKT (Balkrishna Industries Ltd.) is the Corporate Sponsor of the event and Tata Steel is the Co-Sponsor.
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