By David Shaw, ERJ staff (Commentary)
Singapore - The World Rubber Summit was a resounding success. It brought together speakers and delegates from the highest echelons of every aspect of the industry. Senior traders, and producers of synthetic and natural rubber rubbed shoulders with chief executives of Michelin and Bridgestone with their respective advisors and aides. The car industry was there, as were manufacturers of steelcord, carbon black and other materials.
As ever, delegates from many nations attended. Africa was well represented, with delegations from Nigeria, Cameroon, and Cote d'Ivoire. India and Sri Lanka attended, as did many delegates from China, South-east Asia and also Europe and North America. Almost 300 people heard the high-quality speeches and debates and mixed in the networking sessions.
On a personal note, I think it was the most comprehensive, most cosmopolitan and most powerful of any industry meeting I have ever attended. The presentations and panel discussions matched the quality of the delegates.
A year ago some were predicting the demise of the IRSG. On a personal level, I am very happy to say that those rumours were greatly exaggerated.
This something to celebrate - David Shaw
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