Singapore – The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) has announced that the World Rubber Summit (WRS) 2021 will be held as a virtual event on the 8-11 June.
The theme of this year's event is “Facing the future: inclusiveness, sustainability and growth for the next normal,” said IRSG in a 7 April statement.
The online forum will study the social and economic impact of Covid-19 on the rubber industry as well as other growing trends such as new mobility, digitalisation, climate change and the development of a ‘green economy’.
“To embrace an inclusive and sustainable recovery [from Covid], all stakeholders are called to cooperate in restructuring supply chains, implement diligent information sharing, promote green investments, capacity building and upskilling,” said the IRSG statement.
Supported by policy reforms and regulations, the recovery will drive a real change towards a more inclusive and sustainable rubber economy, the statement added.
Headquartered in Singapore, the IRSG is an intergovernmental organisation that promotes international cooperation on rubber issues and provides market analysis for the world rubber market.