Singapore – The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) has announced the full line-up of speakers to take part in the upcoming World Rubber Summit (WRS) 2021 to be held as a virtual event on the 8-11 June.
The event, themed around inclusiveness, sustainability and "growth for the next normal”, will be opened by the prime minister of Ivory Coast, Jerome Patrick Achi, the country’s agriculture and development minister Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani, IRSG chairman Aly Toure and IRSG secretary general Salvatore Pinizzotto in the afternoon of 8 June, Singapore time.
Day one keynote addresses will be delivered by representatives from the UN Environment Programme, the European Commission and the World Bank and will review economic recovery, sustainability and market dynamics post-crisis.
Days two and three of the event will study growing trends such as new mobility, sustainable development, digitalisation, climate change and the development of a ‘green economy’.
The sessions will also include presentations on sustainability trends as well as Africa’s role in the rubber industry.
Day four will feature presentations on financing and natural rubber pricing strategies, as well a panel discussion dedicated to the tire industry and moderated by Prabhash Subasinghe, GRI managing director, .
Panellists include Fazilet Cinaralp, secretary-general, European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA); Mary Xu, chairman, China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA); Anne Forristall Luke, president & CEO, US Tire Manufacturers Associations (USTMA) and Salvatore Pinizzotto.