India Rubber Meet 2015 (IRM 2015) will be held in Kerala from 4 to 6 March 2015. The Meet is a major initiative of Indian rubber industry to organise a regular forum for interaction, networking and exchange of information. IRM is unique in that the event is organised by all stakeholder associations representing different segments of Indian rubber industry, media and Rubber Board.
The theme of IRM 2015 is “Finite Resources - Infinite Opportunities”. Rubber industry is critically important in terms of wide range of industrial applications, versatility of products and employment potential. Indian rubber industry has a turnover of around Rs 85,000 crore with exports touching Rs 16,000 crore.
IRM 2015 will have invited talks by internationally renowned speakers, and panel discussions based on the theme. Inaugural session of the event is scheduled in the evening of 4 March. Meetings of other stakeholder associations also will be conducted on the sidelines of the Meet. Expected participation in IRM 2015 is 900 persons including speakers, panelists and delegates.
The launching edition of India Rubber Meet (IRM 2014) was held at Le Meridien Convention Centre, Kochi, Kerala on 20 and 21 of February 2014. Nearly 700 delegates from both India and abroad attended the event. IRM 2014 was well appreciated by delegates and speakers as a world class event in terms of content, structure, ambience and networking facilities.
A national level Organising Committee is constituted to oversee IRM 2015 headed by Ms. Sheela Thomas, Chairman, Rubber Board. Mr. Vinod T Simon (Chairman, Rubber Skill Development Council) is the Vice Chairman of the Committee. The Committee has representations from all rubber industry related stakeholder associations, major companies and media.