All India Rubber industries Association (AIRIA) is organizing the 9th India Rubber Expo 2017 (IRE 2017) , Asia’s largest Rubber Expo and one amongst the largest in the World. IRE 2017 will be held from the 19th to the 21st of January 2017 at the Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai. K T Thomas, Chairman and Vinod T Simon, Chief Convenor of IRE 2017 presented the detailed plan for the most anticipated event in the calendar of the International Rubber industry. IRE 2017 will be hosting an international exhibition, 9 full and half day Technical Workshops and a first of its kind Domestic – Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) being held during IRE 2017 and for the first time in India an ASTM certified course on Testing.
The India Rubber Expo 2017 is expected to have over 400 companies participating from India and around the globe, will be spread across 25,000 square meters and is expected to see over 30,000 visitors. Large Country Pavilions have been blocked for China, Germany ,USA and for a number of companies from Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Sri Lanka,Thailand , Indonesia , Vietnam, Turkey and Taiwan, among others.
IRE 2017 Workshops features eminent international speakers including John S Dick, Dr Hans-Joachim Graf, Van Walworth, Dr Hamid Ahmadi, Dr Shukri Wahab, Aji MN etc. These workshops have been designed to have a blend of Polymer Technology, Tool Engineering, Production Process and Latex.
During the announcement, K. T Thomas, Chairman IRE 2017 said, “As a highlight for the 1st Time we are having the American Chemical Society (ACS), Akron, USA provide an Intensive workshop on Rubber Compounding for Product performance and Understanding Raw materials which are the building blocks for rubber compounding.”
IRE 2017 is also organizing an ASTM Certified Course on Testing by Mr. Peter C. Surette Sr and Mr. John S Dick in India. Founded by Charles B.Dudley, Ph.D., in 1898, The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
Speaking about the event Vinod T Simon, Chief Convenor of IRE 2017 added that, “for the first time AIRIA is presenting the Domestic – Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) concurrently with IRE 2017 on the 20th & 21st January 2017. This will enable domestic buyers to display their desirable rubber components to be procured from the industry and rubber product manufacturers to have a one on one meeting with large domestic buyers of Rubber products.”
The RBSM meet is expecting 30 domestic buyers to participate covering various segments such as Automobile Manufacturers, Auto Component Manufacturers, Defense/ Aerospace/ Railway/Ports/Marine Industries, Medical & Surgical Industries, Equipment & Machinery Industries, Engineering & Tooling Industry, Industrial Application, Oil & Gas Industry, Leather, Sports, Rubber &allied industries. Exhibitors at the IRE 2017 will get an opportunity to meet with these potential buyers at the expo.
The All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) ,a 70 year Organisation established in 1945 , is a not for profit making body serving the rubber industry and trade with the objectives of safeguarding and promoting the interests of the industry. Today AIRIA has over 1200 members from all over India , with its headquarters in Mumbai and Regional offices in Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and a chapter office in Pune.
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