World Rubber Summit 2020 postponed to September

The World Rubber Summit (WRS), to have been held 4-6 May 2020 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, has been postponed. Organised by Singapore-headquartered International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Government of Cote d’Ivoire,

?IRSG says the decision was made after taking into account WHO’s declaration of Covid-19 as a pandemic, and with the strict imposition of travel restrictions, adding that “the health and safety of both delegates and staff is important.”

The event dates in September have not been decided yet with IRSG “looking at alternatives”, as it said.

IRSG also said that registration is still open for the yet-to-be-decided September-held event.

The theme for World Rubber Summit 2020 will be ‘’Unlocking the Potential of the Rubber Economy: Pathways to Growth in the Next Decade’’ with presentations and panel sessions to provide key insights and valuable takeaways on how an effective and constructive dialogue between producers and consumers could lead the industry growth that will preserve our environment and provide prosperity to all stakeholders in the rubber value chain.