The All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) will organise what it says will be the largest rubber show in the Asia Pacific region, the India Rubber Expo (IRE) 2024. The 11th edition of the exhibition will take place over three days from 20 March at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Goregaon.
IRE aims to provide a platform to showcase the latest technological advancements in the rubber industry, foster collaboration among rubber traders, increase exhibitors’ participation, and assess the current market status. The event also aims to support the high optimism among rubber traders and entrepreneurs in their pursuit of sustained economic growth, says the organiser.
Over 450 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, including both domestic and international players, are expected to participate in the expo. To promote this grand event, road shows will be conducted across major cities such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad.
Vishnu Bhimrajka, Chief Convener of IRE 2024, expressed his enthusiasm by stating that rubber, being an essential component in most sectors, possesses immense growth potential in India. He mentioned that a large-scale event like IRE 2024 would provide the ideal platform to explore new innovations, products, and technologies that could contribute to the growth of the rubber industry.
The rubber industry in India has a turnover of approximately Rs12,000 crore and is poised for rapid growth due to its diverse applications in various sectors such as automobile, railways, defense, energy and infrastructure, mining, transport, agriculture and food products, textiles, paper and printing, construction, machinery and equipment, and healthcare.