HOUSTON (Nov. 15)—Speakers from throughout the world will highlight the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers 43rd annual general meeting, May 12-15, 2002, in Naples, Italy. "An Expertise of Tradition . . . The Dynamics of Growth" will be the theme of the meeting of the global organization of SR companies, according to James L. McGraw, IISRP managing director and CEO. Among the speakers will be Yuri Glaziev, deputy on the Duma Committee for Economic & Industrial Policy in Russia; Maurizio Galimberti, materials manager innovations with Pirelli; Robert Eller, president of Eller & Associates; Sachio Hayashi, Zeon Corp. research and development manager; Wayne Feller, CMAI executive vice president; Vincent Calarco, chairman and CEO of Crompton Corp.; Hidde Smit, Amsterdam University professor; and F.J. Radamacher, scientific director of FAW (Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing.