HOUSTON (Dec. 27)—A panel discussion on meeting the challenge of change will be a highlight of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers' annual general meeting in Barcelona, Spain, May 15-18, 2006.
Panel members will be Dipak Chatterjee, Indian Ambassador to the European Union; Jean-Michel Coulon, Michelin's vice president of purchasing; and Pedro Neuno, professor of the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa. The panel will discuss the migration of business to Asia, and the worldwide impact because of it. David Zielasko, publisher of Rubber & Plastics News, will moderate the discussion.
The association also will have speakers discussing topics concerning the IISRP regional areas, including monomers and energy; the new European Union chemicals policy; elastomer business opportunities in Central Europe; and global trade barriers.