HOUSTON, (Nov. 17, 2011)—Francesco Gori of Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. will headline the speakers' program for the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers' 53rd Annual General Meeting next year.
Gori, who is CEO of the Italian tire giant, will give the keynote address at the meeting of the association that includes most of the world's SR producers. The conference will take place in Venice, Italy, April 16-19, 2012.
Under the theme “The SR IndustryÃ Sustaining the Future,” the program will be hosted by IISRP President International Antonio Protopapa, commercial director for Polimeri Europa.
Other speakers will include Jag Patel of Hexpol; Walter Raminez of Dynasol; Sim Elman of Synthos; Leonardo Maugeri of Eni, with an energy overview; Boris Mergell of Continental; Carlo Torreggiani of Fiat; Bill Hyde of CMAI; Rob Simmons of LMC; Vittorio Maglia of Italian Federation of the Chemical Industry; and Castia Bastioli of Novamont.
The complete program for the conference, as well as early registration, will be available Dec. 5 at the institute's website, www.iisrp.com.