SINGAPORE—The World Rubber Summit will be a virtual event from June 8-11.
Organized by the International Rubber Study Group, the summit is designed to be a global rubber economy discussion for producers, users, traders, financial institutions, non-government organizations, academics, those in research and development and government representatives.
This year's theme is "Facing the Future: Inclusiveness, Sustainability and Growth for the Next Normal."
"The global economy contracted by 3.5 percent in 2020, but the economic shock of the pandemic crisis has the potential to provide an opportunity for transformative growth. The rubber economy is not an exception," the study group said in a statement.
"New mobility, digitalization, climate change and the development of the 'green economy' are among the driving forces that will determine the future for the rubber sector. Mature and emerging markets might take years to reach pre-crisis level as lost sales are not going to recover fully," the group said.
IRSG is an intergovernmental organization that provides data and analysis for the rubber market.