HOUSTON—The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers has rescheduled its Annual General Meeting, to be held in Bangkok, until Nov. 1-4.
The meeting in Thailand originally was scheduled for spring 2020, but was postponed until May 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. But with the COVID-19 situation still uncertain, the Houston-based association made the decision to delay the in-person 61st AGM until the fall.
It will be hosted by Jong-Hoon Baek, executive vice president of Kumho Petrochemicals Co., who is serving as the group's International president. When the 2020 annual meeting was postponed, the IISRP Board of Directors approved extending the officers' terms through the AGM.
Juan Ramon Salinas, IISRP managing director and CEO, said in a message to members that "after living the last months of this pandemic that to date we have not overcome, as well as an economic crisis and uncertainty, we have to face this new reality and challenges, so I encourage you to participate in the 61st AGM in Bangkok actively."
He said the institute has designed an extensive activities program, and the meeting also will include committee meetings and the business program, focused on the theme "Expanding the Possibilities."
"It is essential to assess how the synthetic rubber industry weathered the COVID-19 crisis and retakes the path of growth," Salinas said.
The 2021 AGM had been scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, but that city now will host the session in 2022.
For more information, visit the iisrp.com.