July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka has been selected to host one of the world's leading conferences on natural rubber Global Rubber Conference (GRC) 2014.
The three-day international event will be held from 27 to 30 October 2014 at the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo.
Global Rubber Conference 2014 themed "Sowing the Seeds for Sustainable Future" is expected to bring together over 700 experts and delegates representing over 25 countries.
Government officials, rubber producers & planters, traders, importers & exporters, manufacturers of rubber products, commodity and investment analysts, rubber machinery & equipment suppliers and their supporting industries are expected to attend the conference.
The Conference is Co-organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEBD) and supported by the International Rubber Research Development Board (IRRDB) and over 20 global government agencies and associations.
The GRC 2014 will be locally supported by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Ministry of Plantation Industries.
It will be addressed by 18 eminent guest speakers who represent government agencies, rubber research bodies, rubber associations and commercial companies.
The conference aims to bring together both regulatory authorities and commercial players of the rubber world to provide updates on current trends and future challenges faced by the natural rubber industry.