The International Rubber Conference (IRC) drew to a close on March 22 and has been heralded as a success.
The event, held this year in Paris, saw 1225 guests visit the conference, with a large European contingent.
The event was organised by AFICEP under the auspices of IRCO and had attendees from various industry sectors in the world of rubber: automotive, chemical, aeronautics, industrial equipment, the medical industry, pharmaceutical industry, BTP, arms, naval construction, leisure activities, sport and others. One third of these visitors were decision makers in their respective fields.
76 companies were present at IRC 2013. Between them they represented a large range of skills and know-how: suppliers and distributors of raw materials, processing equipment, laboratory equipment alongside rubber and polymer processers and companies with various other business activities within the sector.
Bodycote was particularly happy with its participation in the event. Their Business Development Manager M. Sylvain Badbedat said: “We made a large number of important contacts in various activity sectors and representing important movements for our company. We have already got site visits and tests in place.”
Sacred also found the experience a positive one. Their CEO Mr Didier Fegly said that the event was “well organised and offered useful contacts both in the world of rubber and business and technical contacts. The whole rubber ‘family’ was represented and our stand at the event enabled us to meet various other companies we weren’t familiar with”.
120 conferences took part over the event’s 3 days, with 330 people attending them. The topics covered included a whole range of different areas that aim to allow the whole industry to evolve on an international level, responding to market forces as it does so.
For more information, visit www.irc2013.com