The Indian Rubber Institute (IRI) is organising International Rubber Conference (IRC-2020) with the theme ‘Sustainable Technology, Innovation and Mobility’ at Chennai Trade Centre, India, on October 15-17, 2020. This is the official designated conference of International Rubber Conference Organization (IRCO), London. The IRCO is an association of rubber societies around the world which prepares the calendar for major International Rubber Conferences.

Indian Rubber Institute is an organization of thought leaders involved in the endorsement of education, training and research in the field of rubber and allied materials through its eight branches, affiliated with IRCO and ACS-
Rubber Division, USA. As a part of continuing education, IRI offers Post Graduate and Diploma courses (PG-DIRI and DIRI) in association with Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur as Controller of Examinations.

To enhance the educational activities, IRI has decided to establish “Dr D Banerjee Centre of Excellence” for enhancement of Rubber Technology Education, Training, Research & Skill Development at the premises of JSS Science & Technology University, Mysuru, Karnataka, India. This centre will be a nodal centre for Skill Development & Training in Asia Pacific Region. The proceeds from this conference and Expo will be utilised in establishing the above Centre of Excellence.