AIRIA – Catalyst, Convener And Connector In The Rubber Industry

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Every business is transitioning to a new age where technology plays a central role in the growth of every industry by delivering a superior customer experience anytime, anywhere. For our progression and winning leap forward the Indian rubber industry needs to be a technological trailblazer and a manufacturing hotspot. Evolving steadily in its role, AIRIA has now transformed into a CATALYST, CONVENER AND CONNECTOR in the Rubber industry. India Rubber Expo 2019 – the 10th version of IRE, the flagship event of AIRIA – was held from 17 to 19 January 2019 at Mumbai. Besides exhibition, the value added features of IRE 2019 were: Buyer-Seller Meet (BSM), high level International Conference and Workshop. The then Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the 10th edition of the India Rubber Expo – 2019 in Mumbai. Suresh Prabhu had said that the rubber industry is a truly homegrown industry which is having a deep impact on several global markets. The minister hoped that the rubber industry will continue to grow faster, create more employment opportunities, increase exports and add to the economic output of India. He said that a multi-pronged strategy is being formulated to boost India’s exports and to ensure that India’s products get market access in more than 150 countries.

What is AIRIA?
The All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) is a not for profit making body serving the rubber industry and trade with the objectives of safeguarding and promoting interests of the industry.

Need for an Association
To associate is to share, is to feel one with all those connected with the same industry or trade. Out of unity emerges a united voice and strength for the articulation of problems, for solution and better prospects. For an industry, progress emanates from better understanding and mutual co-operation amongst its members, and meaningful services through a common forum – an Association and hence its need.

Highlights of AIRIA’s India Rubber Expo 2019:
1) More than DOUBLED since last one held in Chennai in Jan 2017. In Chennai in 2017, net used area was 7290 square mtrs & in Mumbai in 2019, achieved net area of 15500 square mtrs
2) 400+ Exhibitors
3) Participation from 30+ Countries and CHINA Pavilion Of 800 & 400 Square metres respectively.
4) Footfalls were over 30000+
5) Also held in parallel INTERNATIONAL RUBBER CONFERENCE 2019.
It had Approx 300+ Delegates
20 Papers on Varied Topics related to RUBBER.
WORKSHOP spread over 514 square meter and for 3 days, conducted by experts from IRMRA, IIT and RIL and more.
Varied Topics on How to Set Up an Factory making Rubber Parts / Goods.
How to process rubber and trouble shoot etc.
How to Mould & Extrude etc.
DOMESTIC REVERSE BUYER SELLER MEET for 3 days spread over 1100 square metres.
Varied Sectors Entities were posed to have a pre fixed meeting with interested companies for net working and B2B.

Major Buyers included:
Indian Railways
RDSO
DRDO
AIR FORCE
Bridge & Roof Company
Various Port Authorities such as Kolkata, Mumbai etc
John Deere
Force Motor
Ashok Leyland
Thryuppsen
Jindal

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