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IRC 2013 took place in Paris, France, Palais des Congrès,on March 20th ,21st and 22nd. It has been organised as both the International Rubber Conference and an Exhibition. A detailed report (“Bilan /Report”) is enclosed .

1225 visitors attended IRC 2013,2/3rd coming from France, about 18% from European Union,15% from overseas(Asia,Americas,Africa,Other Europe). The Exhibitors were 76 ,64% being French ,the others European(E U). The International Conference was organised in 3 parallel sessions About 100 papers were given and also 25 Posters during a specific session .Speakers came from all over the world:

  • France : 37
  • Germany : 13
  • Other European Union (Belgium,The Netherlands, Finland, Spain, Slovenia, Italia, U K , Sweden) + Switzerland :18.
  • USA, Canada : 6
  • Brazil : 1
  • China : 8 ,Japan : 6 ,Malaysia : 4,Korea : 2, India :1

The Congress welcomed about 230 participants (quite merged) : congress participants, speakers, delegated IRCO, Exhibitors, Members of Scientific Committee. 2013 was a specific Year for the French Rubber industry : it was the 150th anniversary of its main Manufacturers Association : the so called SNCP (Syndicat national du Caoutchouc et des Polymères), established in 1853. A dinner was organised together for the SNCP Anniversary and for IRC 2013, with almost 400 participants, at Le Pavillon Royal in Paris. As far as money is concerned, those 2 events gave neither profit nor losses to the Aficep ,who organised both.