All India Rubber Industries Association

From the President's Desk

Vikram Maker
Vikram Maker

Dear Members,

Honour and privilege – an acknowledgement from the undersigned. Unequivocally, it is my distinct honour to set out upon my new work role as President of AIRIA for 2018-19. For quite a while I have been involved with AIRIA and believe that it’s an affiliation pushing ahead and focused on delivering value, regards to our predecessors for their consistent and thoughtful leadership over the years.

Now the rainy season virtually ends. Many businesses and homeowners were affected in some way from all the rain and wrecking surge in Kerala. Our thoughts and prayer go out to the victims. Throughout history, periods bristling with difficulties and hardships have brought out the best in men. You too can go from heartbreak to happiness, wishing you all the best!

As you all realise, business now 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. Confidently we look for your views and valuable suggestions as to how best AIRIA can upgrade its services as CATALYST, CONVENER AND CONNECTOR in the process.

Basically as a member-driven Association, your support is vital, and is directly linked to the value we can deliver to our membership. We appeal to the constituents of the rubber industry and trade, who are not yet member of AIRIA, to please consider becoming member, attending and/or sponsoring events and activities, spreading the word about AIRIA to other potential members, and reaching out to us with feedback, recommendations and suggestions – we are always open to new and innovative ideas.

You are definitely aware India Rubber Expo 2019 - the 10th version of IRE, the flagship event of AIRIA – is scheduled from 17 to 19 January 2019 at Mumbai. Besides exhibition, the valuable added features of IRE 2019 are: Buyer-Seller Meet (BSM), high level International Conference and Workshop. It’s a sophisticated platform for conducting business on a national and international scale for all the verticals of the rubber industry. In the Expo live demonstration, product launches, touch and feel of the product, networking opportunities, etc., all foster sales and help the participants stay current with industry standards and requirements. Please visit our website: for details and register your participation, if not already done. We extend our invitation and look forward to welcoming you to IRE 2019.

Thanking you,

(Vikram Maker)