International Rubber Conference Organisation

The International Rubber Conference Organisation (IRCO) is an association of rubber societies from around the world which plan the calendar for the annual International Rubber Conference (IRC). By careful selection of conference proposals from IRCO member organisation and monitoring of events, the IRCO ensures that all conferences run by its member societies meet the very demanding requirements dictated by the IRCO and thus have been providing delegates with first-class conferences since 1966.

A main International Rubber Conference is held annually, as shown below. In 2009 the IRCO Committee decided to re-introduce the RubberCon series, starting in 2011. This series provides for smaller, more specialised events, but still adhering to the high IRCO standards.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), unfortunately IRC 2021 in Germany will be postponed.

IRC 2021 will now be held on 27-30 June 2022.

The IRCO members would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the international rubber community all the very best during these challenging times and we hope to see you all again soon at a future IRCO conference.

Forthcoming IRCs

Event Venue Date Contact
IRC 2021 Nuremberg, Germany 27-30 June 2022 Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft
IRC 2022 Bangalore, India 24-26 November Indian Rubber Institute
IRC 2023 Haikou, China October / November Beijing Research and Design Institute of Rubber Industry, China
IRC 2024 Turkey Kauçuk Dernegi
IRC 2025 Thailand The Polymer Society of Thailand
IRC 2026 Japan The Society of Rubber Science and Technology, Japan
IRC 2027 USA Rubber Division, American Chemical Society
IRC 2028 Daegu, Korea The Rubber Society of Korea
IRC 2029 UK The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
IRC 2030 Malaysia Plastics and Rubber Institute Malaysia
IRC 2031 France Association Française des Ingénieurs et Cadres du Caoutchouc et des Polymères

For information on individual events, please contact directly the organiser shown in the list above. Further information and links to relevant websites will be included when available.

Forthcoming RubberCons

Event Venue Date Contact
RubberCon 2022 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6-8 September Plastics and Rubber Institute Malaysia
RubberCon 2023 Edinburgh, UK 10-11 May The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
RubberCon 2024 India Indian Rubber Institute
RubberCon 2025 Sweden The Swedish Institution of Rubber Technology
RubberCon 2026 France Association Française des Ingénieurs et Cadres du Caoutchouc et des Polymères
RubberCon 2027 China Beijing Research and Design Institute of Rubber Industry, China
RubberCon 2028 Slovak Republic Joint Rubber Division, Czech Society of Industrial Chemistry & Slovak Rubber Association
RubberCon 2029 India Indian Rubber Institute
RubberCon 2030 Finland The Finnish Association of Rubber Technology

For information on individual events, please contact directly the organiser shown in the list above. Further information and links to relevant websites will be included when available.