World Elastomer Summit

Lyon, France

With the ever pressing sustainability & circular economy targets, and the expected evolution in the automotive industry, the elastomers industry is facing changes in the near future.

It will not only need to adapt to these new objectives & developments, but also work together as a whole to ensure a smooth & thriving transition.

These changes, along with other pressing matters in the industry, will be addressed during our 6th World Elastomer Summit, taking place in Lyon, France, on the 27th & 28th March 2019.

Over the two days, the participants will discuss the most urgent and current questions of the industry, from feedstocks, natural rubbers, elastomers production, TPE, to tyre design, technologies and other applications for elastomers.

This new edition will bring together senior executives from petrochemical companies, elastomers & rubbers producers, end-products manufacturers, technology providers, chemical intermediate suppliers, researchers, as well as other influential stakeholders from the value chain.

Join us in Lyon for two days of exchanging perspectives, learning and excellent networking opportunities with your peers.

Key Topics

  • Elastomers Market Dynamics
  • Enhancing Sustainability & Circular Economy in the Elastomer Industry
  • Natural & Bio-based Rubbers
  • Current Regulation Shaping the Industry
  • Traditional Elastomers Production
  • Adopting a Holistic Approach to Recycled Elastomers
  • Elastomer Production Technologies
  • A deeper look into Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • Maximising Tyre Design & Production
  • The Future of the Automotive Industry
  • Other & Non-Traditional Applications for Elastomers

Who will attend?

  • Oil & Gas / petrochemicals / chemicals companies
  • Feedstocks / rubber suppliers / chemical & commodity trading / elastomer producers
  • End product manufacturers / Tyre producers / Plastic compounders and converters
  • EPC / technology providers
  • Research centres and institutes
  • Universities / petrochemical & chemical consultants
  • Policy / regulation / environmental institutions

Early Confirmed Speakers:

  • Stephen Pask, Consultant, StePaDa Consulting (conference chairman)
  • Xuesong Peng, Senior Consultant, Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant
  • Stuart Cook, Director of Research, TARRC
  • Dr. Maria Gyftopoulou, Senior Economist, LMC Tyre & Rubber
  • Iskender Gokalp, Founder & Director, Institute On Combustion, Aerothermal Sciences, Reactivity And Environment (ICARE) - CNRS
  • Herbert Fruhmann, Market Manager TYR, Nynas
  • Maxime Katgely, Global Automotive Market Development Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical
  • Herman Dikland, Head of Innovation, BU High Performance Elastomers, Arlanxeo
  • Claus Wrana, Head of R&D, REX Articoli Tecnici
  • Patrizia Piancastelli, Busienss Unit Elastomers - TMAT - EP(D)M, Versalis
  • Richard Kretz, Sales Engineer, Leistritz Extrusiontechnik
  • Senior representative, Polymer Solutions Group
  • Chris Hardiman, Global Director of Technology, Dynasol
  • Ger Vroomen, Senior Market Manager - Automotive, Teknor Apex
  • Anton De Castro Villamil, Business Development Performance Materials EMEA, Lehigh Technologies
  • Jiři Brejcha, Material Development, Trelleborg Wheel Systems
  • Robert Staber, Head of TSAD EPDM / NBR,  Arlanxeo
  • Gerhard Karall, COO, D-NOV


Novotel Lyon Confluence
3 rue Paul Montrochet
Lyon, 69002 France
Phone: +33 4 37 23 64 00
Event details
Organizer : ACI
Venue : Novotel Lyon Confluence, Lyon, France
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19142