"Under the leadership of our President International, Antonio Protopapa of Polimeri Europa, we have assembled an outstanding speakers programme, said James L. McGraw, IISRP Managing Director and CEO. "In addition we have high level speakers focusing on sustainability within the rubber industry, noted McGraw. The speakers programme will begin with the keynote address by Francesco Gori, the CEO of Pirelli on Wednesday, 18 April 2012, and will be followed by presentations from Jag Patel of Hexpol, Walter Raminez of Dynasol, and Sim Elman of Synthos. The Wednesday programme will conclude with an energy overview from Leonardo Maugeri of Eni. Thursday's programme will lead off with a presentation from Boris Mergell of Continental followed by Carlo Torreggiani of Fiat, Bill Hyde of CMAI, Rob Simmons of LMC, Vittorio Maglia of the Italian Federation of the Chemical Industry and will conclude with Castia Bastioli of Novamont. The full AGM programme will be available to the general public on 5 December 2011 on the IISRP website at www.iisrp.com at which time early registration will be available.