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A Legacy of 30+ Years

Since 1993, Carbon Black Perspectives in Asia Pacific has shaped the industry in the region, most recently hosting its 14th biennial event in Bangkok in 2019. Despite pandemic-induced disruptions, the anticipation for the 15th edition to be held in Kolkata in October 2024, attests to the event’s significance in promoting thought leadership, driving growth, and facilitating collaboration in the global carbon black realm.

Why You Should Attend

Endorses the holistic collaboration of the carbon value chain in a single hub

Encourages strategic discussions about the growth and future of the industry

Recommends new ideas for considerations at the global level

Acts as a go-to platform encompassing various sectors of the carbon black value chain, including
those from tyre, moulded rubber goods, auto components, plastic and conductive carbon black
manufacturers, recycled black, refractory, carbon black equipment manufacturers, packing
machinery manufacturers, bags and water chemical suppliers, special grades of pipes & valve
manufacturers, lab equipment manufacturers and so on

Additionally, you will gain comprehensive insights into new technologies and global markets to assist you in making informed business decisions.

Finally, there will be an exclusive networking event to allow you to meet up with peers and establish new connections draped in the warm reception of the city of joy!

In a word, a concoction of high business and pleasure awaits you!

Tickets are currently available from $675 for booking upto 31st July, 2024.

Join us in Kolkata, India on 21st -23rd October and be a part of the experience !

Conference Schedule

13:00 - 17.00

Registration (All Day)



  • 14.00-15.00 - Session I
  • 15.01-16.00 - Session 2
  • 16.01-16.30 - Tea/Coffee Break
  • 16.31-17.30 - Session 3
19.00 onwards

Cocktail Dinner


Registration (All Day)

08.40- 09.00

Assembly in Conference Hall

09.01- 9.15

Opening Ceremony – Welcome Note by IAC Chairman

9.16 - 9.30

Chief Guest Speech

09.31- 10.00

Key Note Speaker I


Inauguration of Exhibition & Tea/Coffee Break


Session – I Marketing


Speaker I


Speaker II


Speaker III


Panel Discussion


Lunch Break


Session – II Raw Materials


Key Note Speaker II


Speaker I


Speaker II


Speaker III


Session – III Application & Technology


Tea/Coffee Break


Key Note Speaker III


Speaker I


Speaker II


Speaker III


Speaker IV


Closing of Day 2 Proceedings


Gala Dinner with cultural show + IAC Sponsored Award Ceremony

08.55- 9.00

Assembly in Conference Hall


Welcome Note by Chairperson


Session – IV Sustainability & Circular Economy


Key Note Speaker IV


Speaker I


Speaker II


Speaker III


Speaker IV


Tea/ Coffee Break


Session – V Carbon Black Future


Key Note Speaker V


Speaker I


Speaker II


Speaker III


Speaker IV


Lunch Break


Session – VI Carbon Black Equipments


Key Note Speaker VI


Speaker I


Speaker II


Speaker III


Tea/ Coffee Break


Exhibitors’ Panel


Closing Session

  • Closing note by - IAC Chairman
  • Organising / Working Committee Award
  • Flag Handover to the next host country

End of APCBC Conference 2024

Keynote Speakers

Well known industry leaders and emerging talents

  • Paul Ita

    President, Notch Consulting

    Paul Ita

    Paul Ita runs Notch Consulting, a Massachusetts-based research company dedicated to the market research needs of the global specialty chemicals industry. Mr. Ita focuses on raw materials for the global tire and rubber industries, with a particular focus on carbon black, silica, and rubber chemicals. Through Notch, he publishes the Carbon Black World Data Book and the Carbon Black Quarterly Newsletter.

  • Tim Bart

    President, International Tar Association

    Tim Bart

    Tim Bart, President of the esteemed International Tar Association (ITA), leads a coalition of member companies dedicated to Coal Tar, its derivatives, and associated logistics. Additionally, he heads Carbon Management International, LLC, a renowned consulting agency in Flemington, New Jersey. Tim is a respected international speaker, advocating for advancements in the coal tar industry and environmental stewardship.

  • C P Natarajan

    Former President - ALSTOM Power Energy Recovery, USA

    C P Natarajan

    C.P. Natarajan, with graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras & University of Pittsburgh, joined American Schack Company (later ALSTOM Power Energy Recovery, Arvos) in1974 and developed High Temperature Air Preheaters & Energy Recovery Systems. He organized Schack Carbon Black Conferences in USA (1996, 1998, and 2000). He retired as President of ALSTOM Power Energy Recovery, USA in 2001 and started GANPADS, providing consulting services on Industrial Energy Recovery & Emissions Abatement (Carbon Black production & Petroleum Coke Calcination) From the first Carbon Black world conference in 1993 till the Carbon Black World conference in 2021, Natarajan made presentations at Carbon Black World, Carbon Black Asia Pacific and Carbon Black China conferences. Carbon Black Asia Pacific presented him with LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in 2003 and STAR AWARD IN ENERGY RECOVERY RESEARCH in 2017. In 2017, he was awarded US Patent 9540518, “APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR AIR PREHEATER WITHOUT QUENCH IN CARBON BLACK PRODUCTION”

  • P.K. Mohamed

    Former Chief Advisor R&D, Apollo Tyres Limited, India

    P.K. Mohamed

    Mr. P.K. Mohamed stands out as a preeminent authority in the tire industry, celebrated for his profound expertise in carbon black technology. As the former Chief Advisor for Research and Development at Apollo Tyres Limited in India, Mr. Mohamed has been the architect of innovation, steering the industry towards a sustainable and robust future. Mr. Mohamed's contributions extend beyond his corporate role. As a Fellow Member of the Rubber and Plastic Institute, London, he has been a prolific contributor to the body of knowledge, authoring numerous research papers that have advanced our understanding of tire development and testing. The Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur, India, recognized his exceptional talent by conferring upon him the title of 'Best Tyre Technologist' in March 2013. More recently, at the 10th edition of the Global Sustainability Leadership Awards 2023, he was honored as the 'Sustainability Professional of the Year,' a testament to his unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship in the tire industry. Mr P.K Mohamed - a tireless contributor to research, and a champion of sustainability will present paper on - Future-proofing of tyre industry- Critical development areas in carbon black Technology.

Supporting Local Partners

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Incorporated in 1987, Himadri Speciality Chemical Ltd is a global speciality chemical conglomerate with a strong focus on research and development (R&D), innovation and sustainability.

As pioneer in the production of lithium-ion battery anode material in India, it continuously develops and innovates raw materials of lithium-ion battery value chain. It’s diverse product portfolio includes speciality carbon black, coal tar pitch, refined naphthalene, advance materials, SNF, speciality oils, power, etc. catering to various industries such as lithium-ion batteries, paints, plastics, tires, aluminium, graphite electrodes, agrochemicals, defence and construction chemicals. Himadri operates in both domestic and international markets, exporting to 49 countries across the globe.

With a strong commitment to safety and sustainability, it has 8 zero-liquid discharge manufacturing facilities and utilize in-house clean and green power for more than 90% of its energy needs. Through its dedication to R&D, new business opportunities and sustainability, Himadri is making a positive impact on the industry, both in India and globally.


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Shloka is a Social & Corporate Event Management company, specialising in end-to-end destination events, with experience in various countries across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Established in 2014, Shloka has a presence in India as well as Thailand.


We have direct operational experience and have successfully completed more than a hundred turn-key projects in India, Thailand, UAE, Turkey, Italy, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bhutan, Spain, Laos, Qatar, Macau & Vietnam.

With a strong in-house team of more than 15 executives, consisting primarily of former Hoteliers & Hospitality professionals, Shloka brings on board a deep insight into the workings of events. Having team members belonging to 3 different nationalities only adds to this diverse mix. We accomplish international projects with consistent efficiency, utilising our developed relationships with local vendors directly without any agents or intermediaries, giving us an unbeatable price advantage. Shloka is process driven, result oriented and focused to work alongside you from conceptualisation to completion of your own unique event needs.

Our mission, as an event management company is to offer bespoke events that are a delight for our clients and all their guests, at an effective price. We also ensure fairness to all our stake holders, from clients to the most minor vendors. Matters of operational excellence, financial transparency & client discretion are treated with utmost sanctity.

With a rigorous training programme in place, our in-house team is constantly developing and strengthening, so that we can offer you a consistent and expected level of passion, courteousness and efficiency.


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Established in 1981, International Travel House Limited (ITH) – started operations as India’s first publicly listed travel company. With a diverse product portfolio – such as Business Travel Management, Car Rental Services, Meetings & Events and Leisure Travel, with extensive national footprint, strong reputation for service quality and reliability (ISO 9001:2015 certified), and an enviable customer portfolio, ITH has become one of India’s most admired travel companies.

International Travel House is an associate company of ITC Limited (ISO 9001:2015 Certified) and is the network partner of Globestar Travel Management.

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      JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata epitomizes an ideal venue for the Asia Pacific Carbon Black Conference, boasting 5-star luxury, world-class amenities, and seamless hospitality for the guests and attendees. Its central location, expansive conference halls, and top-tier facilities ensure an optimal environment for fostering productive discussions and collaborations among industry professionals, making it the perfect choice for the event.

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      Situated 16 kilometers from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport and 4 km from Sealdah Railway Station, JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata enjoys a prime location that is easily accessible by various modes of transportation.

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      Complimentary valet parking is available, offering a hassle-free experience for those driving in.

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      JW Marriott Kolkata

      Experience the resplendent JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata, a 5-star accommodation with understated elegance and sophistication. Located 16 kilometers from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport, our Kolkata lodging is midway between the airport and the city's old business district.

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      Well-appointed rooms and suites are spacious and offer premium amenities. Four distinctive dining options include an inspired Asian restaurant and a discotheque offering vibrant nightlife. The holistic Spa by JW offers a host of therapies to help you relax. Renowned JW personalized service coupled with one of the largest ballrooms in the city make our Kolkata hotel an ideal destination for weddings, corporate and social events. Expansive indoor and intimate outdoor event space includes a distinctive boardroom with modern facilities, five lavish studios and an elegant bridal room that offers the perfect place to don bridal finery. Intuitive service and luxurious surroundings ensure a memorable stay at JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata in India.

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      Located in the heart of the city, the magnificent LEED Platinum certified ITC Royal Bengal rises tall over the skyscape as an exemplar of refinement and luxury.

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      An ode to the region’s heritage, its 456 rooms and suites include 82 serviced apartments. Its 7 dining destinations offer a wide and eclectic selection of local and global gourmet. From corporate events at Kolkata’s largest pillar-less banquet hall, to indulgences at our luxury spa, we’ll make every moment memorable.

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