2020 International Elastomer Conference

July 29, 2020 – Rubber Division, ACS is taking the 2020 International Elastomer Conference virtual – an experience we are excited to bring our great industry!

As ready and enthused as we were to put on a fantastic in-person International Elastomer Conference, given the number of still-unknown factors related to the containment of the coronavirus, and with our attendees and exhibitors coming from all over the country as well as internationally, it was determined that canceling the in-person event is the safest and most responsible action. The health and safety of all involved with the International Elastomer Conference ultimately outweighed any other considerations and guided our decision to convert the in-person conference planned for Knoxville, TN to a virtual event.

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Michelin moves Movin’On Summit online on June 3 and 4

Following the earlier cancellation of the Movin’On Summit in Montreal, Michelin has decided to hold the Movin’On Summit online on June 3 and 4.

The spotlight for this online event will be on: the ongoing durable mobility challenges tackled by Movin’On Communities of interest, and the Grand Finale of the Movin’On Startup Challenge.

“In these troubled times, we can all witness how essential mobility is. In this context, Movin’On lives and works on with even more determination to carry on co-innovating and to propose new sustainable mobility solutions and models.

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AIA Canada Hosts Holiday Networking Reception

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On the evening of November 27, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) Committee hosted a holiday networking reception.

The event took place from 6 pm to 10 pm in The Rec Room Roundhouse located at 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, a group of around 20 guests gathered at the venue to share an evening of relaxed conversations.

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USTMA to issue ‘call to action’ on scrap tire issues at Dec. 4 recycling event

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is planning to issue a “call to action” on Dec. 4 at the 2019 Scrap Tire Recycling Conference in Greenville, S.C., to develop new “sustainable, circular end-use markets” for scrap tires.

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Rubber Division kicks off 2019 International Elastomer Conference

CLEVELAND—ACS Rubber Division’s 2019 International Elastomer Conference kicked off Oct. 8 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland with a keynote presentation, the opening of the conference expo and an array of networking opportunities.

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K2019 Preview: K stands for rubber

Billed as the ‘world’s No. 1 trade fair for plastics and rubber, K2019 will take place 16-23 Oct in Düsseldorf, Germany, with over 3000 registered exhibitors and over 200,000 visitors expected to attend.

Over the eight days, participants from across the global plastics and rubber industries will meet here to show and learn about new materials and manufacturing technologies – and discuss current issues around sustainability and other challenges facing the polymer sector.

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ITEC In Focus conference set for Sept. 25-26

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—Experts from around the world will explore emerging tire sustainability trends during the ITEC In Focus: Green Tire conference, set for Sept. 25-26 in Cuyahoga Falls.

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ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference 2019 to be held in Indonesia

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Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) Annual Rubber Conference 2019 will be held at Yogyakarta, Indonesia on October 7, 2019 with the theme ‘Adaptive and inclusive path to sustainable value chain. The event will start at 9 am. The opening session will see participation of representatives from the governments of Indonesia ad Thailand.

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It’s Time to Plan Your Trip to the Tire & Rubber Summit 2019

Join us at the Tire & Rubber Summit 2019 on June 11 and 12 in Toronto, and don’t forget to take advantage of our preferred hotel rate at the event’s Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel.

Our group rate offer will expire on Tuesday, May 21, so take advantage and register prior to this date here: Book hotel (special event rate). If you prefer a phone reservation where you can speak to a live person, please call hotel reservations toll free: 1-800-905-2811 or 1-888-236-2427.

This year’s iteration of the Tire & Rubber Summit is all about technology. Our 2019 program brings you a list of relevant industry topics delivered by high-profile executive speakers from rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators.

Register now and find out all there is to know about the broad range of new disruptive technologies in automotive, manufacturing and materials development sectors, rubber material feedstocks, regulatory initiatives and outlook, and Canadian economic outlook.

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Speaker Spotlight: Tire and Rubber Summit 2019

TRAC’s Tire & Rubber Summit speaker lineup is here. Our 2019 program brings you a list of germane industry topics delivered by high-profile executive speakers from rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators.

Find out all there is to know about rubber material feedstocks, regulatory initiatives and outlook, Canadian economic outlook, and the barrage of new disruptive technologies in automotive, manufacturing and materials’ development sectors.

Speakers’ Spotlight:

Dinner Keynote (June 11)

Paul BarterManagement Consultant, Business Professor, Entrepreneur and Venture Investor 
Paul is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship and focusses on the intersection of technology, business, employment and society in our rapidly changing world. Besides his consulting and investing activities, he supports the next generation of entrepreneurs as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the RIC Centre, a Venture Advisor at MaRS Discovery District and an MBA professor and entrepreneurship advisor at the Schulich School of Business.

Sessions (June 12)

Rubber Material Feedstocks – Supply and Demand Outlook

Our experts will present the challenges and trends affecting the supply and demand for tire industry’s core raw material feedstocks such as NR, SBR, CB, processing oils and others. Furthermore, panelists will offer insights into latest feedstocks procurement strategies relevant in today’s market environment

Dennis Corson; Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations, Alan L. Grant Polymer

Robert Rist; Regional Director, Product Management, Reinforcement Materials, Cabot Corporation

Karthika Kizhakke Vellate; Senior Procurement Analyst, Beroe Inc.

Regulatory Initiatives and Outlook

Our panelists will focus on several key regulatory initiatives relevant to rubber and tire manufacturers in Canada, and will include directives concerning Canada’s Chemical Management Plan and Canada’s Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Trade also remains under scrutiny and customs compliance and programs continue to evolve to match the challenging global trade environment.

Sarah Amick; Vice President, U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association

Michael Sherbo; Director of Appeals, Dominion Customs Consultants Inc.

Pierrette LeBlanc; Senior Engineer, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada

Canadian Economic Outlook

Despite global trade tensions, the global economy is not expected to stall in 2019, and the U.S. economic growth has been the main cause in propelling global growth over the past year. The Canadian economy is expected to remain solid and will also likely continue to expand. This segment will provide an overview of the key culprits that will shape the Canadian economy in the coming year.

Josh Nye; Senior Economist, Royal Bank of Canada

Driving to the Future – Part I.

New technologies have one thing in common: the surprising ways they can alter how companies reach their business goals. How will connected vehicles, advanced networks and other technologies impact the tire industry? This segment will present several technologies that are affecting the industry as we speak.

Khaled Boqaileh; Co-Founder & CEO, LabsCubed

Don Heelis, P.Eng.; Sales Manager, Cimcorp Automation Ltd.

Ross McKenzie; Managing Director, Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research

Driving to the Future – Part II.

Technology is changing industries in unprecedented ways, dramatically altering the way they understand and advance product development, manufacturing processes, and other business aspects. This segment will be a discussion of several new technologies and ideas that are informing automotive and tire industries today.

Mike Nehls; General Manager, Tire & Wheel Testing, Smithers RAPRA

Jay Spears; Director of Standards and Regulations, Continental Tire, The Americas

Eric Chaniot; Chief Digital Officer, The Michelin Group

 

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