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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Tire & Rubber Summit 2019 Will Focus on New Technologies

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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Canada; March 7, 2019 — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (www.tracanada.ca ) announces dates for its upcoming Tire & Rubber Summit 2019. This unique and important event will take place on June 11 & 12, 2019 in Toronto.

This Summit will explore the tire and rubber industry’s advances in technology, innovation, regulation and economics through the insights from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who will discuss rubber industry issues from uniquely Canadian perspective.

Driving to the Future

The focus of the Summit will be on the speed of technological advancements in the tire and automotive industries and their effect on product development, manufacturing processes, and other business aspects.

“This is a unique event in the tire and rubber industry,” says Glenn Maidment, President, TRAC. “When it comes to technology, industries across the globe are living through some very exciting times; and our 2019 Summit will discuss the technologies that are changing how rubber manufacturers do business today and tomorrow: autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, machine learning and others.” 

The event will bring together industry professionals and expert panelists to discuss the technologies that reverberate throughout the industry. All the expertise comes from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who together will discuss rubber industry issues from uniquely Canadian perspective.

Find out more about this distinctive industry event @: http://bit.ly/TRS-2019.

About the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada

Founded in 1920, the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC; www.tracanada.ca) is a cornerstone of the national rubber manufacturing industry, serving tire makers, rubber products manufacturers and importers as well as rubber recyclers and suppliers of goods and services related to the industry. Over the past century, TRAC has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and became one of the most respected industry organizations worldwide.

 

Media Contact: Michal Majernik, Email: mmajernik@tracanada.ca, Phone: 519.249.0366

TRAC: www.tracanada.ca; www.betiresmart.ca;Twitter: @TRAC_News

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Rubber chemical traders converge for RCMA Silver Jubilee fete

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The Rubber Chemical Merchants Association (RCMA) celebrated its Silver Jubilee (25th anniversary) in Mumbai recently by organising an event styled Optima 6, a platform for rubber chemical traders across the country for networking and knowledge-sharing.

The theme of the networking event was: ‘Trade Openness, Boosting Competitiveness.’ Dr Parimal Merchant, Director – Global FMB Program at S. P. Jain School of Global Management, delivered a talk on current issues in family business.

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Smithers Rapra introduces rubber compounding webinar series

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AKRON — Smithers Rapra will run a free four-part series on rubber compounding led by Christine Domer, general manager of Smithers’ analytical and physical testing labs.

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World Rubber Summit 2019 Registration is now live!

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The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) and SingEx Exhibitions, together with Enterprise Singapore as Strategic Partner, organise the World Rubber Summit (WRS) 2019, to be held on 18-19 March 2019 in Singapore.

‘’From Evolution to Revolution: New Paths for the Rubber Economy” will be the theme of the WRS 2019. Rubber is omnipresent in our everyday life, moving our lives and our world and it is a very important source of living for many people around the globe. Innovation and technology transfer have always played a crucial role in developing a sector that has constantly evolved adapting to fast changing economic, social and environmental conditions worldwide. Today new challenges are ahead: industrialisation and urbanisation in emerging economies, changing demographics and consumer preferences, rise of new technologies and climate changes. They have the potential to trigger trends that require new approaches through the whole rubber value chain.

The two-day World Rubber Summit (WRS) is a unique and exclusive opportunity for global leaders to meet, share best practices and lay the foundations for future collaborations.

 

Registration:

https://wrs2019.rubberstudy.com/register 

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Rubber Recycling Symposium: Early Registration Ends Today: Register Now

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Rubber Recycling Symposium: Early Registration Ends Today: Register Now!

Historically proven to be a great success, our biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium draws in an international audience of hundreds, including key players in the industry. With thought-provoking panels and ample networking opportunities, the Rubber Recycling Symposium provides a hub where thought leaders can interact and work towards the cooperative development of an environmentally sustainable industry.

Our theme for this year’s Symposium “Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” starts with the premise that we all must all play our part in building a sustainable world for our children’s children and beyond. But examining the idea closer to home, what does “taking sustainability to the next level” actually mean for the tire and rubber industry? Reusing goods and materials over and over to create a virtuous circular economy? Certainly. Creating a market environment that encourages and sustains products without the need for ongoing financial incentives? Absolutely. Producing more goods with fewer and fewer non-renewable inputs? Yes. How about producing fewer goods and doing more with less? Why not?

This year’s Symposium will address all these differing aspects of sustainability and, we hope, demonstrate that the tire and rubber industry continues to be a leader in understanding and being responsive to our environmental imperatives. 

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Webinar – Considerations for Compound Development

For every rubber product, there are myriad design factors that must be taken into account when formulating compound options. Service environment, performance specifications, and material selection must be reviewed carefully to ensure that you can not only design an effective product, but also do so with as few iterations in the development process as possible. In this webinar, Christine Domer, General Manager of Smithers Rapra’s Analytical and Physical Testing labs, will cover the various formulation and processing considerations that rubber product manufacturers must use when developing compounds. An overview of material properties, processing techniques, and how they relate to various end use applications will be covered.

 

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Event: EU butadiene conference to study tire industry

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Munich, Germany – The EU Butadiene and derivatives conference, organised by ICIS, will investigate issues around supply and demand for the feedstock in the tire & rubber industry.

Topics for the event, being held 12-13 Sept in Munich, include: the butadiene market; future tire trends; outlook for SBR; and the relationship between natural and synthetic rubber.

Among the confirmed speakers are Michael Weidokal, executive director International Strategic Analysis and Enrico…

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Tire and Rubber Industry Navigates the New Normal in International Trade

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, (TRAC) held its biennial Tire & Rubber Summit on June 19 and 20 in King City, Ont. The precursor of the Summit dates back more than 30 years, and its core value remains constant to this day—bring together C-level executives to reveal latest trends, collaborate, and address key issues and developments affecting the global tire industry with the spotlight on Canada.

“Canadian manufacturers and suppliers face profound challenges brought on by global economic and political changes,” says Glenn Maidment, President of the Association. “The NAFTA renegotiation undoubtedly represents the core sign of times of the global challenges facing Canada. But trade agreement between Canada and the E.U., as well as potential agreements within Mercosur in South America, and a pivot toward China cannot be discounted when it comes to their potential profound effect on Canada. We want to create conversation on how such fundamental changes challenge not just how the tire and rubber industry approaches business, but how we approach business in Canada.”

Regarding international trade and NAFTA, McMaster University’s Automotive Policy Research Centre discussed the deep integration of the automotive sector throughout United States, Mexico and Canada, and Royal Bank of Canada provided 

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