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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Tire industry should embrace disruption, innovation

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. —Disruption is now almost a daily event in the tire industry, according to Dave Zielasko, publisher of Tire Business.

But disruption is good for business as long as you’re prepared to face it, Mr. Zielasko said in his presentation at the 35th Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference, held April 10-12 in Hilton Head Island.

“Disruption can be an opportunity,” he said. “You need to embrace innovation and the turbulence that comes with it.”

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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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The Summit also provides ideal setting for targeted industry product and service marketing. We would like to help enable you to take advantage of this prime marketing opportunity, by providing a range of comprehensive sponsorship packages that you can easily align with your marketing strategy.

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Smithers Rapra to host webinar on tire components

Brad Wurst, a technical consultant at Smithers Rapra, will deliver a webinar on radial tire components on Wednesday, May 8. The webinar, titled ‘Tire Components 101: A Comprehensive Overview of the Building Blocks of a Radial Tire’, will take place at 11:00am and will last roughly an hour.

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Kazakhstan International Exhibition for Tyre and Tyre repair equipment

The only specialized show in Central Asian region – “KazTyreExpo-2019” is a great opportunity for companies to present their products to a new market, meet new buyers, make useful contacts and set up their agencies in Kazakhstan. The event will take place on October 17– 19, 2019 in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan.

 

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‘Driving to the Future’ theme of Tire & Rubber Summit in Toronto

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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) will explore the tire and rubber industry’s advances in technology, innovation, regulation and economics at a two-day conference, Tire & Rubber Summit 2019, scheduled for June 11-12 in Toronto.

The Summit — themed “Driving to the Future” — features a lineup of presentations from executives…

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Latin Tyre Expo Announces Speakers for the 2019 Conference

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March 27, 2019 (Panama, Rep. of Panama) – Organizers of the Latin Tyre Expo have announced the speakers for the educational conferences June 27, 2019, in the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama, Rep. of Panama.

The Latin Tyre Expo is the leading annual tire exhibition in Latin America and the Caribbean, connecting hundreds of tire manufacturers each year with thousands of tire distributors.

 

Mr. Heriberto Romero, Director

Hules Banda SA de CV

How to Activate the Retreading Market

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To register for the Latin Tyre Expo June 26-28, 2019 and for more information on becoming an exhibitor or visitor, please visit: www.latintyreexpo.com.

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Registration for the Tire and Rubber Summit 2019 is Now Open

Registration for TRAC’s Tire and Rubber Summit 2019 is now open.

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This Year’s Summit Drives to the Future

When it comes to technology, industries across the globe are living through exciting times: autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics… these represent only the technological tip of the iceberg that’s moving through the industries’ waters worldwide. It’s a perpetual technology race and, as ever, tire and rubber manufacturers are staying atop of these trends and raising the bar when it comes to banking on technology, whether it be in the product development, manufacturing processes, supply chain management and all other business aspects.

This world-class event will explore the rubber industry’s technology, innovation, regulation and economy. All the expertise put forth at the event will come 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. 

Tire Business to honor tire industry’s Best Places to Work

AKRON — You’re confident that your tire business is among the best in the country. So why not share that news with your peers as well as your community?

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What to expect at Tyrexpo Asia 2019 in Singapore

Asia’s most well-attended and go-to sourcing platform revs up momentum this year by co-locating with GarageXpo 2019 and Automotive Aftermarket Asia 2019.

This move brings together an even more comprehensive community of automotive players in manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retreading and fleet operation as well as car workshop owners and aftermarket accessory enthusiasts.

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