NTDA Urges Industry to Back Brityrex in September
The National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) has expressed its disappointment at the cancellation of April’s CV Show in a statement that also encouraged support for September’s Brityrex exhibition.
Association director Richard Edy said that members would be directly affected by this week’s decision: “The CV Show is always of great interest to many of our members involved in supplying and servicing commercial vehicle tyres. Of course it’s disappointing that a major opportunity to do business has been lost but we appreciate that these unprecedented economic times have hit the vehicle manufacturing sector extremely hard. We look forward to the show returning next year,” he said.
While the CV Show has become a casualty of the downturn, the NTDA is urging the tyre industry to get behind its own trade show in Manchester this September. The Brityrex exhibition has already announced a healthy line up of early exhibitors and the association says it is vital for the whole sector to show its backing for the UK’s only dedicated tyre industry event.
“With the loss of the CV Show, Brityrex assumes even greater importance as the trade show for the tyre sector in 2009. It is encouraging that many companies have already committed to exhibit at the show and we are urging others to take a positive decision to join them and demonstrate that the industry is resilient and confident,” said Mr Edy.
“Despite the slow down there will still be many millions of tyres sold this year and Brityrex has a part to play in offering the products, equipment and services to capitalise on this situation. We have already confirmed our involvement in the show as principal sponsor and will be urging members and associates to attend and take advantage of the business and networking opportunities it always provides,” he added.
This year’s NTDA Dinner and TAFF Awards will be held during Brityrex on the evening of 23 September. Brityrex runs from the 22 – 24th September at Manchester Central Exhibition Centre.