Tire Technology Expo Gearing Up to Deliver ‘Best Ever’ Conference
Tire Technology Expo is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary this February, and the show’s organiser is confident the more than 130 exhibitors in attendance will deliver an outstanding tyre manufacturing and technology exhibition alongside what it says is “undoubtedly the best conference” in the event’s decade-long history. The conference will be opened by Franco Annunziato, vice-president of Bridgestone Europe, and speakers include Bridgestone’s Rudi Hein plus many other high-level experts from the major tyre manufacturers and suppliers. The Cologne, Germany show will also feature the established Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence, which will be announced at the event’s Gala Dinner on February 10, 2010.
According to organiser UKIP Media & Events Ltd., the addition of an optional two-day rubber materials short course run in conjunction with Queen Mary, University of London means this year’s conference offers more speakers and more content than ever before. The main conference sessions will cover issues such as new tyre industry legislation. The conference will also focus on run-flats and the way forward after the recession.
“The tyre manufacturing industry is hugely complex, and this show’s continued success over the last decade is testament to the fact that it is the biggest and most focused show of its kind anywhere in the world,” said Colin Scott, sales and marketing director for Tire Technology Expo. “Furthermore, we consistently deliver an outstanding conference programme alongside the expo, which attracts speakers and delegates from the industries leading organisations.”
The exhibition has often been used as a market launch pad for new products. The organiser comments that this year, as ever, the show will feature a range of new technologies and materials. In 2010 these include pressure sensor electronics, additives and adhesion resins, valve technology, weaving systems, x-ray inspection and testing equipment, The show also gives visitors the chance to get acquainted with the latest business mergers, acquisitions and company updates.