Tyre Industry Conference 2020

in association with the National Tyre Distributors Association

Welcome to the inaugural Virtual Tyre Industry Conference. Sadly we couldn’t meet together in person this year, so Tyrepress got in touch with the NTDA and offered to bring the conference to you. While the coincidence is unintentional, the timing of this conference coincides with the second UK national coronavirus lockdown.

Following on from the success of our “kick-starting your tyre business” webinar at the end of May, the sessions are designed to help all aspects of the tyre business make the best of the challenging circumstances – something that is all the more relevant in light of lockdown 2.0.

A conference isn’t a conference without the people, so please engage with the issues via the Tyrepress social media platforms, using the hashtag #TIC2020. Or by emailing theeditor@tyrepress.com.

We’ve done our best to make the event as accessible as possible. Scroll down to browse the four sessions below.

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New tyres in a corona-world

  • Tyre market trends and stats in the lockdown year


  • James Ward, senior insight manager, GfK
  • Andrea Manenti, VP north region, Bridgestone
  • Pravesh Amtha, Sales General Manager Consumer UK&I, Goodyear
  • Chris Anthony, Tyrepress editor

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Tyre Standards, Safety and Legislation

  • Labelling, lockdown and legislation in the tyre business.


  • Graham Willson, chief executive, BTMA
  • Stefan Hay, chief executive, NTDA
  • Chris Anthony and Andrew Bogie, Tyrepress editors


Waste Tyres in Europe

Topics discussed

  • used tyre trends over the past decade in Europe
  • the dynamics that are affecting future developments in the sector
  • the different approaches to waste tyre management


  • Simon Hodson, research director at Astutus Research
  • Andrew Bogie, Tyrepress editor


Tyre Recycling – Coronavirus and the Circular Economy

Topics discussed

  • recent changes affecting collection and processing of end of life tyres in the UK
  • the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sector
  • the damage of non-compliance and how the industry can help combat rogue operators
  • future developments in tyre recycling


  • Peter Taylor OBE, secretary general of the UK’s Tyre Recovery Association
  • Mark Murfitt, managing director of Murfitts Industries
  • Andrew Bogie, Tyrepress editor
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Thank you

Thank you to all our panellists who have lent their time and expertise to this virtual Tyre Industry Conference, produced in association with the NTDA, and supported by CAM.

If you have any questions or comments about any of the subjects covered in our virtual conference, please get in touch on our Tyrepress social media platforms using the hashtag #TIC2020, or by email to “theeditor@tyrepress.com.”

We at Tyrepress and Tyres & Accessories magazine would also like to extend our thanks to all of our tyre industry readers this year.

It is our mission to provide vital information to help you keep the country rolling through this difficult period, and we wish you well as we navigate the months ahead.

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