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Upcoming Conferences

2016 International Silicone Conference

Registration is Open and the call for papers is underway for the 2016 International Silicone Conference, which will be held Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18.  Plan to join us for this important industry event.


2016 ITEC Tire Manufacturing

Save the Dates for 2016 ITEC Tire Manufacturing! 

Plan to join attendees from around the world Sept. 13-15, 2016 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio.

Booth Selection Begins
Booth selection is now open for all exhibitors.  Space is going fast--reserve yours soon!

2015 Hose Manufacturers Conference

Thank you for your interest in the Hose Manufacturers Conference, which was held November 11-12 at the Hilton Akron-Fairlawn.  The Conference, which was jointly organized by Rubber & Plastics News and Continental ContiTech, had a large group of attendees to hear presentations from industry leaders.   Get details on all the programs and speakers on the website, then plan to attend in 2017!


2015 ITEC In Focus: Testing Innovations

ITEC In Focus:  Testing Innovations is over!  Under the guidance of conference Chairman Harold Herzlich, the inaugural program was excellent, covering the vital area of testing of materials, design and processes in the tire manufacturing industry.  Attendees reported that they were returning to their facilities with greater knowledge and fresh ideas.  We hope you will join us for the next ITEC In Focus in 2017, and save the dates for the full 2016 International Tire Exhibition & conference, September 13, 14 & 15 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, OH.

2015 International Latex Conference

The 2015 International Latex Conference is over!  Conference Chairman Jim Finn, President of Akron Dispersions, put together a diverse program full of cutting-edge presentations, as well as a great new interactive special program.  This Rubber & Plastics News event was organized jointly with Akron Dispersions.  Please join us at the next International Latex Conference in 2017.  We will look forward to seeing you there!