AKRON (Aug. 30, 2011)—The Tire Society plans to hold its 2012 annual conference on tire science and technology in conjunction with the International Tire Exhibition & Conference.
Both events will take place at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland. The Tire Society meeting will occur Sept. 18-19, and ITEC—sponsored by Rubber & Plastics News and Tire Business— will run Sept. 18-20.
“This is a great opportunity for tire professionals worldwide to come together in the same city at the same time and the same place for these important tire industry events,” said Dale Moseley, 2011/2012 president of the Tire Society.
Mosley said the Tire Society executive committee and ITEC show management are working together to add an exhibits pavilion tailored to the Tire Society attendees' interests in research topics such as new measurement technologies, simulation, data management and visualization.
“The agenda will provide time for attendees to walk through exhibits and see presentations covering the state of the art of tire technology, from tire science research all the way through manufacturing, distribution, retreading and recycling,” he said.
David Zielasko—RPN publisher, TB editor and publisher and a Crain Communications Inc. vice president—noted that during the past 30 years the Tire Society has brought scientists together annually to review new technology that can be applied to tire analysis and design.
“These two conferences will include a mix of application-oriented presentations, scientific reviews and reports on scientific research,” he said. “By developing a stronger relationship with the Tire Society, we hope to create a unique tire industry forum that will provide greater value to the attendees of both events.”
Besides its annual conference, the Tire Society—which has members from throughout the world—publishes the peer-reviewed journal, Tire Science & Technology, on a quarterly basis.
ITEC, founded in 1994, is a biennial trade show and conference for the world's tire industry. Besides its focus on tire manufacturing, ITEC in 2010 expanded to encompass all aspects of the tire industry, from tire design, development and manufacturing to an expansive educational program for those involved in retail and commercial tire distribution, the aftermarket, retreading, tire recycling and reuse.
For more information, visit ITEC 2012 at www.itec-tireshow.com.