AKRON—Today is the deadline to receive the early bird discount for the International Tire & Exhibition Conference.
Those who sign up to attend the show today will receive a discount of $100. Cost for manufacturers is $325 today, or $425 after. For suppliers, conference registration is $575 today, $675 afterward.
The event will be held Sept. 13-15 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.
More than 55 programs have been scheduled, along with a growing number of panelists, for the event.
David Stafford, executive vice president, personnel and chief human resources officer for Michelin North America, will deliver the keynote address. Stafford's presentation will be held Sept. 13 at 3:45 p.m.
Andreas Limper, a longtime scientist who is managing director and a member of the management board of Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH, also known as the HF Mixing Group, will receive the 2016 Harold Herzlich Distinguished Technology Medal.
The award recognizes a person “whose contribution of pioneering research in tire construction, tread design and manufacturing, coupled with engineering and materials innovations, has significantly contributed to the betterment of society, safety of transportation and global tire technology.”
Limper will receive the award during a special breakfast ceremony, to be held from 8-9 a.m. on Sept. 14.
ITEC also will include unit operations workshops, a forensic tire review, a special group of programs recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Banbury Mixer; and testing and consumer panels.
Daily prize drawings will be held on the exhibition floor.