AKRON—The floor space has been reconfigured to allow for more booths at the International Tire & Exhibition Conference.
Two larger booths have been reconfigured to provide additional space options, ranging from a 20-foot x 20-foot booth, two 20-foot x 10-foot booths and two 10-foot x 10-foot booths. Three high traffic 20-foot x 10-foot booths also are available, just outside the show's entrance, next to the Poling Group Internet Café.
The event will be held Sept. 13-15 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.
Several sponsorship opportunities also are available, including preshow e-blasts, aisle signs, tote bag inserts, charging stations and the newly added Harold Herzlich Distinguished Technology Achievement Award ceremony breakfast. For more information on any of these, visit the website or contact Brent Weaver at [email protected] or Pete McNeil at [email protected]
In addition to booths and sponsorships, more papers, including information on breakthroughs in technology, materials and processes, have been added to the ITEC conference schedule. The up-to-date conference schedule, which includes more than 55 programs, is available by clicking here.
To register for the event, click here.
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 at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 13.
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.