HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.—Richard Smallwood, president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber North America, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Clemson University Global Industry Tire Conference, scheduled for the Sonesta Resort in Hilton Head April 19-21.
Smallwood will deliver his address at the April 20 luncheon, conference organizers said.
The rest of the conference schedule has not been released, but participating companies and organizations include most of the major names in the tire industry such as Goodyear, Bridgestone Americas, Michelin North America Inc., Pirelli Tire North America L.L.C. Also participating is the Rubber Manufacturers Association and Tire Industry Association.
First held in 1985, the Clemson University Global Industry Tire Conference is a comprehensive interdisciplinary event designed to address major developments within the tire and allied industries, conference organizers said.
Organized by Clemson University's Center for Corporate Learning, the conference covers all aspects of the tire industry, including design, research, manufacturing, materials, marketing and government regulations.
Registration for the conference is open, as are hotel reservations, and both can be made online at www.clemsontireconference.com.
For more information about the conference, contact Nan Johnston at 864-656-2200 or [email protected].