AKRON—There was plenty to take in at the 2016 International Tire Exhibition & Conference, hosted Sept. 13-15 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.
The event sold out all of its expo booth space and saw attendance eclipse those of the 2014 biennial show. It featured more than 70 presentations in the technical program, covering such topics as tire materials, modeling, heavy machinery, consumer information, testing, production processes and a recycling workshop.
Other ITEC highlights included the keynote address by David Stafford, executive vice president for Michelin North America Inc., and the awarding of the Harold Herzlich Distinguished Technology Achievement Award to Andreas Limper, managing director of the HF Mixing Group.
The next ITEC event is planned for Sept. 11-13, 2018, but there are more industry-specific conferences planned for later this year.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
• Rubber in Automotive Conference, June 13-14, Troy, Mich;
• The International Latex Conference, Aug. 8-9, Akron;
• ITEC InFocus: Reinforcements for Tire Performance, Sept. 13-14, Akron; and
• The Hose Manufacturers Conference, Oct. 24-25, Akron.