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AKRON—After more than two full days of speaker presentations focusing on the latest development in tire manufacturing and design, the International Tire Exhibition & Conference came to a close Sept. 13.

The bi-annual conference, organized by Rubber & Plastics News, is a three-day event that includes a full schedule of technical papers exploring a range of topics related to tire manufacturing. The accompanying exhibit offers industry suppliers the opportunity to show off the most up-to-date technology.

This year's event ran Sept. 11-13 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, and it included a keynote presentation from Rich Kramer, Goodyear chairman, CEO and president, as well as a special breakfast during which Steve Cron, co-inventor of Michelin's Tweel, was given the Harold Herzlich Distinguished Technology Achievement Award.

ITEC is set to return to Akron Sept. 15-17, 2020.

There's plenty in store for RPN in 2019, including the ITEC in Focus program, which will offer an in-depth look at green tire technology. The two-day ITEC in Focus event is set for Sept. 25-26, 2019, is dedicated to examining one aspect of tire manufacturing and development.

Also planned for 2019 are:

  • Plastics & Rubber in Automotive, Jan. 14-15, Novi, Mich.
  • Medical Elastomers Conference, May, Greater Chicago area
  • International Latex Conference, Aug. 6-7, Akron
  • Hose Manufacturers Conference, Nov. 12-13, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

More information about any of RPN's upcoming conferences and shows can be found at