LEARN MORE ABOUT ITEC
The International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC)--Tire Manufacturing is coming back to the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio on September 11-13, 2018. ITEC combines world class (and world-wide) exhibitors with an exceptional technical program. As much attention is paid to building an outstanding conference program as is spent on gathering exhibitors who can provide real-world experience and solutions. Attendees, who are decision makers and technical people from throughout the world, can learn as much on the exhibit floor as in the conference rooms.
The schedule for the three-day event combines dedicated exhibit time with seminars, special presentations, keynote addresses and panel discussions. Attendees will find exhibitors from every aspect of tire manufacturing offering solutions and improvements for tire makers. ITEC is known for having a high percentage of attendees who make purchasing decisions, as well as the technical people who influence buying decisions. Networking happens on and off the show floor during the free lunches, refreshment breaks and the popular opening night reception.
Held every two years, the International Tire Exhibition & Conference Tire Manufacturing is dedicated exclusively to tire makers and those that serve the industry, and is hosted by Rubber & Plastics News.
What types of companies should consider exhibiting at this kind of show?
ITEC Tire Manufacturing is ideal for tire manufacturers and suppliers to manufacturing operations who are seeking to expand their national and international customer base. In past shows, exhibitors included suppliers of automation controls; bead and bead apexing machinery; bladders; brakes; calenders, chemicals, control systems; conveyors; supplies for curing systems; cutters; data collection, engineering services; extruders and related products; measurement systems; inspection systems; lubricants, marking equipment, materials handling systems; mills; mixers; mold products and cleaning; motion control; nondestructive testing systems; processing equipment; tire assembly products and equipment; sensors; testing equipment and services; presses and so much more. If you’d like more information on whether this is the right show for you, please contact Brent Weaver, sales manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or Pete McNeil, sales representative, email@example.com.
How is the exhibit and conference different?
ITEC combines world class (and world-wide) exhibitors with an exceptional technical program. As much attention is paid to building an outstanding conference program as is spent on making sure the exhibitors can provide real-world experience and solutions. Attendees, who come from throughout the world, can learn as much on the exhibit floor as in the conference rooms.
Who is the typical attendee for this event?
ITEC is known for having a high percentage of attendees who make purchasing decisions. The show also attracts the technical people who influence buying decisions. ITEC attendees include company Presidents and CEOs; VP’s of Applications, Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing, and Technology; Managing Directors, Managers of Engineering; Materials, Mechanical, Electrical, Design, Environmental, Applications, OTR, and Tire and Mold Engineers; Senior Chemists; Compounders; Tire Curing Managers; Applications and Research Scientists; Plant Engineers and Managers; Supply Chain Managers; Compounders; Tire Builders; and Buyers.
What are the networking opportunities?
Conference attendees will have many opportunities to interact with professional colleagues on and off the show floor. Networking will occur during the refreshment breaks, complimentary lunches, the ever-popular cocktail receptions and unique hospitality options that are available to exhibitors.
Akron has historically been the center of the American tire industry, and is still the home of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. In addition, technical centers for Firestone, Hankook, Kumho and Nexen are nearby. Cooper Tire is just 90 minutes away. Plus, many suppliers to the tire manufacturing industry are located in northeast Ohio.
What does it cost to attend the event?
If you are interested in meeting the exhibitors and walking the exhibit hall, that is absolutely FREE!
If you plan on attending the technical presentations for which ITEC is so well known, the cost for manufacturers is $450. For suppliers, full conference registration is $700.