ITEC Tire Manufacturing Conference Among the Many Exhibitions Smithers Will Attend this Fall

The fall tradeshow season is drawing near and Smithers Rapra will be among the hundreds of exhibitors at some of the industry’s most talked about conferences and events.

Beginning Septmeber 9th – 11th , Smithers will exhibit at the International Tire & Exhibition Conference (ITEC) for tire manufacturers. The show will take place at the John S. Knight Convention Center in Akron, OH and will offer technical seminars, keynote addresses, featured presentations and exhibition with vendors specializing in a variety of products and services for the tire and automotive industry. Among the speakers will be Smithers Rapra General Manager's Bruce Lambillotte and Jim Popio. Also, CEO and President of The Smithers Group, J. Michael Hochschwender, will give the keynote address at the Tire Society Inc.'s 33rd Annual Business Meeting and Conference. He will discuss the history of innovation in the tire industry and how changes in quality regulations will change its future landscape.

The North American Automotive Testing Expo will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI on October 7th – 9th. This major event draws R&D engineers and product developers to a showcase of the latest technologies in automotive production and design. Smithers Rapra will present their many product and material testing services for the automotive industry including whole tire testing, winter testing,   rubber and polymer components testing, material benchmarking and chemical analysis among others.

Finally, Smithers Rapra will also exhibit at this year’s International Rubber Expo at the 2014 International Elastomer Conference in Nashville, TN on October 14th – 16th. The event is hosted by the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), an organization dedicated to advanced technologies of the rubber industry. The Expo focuses on presenting educational seminars and hosting technical meetings for scientists, engineers, and other industry specialists.