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About the Conference

ITEC Welcomes Bridgestone Americas Commercial Tire President as Keynote Speaker
Eric Higgs, President of the Commercial Truck, Bus and Retread division for Bridgestone Americas, will discuss the evolution of mobility with an emphasis on fleet management trends on Sept. 15, 2020. In his role, Higgs is not only responsible for leading sales, distribution and integrated business planning for the commercial tire and retread business in the U.S. and Canada, but also for the development and delivery of innovative new products, technologies and services.
Prior to joining Bridgestone, Higgs worked at Kimberly-Clark and Proctor & gamble. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MBA from Duke University.

The International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC)—the largest tire manufacturing show in North America.

Join us at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio on September 15-17, 2020. 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 professionals from across the world, can learn as much on the exhibit floor as in the conference rooms.

2020 Conference Topics Include:
• Advances in Manufacturing Equipment
• Advanced Material Characterization
• ASTM Standards for Tires 
• Automation in Tire Processing
• Materials to Enhance Tire Performance
• Recycling
• Reinforcing Materials
• Tire Failure and Analysis
• Tires for Future Applications

Special Topics:
• Keynote Address
• Harold Herzlich Award Address
• Invited Plenary Lectures
• Roundtable Discussions

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 is dedicated exclusively to tire makers and those that serve the industry and is hosted by Rubber & Plastics News.

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