Canadian Tire & Rubber ​Summit 2017

 

TRAC will be holding its Tire and Rubber Summit on the 19th and 2oth June at King City, Ontario.

The precursor of our Tire & Rubber Summit dates back more than 30 years, and its core value remains constant to this day: as a networking aggregator, bring together C-level executives of the tyre and rubber industry to collaborate, reveal latest trends and address key issues and developments affecting the global tire industry, with a spotlight on Canada.

In the Tire & Rubber Summit, TRAC created world-class event that explores the rubber industry’s economic aspects, technology, innovation and regulation. All the expertise put forth at the event comes from executives in rubber companies, non-tyre manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who together will discuss rubber industry issues from uniquely Canadian perspective.

Summit 2017: Trump, Trade, and Tension

There is no escaping it—the anxiety, the uncertainty, the seeming powerlessness of it all. The pace of change is breathtaking with global dynamics playing out in front of our eyes, with manufacturing right in the middle of it all.  

Canadian rubber manufacturers and suppliers face profound challenges brought on by global economic and political changes and, as NAFTA comes under fire, we are inundated with trade agreements between Canada and E.U., and potential agreements with South America (Mercosur) and a seeming fast-paced pivot to China, with others coming on soon. 

And as Canada and U.S. work on renegotiating NAFTA, the U.S. is raising prospects of a border tax on automotive products, and disregarding how deeply integrated is the automotive industry across North America, causing a major concern for the automotive industry, a principal industry for tyre and rubber manufacturers.

This year’s Tire & Rubber Summit comes at a critical time and may be the perfect antidote to make sense of it all with learned colleagues and expert panelists to discuss the major issues and challenges affecting our businesses, our market may give delegates some insight into the challenges of the Canadian and North American markets.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

 

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