AKRON, Ohio--Smithers Rapra is pleased to announce the North American co-location of two leading international events, Traction: Driving the Tire Industry Forward (www.tractionsummit.com) and Carbon Black World 2016 (www.carbonblackworld.com.) Taking place concurrently across May 25-26, 2016 at the Omni Fort Worth in Fort Worth, TX, the events represent incredible value for the tire industry and carbon black supply chain. Attendees to either event can attend programming at both for no additional cost.
Michelin, Cooper, Hyundai, Hankook, Goodyear and many other major tire manufacturers will share the stage and their expertise during the Traction: Driving the Tire Industry Forward event. The focus of the Traction agenda is on Today’s Tire Innovations for Tomorrow’s Tire Needs. Curated by an expert advisory board, the Traction Summit programing (http://www.tractionsummit.com/program) will offer delegates unprecedented access to the latest in tire innovation from leaders in the industry.
Just across the hall at the co-located Carbon Black World event, Smithers Rapra’s biennial carbon black summit returns to the USA for the first time in four years. Carbon Black World will welcome the entire carbon black supply chain for an agenda (http://www.carbonblackworld.com/program) focused on end-user perspectives, feedstocks, global markets and projects. Birla Carbon, Cabot, Sid Richardson, Notch Consulting, Orion, and others will share insights and enjoy myriad networking opportunities.
Attendees across both events will connect in the shared breaks and meals, meeting people and making connections – from manufacturers to end-users - that help businesses thrive. Conference Producer Patrick Britton said of the event, “We set out to create a well-balanced, technical and commercial program that offers tremendous value to these two interdependent industries. Carbon black attendees will have the ability to network with and discuss critical issues with the largest tire manufacturers while tire manufacturers have unparalleled access to the global carbon black supply chain and more.”
Two full days of immersive programming begin the morning of May 25th with plenary sessions on The Future of Our Industries for both Traction Summit and Carbon Black World attendees, followed by event specific breakout sessions on Innovation in Carbon Black, Feedstocks, Materials and Equipment, Health and Regulatory Concerns, Crystal Ball Wisdom, Tire Users and Beyond, Leading-Edge Innovation in Tires, and Tire Futures – Advanced Materials and More. Registered attendees are free to create their own agenda based upon their interests in each event – moving between programming effortlessly to create a customized conference experience.
About Smithers Rapra
Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. For more information, visit www.smithersrapra.com.