HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (Feb. 24, 2014) — For the first time, the Clemson University Tire Industry Conference will offer a pre-conference workshop when it convenes at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort April 23-25.
The workshop, "Legislative/Regulatory Development and Rulemaking," is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23. Michael Wischhusen, technical director-litigation at Michelin North America Inc. and a frequent speaker at the conference, will lead the workshop.
The conference is divided into four sessions: "New Technology," "Tire Industry Outlook," "Materials," and "Environmental."
Speakers include Doug Major, senior director of product support for the Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. Group; Tracey Norberg, senior vice president and corporate counsel, Rubber Manufacturers Association; Eugene Peterson, tire program leader, Consumer Reports; Bill Hyde, senior director-olefins and elastomers, HIS Chemical; Rodolpho B. Manzone, vice president-market development, Yulex Corp.; Dick Gust, president, Liberty Lakin Inc.; and Glenn Maidment, president, Rubber Association of Canada.
Early bird registration is $795 per person for the conference alone and $995 for the conference and pre-conference workshop until Feb. 28. After Feb. 28, registration is $995 for the conference, $1,295 for the conference and workshop.
The Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees at $159 per night. March 31 is the deadline for the special rate. Participants should mention the Clemson Conference when booking.
For more information about the conference, go to its website.
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||