DRAYTON, Ontario (May 30, 2014) — The Tire Dealers Association of Canada (TDAC) will hold its 2014 National Trade Show & Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario, , on Sept. 18-20.
The event, at the Marriot Niagara Falls and Scotiabank Convention Centre and hosted by the Ontario Tire Dealers Association (OTDA), brings together four regional tire dealer associations. This year’s theme is “Be In The Game” with keynote speakers Donald Cooper of the Cooper Sportswear family and Dave Chilton, bestselling author, publisher and television presenter.
The event kicks off on Sept. 18 with the President’s Tailgate Party; Sept. 19 activities include the Hall of Fame Breakfast and keynote speakers.
In keeping with the theme, the presenters of the Sept. 20 workshops “Training Camp” will talk about “Rules & Infractions,” “Life After the Majors” and “The Scouting Report.” Presenters include: Robert Monster, senior vehicle standards engineer at Ministry of Transportation of Ontario; Usman Valiante, senior policy analyst at Corporate Policy Group L.L.P.; Bob Ferguson, program manager at Canadian Association of Recycling Agencies (CATRA); and Dennis DesRosiers, founder and president at DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc.
For more information or to register, visit the OTDA website.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|