KNOWLE, England-Following favorable response to its first event, the second annual International Tyre Traders Summit will be extended to three full days, Feb. 28-March 1, to accommodate an anticipated 15-percent increase in delegates. Summit '96 in Barcelona, Spain, will build on the successes achieved in the first summit in Cannes, France, earlier this year, according to organizers, which facilitated face-to-face meetings between dealers and other traders and buyers from major tire markets throughout the world.
The 1996 summit will be extended to include dealers in South America, the Far East and Africa, however, attendance will continue to be restricted by invitation only.
For more information, contact International Tyre Traders Summit Ltd., P.O. Box 3738, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, England B94 6BG; tel. 01564-70-3993.
ARA seeks hall-of-fame entries
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-The American Retreaders Association is accepting nominations for the International Tire Retreading and Repairing Hall of Fame.
Anyone may submit the name of a family member, co-worker or acquaintance who has made ``outstanding contributions to the industry'' and is either deceased, retired or 65 years old.
Once a nomination is received, it is reconsidered each year. The next induction ceremony is scheduled for April 18 in Louisville, during the ARA World Tire Conference & Exhibition.
Nomination forms are available through the ARA at P.O. Box 37203, Louisville, Ky. 40233-7203; (502) 968-8900.
Schaub to address Canada show
VANCOUVER, British Columbia-Michelin Americas Small Tires COO, David Schaub, will deliver the keynote address at the 1996 Tire Dealers Association of Canada convention, Feb. 14-17 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Western Canadian Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association, which is hosting the biennial event, has developed a convention schedule that will include three seminars on Feb. 16, to be repeated the next day, and a three-day trade show, includ-ing a ``Super Selling Event'' in which exhibitors offer special deals during the two-hour period.
For more information, contact the TDAC, 682 Valetta St., London, Ontario N6H 2Y6; (519) 641-2548.
Show to feature memorabilia
WASHINGTON-The National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association is seeking submissions for a special display at its annual trade show, Oct. 12-14, in New Orleans, that highlights the tire industry of 1920, the founding year of the association.
The historical display will include the earliest tires and tire servicing equipment, as well as advertising and promotional material of the period. Tire dealers, retreaders, tire companies and other industry suppliers are eligible to submit entries.
For more information, contact the NTDRA's Convention and Educational Group at (800) 876-8372.
Forum to examine family firms
BROOKLINE, Mass.-Family Firm Institute (FFI), a professional association of family business advisors, educators and owners, will discuss the future stability and growth of the family-run business during its international conference, Oct. 11-14, at the Adam's Mark Hotel, St. Louis.
Experts from several countries will address issues ranging from the role of family businesses in the global economy to the effects of wealth on second- and third-generation family business members.
For more information, contact FFI, 12 Harris St., Brookline, Mass. 02146; (617) 738-1591. Fax: (617) 738-4883.
RMA plans 80th annual meeting
WASHINGTON-Fred Barnes, an editor of New Republic magazine and a panelist on television news commentary programs, and Marvin Cetron, a pioneer in corporate, industry, demographic and lifestyle forecasting, will address the Rubber Manufacturers Association's 80th annual meeting, Nov. 17, at the Renaissance Stouffer Mayflower Hotel in Washington.
For more information, contact Kristen Karczewski at the RMA, (202) 682-4846.