MIAMI (Oct. 7, 2014) — The organizer of the World Tire & Retread Expo, scheduled for April 15-17, 2015, in New Orleans, has decided to change the event's name to the North American Tire & Retread Expo to reflect the targeted audience more accurately.
The organizer, Latin Expo Group L.L.C., is also the entity behind the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, held annually in Panama City, Panama, for the past five years.
Gustavo Lima, CEO of Latin Expo Group and of Oriente Triangle Latin America Inc., originally had announced the New Orleans event in May.
The show's renamed website shows 61 exhibitors have signed up for the event, nearly half of which are Chinese tire manufacturers or their North American representatives.
The expo will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
The show is set just ahead of Automechanika Chicago, scheduled for Chicago April 24-26, 2015.