BOWIE, Md. (July 30, 2015) — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has unveiled the educational sessions for the Global Tire Expo - Powered by TIA at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Nov. 3 – Nov. 6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
- TPMS: New Developments in TPMS and Tool Technology: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
This educational session will have original equipment manufacturers discussing what has just come out and what is coming in the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sector of the industry. It also will shine a light on TPMS tools in the market today that can offer benefits to a service shop, TIA said.
- Truck Tires: Road Service Safety: 10- 11 a.m.
This truck tires seminar will analyze the risks associated with emergency road service and provide valuable tips that dealers can use to protect employees.
- Successful Tire Dealers Share Their Secrets: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Winners of the industry's trade publications' awards, including the winner of Tire Business' Humanitarian Award, describe what makes them successful, followed by a question and answer session.
- Truck Tires: TPMS for Trucks: 10 - 11 a.m.
This session will focus in the different types of TPMS technology that fleets are currently using and provide attendees with the service requirements for each system.
- Aftermarket Wheels and Tires — Right Sale, Right Fit: 10 - 11 a.m.
TIA and the SEMA Wheel & Tire Council are offering new and updated resources to support making the sale and completing the install.
- Women Driven: Women in Business — Shattering the Glass Ceiling!: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Powered by the SEMA Businesswomen's Network & TIA Female Only - Networking & Education Special Event: “The last decade has witnessed a growing awareness of the value women bring to the workplace, the impact they make on organizational bottom line and the contribution to the economy at large,” TIA said. This session includes a panel of women in the automotive industry who will participate in an open dialogue on the qualities it takes to excel in business.
- Management: Training More Than Tires: 2 - 3:00 p.m.
This seminar will outline the different training requirements tire retailers should consider when developing a comprehensive employee training program.
- Global Retread Symposium: 3 - 5:00 p.m.
TIA and the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will host a gathering of retread industry leaders and professionals from around the world to discuss retreading issues that cross international boundaries and impact the industry as a whole. TIA said the symposium will include panel discussions, led by industry experts, on a number of relevant topics that affect the industry.