NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 11, 2015) — The 2016 North American Tire & Retread Expo will include a Tire Recycling World exhibit.
The three-day event is scheduled for April 19-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. According to promoters, the Expo will bring together “a wide variety of tire and retread industry professionals for a wealth of networking, buying and selling opportunities.
“Including recycling professionals such as tire recycling equipment manufacturers, tire-derived material (TDM) feedstock suppliers and tire-derived product (TDP) manufacturers will bring the remainder of the tire's lifecycle into the arena, highlighting the importance of recovering energy and high-value materials from the one billion end-of-life tires generated globally each year.”
Participants in the recycling section of the Expo will include Rob Czukor of Tire Recycling Consultants and Denise Kennedy of DK Enterprises — described by show promoters as “leaders in the tire recycling and retread industry.”
“We believe that by bringing tire recycling to the North American Tire & Retread Expo, we can close the loop from the manufactured tire to the end-user and bring higher value to the new tire, tire recycling and retread industries,” Ms. Kennedy said.
Mr. Czukor said that “by including retreaders and recyclers in the lineup, we believe this event has the potential to achieve the magnitude and importance of the International Tire and Rubber Expo,” which was last held in Louisville, Ky., in 2003. “Industry leaders still talk about that one,” he added.
The first North American Tire & Retread Expo, held earlier this year in New Orleans, exceeded expectations, according to promoters, drawing 112 exhibitors and 1,041 attendees from 62 countries. The 2016 event is free for attendees and will include an Inaugural Party at the House of Blues as well as training sessions, special speakers, and the “Miss Retread Truck Tire Contest.”
Interested participants reserving booth space by Dec. 31 will receive a 10 percent early bird discount rate. Attendees can register for the Expo online for free or get a detailed schedule along with airport and hotel information at the Expo's website.