AKRON (Jan. 27, 2017) — The organizers of the North American Tire & Retread Expo (NATRE) have doubled the number of educational presentations at its 2017 conference, with tracks for commercial tire dealers/retreaders and retail tire dealers/auto service professionals.
The third annual conference and trade show takes place April 19-21, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
It is targeted at independent retail and commercial tire dealers, retreaders, auto service professionals, suppliers and others allied to the industry.
New this year are several presentations tailored to auto service professionals. Tire Business is sponsoring the educational conferences, while Latin Expo Group L.L.C. is responsible for the trade show.
Speakers and topics for the Commercial/Retread track include:
- Clif Armstrong, CEO, TP Industrial NAFTA; president, TP Commercial Solutions L.L.C., a division of Pirelli Industrial Tire — "Competitive Factors in the North American Commercial Tire Industry;"
- Peggy Fisher, president, TireStamp Inc. — "Telematics in the Commercial Tire Industry;"
- Paul Dvorak, CEO, America Industrial Tire Corp. — "Profiting from Solid Industrial, Skid Steer and Telehandler Tires;" and
- Hugo Sandberg, senior sales manager, molded products and business development, Hexpol A.B. — "Envelope Management—Making Your Investment Last."
In addition, David Stevens, managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau will again moderate a panel of retreaders, a casings dealer and a tire repair specialist.