AKRON — Booth sales for the International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) 2018 opened in late September, and the exhibit hall already is 65 percent sold out.
To be held Sept. 11-13 in Akron, ITEC is North America's premier tire manufacturing industry event, combining a large exhibit hall — more 28,000 square feet of space — with a conference program that features 40 to 60 technical presentations over the three-day period.
First in for prime space and a corporate sponsorship was VMI Group, a market leader in tire production machinery. Other industry leaders that have secured space include Cimcorp Automation, Erhardt & Leimer, Mesnac and HG Group.
Well-positioned booths, including one 20x20-foot booth, are available. Several 10x20- and 10x10-foot booths also remain.
In addition to exhibit space, sponsorships also are disappearing as companies work to gain maximum impact with ITEC's international attendees.
Both corporate sponsorships and all the technical sponsorships are sold. However, other important branding opportunities remain.
Every two years, ITEC attracts about 1,600 attendees from around the world. Delegates are decision makers from every aspect of the tire manufacturing industry.