CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) will explore the tire and rubber industry's advances in technology, innovation, regulation and economics at a two-day conference, Tire & Rubber Summit 2019, scheduled for June 11-12 in Toronto.
The Summit — themed "Driving to the Future" — features a lineup of presentations from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses and regulators who will discuss rubber industry issues from the Canadian perspective.
The Summit's focus will be on the speed of technological advancements in the tire and automotive industries and their effect on product development, manufacturing processes and other business aspects.
"When it comes to technology, industries across the globe are living through some very exciting times," TRAC President Glenn Maidment said, "and our 2019 Summit will discuss the technologies that are changing how rubber manufacturers do business today and tomorrow: Autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, machine learning and others."
TRAC has not published a list of speakers yet. The event will begin the evening of the 11th with a reception/dinner and keynote address. The program itself will from from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 12th.
Among the topics on the agenda are:
- Rubber Material Feedstocks — Supply and Demand Outlook;
- Regulatory Initiatives and Outlook;
- Canadian Economic Outlook; and
- Driving to the Future — a look at technologies such as connected vehicles and advanced networks and their potential impact on the rubber industry.
The event will be held at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel in Etobicoke, Ontario.
To learn more about the event and to register, visit TRAC's website.