BOWIE, Md. — Are the Right to Repair issue and the expected growth of electric vehicles (EVs) issue worth gambling on?
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will look at each during a special forum, to be held in the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas, on Oct. 30 prior to the opening of the Global Tire Expo/Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
The event will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the 30th at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Melrose 4 room..
TIA is inviting key industry stakeholders, including tire dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and activists, to participate in the discussion of these topics, which some say will impact the replacement tire and automotive service business..
"We recognize how important right to repair legislation is to the survival of the independent tire and automotive aftermarket," TIA CEO Richard Gust said.
"We understand the challenges electric vehicles are creating for tire and vehicle service shops. What better way to address them than in Las Vegas and the GTE/SEMA Show where industry leaders can delve into these topics, share thoughts and ideas, and hopefully come up with some strategies in dealing with them."
Speakers from TIA and SEMA will lead the right to repair discussion, while members of TIA's Electric Vehicle Advisory Council will conduct the forum on EVs.
Anyone interested in participating in the forum should contact Roy Littlefield, TIA vice president of government affairs, to reserve a spot. TIA also will provide lunch prior to the event.
For more information and/or to sign up for the Forum, contact at Littlefield at 240 544-1265 or by email at [email protected].