TORONTO — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) has announced its list of speakers for its 2019 Tire & Rubber Summit to be held June 11-12 at the Toronto Airport Marriott.
Keynote speaker at the June 11 opening dinner will be Paul Barter, MBA professor and entrepreneurship adviser at the Schulich School of Business/York University, who will discuss the intersection of technology, business, employment and society in our rapidly changing world, according to TRAC.
The June 12 meeting will begin with a session titled, "Rubber Material Feedstocks — Supply and Demand Outlook."
Panelists in the session will be Dennis Corson, senior vice president, sales and operations, Alan L. Grant Polymer; Robert Rist, regional director, product management, reinforcement materials, Cabot Corp.; and Karthika Kizhakke Vellate, senior procurement analyst, Beroe Inc.
"Regulatory Initiatives and Outlook" is a session on Canadian regulatory initiatives including Canada's Chemical Management Plan and Canada's Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
Panelists will be Sarah Amick, vice president, U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association; Michael Sherbo, director of appeals, Dominion Customs Consultants Inc.; and Pierrette LeBlanc, senior engineer, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada.
Josh Nye, senior economist with the Royal Bank of Canada, will deliver a speech on the Canadian economic outlook.
The program concludes with a two-part program, "Driving to the Future," concerning new technologies affecting the auto and tire industries.
The first part will feature Khaled Boqaileh, co-founder and CEO, LabsCubed; Don Heelis, sales manager, Cimcorp Automation Ltd.; and Ross McKenzie, managing director, Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research.
The second part will feature Mike Nehis, general manager, tire & wheel testing, Smithers Rapra; Jay Spears, director of standards and regulations, Continental Tire the Americas; and Eric Chaniot, chief digital officer, Michelin Group.
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