The 2018 Tire Technology Expo is the world’s premier tire technology showcase, with nearly 300 stands exhibiting equipment and materials that cover the complete spectrum of the manufacturing process. Running in conjunction with the expo is the conference, which features an amazing line up of speakers and presentations. A spokesperson for organisers UKi Media & Events told us why tire dealers should attend.
Get up close and personal with vendors and exhibitors
This will be Tire Technology Expo’s third visit to the city of Hannover and is a bigger event than 2017 with nearly 300 exhibitors. Not only will you be able to see the latest technology for tire research, development and manufacturing, you’ll also be able to enjoy valuable one-on-one time with exhibitors and presenters. In addition, the event plays host to the annual three-day conference, with a line-up of 180 expert speakers from across the globe.
There is a big focus on sustainability and autonomous vehicles
The size of this year’s event is a result of the growth of the chemicals, materials, tire and design section of the show. This suggests an increase in sustainability and recycling R&D, something reflected in the conference papers and presentations. From next generation tires to the vehicles driving them, there’s a focus on the future of the industry and how that needs to be a sustainable one.
The biggest names in the industry will be there
The nearly 300 exhibitors are a veritable who’s-who of the industry, with everyone from A&D Europe to ZF Friedrichshafen exhibiting. The event is a truly global one with names including Continental, Dr Gupta Verlag, ERJ, Tyre Asia and Siemens. The show opens at 10am until 4pm daily with the conference running concurrently. Key speakers will include Michelin, Lehigh Technologies, Pro2Act, Zeppelin Systems, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, and ExxonMobil Chemical.
When and where will the show be?
The expo is free of charge and takes place on 21-22 February 2018 at Deutsche Masse, Hannover, Germany. A full exhibitor list can be found here. The conference runs concurrently and there’s currently a 10% discount offer on one, two and three-day passes. A full programme can be found here. And don’t forget the annual Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence Gala Dinner is being held on the evening of 21 February.