Tire & Rubber Summit 2017
About the Tire & Rubber Summit
The precursor of our Tire & Rubber Summit dates back more than 30 years, and its core value remains constant to this day: as a networking aggregator, bring together C-level executives of the tire and rubber industry to collaborate, reveal latest trends and address key issues and developments affecting the global tire industry, with a spotlight on Canada.
In the Tire & Rubber Summit, TRAC created world-class event that explores the rubber industry’s economic aspects, technology, innovation and regulation. All the expertise put forth at the event comes from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who together will discuss rubber industry issues from uniquely Canadian perspective.
Our event features presentations and speakers who deliver thought-provoking ideas, allows the attendees the opportunity to absorb the latest industry insights, and jumpstarts industry conversations. The Summit’s professional presentations provide latest insights and uncover potential new market directions, while the cooperative and collegial environment creates invaluable networking opportunities, connects new business opportunities, and helps grow market presence and increase business performance.
Summit 2017: Navigating the New Normal in International Trade
There is no escaping it—the anxiety, the uncertainty, the seeming powerlessness of it all. The pace of change is breathtaking with global dynamics playing out in front of our eyes, with manufacturing right in the middle of it all.
Canadian rubber manufacturers and suppliers face profound challenges brought on by global economic and political changes and, as NAFTA comes under fire, we are inundated with trade agreements between Canada and E.U., and potential agreements with South America (Mercosur) and a seeming fast-paced pivot to China, with others coming on soon.
And as Canada and U.S. work on renegotiating NAFTA, the U.S. is raising prospects of a border tax on automotive products, and disregarding how deeply integrated is the automotive industry across North America, causing a major concern for the automotive industry, a principal industry for tire and rubber manufacturers.
This year’s Tire & Rubber Summit comes at a critical time and may be the perfect anecdote to make sense of it all with learned colleagues and expert panelists to discuss the major issues and challenges affecting our businesses, our market and our country.