On Thursday the 5th November the NTDA in association with Tyrepress and supported by CAM, held the first virtual Tyre Industry Conference, which comprised of 4 panellist sessions, designed to help all aspects of the tyre trade make the best of the current challenging circumstances – something that is all the more relevant in light of lockdown 2.0 in England and ongoing restrictions in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The sessions, which can all be watched HERE were as follows:

#TIC2020 SESSION 1 NEW TYRES IN A CORONA-WORLD 

Tyre market trends and stats in the lockdown year:

Panellists:

  • James Ward, Senior Insight Manager, GfK
  • Andrea Manenti, VP North Region, Bridgestone
  • Pravesh Amtha, Sales General Manager Consumer UK&I, Goodyear
  • Chris Anthony, Tyrepress Editor

#TIC2020 SESSION 2 TYRE STANDARDS, SAFETY AND LEGISLATION

Labelling, lockdown and legislation in the tyre business:

Panellists:

  • Graham Willson, Chief Executive, BTMA
  • Stefan Hay, Chief Executive, NTDA
  • Chris Anthony and Andrew Bogie, Tyrepress Editors

#TIC2020 SESSION 3 WASTE TYRES IN EUROPE

Topics discussed include: used tyre trends over the past decade in Europe, the dynamics that are affecting future developments in the sector and the different approaches to waste tyre management.

Panellists:

  • Simon Hodson, Research Director at Astutus Research
  • Andrew Bogie, Tyrepress Editor

#TIC2020 SESSION 4 TYRE RECYCLING – CORONAVIRUS AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Topics discussed include: recent changes affecting collection and processing of end of life tyres in the UK, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sector, the damage of non-compliance and how the industry can help combat rogue operators and future developments in tyre recycling.

Panellists:

  • Peter Taylor OBE, Secretary General of the UK’s Tyre Recovery Association
  • Mark Murfitt, Managing Director of Murfitts Industries
  • Andrew Bogie, Tyrepress Editor

Thank you to all our panellists who  lent their time and expertise to this first virtual Tyre Industry Conference, we hope you enjoy watching the sessions HERE