ATRC 2017 has an impressive line-up of high-profile speakers from the tyre and allied industries, enlightening presentations by industry experts, comprehensive Technical Sessions, and lively interactions on the conference theme, “Breakthrough Technology for Sustainable Future,” focusing on cutting edge manufacturing technology that sustains the industry as well as environment
The fourth Asian Tyre& Rubber Conference (ATRC 2017), Asia’s premier conference on tyres, has lined up a high-profile team of industry leaders as speakers, including Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director and CEO of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV). Nesselhauf will be among the Distinguished Speakers at the Inaugural Session of the conference on the morning of June 16, 2017.
Organised by Asian Business Media (ABM), publishers of Tyre Asia, Rubber Asia and Auto Parts Asia, the June 16 – 17 event at Hyatt Regency, Chennai, India, is now at the final stage of its countdown.
“We are proud to have Erich Nesselhauf as a Distiguished Speaker. As the head of Diamler India, he has a ringside seat of the automobile industry in the region which is a key segment of tyre and rubber industry. His perception on the industry will be one of the important take-aways for the participants of ATRC 2017. The Conference is now all set to roll,” says Zachariah George, the Organising Committee Chairman.

Eminent speakers

The list of speakers also includes Harm Voortman, President and CEO of VMI, Holland, Mike Norman, VMI, Holland, EdoardoSalaorni, Director, Marangoni Meccanica, Italy, Dr. Dieter Barz, Altracon, Germany, Colin Clarke, Struktol, Germany, Jan-Mar Kop, Inmess, Germany, AzitaEftekhary, Rubber Ind. Eng. & Research Company, Iran, Ajith Kumar, Chairman, Rubber Board, India, Rajiv Budhraja, ATMA, India, Suvarna, Bainite Machines, India, Peter Haan, Siemens, Germany, and David Stevens, TRIB, USA, Mario Goldmann, Zeiss Group, Germany, Hauke Paul, Electronic Systems, Italy, and Jonathan Darab, Director for the Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation (GCAPS).

Conference theme

“Breakthrough Technology for Sustainable Future” is the theme of ATRC 2017 which reflects the conference’s focus on cutting edge manufacturing technology that sustains the industry as well as the environment.
The presentations will cover every aspect of tyre manufacturing technology. The emphasis is on green technology that can sustain the industry’s long-term growth.
Technical Sessions are being formatted so as to group presentations that deal with a particular segment of manufacturing technology. The Sessions will be chaired by leading industry experts from top tyre companies like MRF, Apollo, Ceat and JK Tyre among others.
“As proved in our earlier editions, everything about the conference will be of the highest standards. It will offer the best in both style and substance,” says Zachariah George, ATRC Chairman.
“ The selection of the theme, the profile of the speakers and the choice of the papers are the most important areas of ATRC. The line-up is of high standard. The list of speakers include some of the best minds in the industry,” he adds.

A must-attend event

ATRC is for all those who matter in the tyre and rubber industries — Chairman, CEO, MD, COO, Technical Heads, R&D Heads, Key Account Managers, Consultants, Business Directors, Senior Executives Raw Material & Reinforcement, Scientists and Engineers among others.
Held every two years, the ATRC is dedicated exclusively to tyre makers and those that serve the industry. Much attention is paid to building an outstanding conference programme that provides a real-world experience and solutions.
The two-day event combines dedicated special presentations, keynote addresses and panel discussions. The conference presents the most ideal platform to share ideas and engage in networking opportunity unrivalled within the tyre manufacturing sector in Asia.

VMI is Corporate Sponsor

VMI, Holland, is the Corporate Sponsor of ATRC 2017. Other sponsors and supporters include Marangoni Meccanica, TRM Tyre Retreading Machinery, Italy, Mesnac, China, HF Tire Tech Group, Germany, BKT, India, and Bainite Machinery, India, AFACHE, South Korea (Co-Sponsors), CIMCORP, Finland ( Dinner), GECAPS, USA and Siemens, Germany (Lunch), Sinoarp, China, inmess, Germany, Pukhraj, India (Tea & Coffee), Altracon, Germany (Supporter), Struktol, Germany (Lanyard), TRIB, IRSG, AITDF, ETRMA, IISRP, AIRIA, ATMA, RSDC, ETRTO, CAPEXIL (Associates).
Impressive past editions
The past three editions of ATRC won wide accolades for impeccable organisation and the high quality of speakers and their papers.
A truley global line-up of speakers and participating companies made ATRC 2015 one of the most meaningful international tyre conferences. The conference was inaugurated by General Bikram Singh (Retd.), former Chief of the Indian Army and Chairman, Chiefs of Staff.
Speakers included leading experts from Bridgestone, Hyundai, VMI Holland and a range of global companies, tyre industry organisations and universities. The theme “Technological & Innovative Excellence in Green Manufacturing for Sustainable Growth” sparked off highly interesting presentations and interactions that spread across six Technical Sessions.
The general feedback of delegates on the success of ATRC 2015 was aptly summed up by Harm Voortman, President & CEO, VMI, who said: “Now ATRC has emerged as a world class conference and the papers were excellent and profile of the delegates outstanding. Well, we just can’t miss this event.”
For details, contact:
Zachariah George, Conference Chairman, Tel : +91-44-24490463, Mobile :+91-98401 17616
Email : [email protected]
Antony Powath, President, Asian Business Media, Tel : +91-9833 901 586, Email : [email protected]