Industry Spotlight - September 2014
2014 Rubber Recycling Symposium
October 22 - 24, 2014
Montréal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel, Montreal, Quebec
The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) and the Rubber Manufacturer's Association (RMA), together with our Host Sponsor, RECYC - QUÉBEC, are pleased to be hosting the 2014 Rubber Recycling Symposium to be held from October 22-24 at the Montréal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.
Historically proven to be a great success, the biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium draws in an international audience of hundreds, including key players in the industry. Bringing together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors, the rubber recycling industry (including processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers and stewardship organizations), as well as government and academia, this unique event has a track record of attracting top decision-makers and creating an interactive conference setting where innovative ideas are formed and partnerships are made. With thought-provoking panels and ample networking opportunities, the Rubber Recycling Symposium provides a hub where thought leaders can interact and work towards the cooperative development of an environmentally sustainable industry.
This Year's Theme: "Driving Innovation to Drive Markets"
The rubber recycling industry isn't anything like it was 25 or even 20 years ago. It's high tech, it's big business and still brimming with opportunity - but there is still a ways to go. The tire stockpiles are essentially gone, collecting, sorting and recycling scrap tires is pretty much now routine, but the market challenge still persists. What to do with all that recovered material?
Our Symposium this year, the eleventh such event since 1994, takes as its premise and theme: the idea that innovation is needed to continually drive existing markets to make them larger, and to drive new ideas that in turn create new markets. But who carries the title of Chief Innovation Officer - who is ultimately responsible to make innovation happen? And what roles do the various players - be it Government, Stewardship Agencies, Producers, or Recyclers - play in this endeavor?
This year's Symposium will profile a number of nationally and internationally distinguished guest speakers, each of whom will be addressing the salient innovations and emerging trends in rubber recycling that have successfully driven markets to make them larger and more effective.
Please visit www.tracanada.ca for all details about our Symposium and to register.