Goodyear, GM, Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli, and More Tire and Rubber Experts are Sharing Insights at Traction Summit 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#auto–Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, is holding the industry-leading Traction Summit conference in Charlotte, NC, July 26-27, 2022. The event will also be available on-demand.

Smithers has been in the Tire testing market since the 1920’s and has a very strong brand for independent expert opinion on tire performance. Since 2013 this annual event has been the definitive meeting place to discuss and understand future opportunities for tires, and to make the connections needed to capitalize on those prospects.

The 2022 program features speakers from Goodyear, GM, Momentive, Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli, Tyrata, Smithers, U.S. Tire Manufacturers, Cabot, Carbon X, USTMA, Department of Toxic Substance Control, and many more.

Insightful sessions will cover industry insights, manufacturing and material selection, sustainability, case studies, the OEM perspective, regulations, aftermarket solutions, and more. The 2022 theme highlights: Sustainability in Tires – From Materials to Aftermarket.

For example, General Motors will provide insights on efforts in working with their supply base as it relates to sustainability. A presentation by Pirelli will provide a deep dive into emerging sustainability trends affecting the automotive and tire industries.

Featuring a focus on connection with discussion-leading panels, designated networking breaks, an included networking reception and lunch, and a space for exhibitors to display new products and solutions, the connections made at this event are crucial to the industry.

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About Smithers:

Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Smithers is a multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. With laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, Smithers supports customers in the transportation, life science, packaging, materials, components, consumer, dry commodities, and energy industries. Smithers delivers accurate data, on time, with high touch, by integrating science, technology, and business expertise, so customers can innovate with confidence.


Primary Event Contact: Shelby Heitzenrater,

Media Contact:

Glenn G. Goldney,

Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing
+1 (330) 203-2188

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