4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets ,

25-26 Nov, 2010 - Istanbul, TURKEY

Novotel Istanbul & Ibis Istanbul

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"Realigning to Take Advantage of the Recovering Tire & Rubber Markets"


CMT has been organizing annual Rubber & Tire conference for Asia and CEE region since 2005. Into it's 4th series, the CEE Rubber & Tire conference was previously held in Budapest, Prague and Krakow, gathering key producers, end-users and other suppliers in the supply chain under one roof for high octane discussion and exchange.


Tire Market Return to Growth amid Rising Costs and Shortage of Key Raw Materials

  • The 2010 tire shipments would rebound back to pre-crisis level. Total shipments are expected to increase by around 8%, propelled by rise in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) passenger tires and passenger replacement segments, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association.
  • Bridgestone reversed the net loss suffered in 2009 and posted a 15% jump in profit in the first half of 2010. They have upgraded their full-year forecast due to growing demand for vehicles worldwide.
  • The Yokohama Rubber Co. raised its earnings projections for the period from April 1 to Sept. 30, 2010. They forecast their net sales will increase 18.3% over the same period in the previous fiscal year.
  • Pirelli & C. S.p.A. nearly doubled its pre-tax earnings and boosting sales by 16.2 % in Q1 2010. Accordingly, they forecast additional sales growth for the fiscal year of about 4 % over earlier projections, and an operating earnings margin of at least 6.5%.

While the tire market is back on track, tire makers have to deal with material shortage and escalating costs.


Worldwide shortage of natural rubber caused by extreme weather drove up rubber prices. "Global production will lag behind soaring demand for at least another two years", predicts Pongsak Kerdvongbundit, managing director of Von Bundit, largest natural rubber producer in Thailand. Worldwide rubber consumption will climb 9.4% in 2010, the fastest increase in 6 years, fueled by global economic rebound. The upbeat global automotive market contributes largely to the rising rubber demand. (source: Bloomberg news)


Reason #1 to attend 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets: Obtain the Latest Updates on Key Raw Materials for Tire Manufacturing

  • Natural Rubber Market, presented by: LMC International
  • Synthetic Rubber Market, presented by: Styron
  • Butadiene Outlook, presented by: Ineos
  • Carbon Black Market Outlook, presented by: Konimpex
  • Steel & Textile Reinforcement Materials, presented by: Teijin Aramid and Bekaert
  • Tire Oil, presented by: Nynas

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Economic Growth directly impact the Rubber & Tire market


Zooming into Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), the region will lead in the economic recovery of Europe, according to The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. In particular, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine demonstrated higher growth rates of 6.3%, 4% and 3.8% respectively, indicating that they are on the high road to recovery. In turn, the rubber market in CEE return to the black and registered an average growth of 2.5% across the region.


Reason #2 to attend 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets: Equip yourself with Forecasts on the Global & CEE Economies for Better Corporate Planning

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Achieving Higher Standards of Environmental and Safety for Tires


Tire manufacturing has become extremely technical and forward-thinking as manufacturers look to push the boundaries of what can be achieved to meet consumer demand. Changes in regulatory framework also drive innovations in tire design and manufacturing. Important EU Commission regulation that impact on tire development include:

  • EC no. 661/2009: Higher standards for tire with regards to safety, rolling resistance and noise
  • EC no. 443/2009: Vehicle regulation which specify reduction in emission

Reason #3 to attend 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets: Hear First-hand from Leading Tire Makers

  • Bridgestone present on: Impact of Recent Governmental Policies and Regulations on Tire Design and Manufacturing
  • Apollo Tyres present on: Driving Innovations & Change in Tire Designs & Technologies

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End-of-Life Tire Management


The European recovery rate has now reached 96%, announced by European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association. This achievement puts Europe in the leading place of being the most advanced in recycling and recovery of tires. Scrap tire-derived products are now increasingly regarded as useful resource for various recycling options.


Reason #4 to attend 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets: Find out Trends in Tire Recycling and New Technologies


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Besides latest market trends and technological updates, 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets paves the way for making deals and building lasting relationships.

Reason #5 to attend 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets: Interaction with the who's who in the CEE Rubber & Tire industries


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Sign up now with your team to gain access to the premier meeting for the CEE Tire & Rubber industries. Register online by clicking here or contact Reema Patnaik reema@cmtsp.com.sg if you have any question.



You will Network with

- Tire Manufacturers & OEMs
- Natural and Synthetic Rubber Producers/Traders/Processors
- Tire Cord Producers
- Rubber Chemical, Additive, Filler Producers
- Tire Machinery & Equipment Providers/Traders
- Tire Mold Equipment & Technology provider
- Tire Retreader
- Tire Recycler
- Rubber and Tire Experts from Governments, Associations, Institutions and Universities

Industry News


The global synthetic rubber industry is back to recovery from the recession. Expanding automotive markets in Asia are lending a boost to the demand for the material. Specifically, China’s rapidly growing need for more tires prompts opportunities for producersto step in with supplies.


Moreover, “growth in the global styrene butadiene rubber consumption is anticipated from the rising demand from Asian countries, particularly China and India, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Central and South America”. (Tire Review)


Discover developments in the global rubber outlook and trends for synthetic rubber at the 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets Summit in Istanbul, via first-hand insights from invited speakers:

  • Trends, Outlook & Innovations in Synthetic Rubber
    Speaker: Mr. Rafael Cayuela, Global Product & Marketing Manager, Synthetic Rubber
    Styron Europe GmbH
  • Market Outlook of Butyl Rubber
    Speaker: Mr. Richard Dobson, Marketing Director, EMEA/LATAM, BU Butyl Rubber
    Lanxess International SA

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08 Nov, 2010


Fiat Spa, Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. led a sixth straight monthly drop in European car sales as demand wanes after government trade-in incentives end.


Registrations in the region fell 9.2 percent to 1.26 million vehicles in September from 1.39 million a year earlier, the Brussels-based European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association said in an e-mailed statement today. Nine-month sales dropped 3.7 percent to 10.6 million.


Deliveries at Fiat, based in Turin, Italy, declined 21 percent to 86,773. Toyota’s registrations tumbled 21 percent to 57,573, while Ford dropped 20 percent to 108,700 units.


European demand is declining as governments end or trim subsidies in place last year to aid the auto industry during the economic crisis. The region’s five biggest markets of Germany, Italy, France, Spain and the U.K. all declined last month, with sales in Spain slumping 27 percent, the steepest drop.


Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-15/fiat-toyota-ford-lead-sixth-consecutive-monthly-drop-in-europe-car-sales.html, Oct 15, 2010


Supported by an exclusive line-up of expert speakers , the 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets in Istanbul, on 25-26 November 2010 sets out to explore how the car industry all across Europe expect to perform in the coming months, amidst the current rubber and tire price volatility concerns.


Packed with many key sessions relating to what is happening in the European market, one of the most anticipated presentations at this 1.5 day event would definitely be the specific focus session on the automotive sector by Ernst & Young. Mr. Mustafa Camlica, their Head of Tax Services, Automotive Industry Leader, will lead a discussion onthe topic entitled “Automotive Outlook and Trends in CEE, Russia, Turkey”.


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22 Oct, 2010


After launching its passenger car radial brands in key markets in Europe in June this year, Apollo Tyres is now gearing up to grab a bigger piece of European market share.


According to Apollo Chairman, Onkar S. Kanwar, the company currently is exporting 50,000 Amazer, Acelere, Aspire and Hawkz radials a month from Vadodara primarily to cater to markets in Germany, the U.K., Italy and Holland. Apollo is still considering its options for production in Eastern Europe, according to Tyres & Accessories, which reported Kanwar has said the company is “evaluating takeover possibilities” within the region.

The tiremaker may invest up to Rs 20 billion (£280 million) buying and setting up facilities outside of India; an Asian acquisition is also being evaluated. A further Rs 10 billion is said to have been earmarked for expanding capacity within India, T&A reported.

Considering the size (200-300 million units annually) of the European tire market, Apollo has a small presence so far. The big push, therefore, is planned for the next fiscal year, provided the Chennai, India, plant starts operating at full stream and takes care of the domestic market, which is witnessing a 30% demand surge.

“There is encouraging customer feedback for our (Apollo) tires in Europe. We will give a big push to our marketing initiative once supply constraints are stabilized,” Kanwar told Hindu Business Line.


Source : Tirereview, September 30, 2010


Given Apollo Tyres expansion plans, 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets conference is pleased to have Dr. Arup Kumar Chandra, Head of R&D with Apollo Tyres Ltd addressing the topic Driving Innovations & Change in Tire Designs & Technologies” and sharing new insights and the latest developments in Tire industry.


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06 Oct, 2010


Despite that fact that the recession is having a negative impact on the supply of end-of-life tires to sorting and recycling companies, ETRMA [European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association] confirms that a positive trend in the management of end-of-life tires is occurring, and the European recovery rate has now reached 96%.

“This achievement also promotes Europe as one of the most advanced regions in the world in the recycling and recovery of tires,” claims the ETRMA in a press statement.

The principal advance, explains the ETRMA, has been the growth in the number of environmentally-friendly and cost-effective options for recycling tires. Scrap tire-derived products are now increasingly regarded as a useful resource for various recycling options.


Source: Tirereview.com, 22 July 2010


Those interested to take advantage of this upward trend and to find out more on the latest industry updates should make a date to come down to the 4th CEE Tire & Rubber Markets conference in Istanbul this 25-26 November. Tire Retreading and Recycling Trends is one of the many interesting topics featured in the program.


Hear first-hand from the experts on their experiences and recommendations regarding this area, and many more discussion subjects for the Tire & Rubber Industry.


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24 Sep, 2010


A few weeks ago we announced the dates of 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets but after receiving feedback from the industry, we’ve now opted to reschedule our Istanbul conference dates as follow:  

The New Dates for 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets:
25 – 26 November 2010, Istanbul



In addition to the many pertinent topics to be shared, the 4th CEE Rubber & Tire Markets will showcase a dedicated session covering Tire Retreading & Recycling Trends, a significant topic area in view of recent reports on researchers at the Tubitak Marmara Research Centre in Gebze, Turkey, coming with a novel way to deal with old tyres. They are reacting them with sand and turning them into silicon carbide, a material that can fetch up to €10,000 ($13,000) a tonne. Tubitak is one of nine collaborators in what is known as the TyGRe project, a European Union-financed endeavour intended to make useful things out of redundant rubber. The project was started as a way of dealing with the 325,000 tonnes of tyres sent to landfills across Europe each year. If those can now be turned into something useful, this TyGRe will really have earned its stripes.


Source:Recycling Tyres: the Ultimate Retread, 9 August 2010


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03 Sep, 2010