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International Tire Exhibition and Conference 2010 To Conduct Recycling and Retreading Workshop

Denise Kennedy of DK Enterprises to moderate panel with six industry experts
    AKRON, OH, April 30, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) will feature a half-day interactive workshop: "Recycling and Retreading Bring Value To The Tire Industry," on Monday September 20, at the I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

Moderated by Denise Kennedy, founder and president of DK Enterprises, the workshop will cover the progression of the tire recycling industry and explore what new markets mean for manufacturers, dealers, distributors, suppliers and other recyclers.

Leaders in the tire recycling industry will explore the challenges and opportunities tire recyclers and retreaders face to maintain their economic foothold, consistency in quality and quantity of raw materials and demand for finished goods. This session will discuss how creating markets are vital to the overall health of the tire industry and how changes in new tire compounds, materials, construction and design impact scrap tire processing and recycled rubber markets.

Kennedy brings over 20 years of expertise to the recycling industry and is a valued liaison to the tire recycling and tire-derived products industries. "Sustainable Solutions is the cornerstone of DK Enterprise's business philosophy which is the hallmark of long-term partnerships. Together we can help the environment and sustain our natural resources", said Kennedy.

Agenda:
1. Michael Blumenthal, Rubber manufacturers Association (RMA), A History and Update on Scrap Tire Industry.
2. Jonathan Levy, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Economics of Tire Recycling and Tire Processing.
3. Denise Kennedy, DK Enterprises, New Trends Yield Higher Value Markets.
4. Frank Papp, Lehigh Technologies, Technical Challenges for the Recycled Rubber Industry.
5. John Sheerin, Bridgestone Retail Center, Manufacturer's Trends - Environmental Opportunities for Tire Recycling and Reuse.

The workshop is included in the registration fee of $50 for independent tire dealers distributors and personnel at tire manufacturing facilities. The registration fee for suppliers to the tire industry is $200.

About ITEC

ITEC (www.itec-tireshow) is a biennial trade show and conference co-produced by Rubber & Plastics News and Tire Business, both Crain Communications Inc. publications. Originally started in 1994 as an event for the world's tire manufacturing industry, ITEC in 2010 will expand into a show that encompasses all aspects of the tire industry with a special emphasis on sales, marketing, tire design, development and manufacturing to tire distribution, reuse and recycling.

Goldfinch Communications, Inc., is a public relations/media relations firm specializing in the global tire industry.


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