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Traction Summit

July 26-27, 2022
Charlotte, NC, & Online

Traction Summit is coming to Charlotte, NC, and online, July 26-27, 2022!

Everything about vehicles is changing: from how we buy them, to how we use them, to whether we will drive them or they will drive us. The needs of the auto industry and the consumer are changing along with these trends. Traction Summit is the definitive meeting place to discuss and understand future opportunities for tires, and to make the connections needed to capitalize on those prospects. With a unique blend of speakers and attendees from throughout the full tire supply chain, including tire sensor startups, the world’s leading tire manufacturers, and the voice of the customer from fleets, aftermarket, and OEMs, Traction Summit is unlike any conference in the tire sector.

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. Along with presenting leading industry information at Traction Summit, with over 90 years of expertise in rubber testing, Smithers provides custom tire analysis and standard testing to meet your requirements. Learn More About Tire Testing >>>

David Howland - General Motors

David Howland

Global Leader for Tire Testing and Analytical Methods at General Motors
Jay Spears - Continental Tire

Jay Spears

Director of Standards and Regulation, The Americas at Continental Tire
Dr. John Baldwin - Discount Tire

Dr. John Baldwin

Chief Product & Technical Strategist at Discount Tire
Doug Terrill - Hankook Tire and Technology Company, Ltd

Doug Terrill

Test Team Manager at Hankook Tire and Technology Company, Ltd
Brent Gruber - J.D. Power

Brent Gruber

Senior Director of Global Automotive at J.D. Power
Dr. James A. Popio - Smithers

Dr. James A. Popio

Vice President of Operations - North America at Smithers