3rd Rubber & Tire Meet in Krakow Will Address Rising Crude Prices, Harvest Woes, Lack of Substitutes & More

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CMT's 3rd Rubber & Tire Russia/CEE Markets conference is expected to have a bigger turnout as many new speaker companies have consented to share their knowledge and experiences in the fastest growing region for rubber and tire. They include key industry experts from Lanxess, LMC, Sibur, MLPC International and Bekaert who will share their perspectives on the Europe Market Outlook while Synthos, Fenner Dunlop, Rosava and Birla Carbon will examine the demand-supply dynamics and impact of the rising raw materials costs.

An annual rubber & tire meeting to discuss challenges facing the industry will take place in Krakow, Poland on October 14-15, 2008.

One key issue to be raised during the 2-day 3rd Rubber & Tire Russia/CEE Markets conference will be on prices of synthetic and natural rubber that have risen tremendously amid rising crude prices and harvest woes. Coupled with lack of material substitution for rubber, buyers are forced to juggle costs with more efficient sourcing strategies as well as managing demand-supply dynamics of raw materials such as natural rubber, synthetic rubber, carbon black, steel tire cord etc. Presenting their perspectives on this issue are representatives from Fenner Dunlop, Birla Carbon and Synthos.

Sibur Tire on the other hand will discuss the outlook of OTR market in the CIS region & the development trends of tractor tires. Due to the boom in mining and agriculture activities which translates to a rise in Off the Road Tires (OTR) demand and with a global shortage now, Bridgestone, whose OTR sales rose by more than 5% last year, has announced plans to increase its output of large and ultra large radial tires by 40% by 2012. (Source: Tire Review, April 1 2008).
While cost management remains important, tire makers in Russia/CEE will also need to continuously innovate to maintain their market position in meeting international industry standards.

To provide an insight on potential markets, a review on the latest tire market trends in Ukraine will be presented by invited speaker from Rosava while speakers from LMC International and Lanxess will discuss market outlook for natural rubber and butyl rubber respectively. In addition, a representative from Raiffeisen Central Bank is set to examine a Macro Economic Outlook of Russia/CEE markets.

Other interesting papers to be tabled include a topic on the impact of Chinese Tire exports on the Russia/CEE region from Beijing R&D Institute of Rubber Industry, and presentation on the cost-effectiveness, potential of tire recycling and its new technology by speaker from Green Rubber Global.

This conference promises valuable input on the outlook of OTR market in the CIS region & development trends of tractor tires and will also be the premier networking platform to develop vital business relationships. Those seeking more information and who wish to register for this authoritative event should visit http://www.cmtevents.com/newevents.aspx?ev=081042&

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