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Latin Tyre Expo hosts more than 2,000 visitors

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Latin Tyre Expo hosts more than 2,000 visitors

The sixth annual Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo hosted 2,261 registered visitors  at the ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama City, Panama, from July 16-18, 2015.

The event featured 210 tire, tire equipment and tire repair exhibitors from 69 countries. South and Central America accounted for 71% of the attendees, followed by Asia with 19%.

Some of the leading tire industry companies that exhibited included Euromaster S.A./ Michelin, Tiremaxx International Corp., Triangle Tyre, Sailun Tire, Marangoni Tread Latin America S.A., Hules Banda S.A. de C.V., Vipal Rubber Corp., Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd., Elgi Rubber Co., JK Tornel S.A. de C.V., Petlas Tire Manufacturing and Trading Inc., Carlisle Tire (The Carlstar Group LLC), Industrias de Hule Galgo, Tech International, Apollo International Ltd. and Robert Bosch Panama S.A.

Here are some of the visitor coments from the post-show survey:

* "Nothing was left to chance. Extremely well organized." Christian Zaldivar, Chile.

* Everything was very good, a lot of variety and great quality of exhibitors." Paulo Barcellos, Panama.

* "The expo was very positive for my company. I hope to continue to grow with your help!" Weitao Liang, Venezuala.

* "The first time I attended this expo, I was able to get a lot of contacts. Very pleasant experience." Edgar Chavez, Equador.

When asked which types of tires they were most interested in, 40% said agricultural tires, followed by passenger tires (25%). And when asked if they would be attending the exposition next year, 98% of the respondents answered yes.

The 2016 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo will be held in Panama City from July 12-14, 2016. For updates on this year’s show and to be added to the  mailing list for the 2016 edition please visit

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