Latin American tire expo was a success
The Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo recently concluded at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City, Republic of Panama.
This year more than 3,000 tire dealers visited from over 80 countries, and more than 200 exhibitors participated from around the globe.
Exhibiting companies included Sailun Tires, Triangle Tire, Bridgestone Tire Costa Rica, Tiremaxx International Corp.-Maxxis Tire, Euromaster, S.A./Michelin, GT Radial, Rosava, CEAT Limited, Apollo International Limited, and Multillantas with BKT, TGI and Aeolus.
CEO of Grupo Sailun Latin America Inc. Gustavo Lima presided over the inaugural ceremony. Others speaking at the event were Marco Zigni, president, Grupo Sailun Latin America Inc.; Manny Cicero, president, Alliance Tire Americas; Jaime Szulc, president, Goodyear Latin America; Sergio Zanini, managing director Cluster Commercial Latin America, Goodyear; Wang Jianye, general manager, Sailun Co. Ltd.; and James Sun, marketing manager, Sailun Co. Ltd.
Speakers at the Latin Tyre Expo Conferences included Cicero; Heriberto Romero, director general , Hules Banda, Mexico; Carlos de Araujo, director of operations, Bridgestone Colombia; Sylvia Alfaro, environmental manager, Bridgestone Costa Rica; Robert Sherkin, president, Dynamic Tire, Canada; John Powath, executive director, Rubber Asia; and David Stevens, managing director, the Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau.
“Our vision is to bring global manufacturers and suppliers directly to the Latin markets and to get the Latin dealers to those manufacturers in a familiar venue,” says Linda Bassitt, show director.