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Register now for Global Tire Expo events

With 100 days until the start of the Global Tire Expo-Powered by TIA in Las Vegas, Nev., online registration for TIA's special pre-expo events is now open.

The Global Tire Expo will run from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, 2012, in conjunction with the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The trade show begins Oct. 30.

“GTE at the SEMA Show has become the epicenter of the tire industry, and with the incredible registration we are seeing for exhibitors and attendees, the 2012 expo should be even bigger, better and more beneficial for every tire dealer looking to take it to the next level,” says Tom Formanek, TIA's treasurer and regional sales manager for Stellar Industries Inc.

A record 132,000 people attended the SEMA Show last year. There were 61,000 buyers, also a record and close to 19% higher than last year.

The number of SEMA Show exhibitors was up, too. There were 2,142 exhibitors in all sections, up 12% compared to last year. The growth was even more significant at the Global Tire Expo: The 239 participating companies represented a 24% increase.

There are two TIA-hosted special events, which will be held Monday, Oct. 29.

1. 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.: Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony at the Cosmopolitan
(ticketed event -- open to all members and show attendees).

2. 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.: Welcome Reception at the Cosmopolitan (ticketed event -- open to all members and show attendees).

To register for the TIA-hosted special events, you have three options:

1. visit TIA’s website, under Events/Global Tire Expo;

2. go to; or

3. download the paper registration at

For the latest expo information and updates, visit the “Events” section of .

To register to attend or exhibit at the Global Tire Expo at the SEMA Show, go to .

The Cosmopolitan is TIA's host hotel. It offers spacious rooms, a wide selection of dining and shopping options and a location that is in the heart of all of the action on the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip.

The room rate is $175/night. Hotel rooms are limited; to reserve a room, call 800-221-3531, or visit

Sponsorships for this year’s TIA events -- including the Welcome Reception, Wine & Cheese Social and Tire Industry Honors -- are available. "Sponsorship is an effective way to show support for TIA and to promote a business, product (or) service," says the association.

Interested sponsors can contact Wilson Beach at (800) 876-8372, ext. 103, or

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