Session 1: Future Outlook of Tire Industry
Tire sustainability: the journey is just beginning
The path to a more sustainable product can take various directions depending on a number of key variables. In the tire industry, there have been progressive efforts over the past few decades to improve the overall environmental footprint of the industry. From recycling end-of-life tires to improving fuel efficiency through better rolling resistance, large strides have been made. However, the future of sustainability in the industry still has a long way to go. Material developments, tire recycling, and manufacturing processes provide opportunities for continued improvement. Testing and validation has a big part to play in order to reduce potentially negative unintended consequences. This presentation will go into detail various key sustainable activities.
Joshua Guilliams | Vice President, Consulting Materials Science and Engineering, Smithers
From "Breaking through" to "Leading", how will Chinese self-owned tire brands go further?
• Brand value analysis of the top global tire companies
• The performance of domestic Chinese brands in overseas markets
• The persistence and transmutation of domestic Chinese brands
• Challenges and pressure of independent domestic Chinese brands
• Thoughts about the strategy improvement of domestic Chinse brands
Changchun Lei | Vice President and Secretary General, China Rubber Industry Association
Bridgestone 3.0 – Our journey to transform to a Sustainable Solutions company
Networking tea break
Session 2: Perspective from OEMs: Performance of Tomorrow’s Tire
Traditional tires and emerging tire technology requirements (OEM perspective)
• The requirements of traditional OEMs for tire properties, and consumer expectations in current market.
• The requirements for the mechanical properties of tires for highly intelligent emerging domain control technologies.
Amy Tang | Senior Technical Expert , Geely Research Engineering Center
The technology of tire virtual submission
The current time digital tide surging, the short cycle development and virtual development of automobile is imperative, the virtual development and adjustment of tire has become an important means of support. However, due to the lack of core technology, domestic tire factories do not have the ability of Tire Virtual Submission. In this paper, by analyzing the Tire Virtual Submission technology of foreign advanced tire factories (Michelin, Goodyear, etc.), combined with the current situation of domestic tire development and adjustment, summed up the independent Tire Virtual Submission technology route, including tire dynamics test method related to the vehicle, vehicle virtual adjustment, tire virtual evaluation, etc. Finally, this paper introduces the progress of virtual development of vehicle dynamics of Hongqi product.
Manyi Lv | Chassis Development Institute , China FAW Group Corporation
Lunch Break
Tire performance required by electric vehicles
Electric vehicles are more different from traditional fuel vehicles in terms of cruising ability, weight, output torque and noise, which requires new energy vehicles to be better in terms of pressure resistance, grip, low noise, and wear resistance. In this session, we will discuss the new requirements
Jimi Han | Chassis Senior Manager, NIO
Diversified development: the new requirements of flying car on tires
Panel discussion: Tomorrow’s tires needed by OEMs
• Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving and Flying Cars
• Sustainable sourcing reshaping the global supply chain
• Potential supply chain adaptation now and over the next five years

Henry He, General Manager, Tire and Wheel Testing, MSE, Smithers

Wei Yintao, Professor, Tsinghua University
Amy Tang, Senior Technical Expert, Geely Research Engineering Center
Li Lun, Rig Test Director, Chassis Development Institute, China FAW Group Corporation
Jimi Han, Chassis Manager, NIO
Hu Hongchao, Senior Engineer of Tire Development, XPENG AEROHT
Networking tea break
Session 3: Safety, Regulations and Standards
Brief discussion about the challenges & opportunities of tire testing for Passenger Cars Original Equipment (PCROE) in China
• Challenges throughout tire life stream.
• The influence of intelligentization on tire/vehicle industry.
• The impact on tire testing.
• New opportunities.
Edward Zhang | Lead Technical Engineer,Materials Science and Engineering, Smithers
Interpretation of international regulations on worn tires and winter tires
Session 4: Tomorrow’s Tire Testing, Processing and Technologies
A study of the Effect of Tire Wear on Vehicle Handling Response
Overall Thermal Analysis Solutions for Tire Quality Assurance
Networking tea break
Research on intelligent tire system for intelligent vehicle ground feature sensing
Tire manufacturing quality system and process management
How can tire companies consistently produce tires with reliable quality? In this session, we will share how Smithers helps tire companies and distributors to control quality and improve the reliability of their products.
Owen Li | General Manager,Quality Assessments, Smithers
Lunch break
Session 5: Responding to Sustainability and “Dual Carbon” Goals
Panel discussion: Tire value chain responding to sustainability and “Dual Carbon” Goals
• Challenges and opportunities brought by sustainable development and "dual carbon" goals to tire value chain?
• What is the sustainable development approach for each link of the tire value chain?
• What kind of value chain collaboration is required to achieve the "dual carbon" goals?

Moderator: Ma Zhong, Director of Standards and Regulations APAC, Continental Tires China

Amy Tang, Senior Technical Expert, Geely Research Engineering Center
Ye Wei, Director of Sustainability, Xingda
Calvin Xu, Applications Development R&D Manager, Cabot Asia Technology Center, Lead Scientist, Cabot Corporation
Sustainable development of Xingda and sustainable materials for tomorrow’s tire
Introduction of properties of wet mixing rubber for tires