2019 Agenda

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Wednesday 13 November

  1. Registration and welcome refreshments

  2. Chair's opening remarks

Tomorrow's tire requirements from an OEM's perspective

Automotive companies' upcoming tire requirements to deliver on the vehicles of tomorrow

  1. Opening Keynote: Automotive requirements on tire performance - NVH

    Amy Tang | Senior Technical Expert of Geely Research Engineering Center

  2. EV's requirement on tire performance

    Jimi Han | Chassis Manager of NIO

  3. Non-contact tire pressure estimation

    Zhu Bin | Professor of Jilin University

  4. Morning refreshment break

  5. Panel discussion: Development of autonomous vehicles and how will it impact the requirement of tire performance

    Chairman of the panel: Dr. Xia Xunmao, Chairman, Qingdao Xunmao Intelligent Tire Technology


    - Amy Tang, Senior Technical Expert, Geely Research Engineering Center

    - Li Lun, Section Officer of Chassis Rig Test Unit, General R&D Institute of FAW

    - Zhu Bin, Professor, Jilin University

  6. Lunch break

Tomorrrow's testing

Verifying the performance of tomorrow's tires, new testing technologies, new testing methods and standards are emerging

  1. Chair's opening remarks

  2. Study on mechanical properties of tires under different working conditions

    Wang Wei | Engineer of Chassis Performance Control of General R&D Institute of FAW

  3. Research on comprehensive performance test of tire field

    Liang Rongliang | Office of Vehicle Performance Evaluation Director & Sr. Engineer of CATARC

  4. On vehicle convey wear test & drum wear test

    Anbiao Hui | Tire Performance Engineer of Michelin Tyre Research & Development Center (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

  5. Afternoon networking and refreshments

  6. Panel discussion: Tomorrow's testing and how it will impact testing facilities

    Chairmain of the panel: Henry He, General Manager, Smithers Rapra Suzhou


    - Anbiao Hui, Tire Performance Engineer, Michelin Tyre R&D Center Shanghai

    - Liang Rongliang, Director & Senior Engineer, Office of Vehicle Performance Evaluation, CATARC

    - Wang Wei, Engineer of Chassis Performance Control, General R&D Institute of FAW

Safety, regulations and standards

Regulations and standards, and how regulatory authorities manage to control tire quality to ensure safety

  1. Chair's opening remarks

  2. Setting threshold of wet grip of worn tire

    Vinson Bing | Director, Norms & Regulations of Michelin China

  3. International tire regulations

    Hisham Mohamed
    General Engineer
    International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

    Mary Versailles
    Senior Policy Advisor
    International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

  4. Technological progress of intelligent tires

    Wei Yintao | Professor of Tsinghua University

  5. Chair's closing remarks

  6. Networking drinks reception

Thursday 14 November 2019

Tomorrow's sustainable tires

Tomorrow's tire needs to be high on sustainability and being environmentally-friendly

  1. Opening keynote: How low RR helps energy economy of tomorrow's tires

    Henry He | General Manager of Smithers Rapra (Suzhou) Testing Co.

  2. The current industrial situation of comprehensive utilization of waste rubber and development trend prospects

    Qi Xuezhi | Secretary General of Scrap Rubber Comprehensive Utilization Branch of CRIA

  3. Tomorrow's green manufacturing of tires / green supply chain

    Wei Sheng | Senior Director and Deputy President of Research Institute of Linglong Tire

  4. Morning refreshment break

  5. Panel discussion: Tomorrow's sustainable tires

    Chairman of the panel: Hu Houbao, Lead SQE, SAIC-GM


    - Henry He, General Manager, Smithers Rapra Suzhou

    - Mr. Qi Xuezhi, Secretary-General, Scrap Rubber Comprehensive Utilization Branch of CRIA

    - Wei Sheng, Senior Director & Deputy President of Research Institute, Linglong Tire

    - Dr. Joerg Hillmer, General Manager, Cooper Tire Asia Technical Center

  6. Lunch break

Tomorrow's tire materials

New material and processing technology contributing to better performance of tomorrow's tires

  1. Chair's opening remarks

  2. Performance materials for the silica-filled PCR tire tread

    Dr. Walter H. Waddell | Sr. Technology Consultant of Oriental Silicas Corporation

  3. Innovative tire material - steel cord

    Luo Yiwen | Global Innovation Director – Rubber Reinforcement of Bekaert Management (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

  4. Development of particle reinforcement on polymers for future tires

    Calvin Xu | Asia Pacific Applications Development Lab Manager & Senior Scientist of Cabot Corporation

  5. Volatile organic compounds in automobile tires: Recent analyses utilizing thermal desorption

    Christine Domer | General Manager of Smithers Rapra (Akron)

  6. Afternoon refreshments and networking break

Tomorrow's business model

New business model for tomorrow's tire and who to prepare for it as tire manufacturers

  1. Chair's opening remarks

  2. Aftermarket of tomorrow's tires

    Dr. John Baldwin | Chief Product & Technical Strategist of Discount Tire

  3. How does the tire industry embrace the Internet

    Sun Zhenwei | Vice General Manager of Zhongce Auto Space Car Service Co., Ltd.

    1. Reinventing the new platform of S2B2b tire industry

    2. “One tire and one code” to build a new digital marketing model

    3. Building a new business middle-ground with users as the center

  4. The future outlook for mobility and the impact on tires

    Ciaran Little | VP Business Development, Director of Operations - Asia of Smithers

    • What is the future outlook for mobility & vehicle ownership
    • How will rideshare, fleet ownership and other mobility changes affect tires
    • How will the OEM and aftermarket tire industry respond
  5. Afternoon refreshments and close of conference