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[GreenYes] FW: Register Now for the International Tire Conference, May 5-9, 2008


 

Pardon cross postings, I think this will be of interest to many of you...

International Tire Conference

May 5 – 9, 2008

We encourage you to register for one or more sessions of the International Tire Conference including the 2nd annual “from Scrap to Profit” symposium.   www.cce.csus.edu/conferences/ciwmb/interTireConf08/index.htm 

 

When:                       International Tire Conference May 5 – 9, 2008, spotlighting “from Scrap to Profit” May 6-7, 2008

Where:                      Hotel Solamar, San Diego, California (Reserve Room by April 10th for the special “Tire Conference” rate of $150/night, (877) 230-0300)

Questions:              California State University, Sacramento - International Tire Conference
(916) 278-4433 or (800) 858-7743

Registration:          Please visit www.cce.csus.edu/conferences/ciwmb/interTireConf08/index.htm

                                    to register online (preferred) or register by fax for one or several sessions during the week-long conference including the  2nd annual “from Scrap to Profit”.

Highlights:              Monday – Quality assurance and quality control practices workshop, QA/QC playground surfacing and product testing demonstration and marketing/finance sessions geared to manufacturers and marketers of tire-derived products.

Tuesday and Wednesday – The ITC workshops and the “from Scrap to Profit” symposium feature sessions on recycled rubber in plastics and rubber products, marketing sessions including government sector and green-building initiatives and case studies that will be of great value to tire-derived product manufacturers.

Thursday and Friday – The Border 2012 Tire Group will review sustainable scrap-tire management plans derived from the U.S. – Mexico Border “Tire Initiative”.  The Resource Conservation Challenge will focus on the Workgroup Action Plan.

Sponsors:           California Environmental Protection Agency, California Integrated Waste Management Board, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, the Asphalt Rubber Technology Services (ARTS), and the Rubber Manufacturers Association.

 

 The International Tire Conference is part of California’s commitment to effectively manage waste tires, reduce green house gases and develop cooperative relations with its neighbor, Mexico.  This week-long conference includes several rich sessions of value to anyone with an interest in:

n Emerging market trends related to scrap tire management

n Quality assurance and quality control workshops

n Scrap tire processing, markets and financing workshop

n Business and marketing opportunities for making tire derived products

n Manufacturing rubber and plastic products using recycled rubber

n Selling to the green building and government sectors

n Potential civil engineering projects using tire-derived aggregate

n U.S. -  Mexico Border 2012 forum to develop sustainable scrap tire management plans

n   U.S. EPA Resource Conservation Challenge – scrap tire management workgroup meetings     (goals, crumb rubber, civil engineering, tire-derived fuel, and rubberized asphalt)

 

 The sessions will provide a wealth of information, discussion and networking opportunities featuring professionals from across the United States, Mexico and other countries.  We invite you to register for one or several of the events scheduled during this unprecedented week-long conference.  

 

Conference Sessions

 

 Monday, May 5, 2008

9:00 am – Noon                 Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Playground Surfacing

This session is designed for companies that produce, install, and/or market playground surfacing products made with ground rubber.  A panel of industry leaders will review the full range of issues related to meeting safety and environmental standards for playground surfacing products, including relevant testing standards and regulations, raw material selection and mix, installation procedures and repair and maintenance.  Trained inspectors will demonstrate the use of the TRIAX 2000, a testing tool, used to document satisfaction of ASTM safety standards, by testing various playground surfaces provided by industry representatives.  Participants are encouraged to also sign up for the Quality Improvements for Tire-Derived Product Manufacturers in the afternoon, which will complement this session with a broader perspective on quality that will be relevant to all manufacturers.    Registration Fee: $50.

Meeting Information:  Participants will be provided a continental breakfast.  All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm            Continuous Improvements for Tire-Derived Product Manufacturers

This interactive workshop offers practical information on integrating quality control practices into all types of tire-derived product manufacturing enterprises.  The session will cover the fundamentals of quality, how to define, measure and implement quality control within your unique business context, and the importance of quality control to increasing sales and overall company performance.  Panelists will address the challenges of implementing quality control in small-scale production plants, strategies for sourcing raw materials, and the role of standards. 

Registration Fee: $50.

Meeting Information:  Participants will be provided an afternoon break.  All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm            Scrap Tire Processing, Markets and Finance

This workshop provides the background and basic information regarding: obtaining scrap tires; processing scrap tires; markets for tire-derived products; sources of financing and other issues.  The workshop is filled with useful information for individuals interested in processing scrap tires, manufacturing a product from recycled rubber and government representatives interested in understanding the business aspect of scrap tire management.  The session will cover operations and markets in both the US and Mexico.  English/Spanish translation services will be available.  There is no charge for this workshop.

Meeting Information:  Participants will be provided an afternoon refreshment break.  All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

 

 Tuesday, May 6, 2008

8:00 am – 5:00 pm             Scrap to Profit Symposium – Using Recycled Rubber in Rubber and Plastic Products 

This symposium focuses on expanding the market for higher value-added products from scrap tires.  Topics will include: making products from rubber-plastic compounds; producing molded and extruded products with recycled rubber; national and international trends and opportunities; environmental and human health hot topics; marketing tire-derived products; leveraging green building initiatives, and selling to the government.  The symposium is valuable to business owners, those interested in new business opportunities, and government representatives. English/Spanish translation services will be available.  Registration is $95 for government employees and attendees from Mexico; $245 for RMA Members and $295 for all others.  Sponsors of the Second Annual Scrap to Profit Symposium include: Asphalt Rubber Technology Service (ARTS) at Clemson University, Rubber Manufacturers Association, California Integrated Waste Management Board, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and Columbus McKinnon.

Meeting Information:  Participants will be provided with lunch and afternoon refreshments.  All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

 

 Wednesday, May 7, 2008

8:00 am – Noon                 Scrap to Profit Symposium – Using Recycled Rubber in Rubber and Plastic Products (Continued from prior day)

Meeting Information:  Participants will be provided with lunch and afternoon refreshments.  All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm            Selling to the Green Building and Government Sectors

In this workshop, tire-derived product manufacturers will receive practical information and hands-on guidance for selling their products in the government purchasing and green construction marketplaces.  Workshop instructors will provide real-life examples of successful strategies employed by other companies for completing sales in these arenas.  Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own challenges and successes.  By the end of the workshop, participants should more fully understand how to identify, evaluate, and capitalize on sales opportunities including how to increase product visibility based on the needs and interests of these target customers. Participants will receive written information on how to pursue these markets and where to go for further information and assistance. While designed specifically for California tire-derived product manufacturers, this workshop is open to all interested parties, based on space availability.  Registration is $50.

Meeting Information:  Participants will be provided an afternoon refreshment break.  All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm            Civil Engineering Uses for Waste Tires

This technical session will provide an overview of potential civil engineering uses for tire-derived aggregate (TDA).  The session will be beneficial for government representatives as it will provide a brief overview of the programs that are being implemented at the California Integrated Waste Management Board to promote the use of TDA including grant opportunities and technical support.  It will also be especially beneficial for civil engineers in the U.S. and Mexico, as the technical aspects of using TDA in various civil engineering applications and case studies of projects completed as part of the TDA program will be presented. English/Spanish translation services will be available.  There is no charge for this session.

Meeting Information:  Participants will be provided an afternoon refreshment break.  All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

 

 Thursday, May 8, 2008

9:00 am – 5:00 pm             Border 2012 Workgroup Meeting

The Border 2012 Tire Group meeting will provide a forum to present six action steps central to developing sustainable scrap-tire management plans.  The actions are derived from the U.S. - Mexico Border Scrap Tire Integrated Management Initiative referred to as  the “Tire Initiative”.  The Tire Initiative was agreed upon by the Border 2012 Tire Group in coordination with Mexico’s Secretariat of Environmental and Natural Resources and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and signed by both nations in October 2006.  Panelists will discuss and provide background information on the Tire Initiative’s actions which cover understanding scrap tire generation, regulatory options to administer scrap tire management plans, market development, eliminating existing scrap-tire piles, stakeholder involvement and educational outreach programs.

The Border 2012 Workgroup emphasizes collaboration among stakeholders who have an interest in border scrap tire issues. The relevant stakeholders include federal, state and local governments, other governmental organizations, academia, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations.  Through the concentrated efforts of the Border 2012 Tire Group, all interested parties can achieve their aims in a mutually beneficial way.  The Border 2012 Program is a results-driven partnership between U.S. and Mexican federal, state, and local governments and U.S. tribes to improve environmental conditions and protect public health along the 2,000-mile U.S. – Mexico border.  (http://www.epa.gov/border2012/)

This meeting is open to anyone with an interest in US-Mexico Border scrap tire issues.  Translation services will be provided.  There is a fee of $100 for individuals that are not members already of the Border 2012 Working Group and the Border Governor’s Conference.   English/Spanish translation services will be available.

Meeting Information:  Participants will be provided with a continental breakfast.  Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided.  All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.


9:00 am – 5:00 pm             U.S. EPA Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) Tire Workgroup Meeting

This is a meeting for committee members (state, federal, and private representatives) to contribute to the overall goals of RCC, a multi-faceted initiative implemented by the USEPA.  The five Scrap Tire Workgroup committees (Goals and Stockpile Reduction, Ground Rubber, Civil Engineering, Rubberized Asphalt, and Tire Derived Fuel) will work on the action plans they developed to support the overall goals related to scrap tire management and markets in the United States.  (http://www.epa.gov/garbage/tires/workgroup.htm) Priority seating is provided to RCC members.  There is no charge for this session.

Meeting Information:  Participants will be provided with a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments.  All materials will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

 

 Friday, May 9, 2008

8:00 am – Noon Border 2012 Work Group Meeting, (Continued from prior day)

Meeting Information:  Participants will be provided with a continental breakfast. Material will be available upon check-in at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at the International Tire Conference

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

REGISTER NOW!

www.cce.csus.edu/conferences/ciwmb/interTireConf08/index.htm

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We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

 

 

 

 

 




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