Retreading Business Announces the Launch of the Recircle Awards at Autopromotec 2021

Recircle Awards

Together with our sister company, Valebridge Media Services (VMS), the Crewe, UK and Madrid, Spain-based media services agency, Retreading Business is pleased to announce a partnership with Autopromotec, the 29th edition of which will take place from 26-29 May, 2021 in Bologna, Italy, which will see the latter host and be Title Sponsor of the first Recircle Awards on Thursday, May 27, 2021 during Autopromotec.

Major Awards Event for the Retreading Industry

The event will co-supported by the Italian Retreaders’ Association – Associazone Italiana Ricostruttori Pneumatici (AIRP) and the leading Italian tyre trade journal, Pneurama as well as our own publication for the tyre recycling sector, Tyre & Rubber Recycling.

The agreement will see Autopromotec become Title Sponsors of the Recircle Awards, a new Awards concept designed and owned by Valebridge Media Services to highlight the importance of the contribution of all participants in the tyre industry, be they tyre manufacturers, tyre retreaders, tyre recyclers, or their customers, to the role of tyres in the Circular Economy.

David Wilson, Managing Director of Valebridge Media Services and the Publisher of Retreading Business, explained the concept behind the Recircle Awards; “Our aim was to create an event which recognises the sustainable role that the tyre industry can and must play in the 21st century transport sector and reflects the concept of continuous renewal. The Recircle Awards aims to be a key global event for the tyre sector in terms of sustainable innovation, production processes, management and services, and will provide well-earned and valuable recognition for the contribution of key players in the sometimes undervalued tyre retreading industry and the burgeoning tyre recycling sector.”

The Recircle Awards Ceremony, scheduled for the evening of the second day of Autopromotec 2021 for maximum impact, will take place alongside a lavish gala dinner, including pre-dinner networking and photo call.

A total of 20 key awards will be presented during the evening, recognising a diverse range of categories including Innovation in the Retreading & Recycling Sectors, Sustainability in the Tyre Servicing Sector, a Sustainable Fleet Award, a Circular Economy Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Designed to promote the contributions of companies throughout the tyre distribution chain and covering the whole life cycle of the tyre, the Recircle Awards represent an opportunity for key players to celebrate success in the circular economy in the company of their customers. Suppliers from around the world will be invited to make their nominations for the various categories, which will be voted for by the global readership of Retreading Business and Tyre & Rubber Recycling as well as other selected tyre industry magazines from around the world.

In addition to the Awards Ceremony, key components of the Recircle Awards will also include a number of Round Table Events held during Autopromotec 2021, which will be filmed and published on Retreading Business and Tyre & Rubber Recycling’s respective websites as well as via their social media channels. There will also be a comprehensive Retreading Business / Tyre & Rubber Recycling supplement published post-event, featuring all the award winners and nominees.

Renzo Servadei, CEO of Promotec srl commented; “We are delighted to be working with Valebridge Media Services, Retreading Business and Tyre & Rubber Recycling to bring the Recircle Awards to fruition. We are convinced that this new concept will become a seminal event in the tyre industry calendar, helping to raise the awareness of the efforts of those striving to develop the Circular Economy within the tyre industry. We are convinced that the Recircle Awards will make a valuable contribution towards re-emphasising the status of Autopromotec as the leading event for the tyre industry, automotive aftermarket and retreading sectors in 2021.”

The Recircle Awards form part of a total co-operation package between Autopromotec and the Valebridge Media Services Group, including the second edition of the Future of Retreading Conference, which will be extended to cover tyre recycling topics, a series of Product Review Sessions and a Casing Village designed to increase the participation of tyre casing suppliers in the show.

Further information on award categories, the voting system, and sponsorship/participation packages for the Recircle Awards will be released shortly.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: retreadingbusiness@btconnect.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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