TIA Cancels 2021 Off-the-Road Tire Conference

OTR Conference

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has cancelled its 2021 Off-the-Road Tire Conference, scheduled for Feb. 17-20, 2021, in Tucson, Arizona, due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next Event Now Set for 2022


“The continuing spread of the virus has led us to conclude that cancelling the conference is in the best interest of everyone,” said TIA CEO Roy Littlefield. “While disappointed, the safety of our attendees and staff is paramount, which is why we have come to this decision.”

TIA will be emailing everyone who has registered for the upcoming conference as well as sponsors informing them of the cancellation. All deposits will be refunded within the next two weeks.

TIA President Dan Nothdurft said the next OTR Tire Conference will take place in February 2022, with details to be released in the coming months. “We considered conducting the 2021 OTR Conference online, but one of the strengths of the event is the in-person interaction, which would be lost if the programme was held virtually,” Nothdurft said. “We look forward to gathering together again in person once this pandemic subsides.”

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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.

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