More Tyre Industry Exhibitions Postponed


Two more tyre industry exhibitions from around the world have announced postponements this week due to the difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Citexpo and Pneushow Both Announce Postponements

Firstly, the China International Tire Expo (CITEXPO) has been pushed back until next year, and will now take place from 16-18 August 2021 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.

"We stand united with the entire tyre and wheel industry as we navigate these challenging times and ensure business continuity,” said Sam Lai, Director of Marketing & Communications of CITEXPO. “However, our first priority is to the health and well-being of our exhibitors and visitors. We’re therefore taking the sensible precautionary response by carefully taking the advice of the relevant local and global authorities."

Meanwhile, the Brazilian Pneushow, scheduled for 23-25 September in Sao Paulo has now been postponed for the second time, having already been moved once from the original dates in July.

“Our expectations were the pandemic would be under control in the second half of the year,” explained the organisers Francal Feiras in a statement. “Since then we have been carefully monitoring the situation in Brazil and all countries affected by the disease. The conclusion, unfortunately, is not favourable and indicates the events will be one of the last sectors to return to its activities. As we cannot guarantee we will (be able to) offer high quality fairs the industries expect and deserve, Francal Feiras is once again announcing the postponement of Expobor and Pneushow to a new date to be announced soon.”

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.


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