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Vipal at the 68th OTR Conference
Vipal presented its products and services for the off-road tyre market during the four days of the OTR Tire Conference.
Vipal at the 68th OTR Tire Conference in the USA
Vipal Rubber was once again present at the traditional Off-the-Road Tire Conference, which reached its 68th edition. The event took place between February 22nd and 25th at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in the city of Tucson, Arizona, United States. Organised by the Tire Industry Association, the OTR Tire Conference presents the main innovations from the off-road sector in the world. It brings together end consumers, new tyre distributors, retreaders, manufacturers, and service providers.
Vipal presented its solutions in products and services for the OTR tire industry at the event and could interact with the main retreaders of the segment in the United States. “We were present in networking spaces and participated in conferences and other activities, where it was possible to update ourselves on the news in the sector, as well as on the economic projections for this year related to the OTR segment,” says Gabriel Fuma, Commercial Manager at Vipal in North America.
According to Fuma, the event was very profitable for the company. "The number of visitors and attendance was excellent, as was the quality of the conferences. In our view, it was a complete success, so we look forward to participating in this important event again next year,” he adds.
In addition to Fuma, Vipal's International Business Manager, Gilson Dugno, also participated in the event. Likewise, the Regional Manager of Vipal in North America, Antonio Brito; the Commercial Manager for Mexico and Central America, Jean Barros; the Technical and Commercial Representative, Leonardo Oliveira; and the Compound Commercial Technical Coordinator, Tiago Accorsi.
The 68th OTR Tire Conference had more than 500 participants from 13 countries and several American states, in addition to representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies and several simultaneous events.