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7th edition of the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo proves to be a resounding success for exhibitors and visitors

July 29th, 2016 | by Web Master
7th edition of the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo proves to be a resounding success for exhibitors and visitors

“If tires is your business, then Panama is the place to be” was definitely the case this month. The Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo (held July 13-15, 2016 in the ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama) featured over 200 domestic and international tire, wheel, tire machinery, retreading and related industry leading companies. More than 2,000 qualified vetted (qualified and vetted same thing?) buyers were in attendance from South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Exhibitors featured leading companies in the tire industry, such as Aeolus Tyre Co., Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, Deestone Limited, Elgi Rubber Co., Euromaster, S.A., Double Coin Tires (CMA, LLC.), Hankook Tire Co, Ltd., Interstate Tire & Rubber Co., Maxam Tire Latam LLC., Sailun Tire Co. Ltd., Techking Tires, Triangle Tyre Group Co., Ltd., Tire Group International, LLC., among many others.

Clemente Rodriguez – Manager, Logistics and Latin American Sales for Shamrock Marketing Inc. said: "We had a great show and probably the best show since we have been exhibiting there!" Gregers Lindvig – General Manager, NDI Tire (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. shared similar remarks,
"We had another really great show this year, thanks for making it such a great experience!" Conferences were held on the second day of the show where leaders of the tire industry covered everything from sustainable transportation to retreading.


The conference speakers consisted of:

  • Heriberto Romero (General Director of Hules Banda S.A. de C.V.)
  • Jean Alexander Barros (Commercial Coordinator for Mexico and Central America for Vipal),
  • David Stevens (General Director for Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau TRIB)

  • Milton Lopez (Vice President of Sales for Maxam Tire Latam, LLC.)
  • Dewey Grantham Jr. (Regional Vice President for Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC.)
  • Cesar Mendieta (Sales Manager of Truck and Bus Tires for Hankook Tire Centroamerica)
  • Luis Rodrigues (Regional Sales Manager for Mexico, Central and South America for Bosch Automotive Service Solutions)

The expo was granted a Trade Fair Certification this year by the U.S. Department of Commerce- endorsing the event as an excellent opportunity to showcase U.S. products and services.  John Coronado, Senior Commercial Officer for the Embassy of the United States of America gave an introductory welcome to all the American exhibitors at the show during the Inaugural Ceremony held on the first day of the show.

For companies looking to expand their market in Latin America and the Caribbean the show has proved to be the place to be at year after year. 
The 2017 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo will be June 14-16, 2017 in the ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama, Rep. of Panama.  For exhibitor or visitor information please contact +1 786-293-5186 or e-mail

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