Import substitution trend at Tires & Rubber 2023
The 25th anniversary edition of the International Exhibition for Rubber Goods, Tires, Their Production Technology, Raw Materials and Equipment – Tires & Rubber 2023 – will take place at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds from 24 through 27 April 2023.
The main trend of this year’s show is import substitution, which is gaining momentum in the rubber and tire manufacturing industry. Mikhail Yurin, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, is expected to visit the show. Special attention will be paid to Russian companies engaged in manufacturing of rubber products and equipment for the industry, engineering firms, and companies specialising in specialty chemicals.
Mikhail Yurin will also take part in the Panel on the New Realities of the Tire Market, where the industry's import substitution efforts will be discussed. Anna Trofimova from the Department for the Chemical and Technological Industry and Bio-Engineering Technologies of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade will speak about the results of 2022 and the current situation in the industry. Diana Kudryashova, R&D Director at NIITEKHIM, will make a report on import substitution of raw materials: realities and prospects. The same topic will be key for participants in the 11th Russian Conference with international participants Rubber 2023: Traditions and Innovations, which will be held within the conference programme of Tires & Rubber 2023 on 25–26 April.
The show organisers note that the industry participants are adapting to the new conditions and it makes import substitution the main trend. This development is evidenced by a fivefold increase in the size of the display compared to the previous season. At the same time, the number of Russian exhibitors increased by more than a third. Companies from China have returned to the exhibition after a three-year break. Companies from India, Belarus and Turkiye also increased their participation.
A new special feature of Tires & Rubber 2023 will be a Gallery of Solutions, designed to help exhibitors to highlight new products and offer them to the market.
The recycling industry will also take a prominent place during the show. It will be moderated by the Tire Ecology Association.
Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO