Meet the Speakers

Read the Q&As from some of our speakers to find out their thoughts on the developments and technology in the tire industry.

Enzo Sorrentino, Global Strategic Account Manager, Rockwell Automation 

Mr. Sorrentino will be holding his session on Connected Services and Scalable analytic solutions for Data Driven Tires during the morning of Day 2.

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Daniel Geider, Technology Field Manager, SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG

Mr. Geider will be holding his session on How Tire Companies Can Reach the Next Level in Logistics and Production during the morning of Day 2.

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Jacob Peled, Executive Chairman, Pelmar Engineering Ltd.

Mr. Peled will be holding his session on Update on the Latest M&A Activity among Tire Manufacturers and its Continuing Role in Accelerating Technology-transfer across the Sector during the morning of Day 1. He is a member of the Future Tire Conference Steering Committee and will be moderating the afternoon sessions on Day 2.

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Stephan Rau, Technical Director, WDK

Mr. Rau will be holding his session on Update on Regulatory Developments likely to Impact the Tire Industry during the morning of Day 1. He is a member of the Future Tire Conference Steering Committee.

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Stephan Helm, honorary chairman, BRV

Mr. Helm will be holding his session on In-Depth Analysis of the German Tire Market in 2017 during the afternoon of Day 1.

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Jyrki Anttonen, Technology Director, Cimcorp Oy

Mr. Anttonen will be holding his session on Autonomous Vehicles – Autonomous Tire Plants during the afternoon of Day 2.

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Jose Silicani, retired, leading tire manufacturers

Mr. Silicani will be holding his session on Knowledge Management within Tire Industry Ecosystem during the morning of Day 2.

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Erwin Zweers, R&D Manager, tire building, VMI Group

Mr. Zweers will be holding his session on Tire Construction Flexibility with the Latest Machine Technology during the morning of Day 2.

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Guido Savi, Head of Automotive Consultancy, HBC Group

Mr. Savi will be holding his session on Evolution of Customer Behaviour and Expectation / New Tire-selling Processes during the afternoon of Day 1.



Mr. Struck will be holding his session on Tires & Technologies of the Future enabling Vision Zero during the morning of Day 1.



Mr. Flederus will be holding his session on RFID Labelling – Enhancing Functionality, Efficiency and Environmental Ambitions Regarding the ‘Smart’ Future Tire during the afternoon of Day 1.



Mr. Melka will be holding his session on Mobile Service + Mobile App = Very Happy Customers and An Industry Disrupted… during the afternoon of Day 1.


Mr. Vanko will be holding his session on Smart Factory Experience during the morning of Day 2.


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