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InterTyre set to be industry”s premier exhibition

26 April 2000 #SMMT News

InterTyre, the tyre business showcase, will set several precedents when it opens its doors at Birmingham’s NEC on 29 April 2001. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the Show’s organisers, are using their expertise in organising world-class exhibitions1 to ensure that InterTyre is the premier tyre industry exhibition in 2001.

Since announcing the Show last November, SMMT has been working with senior tyre industry representatives, comprising the InterTyre Advisory Group, to refine ideas and services and make the first InterTyre Show a winner. The UK’s newest tyre show will benefit from having its own identity, programme of events and international marketing campaign. It will also have the added bonus of running alongside the well-established and successful Automotive Trade Show, the aftermarket’s leading exhibition since 1975.

More added value for InterTyre exhibitors – and a first for a UK tyre show – comes in the form of Sunday opening. Until InterTyre, independent small businesses didn’t have the option of attending a trade Show on Sunday. David Carson, Marketing Manager at Toyo Tyres and a member of the advisory group said ‘Sunday is often the only free day available for many people working in the service and repair trades. They need an easily accessible venue, which NEC certainly is, free car parking and a free Show Guide. InterTyre delivers on every count.’

Visitors to InterTyre will have the opportunity to not only see what’s new and exciting in the tyre industry, but, in Automotive Trade Show, they’ll have access to the best possible industry ‘shop window’ available. Well over 400 companies look set to exhibit at both Shows, with over 40,000 square metres of stand space covering five halls at the NEC.

Organised by an award-winning2 exhibitions team, and with the support of every major trade association together with experts in the InterTyre Advisory Group, the Show looks set to be a winner.

Notes to editors


  • Members of the InterTyre advisory group include:

    Alan Bithell REMA Tip Top President RMA & Vice Chairman BTIF

    David Carson Toyo Tyres Information officer ITMA

    Ashley Croft Stapletons Tyre Services Chairman NTDA

    John Dorken Director BRMA / Secretary BTIF

    Richard Edy Director NTDA

    Peter Gaster Kings Road Tyres Treasurer NTDA

    Sheila Ikin Director RMA

    John Thurston Watts Group President BIPAVER

    Ian Wilson Vredestein (UK) Ltd Director & General Manager

    BIPAVER (International Association for Tyre Wholesalers)

    BRMA British Rubber Manufacturers Association

    BTIF British Tyre Industry Federation

    ITMA Imported Tyre Manufacturers Association

    NTDA National Tyre Distributors Association

    RMA Retread Manufacturers Association

  • SMMT is organising an InterTyre open day at NEC on 31 May 2000 to which all potential exhibitors will be invited.
  • InterTyre runs from 29 April – 2 May 2001 at Birmingham’s NEC


  1. SMMT also organises The British International Motor Show, The Commercial Vehicle Show, incorporating IRTE and Tipcon, and the Automotive Trade Show.)
  2. The 1998 British International Motor Show won Best Consumer Exhibition at the Marketing Event Awards 1999


  • Exhibitor information is available from Crystal Communications. Telephone: 01634 261262. E-mail

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