The formation of the Association
The Hungarian Tire Association was formed on the 26th August, 2011 in the Ibis Hotel at Váci út, which building has been demolished since. The formation of the Association was the outcome of the unanimous decision of representatives of HTA member companies. Mr. Péter Urbán, head of Bridgestone has been elected the first President. You can find pictures about the event here. The Budapest Court registered the organization under the number 14619 on the 18th October, 2011.
The announcement of the formation of HTA
The formation of HTA was announced for professionals and for the public at a great international press conference on the afternoon of 10th November, 2011. Besides Mrs. Fazilet Cinaralp, Secretary General of ETRMA, the Board of HTA, several out of its member companies, and leading media representatives also participated on the event. The press was informed by Mrs. Fazilet Cinaralp, Secretary General of ETRMA, Mr. Péter Urbán, President of HTA, and Mr. Péter Morenth, Executive Chairman of HTA.
The Association celebrated its formation with a large scale dinner the same night at the Budapest Marriott Hotel. Mr. Patrick Lepercg, President of ETRMA, and Mr. Mihály Varga, Minister of State of the Prime Minister's Office has been the guests of honour of the evening. The participants of around a hundred guests were greeted in brief speeches by both guests of honour, and the president of HTA, Mr. Péter Urbán. Please, follow this link for the speeches. You can also find the photo and video documentation about the event here.