THE FORMATION OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Hungarian Tire Association was established on August 26, 2011 in the building of now demolished Ibis Hotel on Váci út. The Association was formed by unanimous decision of representatives of the HTA member organizations, and Péter Urbán, CEO of Bridgestone, was elected as its first President. View photos of the event here.
The Founding Members (made on the day of foundation) back row from left to right: Márk Kolejanisz (lawyer), Vilmos Tokaji (Continental), Tamás Bakonyi (Vredestein), Gergely Buczkó (Pirelli), John Young (Michelin), József Váradi (consultant), standing row Péter Morenth (appointed managing director), Péter Urbán (Bridgestone), Daniel Rábai (Continental), Lee Sang Il (Hankook), Choi Young Su (Hankook), József Orosz (Michelin)
The founding meeting, from left to right: Márk Kolejanisz (lawyer), Péter Morenth (appointed managing director), John Young (Michelin), József Orosz (Michelin), Choi Young Su (Hankook), Lee Sang Il (Hankook), Vilmos Tokaji (Continental), Daniel Rábai (Continental), Péter Urbán (Bridgestone), Tamás Bakonyi (Vredestein), Gergely Buczkó (Pirelli), József Váradi (consultant)
THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FORMATION OF HTA
The formation of HTA was announced for professionals and for the public at an international press conference in the afternoon on November 10, 2011. Besides Fazilet Cinaralp, Secretary General of ETRMA, the Board of HTA, several representatives of member companies, and leading media representatives participated in the event. The press was informed by Fazilet Cinaralp, Secretary General of ETRMA, Péter Urbán, President of HTA, and Péter Morenth, Executive Chairman of HTA.
The Association celebrated its formation with a gala dinner with around a hundred guests on the same night at the Budapest Marriott Hotel. Patrick Lepercg, President of ETRMA, and Mihály Varga, Minister of State of the Prime Minister’s Office have been the guests of honour of the evening. The event was greeted in brief speeches by both guests of honour, and the President of HTA, Péter Urbán. Please, follow this link for the addresses. You can also find the photo and video documentation about the event here.
INTERNATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE AND BANQUET
Budapest Marriott Hotel, November 10, 2011