ITA 2022 Conference Information

The International Tar Association (ITA) 2022 Annual Conference will be held in Rome, Italy from Sunday, September 18th, through Tuesday, September 20th. The Annual Conference will be hosted at The Westin Excelsior Hotel, located at Via Vittorio Veneto, 125–00187, Roma. Conference delegates will enjoy this downtown location, within walking distance to many historical sites including the Spanish Steps, Borghese Gardens and Villa Medici. Both Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations are available through the ITA website. The International Tar Association looks forward to welcoming association members and conference delegates to Rome.

Conference Itinerary and Information:

The ITA 2022 Annual Conference will begin on Sunday, September 18th with a tour of ancient Roman sites including the Roman Forum and Colosseum. This tour is open to all conference delegates and spouses.

The Annual Conference Welcome Reception is scheduled for Sunday at 18:30 PM. This Reception is a great opportunity for our Member Company and Conference Delegates to join together ahead of the two day intensive conference. The Reception will be held in the Doney Cafe inside the Westin Excelsior Hotel. The ITA warmly invites and encourages all conference delegates to attend this reception.

On Monday, September 19th, the International Tar Association Member Companies meet for a morning ITA General Assembly meeting beginning at 9:00 AM in the Ludovisi Conference Room. The ITA Membership Committee will hold a 30 minute informational presentation for Prospective New Members starting at 11:00 AM followed by the Conference Lunch for all conference delegates.

The Annual Conference commences on Monday afternoon at 13:30 PM in the Ludovisi Conference Room and includes a speaker program designed to focus on a variety of topics including Coal Tar, Coal Tar Pitch, Carbon Black, Naphthalene, Coke, Steel, Aluminum and related products. Conference speakers come from diverse backgrounds providing expert insight and content relative to the past, current and future related markets. The ITA encourages questions and participation from the audience to create a dialogue with our invited speakers.

On Monday evening, the ITA will host the Conference Dinner for all delegates and spouses to enjoy. As our annual conference moves around the globe each year, the Conference Dinner typically captures the uniqueness of the conference city, providing a great experience for all. This conference dinner will include the sampling of local wines at beautiful Castel De Paolis.

The Annual Conference continues on Tuesday, September 20th, with the continuation of the speaker program on industry related topics from 8:30 AM. The Conference session concludes with a mid-day Conference Lunch.

By design, the ITA keeps Tuesday afternoon unscheduled to allow our Members and Delegates to arrange meetings for further networking opportunities.

The Speaker Program for the 2022 Annual Conference is currently being planned. We will post information on the website as speakers are confirmed.

The International Tar Association looks forward to welcoming you to Rome and the 2022 Annual Conference.

Summary of Scheduled Events:

  • Sunday Outing – 9/18
  • Welcome Reception – 9/18
  • Conference – 9/19 & 9/20
  • Conference Lunches – 9/19 & 9/20
  • Conference Dinner – 9/19
  • Spouses’ Tour – 9/19

Annual Conference Sponsors:

Sponsorship opportunities are open to all registered delegates and ITA member companies. Please contact Mr. Tim Bart, President, at Thank you for your consideration.

Spouses’ Program

Registered spouses/accompanying persons will join the ITA social program, including the Sunday tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Welcome Reception, the Conference Dinner and the Conference lunch on Tuesday. In addition, the Spouses’ program will include a tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel on Monday, September 19. We warmly welcome all attending spouses and accompany persons to join us in Rome! Registered spouses/accompanying persons will join the ITA social program, including the Sunday tour, the Welcome Reception, the Conference Dinner and the Conference lunch on Tuesday.