Thursday, September 19, 2013; Tom Gattuso, SEMA; Eric Hoffend, Freeman
Exhibiting at the SEMA Show takes some planning and preparation, and there are a number of details that may not occur to a first-timer until just a few weeks before the doors open. The Show organizers have put together a webinar—an online seminar that requires only a computer and an Internet connection for participation—designed to answer some of the most frequently asked logistical questions. They include what to do when you arrive at your hotel, how and where to arrange transportation, parking while at the Show, moving in and moving out, taking care of yourself, eating well and much more.
The SEMA Education Institute (SEI) will host a webinar specifically geared towards first-time SEMA Show buyers on Thursday, October 10 at 10:00 am Pacific time. The webinar will be presented by Tom Gattuso, SEMA Show director and Susan Schwartz, president of Show management company ConvExx.
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SEMA to Host SEMA Show Buyer Webinar on October 10
Attention SEMA Show attendees! Planning is the key to making the most of your SEMA Show experience. The wealth of opportunities can be staggering, so it’s critical that you maximize your time to take advantage of each one.
Attention SEMA Show attendees! Planning is the key to making the most of your SEMA Show experience. The wealth of opportunities can be staggering, so it’s critical that you maximize your time to take advantage of each one. Join SEMA expert Tom Gattuso (SEMA Show director) for a special webinar to be held October 10 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time. Participants will receive valuable insights from these experts, including:
Thursday, August 15, 2013; Tom Gattuso, SEMA; Jennifer Carr, CEM, ConvExx
Learn from the experts! Discover the most efficient way to prepare for the 2013 SEMA Show and manage your booth space. Show Director Tom Gattuso and Jennifer Carr, director of operations for ConvExx, the company that manages the SEMA Show, will present a comprehensive webinar that will guide exhibitors through everything from basic set-up to little-known tips on getting the best return for your SEMA Show investment. Participation requires only a computer and an Internet connection.
This webinar will thoroughly cover the online exhibitor manual, Show hours, frequently asked questions, booking hotels, where to park, using press releases and other means to promote a booth, publicizing celebrity appearances and using the online exhibitor directory to bring buyers to your space.
The webinar will also cover how to order booth materials such as carpeting and rental exhibits as well as contracting for electrical service and the best ways to transport freight to and from the Show. Carr and Gattuso will explain how to use official SEMA Show contractors to obtain best pricing for floral arrangements, buyer lists, lead-retrieval systems, audiovisual equipment, computers, security and more.
The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $137,000 to 52 individuals. The awards include 39 SEMA scholarships which are presented to current students, and 13 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies. In addition, one student was awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year to Ohio Technical College.
Thursday, August 1, 2013; Kelly A. Davis, Clifton Larson Allen
The “Affordable Care Act” continues to sow confusion for many SEMA members. You may have read recently that the Obama Administration has delayed implementation of the employer mandate portion of the health care law. So, what does this development mean for you? While, larger SEMA companies will still be required to offer healthcare coverage in 2014, penalties for non-compliance won’t be enforced until 2015.
However, when enforced, these penalties will be severe. It is critical that all SEMA member companies understand the law and plan accordingly. In this user-friendly webinar, healthcare reform expert Kelly Davis of Clifton Larson Allen will provide an overview of the law and focus on key issues company executives should consider for their businesses and their workers. Kelly’s presentation will include details on the employer and individual mandates, tax credits available to small businesses and the insurance exchanges being created to assist smaller companies and individuals in shopping for affordable coverage.