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4 Ways to Connect With More SEMA Show Buyers

Show attendees are invited to participate in three interactive sessions with experts discussing the best-selling products for street performance, off-roading and other growing niches in emerging international markets. Exhibitors are also invited to attend the 11th annual International Happy Hour to network with buyers and distributors.

Toyota HiLux Measuring Opportunity Extended for Another Year

SEMA's International department has worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to gain approval for another a year-long waiver for members to measure and test fit products for the Toyota HiLux.

SEMA Members Expand Export Connections in Middle East

Todd Lindblade, regional sales manager for Extang, based in Michigan, explained one of the reasons why his company and 41 other SEMA members recently spent a week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) meeting with buyers from throughout the region.

SEMA Member SCT Acquires Bully Dog

SCT Holdings (SCT) recently announced the acquisition of Bully Dog, a manufacturer dedicated to automotive calibration solutions for the truck aftermarket.

International Spotlight: Japan's Healthy Custom-Car Market

Though Japan slipped from the number-three car consumer worldwide in 2011 to number five in 2012, love for automobiles remains very strong among the Japanese. Like Americans, the Japanese are holding on to their cars longer, which makes for a very interesting opportunity for the custom market.

Tips to Drive More Buyers to Your Booth

Nearly 25% of buyers attending the SEMA Show reside outside the United States. Show attendees are invited to participate in three interactive sessions regarding emerging international markets where top specialty-equipment distributors and retailers will talk about the challenges and opportunities they face and identify the best-selling products for street performance, off-roading and other growing niches.

SEMA China Business Development Conference

Date: 
Sep 16 2014 8:00am - Sep 20 2014 5:00pm
City: 
Beijing / Shanghai
U.S. Manufacturers: Sell Your Products in Russia. Meet one-on-one with top buyers from throughout the country.

U.S. Manufacturers: Sell Your Products in China, the World's Largest Emerging Automotive Market

Meet one-on-one with buyers from throughout China.

Visit www.sema.org/china for more information.

SEMA Middle East Business Development Conference

Date: 
Mar 11 2014 8:00am - Mar 14 2014 5:00pm
The third Middle East Business Development Conference—held March 11–14, 2014, in the United Arab Emirates—is a low-cost program providing the opportunity to meet face to face with buyers from throughout the Middle East.

Participate in unique networking events with buyers, exhibit at a local show, be briefed by top U.S. officials in the region and visit local shops to better understand the market.

The third Middle East Business Development Conference—held March 11–14, 2014, in the United Arab Emirates—is a low-cost program providing the opportunity to meet face to face with buyers from throughout the Middle East. 

What Are "Escrow Services" and How Can It Help My Business?

By definition, an escrow service reduces the potential risk of fraud by acting as a trusted third party that collects, holds and disburses funds according to exporter and importer instructions. Here's how it works: the importer sends the agreed amount to the escrow service.

 

In April 2012, Professor David Wyld, Robert Maurin Professor of Management at Southeastern Louisiana University, wrote an article titled "Securing the Transaction: The Advantages of Using Online Escrow Services Versus Letters of Credit in International Trade." In that article, Professor Wyld predicts that with the use of escrow services "we will see a growth in exporting (and importing) activities around the globe."

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