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Lock in Lowest Rates for SEMA CIAPE China Business Development Conference—Deadline Tomorrow!

Don't wait to register for this unique opportunity to tap into China's enthusiast markets. Rates increase 25% after Friday!

SEMA Members to Discover Growth and Condition of Potential Markets

Light-vehicle sales in China rose 53% in the first five months of the year to nearly 7.2 million units, according to J.D. Power and Associates. It’s hard to ignore that kind of momentum. Some SEMA members aren’t. They are headed to Beijing in late September for the SEMA-CIAPE Business Development Conference. Many see it as a good opportunity to learn more about the China market.

Wade Kawasaki, Merritt Blakeslee Share Insight on Developing a Robust IPR Strategy in China

Wade Kawasaki, president of Exports International, longtime SEMA member and former member of the SEMA Board of Directors, will explore the correlation between selling in the Chinese market and intellectual property violations. Kawasaki will join IPR guru Merritt R. Blakeslee of the Blakeslee Law Firm on July 8, to help SEMA members learn about best practices in protecting their intellectual property assets.

Sign Up by July 1 to Get Your Share of the Wide-Open Market for Jeep Parts in China

SEMA members who produce accessories for Jeep-brand vehicles take notice: China is awash in Jeeps, and Jeep owners are some of China’s most enthusiastic off-roaders. They are looking for imported brands when it comes to modifying their off-road machines.

Chinese Drivers Want U.S. Brakes–Reach Out to Them Through Exclusive SEMA Conference

Drivers in China are going farther and faster and that is creating opportunities for U.S. brake manufacturers.

“Roads in China are getting better each year, so cars go faster and more demands are placed on brake products,” said a Shandong, China-based performance parts importer, retailer and wholesaler located in the northeast part of the country. “Foreign brands have good word of mouth and good feedback, thus I think they have a good future.”

U.S. Government Investigates Chinese Intellectual Property Rights Infringement

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has initiated an investigation into the effects of Chinese intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement on U.S. jobs and the economy, along with China's so-called “indigenous innovation policies.” The latter refers to a Chinese initiative, which encourages domestic companies to develop their own technology and brands instead of simply manufacturing foreign products.

Join SCT and Other SEMA-Member Companies in China in September

Convincing your colleagues that the rewards of selling to overseas market are worth the risks can be tough. But it paid off for SEMA member SCT LLC. SCT aims to add a new international market to its list when it attends the SEMA CIAPE China Business Development Conference in Beijing in late September.

Build Your Brand's European Presence With an Exhibit at Automechanika Frankfurt

A few booths are still available in the USA pavilion in Hall 4.1 during the upcoming Automechanika show taking place in Frankfurt September 14–19. Held every other year, the show features everything from automotive components, accessories, garage equipment, refueling and car washing. For more information regarding exhibition opportunities, contact Bridget Ferris at Bridget.Ferris@usa.messefrankfurt.com.

International Trips to the SEMA Show Just Got Easier

A number of services are available to make it easier for international visitors to travel to and do business at the 2010 SEMA Show, taking place Tuesday–Friday, November 2–5, in Las Vegas.

Grab Your Space in the World's Fastest Growing Auto Market by July 1

SEMA members can sign up to meet with up to a dozen, pre-vetted Chinese distributors at the inaugural SEMA CIAPE China Business Development Conference taking place September 23–26 in Beijing, China. Register online by July 1 in order to receive priority space selection.
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