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Dates and Locations Announced for Toyota HiLux Measuring Sessions

Dates and locations for three upcoming SEMA Measuring Sessions featuring the Toyota HiLux have been announced.

Global Legislation and Regulation Roundup

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Global Legislation and Regulation Roundup

Specialty Parts Status Around the World

Below is a roundup of proposed or recently enacted legislative and regulatory developments affecting the specialty-equipment industry in key overseas markets. For more information on overseas developments, SEMA members are invited to contact SEMA Director of International and Government Relations Linda Spencer.

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Specialty-Equipment Opportunities: Jeep Sales Rise in China and Russia

Chrysler’s Jeep brand has seen a resurgence in recent years, winning awards that range from the Grand Cherokee’s 2011 Urban Truck of the Year to the Wrangler’s 2012 Four Wheeler of the Year.

Global Jeep Appeal in Two Big Emerging Markets

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Chrysler’s Jeep brand has seen a resurgence in recent years, winning awards that range from the Grand Cherokee’s 2011 Urban Truck of the Year to the Wrangler’s 2012 Four Wheeler of the Year. Its popularity has also blossomed in emerging markets.

According to Chrysler Group LLC, sales of Jeep-brand vehicles in China in 2011 rose 64% compared to the previous year, climbing to 38,373 units. Sales also exploded in Russia, rising 85% to 2,327 units. Here’s a look at some of the particulars in those markets.

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SEMA Industry Awards - SEMA Show

Date: 
Nov 1 2012 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Las Vegas Hotel
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
The SEMA Show Awards will be held during the banquet at the Las Vegas Hilton.

SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet, an annual celebration of the specialty-equipment industry that also provides the backdrop for the presentation of SEMA's industry awards, SEMA Person of the Year, SEMA WD of the Year and SEMA Manufacturers’ Rep Agency of the Year. The 2012 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees—Nick Arias Jr., Bill France Sr., Mark Heffington, and Bob Larivee Sr. Entertainment will be announced at a later date.

Going Global?

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If your aftermarket business ranks among the growing list of SEMA-member manufacturers considering overseas exportation, you’re likely weighing shipping logistics as part of the equation. To be sure, the prospect can seem daunting. After all, once you’ve attracted foreign buyers, you have to deliver the goods in the face of numerous hurdles. With the right assistance, however, you can successfully navigate those obstacles and achieve a safe landing for your aftermarket parts.

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Turn International Event Leads Into Sales

The U.S. Department of Commerce is hosting a webinar next Tuesday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) designed to maximum U.S. company sales with  international buyers at trade shows.

Five Factors Fueling Brazil's Rising Automotive Aftermarket

Brazil has long been on a short list of automotive specialty-equipment markets that SEMA is tracking as having the potential to develop into one of the world’s most important.

New Government Panel Established to Investigate Unfair Trade Practices

President Obama has created a new Interagency Trade Enforcement Center (ITEC) to enhance the administration's capabilities to aggressively challenge unfair foreign trade practices.

Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser

Date: 
Jul 27 2012 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center
City: 
Pomona, CA 91768
State: 
CA
For those of you who have attended the annual Installation Banquet, you know the event serves as the venue where we thank our association’s outgoing board members and welcome those who have been newly elected.

For those of you who have attended the annual Installation Banquet, you know the event serves as the venue where we thank our association’s outgoing board members and welcome those who have been newly elected. It is also the setting in which we announce the newest selections for the SEMA Hall of Fame — an august group whose inductees represent not only our industry’s history but also its members’ dedication, service and devotion to their businesses.

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