This past fall, SEMA Education partnered with the automotive technology department at Cypress College for a career workshop, where nearly 200 students had a chance to interact with industry heavy-hitters in a variety of companies and fields that included everything from engineering andmanufacturing to sales and marketing.
The Young Executives Network (YEN) hosted a joint networking reception with the Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) on Tuesday, November 4, at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The event featured casino tables, specific areas showcasing emerging technologies, an awards ceremony and refreshments. Two of YEN’s annual awards were also presented at the event.
SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) had a rewarding 2014. With the annual SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast as the backdrop, SBN presented its Athena Awards to three deserving individuals who have significantly contributed to the support and advancement of women in the specialty-equipment industry.
The Manufacturers’ Representative Network (MRN) hosted a collection of business-critical discussions for reps on November 2 at the SEMA Show. Through roundtable discussions, attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and receive practical solutions that addressed real issues. The event also included a group discussion on trending topics. The discussions included:
By Marla MooreThe Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) is excited to offer SEMA members a Professional Development Program (PDP) to enhance leadership skills, improve task skills and provide insight into the latest trends and technical advancements.
Amid the hustle and bustle of the 2014 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, members of the Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) took the time one evening to network, reunite with old friends, enjoy food and beverages, and honor two members by welcoming them into the WTC Hall of Fame.
The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) announced the winners of four awards at its annual reception, which provided an opportunity for members of PRO to mingle, discuss issues important to the industry and enjoy the camaraderie of colleagues and friends.
The Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) holds its Media Trade Conference each January. The event is designed to bring together editorial staffs with racing and high-performance parts manufacturers for three days of face-to-face, 30-minute meetings. Rich Barsamian, MPMC chair, has exhibited at the event seven times and explained that the council’s goal in offering the conference is to help council members gain exposure.
The Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) industry awards reception was held November 5, 2014, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (formerly the LVH). Open to all employees of LTAA-member companies and prospective members, the reception featured networking opportunities and three award presentations—the LTAA Hall of Fame, the LTAA Retailer of the Year and the LTAA Ron Webster Memorial Award for Engineering Excellence.