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Exclusive Benefits for SEMA-Member Buyers at the 2013 SEMA Show

While the annual SEMA Show is not just for those who belong to the association, there are quite a few perks to being a member when Show time comes around. In the past, SEMA-member exhibitors have enjoyed substantial discounts on booth space in addition to exclusive exhibitor VIP lounges in each hall. At this year’s SEMA Show, there will also be something special for member buyers. A Member Buyer Rewards (MBR) card will identify them and provide access to several exciting perks:

SEMA Member News—November/December 2013

Exclusive Benefits for SEMA-Member Buyers at the 2013 SEMA Show

 

Member buyers who have not received their Member Buyer Rewards (MBR) cards can pick them up in the MBR Lounge during Show hours.

What to Expect From LTAA at the SEMA Show

A New Look for the LTAA BoothThe Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) booth will look a little different at the SEMA Show this year. When attendees first approach South Hall, they will notice five vehicles on display outside the entrance. This representation of the wide variety of LTAA-member companies and products is sure to be an eye opener for everyone. Inside the Upper South Hall, LTAA select committee members will be present at booth #34151 to interact one-on-one with attendees and answer questions. If you have never met your LTAA leadership, this is a great chance to do so.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2013  

What to Expect From LTAA at the SEMA Show

A New Look for the LTAA Booth

Hot Rodder’s Guide to the SEMA Show

Hot Rod Alley in the Central HallOne of the SEMA Show’s premier sections, Hot Rod Alley spotlights the craftsmanship and creations of a market that many consider the cornerstone of the specialty-equipment industry. Located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Hot Rod Alley showcases some of the industry’s brightest manufacturers displaying their latest innovations and products alongside top-notch show vehicles. Attendees will also find great examples throughout Hot Rod Alley that showcase the history of hot rodding.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2013

Hot Rodder’s Guide to the SEMA Show

Hot Rod Alley in the Central Hall

The SEMA Show: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Learning Experience

The SEMA Show Student Program offers educators and students the opportunity to attend the annual SEMA Show. The program is designed for “qualified and motivated students.” The primary objective is to provide unique learning experiences that integrate the student’s field of study with actual business and trade-show opportunities in the automotive aftermarket industry. Students who participate in the program will:

SEMA Member News—November/December 2013

The SEMA Show: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Learning Experience

 

Long-time SEMA Scholarship Committee member Bill Holland (left) of Holland Communications Inc. spearheads the SEMA Scholarship Engine Project program.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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Launch Pad Is Here!

Powered by SEMA’s Young Executive Network (YEN), Launch Pad is an unprecedented opportunity to promote new products and businesses run by YEN members. This new competition offers innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 an industry platform to showcase their business plans for marketing new automotive products or services. The candidates have been narrowed down to a group of five, and the competition between the final candidates (with Jarod DeAnda, the Voice of Drift, as the master of ceremonies) will be held live at the SEMA Show on Thursday, November 7, from 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. at the Vehicle Technology Center in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2013

Launch Pad Is Here!

SEMA’s New Must-Attend Event

Everyone’s Guide to SEMA Show Survival

Whether you’re a complete newbie or a seasoned veteran, everyone needs to be reminded of the basics of trade-show survival. Comfortable shoes, breath mints, official SEMA Show guide, water and sleep are the essentials. Here are just a few tips that anyone can use to ensure a stress-free, successful SEMA show.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2013

Everyone’s Guide to SEMA Show Survival

 

Don’t miss the SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast on Thursday, November 7, at the SEMA Show from 7:15 a.m.–9:00 a.m. in the Las Vegas Hotel, Ballroom A. It’s always a sellout, so get your tickets early at www.SEMA.org/sbn.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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ARMO Select Committee Welcomes Two

The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) welcomes two new volunteers to the Select Committee as a result of this year’s election cycle. Ben Tucker is vice president of Camaro Central and Muscle Car Industries, two companies that specialize in Camaro and Firebird restoration parts. Mark Cotter is in charge of sales and new-product development at Repops, a manufacturer of reproduction parts for classic musclecars. SEMA Member News recently asked both of them what they are looking forward to in their “freshman” terms on the Select Committee. Cotter was literally on the run and had to be brief with his responses. Nonetheless, he assured us that he is anxious to see how to best serve the restoration market through the ARMO council.

SEMA Member News—September/October 2013  

ARMO Select Committee Welcomes Two

 

ARMO Select Committee member Sal Perez, center, spoke with restoration and hot-rod shop owners about protecting their brands and producing quality restorations at the 2013 ARMO Small-Business Bootcamp. Perez is the owner of American Muscle Cars, a premier restoration shop located in Southern California.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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MRN at PWA

The Manufacturers Representative Network (MRN) will present several events in conjunction with the 2013 Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Conference, to be held September 22–25 in Phoenix.MRN General Membership Meeting: Exclusive to manufacturer representatives, the MRN will hold an open meeting for both members and nonmembers (interested in learning more about the network) September 22 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. The event is free to attend, but you must be registered to attend the PWA event.

SEMA Member News—September/October 2013  

MRN at PWA

 

Building on the success of the sold-out 2012 Rep Technology Roundtable, the MRN will host a collection of business-critical discussions moderated by industry thought leaders at the 2013 SEMA Show on November 3 from 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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Meet With SEMA Family at Networking Mixer During PWA Conference

Join members of the SEMA family for good food, drink and conversation at a networking mixer to be held September 24, 2013, from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., in conjunction with the Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Conference in Phoenix. The conference takes place September 22–24, and you must be registered with PWA to attend the mixer, which is quickly becoming a PWA tradition and is a great evening “starter” after a full day of meetings. The mixer is sponsored by the Manufacturers Representative Network (MRN), Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC), Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) and Young Executives Network (YEN), but all industry professionals are welcome to attend!

SEMA Member News—September/October 2013  

Meet With SEMA Family at Networking Mixer During PWA Conference

 

Members of the SEMA family will gather for good food, drink and conversation at a networking mixer to be held September 24, 2013, from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., in conjunction with the PWA Conference in Phoenix.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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PWA Educational Seminar—Powered By the Emerging Trends & Technology Network

Mobile devices are creating a commerce revolution. The Internet modernized sales and marketing a decade ago, but today’s companies need more than a website altered to fit smartphones. Smart businesses and smart marketers must learn to develop mobile-specific tools and techniques.The new Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) will be hosting a Mobile Trends seminar at the 2013 Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Conference, to be held September 22–25 in Phoenix. “How Mobile Is Radically Changing Your Business” will offer attendees the latest facts about the burgeoning mobile market and strategies for capturing sales using these cutting-edge devices.

SEMA Member News—September/October 2013  

PWA Educational Seminar—Powered By the Emerging Trends & Technology Network

Mobile devices are creating a commerce revolution. The Internet modernized sales and marketing a decade ago, but today’s companies need more than a website altered to fit smartphones. Smart businesses and smart marketers must learn to develop mobile-specific tools and techniques.

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