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Optimize Your Accessories Program at 2010 SEMA Show Dealer Day

Dealerships continue to face many challenges and are constantly reassessing how and where they allocate their budgets. The existing landscape confronting dealers requires, more than ever, stringent expense control, profit optimization, and product diversification. Integrating a fully operational accessory program can go a long way in addressing these vital areas.

SkillsUSA Gold Medalists to Attend the 2010 SEMA Show

The winners of the annual SkillsUSA Championships in Collision Repair Technology were announced June 25, 2010, at the Awards Ceremony of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City. More than 5,600 career and technical education students joined in the hands-on competition in 96 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

Don’t Miss the Chance to Save Big on Early SEMA Show Registration

Buyers! The deadline to register early for the 2010 SEMA Show is quickly approaching. October 17 is your last day to save $50 on early-bird registration. Register early and pay just $25!

Use Technology to Streamline Your Global Shipping and Grow Your International Business

In recent years, the global automotive industry has gone through much change due to economic uncertainties. As a result, many automotive businesses may have shied away from major technology upgrades or changes. As we continue to emerge from the economic downturn, and the industry is showing signs of progress globally, especially in emerging markets, there’s a great need for technology that connects businesses around the world and helps them operate more efficiently than ever before.

Exhibitors: Have Your SEMA Badges Mailed to You

The 2010 SEMA Show, being held in Las Vegas November 2–5, is just 40 days away! Register now, and get your SEMA exhibitor badges mailed to you. Click here to access the exhibitor registration page online.

More Than 12,000 Registered 2010 SEMA Show Buyers Are Interested in Tire Products

So far, 180 tire companies—of which 34 are first-timers—are exhibiting at the Global Tire Expo—Powered by TIA in the South Hall’s lower level.

For 2010, SEMA and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) have created this tire industry-only part of the SEMA Show, which will be open to all segments of the tire industry, including automotive, commercial, retreading, recycling and more.

Majority of Tire Buyers at the SEMA Show Represent Top of the Industry Class

At the 2009 SEMA Show, nearly 10% of total buyers were specifically tire and wheel buyers. That was the second-largest buyer category of Show attendees. And that percentage has been rising. In 2005, just 7% of all buyers were tire/wheel buyers, and that number has climbed gradually every year since.

Two Buyers, Two Videos: Why You Need to Be at the 2010 SEMA Show

The SEMA Show is the place where specialty-equipment buyers find everything they need for what’s ahead: new products and technologies, top manufacturers, fresh ideas and answers and inspiration to help build their businesses.

Products Available for SEMA Show Project-Vehicle Builders

SEMA Show exhibitors: Generate more buzz for your company and its products at the 2010 SEMA Show by offering products to builders through the SEMA Products for Project-Vehicle Builders list.

New Customers, Face-to-Face Opportunities—Former First-Timer Sees Value in the SEMA Show

The association welcomes hundreds of new exhibitors to the SEMA Show, and 2010 is no exception. In fact, the number of first-time exhibitors signed up to attend the 2010 SEMA Show has grown to more than 250.

American Eagle Wheel Corp. (AEWC) was a first-time exhibitor at the 2009 SEMA Show. SEMA News spent some time with AEWC President Margo Furcolow at the company's facility in Chino, California, where she discussed the company's experience as a first-time exhibitor and offered advice for other first-timers. [Read more]
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