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    Nov 01 2014
    The world’s most unique and celebrated customized vehicles from the 2014 SEMA Show will gather and be accessible to the public on Friday, November 7, 4:00–10:00 p.m., as the SEMA Cruise finds its way to a new event taking place immediately after the SEMA Show at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
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    Nov 01 2014
    The graying of the automotive specialty-equipment market is a theme that is currently receiving attention from SEMA’s Board of Directors, and Chair-Elect Doug Evans is especially passionate about the topic. He believes that there are two important reasons to pull young people into the industry: cultivating a new generation of consumer and ensuring the future success of the market.
    SEMA Member News—November/December 2014

    Make a Lasting Impact—Give the New Generation a Successful

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    Nov 01 2014
    The Young Executives Network (YEN) will maintain a strong presence at the SEMA Show in 2014, but some of the events that have become staples for members will have a new look. Each of the main initiatives geared toward young professionals will include a networking component, so members are encouraged to make plans early to join the festivities and meet with peers.
    SEMA Member News—November/December 2014

    Fresh Formats and Locations for YEN Events at the SEMA Show<

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    Nov 01 2014
    The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) would like to remind you to sign up for the following key events taking place at this year’s SEMA Show. The annual Speed Networking Breakfast is open to all SEMA members and is one of the best opportunities to meet peers, prospects, vendor associates and valuable contacts in one setting. Meet more than a dozen new contacts in a fast-paced environment that is structured to keep the introductions flowing.
    SEMA Member News—November/December 2014

    2014 SEMA Show SBN Key Events

    SEMA Show’s Premier Manufacturers’ Rep Event
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    Nov 01 2014
    Building on the success of the sold-out 2013 Rep Technology Roundtable, SEMA’s Manufacturers’ Representative Network (MRN) will again host a collection of business-critical discussions moderated by industry thought leaders on November 2, 2014, from 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (formerly the LVH), Ballrooms D–E. Through intimate roundtable discussions, attendees will have the opportunity ask questions and receive practical solutions that address real-world issues. 2014 topics include:
    SEMA Member News—November/December 2014

    SEMA Show’s Premier Ma

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    Nov 01 2014
    Playing in the Recreational MeccaThe annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas is, first and foremost, one of the world’s largest automotive trade events, and business is the number-one priority. But that doesn’t preclude a ton of fun on the side—especially given all the opportunities the city presents. The following items are a few highlighted attractions, but be sure to visit the official city website at www.lasvegas.com for its huge listing of activities, shows, tours and more. You can even download a guide to the city at the site or order a hard copy. The breadth of possibilities is amazing!
    SEMA News—November 2014

    EVENTS

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    Nov 01 2014
    SEMA’s Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) will take a more active role at this year’s SEMA Show. Network members were encouraged to attend the Young Executives Network reception last year, but the networks will collaborate for a joint event in 2014. The evening reception will run from 5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, in Ballroom C of the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (formerly the LVH) and will offer an ideal opportunity for new or prospective members to learn more about the focus and goals of the groups from volunteer leaders and veteran members.
    SEMA Member News—November/December 2014

    Where to Find ETTN at the SEMA Show

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    Nov 01 2014
    As SEMA Show attendees walk through South Hall during Show week, the creativity of the Wheel & Tire Council’s (WTC) members will be evident. In 2014, WTC will host a few main attractions for members of the segment, including a general membership meeting, a seminar and the industry awards reception. These events will ensure that members stay up to date with important developments in the council and in the industry as a whole.
    SEMA Member News—November/December 2014

    WTC SEMA Show Happenings and a New Tool for Members

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    Nov 01 2014
    The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) hosted its annual long-range planning meeting this past summer at the SEMA Garage Industry Innovations Center in Diamond Bar, California. The meeting was scheduled to coincide with the SEMA Garage open house and the annual Installation Gala, and members of the PRO select committee and a number of at-large members met and discussed issues, challenges and opportunities affecting restylers and accessory manufacturers.
    SEMA Member News—November/December 2014

    Recent Events and SEMA Show Offerings Advance Conversations

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    Nov 01 2014
    TIA Executive Vice PresidentOn behalf of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), welcome to the 2014 Global Tire Expo—Powered by TIA. The Global Tire Expo (GTE) continues to be a world-class show that is unmatched in the industry. From discovering new products to networking, I hope that you will take advantage of all the opportunities that GTE has to offer.I am excited that the Global Tire Expo continues to experience growth and am pleased to welcome many new exhibitors. TIA has worked closely with our valuable partner SEMA to ensure this year’s show will be a tremendous success.
    SEMA News—November 2014

    A Message From Roy Littlefield

    TIA Executive Vice President