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    Jan 01 2015
    Demand Is Strong; Will Laws Be Updated Soon?Seventeen SEMA-member companies presented their products in a two-city visit to China during the September 2014 SEMA China Business Development tour. The SEMA delegation had the opportunity to exhibit both in Beijing and Shanghai. The group was briefed by the U.S. Embassy and participated in networking events in both cities, where members had the chance to meet with buyers from throughout the country. Buyers attended the SEMA events from 23 provinces located throughout China.
    SEMA News—January 2015

    INTERNATIONAL

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    Jan 01 2015
    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:
    SEMA Member News—January/February 2015

    MRN at the SEMA Show

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    Jan 01 2015
    The Hottest Vehicles of the 2014 SEMA ShowSEMA annually recognizes four vehicle models that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization and that showcase the year’s coolest products. The awards are presented on the first day of the SEMA Show based on the total number of vehicles chosen for display in exhibitor booths at the annual event. Each booth vehicle represents a vote by the exhibitor. The SEMA Award honors are presented in the categories of Hottest Car, Hottest Sport Compact, Hottest Truck and Hottest SUV.

    SEMA News—January 2015
    SEMA and ETTN Want to Help You Become a Great Leader
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    Jan 01 2015
    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.
    SEMA Member News—January/February 2015

    SEMA and ETTN Want to Help You Become a Great Leader

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    Jan 01 2015
    The banner at the top of the RCTS Canada website reads, “Technology is the only substitute for cubic inches.” It’s a saying that the retail performance outlet has lived by since owner Reg Riemer founded it in 1996. Over the years, RCTS has worked closely with factory shops ranging from TTE-Toyota Team Europe to HKS to boost its technical and R&D credentials. In fact, RCTS has carved out a specific niche as the only licensed, fully supported HKS Pro Dealer in all of Canada. “Reg actually started by selling HKS products out of his garage way back,” explained shop foreman Antony Ray. “Soon he had to get a building to sell them out of, and things grew.
    SEMA News—January 2015

    RETAIL SPOTLIGHT

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    Jan 01 2015
    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.
    SEMA Member News—January/February 2015

    WTC Inducts Two Into Hall of Fame at 2014 SEMA Show

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    Jan 01 2015
    Here is a quality look at a lightly camouflaged prototype of the 2016 Civic, the compact that Honda is gearing up to go head-to-head with Ford’s Focus.
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    Jan 01 2015
    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.
    SEMA Member News—January/February 2015

    PRO Announces Awards

  • SEMA Cares/Omix ADA 2015 Jeep Ready for Barrett-Jackson
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    Jan 01 2015
    The SEMA Cares Jeep that was featured in Omix-ADA’s Off-road Success Center at the 2014 SEMA Show is set to be auctioned off through Barrett-Jackson, Wednesday, January 14.
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    Jan 01 2015
    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.
    SEMA Member News—January/February 2015

    Tips for Media Trade Conference Success

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