Fiat 500 Named Hottest Sport Compact at the 2011 SEMA Show

The Fiat 500 was named the Hottest Sport Compact at the 2011 SEMA Show making it the first vehicle to take home honors in the newest SEMA Award category and beating out a dozen competitors. The SEMA Award recognizes outstanding vehicles that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorizing and that showcase this year’s coolest products.

2012 MPMC Media Trade Conference

The MPMC Media Trade Conference is a truly unique event that brings together editorial staff from all over the world with racing and high performance parts manufacturers for 3 days of face-to-face, 30 minute meetings. Nowhere else can a manufacturer have opportunity to meet with automotive journalists from the world over in as many as 42 face-to-face, 30 minute meetings.

Chip Foose to Appear at SEMA Show Ideas Alive: Featuring the New Products Showcase

Among the many celebrities making special appearances at the 2011 SEMA Show will be Chip Foose, award-winning automotive designer and television celebrity. SEMA Show attendees will be able to meet Foose as he signs autographs in the Ideas Alive: Featuring the New Products Showcase area on several days during the week.

U.S. Department of Commerce Grants SEMA $500,000 to Support U.S. Specialty-Equipment Exporters

The U.S. Department of Commerce named SEMA as one of the five recipients of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) for 2011. As a result, SEMA will receive $500,000 in matching funds over the next three years to support U.S. manufacturers that export automotive specialty-equipment products to booming emerging international markets. The grant is intended to stimulate U.S. exports of specialty-equipment products as part of the Administration's National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports by 2014 in support of several million U.S. jobs.

SEMA Online Marketing Conference Kicks Off the 2011 SEMA Trade Show

The SEMA Education Institute (SEI)
will once again host the SEMA Online Marketing Conference
at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, October 31. The paid conference, sponsored by
eBay Motors, will kick off the SEMA Show (November 1-4) by gathering top
Internet marketing experts and educators from throughout the U.S. to share
their knowledge and proven strategies for online marketing success.


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