Participate in the first SEMA Export Fair co-sponsored with US Department of Commerce. The event, to take place on July 27 in the SEMA Garage, will include the opportunity to participate in roundtables and seminars featuring seasoned exporters, top overseas buyers and other key stakeholders. In addition, each participant can participate in a 30 minute private, confidential meeting with an IPR attorney to learn about taking the appropriate steps to protect your patents and trademarks. Time slots for private meetings with the attorneys are limited. Reserve your slot on a first-come, first served basis.
Why export? One of the proven methods to increasing the health of your firm is to diversify your customer base, which can improve your bottom line, lead to product-improvement ideas and improve a firm’s ability to ride out future economic downturns. It is also the way to reach the 97% of consumers residing outside the United States and take advantage of global demand for products made in the United States.
SEMA has announced Australia as the fourth venue for its popular overseas Business Development Programs. The pilot project will be held May 25–29, 2016, in Melbourne, Australia.
The United States and 11 other countries have agreed in principle to a mega free-trade agreement to eliminate tariffs and import quotas within their boundaries.
A limited number of slots are still available for the fifth SEMA Middle East Business Development Conference, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Twenty-one SEMA-member companies recently traveled to Shanghai, China, for the 2015 SEMA China Business Development Program, which included meetings with U.S. government officials in the area, tours of customizing shops, including a new shop that focuses on upgrading and distributing parts solely for Mustangs, Corvettes and other U.S. late-model musclecars, exhibiting in the SEMA section at the sold-out China Auto Salon (CAS) and, for the first time, participating in a measuring session featuring the winning vehicles in a SEMA-conducted survey of top customized vehicles in China that are not available in the United States.
The 2015 SEMA Show will present four roundtable discussions beginning November 2, at 11:00 a.m., each focusing on a specific market targeted for American automotive products.
More than 25% of all buyers expected at the 2015 SEMA Show will come from more than 132 nations outside the United States. Exhibitors should create an action plan to attract and service international buyers visiting their booths.
SEMA’s make/model data offers companies easy-to-use information to help identify the best markets based on vehicle registrations.