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Two Weeks Left to Participate in Low-Cost Program to Explore Large Emerging Market

U.S. specialty-parts manufacturers have until June 15 to register online at www.sema.org/china to participate in three days of one-on-one meetings with Chinese buyers and networking events, as well as tour the China International Auto parts Expo (CIAPE). Hotels, meals and an interpreter are included.

For more information, contact Linda Spencer at lindas@sema.org.

Camaro Considered Luxury Sports Car in China; Competitor to Audi A5, BMW 5 Series

As incomes rise in China, so does interest in owning cars that show off financial status. In China, a “musclecar” can do that. There currently isn’t much of a musclecar segment in China. But foreign automakers are betting that they can create one with thorough marketing. And the buyers will be considerably wealthier than your average musclecar customer in the United States

10 Facts About the Russian Car Market You Need to Know

The specialty market in Russia is quite new. According to Fedor Svinin of the Saint Petersburg-based Tuning Inomarka Magazine, the market is only a little more than a decade old, noting that, “we may say that the tuning business started in our country in the late ‘90s.” But as the market comes back from a near standstill due to the drying up of credit and an economic crisis, sales are once again growing rapidly and luxury SUV sales are one of the fastest-growing segments.

More Companies Successfully Selling Overseas—How You Can Fast-Track Export Sales

An often-overlooked resource for SEMA members seeking new overseas markets for their products are export management companies (EMCs). A growing number of SEMA members are already selling their products directly overseas, many with great success. But even a larger number are not fully tapping their export potential.

2011 SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit

Date: 
May 2 2011 3:30pm - May 4 2011 12:00pm
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Las Vegas Convention Center
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
SEMA is excited to announce that the 2nd annual SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit will be held May 2–4, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

SEMA is excited to announce that the 2nd annual SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit will be held May 2–4, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Cosmopolitan Hotel. The inaugural Summit was a huge success and an exhaustive program of educational sessions has been created to ensure those in attendance will greatly benefit from the event.

Secure Your Place in Booming Chinese Auto Market—Here's How

SEMA has created a unique program to assist members in exploring their products’ sales potential in China at the upcoming SEMA China CIAPE China Business Development Conference, September 7–10, in Beijing.

China Now the World’s Largest Auto Market—How You Can Tap in

Vehicle sales in China are growing across the board, but the luxury and SUV segments are increasing at the fastest rate, propelled by rising incomes and a wave of second-car buyers with a desire for something more upscale. That’s just one trend that bodes well for SEMA members eyeing the China market for future sales.

Registration Now Open for Members-Only Trip to China

Registration is now open for the second SEMA CIAPE China Business Development Conference, which will be held September 7–10, in Beijing, China. Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with top Chinese buyers, participate in networking events and tour the trade-only China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE). This affordable turnkey, SEMA-member manufacturers-only package includes a professional interpreter, meals and hotel accommodations.

Australian "Cash for Clunkers" Proposal Canceled Amid Strong Opposition

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed down from the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA)-opposed ''Cash for Clunkers" program, which would have provided Australians with a $2,000 payment (USD $1,993) for trading in pre-’95 cars for new vehicles.
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