Manufacturers’ representatives play an important role in the automotive aftermarket industry and can play an important role in your company, as well. Utilizing rep agencies can expand your presence in the market, reach new customers, and be a great complement to your current sales force. Many manufacturers are utilizing the services of independent sales reps and consider them as instrumental pieces in their overall sales goals.
The Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) is a community within SEMA geared toward automotive aftermarket engineering, design and technology professionals, providing a forum for them to connect, collaborate, learn and advance their careers. ETTN is offering many opportunities for those types of professionals at this year’s SEMA Show.
The Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) will be hosting events that will allow members of the aftermarket wheel and tire community to meet, mingle, collaborate and celebrate industry leaders at the iconic SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The events include networking at the council’s annual reception.
The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) is slated to host several events at the SEMA Show as well as sponsoring education seminars geared specifically toward advancing professionals in the restyling segment. All PRO members and restyling professionals are encouraged to attend these events to learn more about PRO membership, the resources that are available to your company, and get more connected to the industry.
The Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) members have a busy winter season ahead. Just weeks after the SEMA Show, MPMC members will be packing their bags for Indianapolis for a week full of exhibiting, customer meetings, networking and MPMC-sponsored educational seminars at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Indianapolis, December 7–9, 2017.
The Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) is slated to host fun and engaging events throughout the week of the 2017 SEMA Show, to be held October 31 through November 3 in Las Vegas. The LTAA focuses on creating a community among those in the light-truck segment of the aftermarket industry. Members and nonmembers alike are encouraged to attend the LTAA events taking place at the SEMA Show or stop by the LTAA booth, centrally located within the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) is set to host engaging events throughout the week of the SEMA Show, October 31–November 3, in Las Vegas. ARMO serves the automotive restoration aftermarket industry through programs and resources to advance the industry and improve how member companies operate daily. There will be plenty of opportunities for ARMO members to connect and for those looking to become members of the council to engage with council leadership and learn more about the organization.
With the 2017 SEMA Show right around the corner, SEMA members are gearing up to make the most of the many opportunities the Show presents for professionals in the automotive aftermarket. The SEMA Show encompasses all facets of automotive aftermarket industry professionals in one place, year after year.
The SEMA Scholarship Program cultivates and maintains relationships with colleges, universities and trade schools that are automotive-driven through programs and courses. Students are encouraged by faculty and staff to participate in the many student programs that SEMA offers, including career-fair participation, scholarship money, automotive-specific job boards, attending the SEMA Show and more.
The Young Executives Network (YEN) has transitioned into new leadership, with Rory Connell of Advanced Accessory Concepts leading the charge as the chair and Kirstin Stone of COMP Performance Group as chair-elect. YEN is dedicated to the advancement of young professionals in the automotive aftermarket industry by providing the membership with education and networking opportunities.