SEMA’s councils and networks have announced the dates and locations of their 2016 SEMA Show events.
The MPMC invites you to their open meeting to meet with the select committee, hear about the council’s initiatives for 2017 and to network with fellow motorsports parts manufacturers. The event will take place at the Embassy Suites Orange County Airport North January 23 at 2:00pm. You do not have to be attending the Media Trade Conference to attend this meeting.
Issues, challenges and opportunities between motorsports manufacturers and sanctioning bodies will be addressed at an open discussion between manufacturers and a panel of representatives from several motorsports sanctioning bodies. This valuable discussion will take place from 2:00pm-3:30pm on Thursday, December 8 located at the Indiana Convention Center Room 242. Scheduled to participate are representatives from ARCA, NASCAR, ProMedia (NMCA/NMRA) and Formula Drift. This session is open to manufacturers only.
When motorsports companies begin their strategic marketing forecasts for the year, event sponsorships are a large factor. Companies may be asking themselves: Which events should I be part of? What opportunities should I jump on? How do I negotiate maximum exposure within my budget? In a session to take place in the Indiana Convention Center Room 242 from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, Alex Striler, Director of Sales and Marketing for Team Lucas will help attendees navigate these tough questions. Alex is also the author of “Motorsports Marketing and Sponsorships” and “X Play Nation of Action Sports”.
MPMC continues their interactive discussion on laws that affect racers and manufactures alike for the third year in a row. Not a rehash of previous seminars, this 2016 edition will pick up where last year’s session ended. There are numerous State & Federal regulations that apply to the operation of anyone hauling a race car to or from an event, to distinguish between a hobby or a taxable, fee paying business. Guest speakers will share their extensive experience navigating the myriad regulations of hauling race cars and equipment. This very popular discussion takes place in the Indiana Convention Center Room 242 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm on Friday, December 9.
Join the MPMC as it honors and immortalizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the motorsports industry through their life’s work by inducting them into the MPMC Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award that the council presents.
The Motorsports Parts Manufacturer Council (MPMC) elected three motorsports-industry veterans to serve on its select committee. All three individuals will be volunteering their time for two-year terms and will be up for reelection in 2018.
MPMC members attending the annual PWA conference are encouraged to join the council for a general membership meeting, Sunday, September 11.
The top-10 finalists in the 2016 SEMA Launch Pad: Powered by YEN competition will pitch their business ideas in front of a live audience and a panel of industry judges.
The Media Trade Conference brings together editorial staff from all over the world with racing and high-performance parts manufacturers for three days of face-to-face, 30-minute meetings.