Dear Manufacturers Representatives Network,
MRN Member Updates
Manufacturers’ representatives play a vital role in the automotive vertical throughout the year, and nowhere are they more visible—or busier—than at the SEMA Show. For members of the Manufacturers Representatives Network (MRN), the MRN Rep Roundup and Awards Program was a welcome break from an otherwise hectic schedule.
The Rep Match Live program was successful in its first year with 36 onsite meetings matched between manufacturers who requested to meet with reps and leading rep agencies. The meetings took place at the show in the manufacturer booths to maximize time for both parties during show hours.
Does the generation that grew up with cell phones and connects with friends and celebrities from all over the world still have the need and desire to drive cars? What percentage of youth would rather give up their phone over their car? These questions and more are answered in the new 2018 SEMA Young Accessorizers Report.
By Matt Kennedy
Download the new “SEMA Industry Perspectives Report” at www.sema.org/market-research to find out more regarding the state of the automotive specialty-equipment industry along with current and projected product trends.
Through the RepMatch Live program, manufacturer representative agencies will schedule meetings with first-time manufacturing exhibitors or exhibitors that have previously expressed interest in connecting with a rep. The meetings will take place in person at the 2018 SEMA Show in the manufacturers booth.
As a Manufacturer Rep attending the SEMA Show, you are invited to attend a networking event on Thursday, November 1 from 11:00am to 12:00pm in SEMA Central, located in the Grand Lobby of the LVCC.
This event is a great opportunity to network with one another and learn a bit about the industry while enjoying appetizers and beverages.
Returning for a second year, manufacturers’ reps attending the SEMA Show are invited to attend a networking event, on Thursday, November 1, from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., in SEMA Central, located in the Grand Lobby of the LVCC.
MRN Awards nominations are almost over! This is an opportunity for an outstanding person to be recognized at the SEMA Show for their amazing accomplishments this past year. As a member of MRN, we invite you to submit your nomination today.