Learn & Network in Motor City
Join SEMA in Detroit on Wednesday, June 14 for an exclusive educational and networking event. The program kicks off with “Planning for the Future: New Vehicle Technologies,” which will address the aftermarket industry’s increasingly important role in retrofitting and installing connected and automated systems and technologies on the 250 million vehicles already on U.S. roads. Following this session, attendees will hear from special guests from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Michigan District Office. The SBA will share insights on business financing programs that support infrastructure improvements needed to assure business sustainability into the future.
The educational programs will be immediately followed by a networking reception.
The next morning, attendees will be invited to tour both the American Center for Mobility and the innovative Mobility Transformation Facility, more commonly known as Mcity at the University of Michigan. The 32-acre facility is located on campus and is the first of its kind in testing new automated vehicle technologies and their capabilities to safely maneuver actual roadways. Hosted by the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO), a SEMA council, attendees will enjoy a guided private tour of the facility.
Jeff Varick, President, BRANDMOTION
Scott Wolin, District Sales Manager - Restyling, Chicago Parts & Sound LLC
John Waraniak, Vice President of Vehicle Technology, SEMA
3 pm EST - Planning for the Future: New Vehicle Technologies. Powered by PRO - Connected and automated vehicle technologies, advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS), and other mobility options will significantly improve safety. The aftermarket industry is playing an increasingly important role in retrofitting and installing many of these systems and technologies on the 250-million vehicles already on U.S. roads. Listen and learn as a panel of experts discusses how advanced-vehicle technology is transforming the automotive and aftermarket industries, and explores the challenges and opportunities posed by evolving vehicle technologies and mobility options.
4:15 pm EST - Financing Your Growth: Tech businesses require funding to thrive and succeed. Learn how federal loan programs can help you get approved for your commercial loan. Hear from an expert panel including a commercial banker the Small Business Administration, focusing on loan program to help with Working Capital, Real Estate, Business Acquisition, Debt Refinancing, Export Finance and more. Presented by the U. S. Small Business Administration, Michigan District Office
5:00 pm EST - Networking Reception - Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served
6:30 pm EST - That’s a wrap
District Sales Manager - Restyling, Chicago Parts & Sound LLC
Vice President of Vehicle Technology, SEMA
Date / Time:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:30pm
Detroit Metro Airport Marriott | 30559 Flynn Drive, Romulus, Michigan
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