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SEMA Middle East: March 31-April 7, 2020

UAE: March 31-April 5

Saudi Arabia: April 5-7

Registration is now open for the 2020 SEMA Middle East trip the UAE and Saudi Arabia planned for March 31–April 7, 2020. This overseas business development program, held in partnership with the U.S. government, is the 24th trip SEMA has organized to provide members with a low-cost, high-value, turnkey trip to explore promising markets overseas. The Middle East market, with its high disposable income coupled with a passion for personalization as well as its strong racing and off-roading scene, is a very attractive region.

Companies participating in the Middle East trip will exhibit at Abu Dhabi-based Custom Show Emirates; tour specialty-equipment shops in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia participate in an embassy networking reception, briefings and shop tours. U.S. government grants of up to $1,250 are available for qualified companies, reducing the cost of participating. $1,500 in ADDITIONAL COST REDUCTIONS are available for qualified California-based companies to defray the cost of participating on the SEMA Middle East trip. US companies based in other states should contact for possible additional state funding.

Other venues are being considered including a late summer/fall SEMA trip to Scandinavia


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Global Vehicles Available to Members in Order to Create Export Ready Product

Through a special partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, SEMA has imported globally popular, accessorization friendly vehicles not available in the US to help SEMA-member manufacturers create export-ready products.

Available vehicles:

  • 2016 Ford Ranger
  • 2018 Nissan Patrol Y61

These vehicles are available to member manufacturers at the SEMA Garage. Upon request, these vehicles can be delivered to a member’s place of business for private measuring sessions and R&D purposes. For more information, contact

Suggestions on additional international vehicles you would like to measure? Email Linda Spencer, SEMA Senior Director International and Government Affairs.

Tech Transfer

CAD designs for the following international vehicles are available on the new tech transfer database. One-stop shop to see what’s available and request the surface scans.

  • 2016 Ford Ranger
  • 2016 Toyota Hilux
  • 2012 Toyota Hilux
  • 2013 Ford Ranger T6
  • 2014 Mitsuibishi L200
  • 2014 UAZ Hunter
  • 2018 Nissan Patrol Y61

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Market Development Cooperator Program Grant

SEMA is appreciative of our long running partnership with the US Department of Commerce. The association was awarded $800,000 under the Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) by the US Department of Commerce through two grants, one of which an extension has been granted providing funds to defray costs for qualified participants on SEMA overseas trips.

Funds up to $1,250 per company are currently available for qualifying companies to defray the cost of the 2020 SEMA Middle East trip.

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