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Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA)

Build Hype for Your New Product
TORA members exhibiting at the 2008 SEMA Spring Expo or SEMA OFFROAD are encouraged to enter their products into the council's New Product Awards competition.

The award competition provides exibitors with an excellent opportunity to introduce new products. To provide more exposure for TORA-member products, this year's award competition was incorporated into the SEMA Spring Expo/SEMA OFFROAD New Products Showcase. The awards will be presented during the TORA/PRO Industry Awards Reception on Friday, February 9.

For complete details on the award competition, including judging, product categories and criteria, click here. Ready to enter your new product? Click here.  The SEMA Spring Expo and SEMA OFFROAD are set for February 8 and 9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. For show details, visit or

For information about TORA, visit or contact Jim Skelly at

Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)

For more information about ARMO, visit or contact Jan Desma at

Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)

HRIA's Long-Range Planning Meeting is set for 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Open to all members eager to engage in discussions about the needs of the hot-rod industry, the meeting is the ideal venue to learn what the council is planning for the future and current council programs, and to help shape the group's direction for the upcoming year. For more information, contact Jan Desma at

HRIA Seminar Workshop Lineup for the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show

Located in the Indiana Convention Center on Thursday, February 28, 2008, all SEMA members are encouraged to participate in the workshops at the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show that focus on product use, tips and techniques. Click here to access additional information and a registration form, or contact Jan Desma ( at 909/396-0289, ext. 134.

For more information about HRIA, visit or contact Jan Desma at

Manufacturers' Rep Council (MRC)

For information about MRC, visit or contact Jan Desma at

Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC)

For information about MPMC, visit contact Jim Skelly at

Professional Restylers Organization (PRO)

For information about PRO, visit or contact Jim Skelly at

Sport-Compact Council (SCC)

For information about SCC, visit or contact Paul Moritz at

Wheel & Tire Council (WTC)

For information about WTC, visit or contact Paul Moritz at

SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN)

For information about SBN, visit or contact Paul Moritz at

Young Executives Network (YEN)

For information about YEN, visit or contact Paul Moritz at