|The U.S. government is teaming up with SEMA to assist U.S. manufacturers in developing new overseas customers. Pictured here is SEMA member Injen Technology’s Vice President of Sales Ed Rossi (third from the left) and the company’s President Ron Delgado (second from the right) meeting with potential customers at the recent SEMA China Business Development program in China. The grant will support these efforts and other SEMA programs to facilitate networking opportunities with key overseas buyers in emerging markets.|
"SEMA is pleased to partner with the Commerce Department to expand the association's initiatives bringing together U.S. manufacturers with distributors and retailers in the fastest-growing markets in the world," said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. "The fact that SEMA has been selected for a MDCP award from the US Department of Commerce reinforces the value of our growing Business Development Conference program and provides financial support to Members seeking to participate in this and other association export initiatives."
SEMA was selected from among nearly 50 applicants based on a number of factors, including export success, performance measurement, partnership potential with the Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) and compatibility with ITA priorities, creativity, institutional capacity and program sustainability following the grant period.
For more information about the Market Development Cooperator Program, visit www.trade.gov/mdcp. For more information on SEMA's international programs, contact SEMA's Director of International and Government Relations Linda Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org.