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UPS Delivers the Logistics Behind Global Growth


  UPS will present an educational session at this year's SEMA Show featuring top industry leaders who will offer insights on the logistics behind expanding business to emerging markets.

Emerging global economies have created new middle classes of consumers eager to purchase and modify cars, trucks and SUVs. Specialty-equipment manufacturers can benefit from this opportunity by expanding their businesses globally in order to meet these growing demands. SEMA and UPS are teaming up at this year’s Show to present an educational session featuring top industry leaders who will offer insights on the logistics behind expanding business to these emerging markets.

The UPS-sponsored session entitled, “Beyond Borders: The Logistics Behind Global Growth,” will be held at the 2011 SEMA Show, Monday, October 31, at 11:00 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N253. The panel, composed of industry experts who have been at the forefront of global growth, will discuss regions that are seeing growth, best practices for international selling and tools to help streamline overseas shipping.

Panelists for the session include:

  • Tracey Lewis, west region international sales director, UPS
  • Linda Spencer, international affairs director, SEMA
  • Kevin Floody, international business manager, K&N Engineering

“Hosting an educational session with top industry experts allows UPS to support automotive specialty-equipment companies seeking to expand their businesses overseas,” said Kristin DeBates, corporate marketing manager for the UPS Automotive Segment. “With 819 sites in more than 120 countries, UPS understands the logistics behind entering emerging markets and is eager to share this knowledge with SEMA members.”

Attendees interested in learning more about the logistics behind global growth can attend this session or stop by the UPS booth #11827 for more information.

Other Sessions of Interest:

All sessions will be held Monday, October 31, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. (Room #N253) 
Risky Business: Solutions to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk 
Presenter: JoDawn Whitlock, Director of Sales, UPS Capital  

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Room #N253) 
Beyond Borders: The Logistics Behind Global Growth 
Panelists: Joey Rosenberg, UPS; Tracey Lewis, UPS; Kevin Floody, K&N Engineering; Linda Spencer, SEMA

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. (Room #N255)
Selling into the Brazilian Market: Insider Tips 
Panelists: Linda Spencer, SEMA; Eduardo Bernasconi, Fullpower Magazine; Cassiano Colla, Motorcrazy Company;  Flavio Ancona, Ancona High Performance

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (Room #N255)
Opportunities for Manufacturers in the United Arab Emirates
Presenter: Linda Spencer, SEMA