By Linda Spencer
SEMA's Middle East Business Development Conference offers United States manufacturers the opportunity to meet with pre-vetted buyers from six Middle Eastern countries.
Eight subsidized slots are still available for SEMA's Middle East Business Development Conference, March 24–28, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Consumers there are passionate about their cars and trucks and have the deep pockets to upgrade their rides. This region's market is as broad as in the United States, where off-roading, street racing, performance, hot rodding, styling and in-car entertainment products are all in demand, and American products considered a premium.
SEMA's Middle East Business Development Conference offers United States manufacturers the opportunity to meet with pre-vetted buyers from six Middle Eastern countries, including Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. In 2014, buyers also came from Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and India.
The early-bird registration discount for the Middle East Business Development Conference ends January 31, 2015.
Participant fees include a booth at a local show, hotel rooms, meals, networking events and the chance to measure vehicles not sold in the United States. Qualified participants are eligible for a U.S. Department of Commerce Grant to defray the cost of participating.
Program highlights include:
- Exhibiting at the Custom Show Emirates where you'll meet with pre-vetted buyers.
- Customizing shop tours
- Participating in networking events
- Access to all-day Measuring Session for vehicles popularly customized in the region but not sold in the United States.
Representatives from the following companies will attend the 2015 Middle East Business Development Conference:
- AC Americas
- aFe Power – advanced FLOW engineering
- ATC Truck Covers
- Baja Designs
- BOLT Locks
- Borla Performance Industries Inc.
- Champion Oil
- Dee Zee Inc.
- Derive Systems
- Diablosport Inc.
- Edelbrock LLC
- Injen Technology
- Keystone Automotive Operations Inc.
- Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
- Logan Laboratories
- Magnuson Superchargers
- Matrix Films
- Mustang Dynamometer
- Northstar Battery
- Omix-ADA Inc.
- Radflo Suspension Technology
- Rigid Industries LED Lighting
- Rock-Slide Engineering
- ROUSH Performance
- Sondpex Electronics
- Street Legal Products Corp.
- Toytec Lifts
- Warrior Products
- Weld Racing LLC