SEMA Show Issues Call for Speakers for 2017

By SEMA Editors

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SEMA is now accepting applications for industry leaders to host a seminar at the 2017 SEMA Show.

Applications are now being accepted for industry leaders to host a seminar at the 2017 SEMA Show, taking place October 31–November 3, 2017, in Las Vegas. The association is especially interested in speakers with experience in marketing and sales, customer service, business management, automotive trends, social media and vehicle customization.

The educational seminars make up an essential component of the SEMA Show. In addition to connecting automotive manufacturers with professional buyers from all over the world, the four-day SEMA Show is the leading venue for industry experts to network in person and learn new business strategies.

“The SEMA Show is about helping businesses succeed, and a big part of that is providing participants with information that will help their businesses,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of communications and events. “The seminars give SEMA Show participants greater return on their investment and an opportunity to learn about better ways to do business.”

The SEMA Show education program typically includes more than five dozen sessions. While topics address basic business practices, such as customer service, marketing and social media, the 2017 program will emphasize issues that are of greatest concern to businesses in the automotive aftermarket.

Topics of interest for the 2017 SEMA Show are:

  • How YELP Has Changed the Trust Landscape in Business
  • The Automotive Industry in Five Years 
  • Hire and Retain Social Employees
  • Vehicle Building and Fabrication
  • Business Technology and Applications to Advance Business
  • Practical Solutions for Small Businesses
  • What is Next in Social-Media Marketing
  • Bookkeeping and Payroll

All speakers should be able to focus on industry issues and not a specific company position or agenda.

“We pride ourselves in providing top-rated information from industry experts to attendees through the education program,” said SEMA Senior Director of Education Zane Clark. “These seminars are some of the many benefits of attending the SEMA Show.”

Applications for speaker submissions are available until February 20, 2017. Speaker entries will be answered no later than April 20, 2017. For more details, contact Clark at, 909-978-6743.