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5 Must-Attend SEMA Show Education Sessions

By Zane Clark

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Gale Banks
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Jeff Allen
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Corey Perlman

SEMA Show Education Days, to be held October 30–November 3, 2017, in Las Vegas, will bring a host of informative educational sessions designed to provide automotive aftermarket industry attendees with outstanding professional development and training resources. The following is a sample of some of the can't-miss sessions that will be featured at this year’s Show:

Monday, October 30, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. – LVCC, North Hall N256

Building the Best Boosted Engines of Your Career, presented by Gale Banks, Banks Power

The course shares knowledge gained over more than 50 years of developing winning gasoline, methanol, nitro methane and diesel turbocharged and super-turbo engines. Gain knowledge that won Banks multiple National and FIA World Speed Records in race cars and trucks, both spark-ignited and diesel. Register now.

Tuesday, October 31, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. – LVCC, North Hall N258

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, hosted by Jeff Allen, “SkidMarks”

Buy a beer, pull up a seat and join host Jeff Allen of “SkidMarks” as he has an entertaining conversation with personalities from the automotive, music and business worlds. Learn what makes these successful people tick and what fuels their passion. Cash Bar. Register now.

Wednesday, November 1, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. – LVCC, North Hall N253

Fabrication Techniques: 3D Machining on a Router Table, presented by Bryan Schmitt, Mobile Solutions USA

Learn how to fabricate 3D shapes safely and efficiently without a CNC machine. Build amazing trim panels, dash face plates, speaker adapters and other parts that have professional-grade profiles that support visual and functional elements of factory-like automotive interior design. Register now.

Thursday, November 2, 2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. – LVCC, North Hall N256

Maximize Cash Flow and Manage Risk: Secrets of Credit Management Revealed! Presented by Mike Mitchell, Credit Management Association

Revenue rules, but cash is king. Whether you have credit personnel or the job falls to you, this is what every business executive should know about best practices in business credit: 5 Cs of credit, credit policies, onboarding new customers, key performance metrics and conversion of receivables into cash, fast! Register now.

Friday, November 3, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – LVCC, North Hall N258

The State of Social: What’s Now, What’s New and What’s Next, Presented by Corey Perlman,

Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, SnapChat’s future and more! Register now.

View the full SEMA Show Education program and register for classes.