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Aftermarket Engineers: Learn About Product Development Resources at N.E.R.D. Symposium

By Ashley Reyes

The automotive aftermarket industry is highly competitive, and without theNERD right tools and technology to streamline product development, businesses risk adding time and inefficiency to their processes, which can lead to delays in bringing products to market.

The SEMA Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) N.E.R.D. Symposium--taking place August 16-18 at the SEMA Garage in Detroit, Michigan--will provide automotive aftermarket engineers with the solutions they need to boost productivity, stay ahead of the competition and get their products to market faster.  

Engineers should secure their spots and register now to receive the following:

One-On-One Quality Meetings  

Unlike a traditional conference where vendors set up booths to connect with customers, the N.E.R.D. Symposium consists of private meetings between engineers and product and service providers. Engineers will hear directly from businesses about their technologies, why they are relevant to their projects and be able to discuss collaboration opportunities.   

Access to Cutting-Edge Tools and Technologies  

By meeting with products and service providers, engineers will discover cutting-edge tools and technologies specifically designed to enhance and optimize their product development process. By knowing what tools to invest in, engineers can drive their operations more efficiently and identify areas of opportunity.   

High-Powered Education Sessions 

The N.E.R.D. Symposium offers in-depth education sessions designed to help engineers stay up-to-date on the latest advancements on alternative internal combustion-engine (ICE) technology, vehicle communication standards, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and more. Leveraging these insights can help engineers identify new market niches and develop more innovative products.   

Networking Opportunities  

Engineers and product vendors will take part in focused networking sessions where they can further exchange ideas and explore potential collaborations. Engaging in these conversations will help attendees establish valuable partnerships that can benefit their projects in the long run. 

View the entire program schedule here. To learn more about the N.E.R.D. Symposium and to sign up, visit