February 3, 2020

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-- Industry experts invited to apply now to share new skills and new ideas with SEMA Show attendees --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2020) -- Applications are now being accepted at for industry leaders who would like to host a seminar at the 2020 SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 3-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The association is especially interested in speakers with experience in retail, small-business operations, economic trends and niche markets such as off-road and powersports.

Educational seminars are an essential component of the SEMA Show, the premier automotive trade event that attracts more than 162,000 industry professionals annually. 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 the premier gathering for the automotive aftermarket, and the Show’s educational program is among the top conferences in the world,” said SEMA Vice President of Events Tom Gattuso. “In addition to coming to see new products, SEMA Show participants come to learn new skills and find new ideas. We’re looking for experts who will be able to provide companies with the competitive edge they need to succeed.”

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 2020 education program will focus on issues currently affecting businesses in the automotive aftermarket.

Topics of interest for the 2020 SEMA Show are:

  •  Truck & Off-road
  •  Business Issues and Solutions
  •  eCommerce
  •  Electric and Alternate Fuel Vehicles
  •  Technical Training and Fabrication
  •  Vehicle Customization
  •  Diversity and Inclusion
  •  Brand Development
  •  Digital Marketing

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

“SEMA Show Education is focused on providing attendees with practical, real-world insights that will take their business to the next level,” said SEMA Senior Director of Education Zane Clark. “Professional speakers and automotive industry leaders who can share their knowledge and expertise with the aftermarket are encouraged to submit a proposal.”

Potential speakers have until Feb. 21 to apply at Speaker entries will be answered by June 2020. For more details, contact Clark at, 909-978-6743.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at or, 909/396-0289.