SEMA Chairman Jim Cozzie (left), Chairman-Elect Rick Rollins and President/CEO Chris Kersting (right) discussed industry challenges, such as legislation and vehicle technology, at the State of the Association presentation, February 7.
Registration for SEMA Spring Expo and SEMA OFFROAD, February 8–9, 2008, is open! The spring events deliver the acclaimed SEMA Show experience to the Indianapolis area and surrounding regions. Attendees can interact face-to-face with industry manufacturers, save money through multiple exhibitor specials and take advantage of free seminars and presentations designed to help streamline and grow business.
Looking for some money for school or to pay off existing college loans? Applications for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted. To access the form, criteria and available loan amounts, click here.
Chrome trim kits, such as this FJ Cruiser package from Putco, were one of the most popular new products shown at the 2007 SEMA Show.
The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) and the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) join forces each year to sponsor the upcoming SEMA Spring Expo and SEMA OFFROAD. Both shows are being held side by side in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, February 8–9. To view a complete list of Spring Expo and Offroad exhibitors, click here.
SEMA-member companies have posted several new listings for job opportunities at www.sema.org/classifieds. Working for a SEMA-member company has many advantages. In addition to working for a company that supports and contributes to the success of the overall industry, being employed by a SEMA-member company enables employees to participate in webinars, access free market research, join SEMA committees and more.
Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are:
Ford Motor Company is once again presenting two Ford Styling Awards at the SEMA Spring Expo in Indianapolis. Known as the “2008 Ford Styling Awards—Best Use of Accessories on a Ford Truck or SUV," the awards recognize creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship for accessorized Ford vehicles.
SEMA Spring Expo exhibitors: This is your last chance to have your product showcased in a live installation at the show. The vehicle buildups will feature two vehicles being transformed from completely stock to completely accessorized trucks right on the show floor.
The SEMA National Education Conference, scheduled April 10–11 in Nashville, is a concentrated, two-day leadership program developed exclusively for automotive specialty-equipment executives. With the knowledge shared at this conference, you'll discover how to lead your company to new levels of success. You'll receive real-world skills for immediate application, targeted information presented specifically for the automotive specialty-equipment industry and inspiration to make the necessary changes to more easily and effectively meet the challenges of a rapidly changing future.