The SEMA webinar program provides members with access to business insight and tips covering a range of business- and industry-related topics. The sessions are conducted live and are accessible anywhere with a telephone and Internet access. For added convenience, after the sessions are completed, all webinars are made available for download at www.sema.org/webinars. Below are a few of the sessions recently added to the download list.
Exhibitors of the 2007 SEMA Show may want to take note of the revisions to the lanyard policy at this year's Show.
Attention 2007 SEMA Show Exhibitors:
Those exhibitors who have not yet reserved their ads in the SEMA Show official directories—the SEMA Show Official Directory, SEMA Show Official Pocket Guide, and the SEMA Show International Buyers Guide 2007–2008—are encouraged to review TAB 6/Marketing and Sponsorships in the SEMA Show Exhibitor Services Manual for more information. The deadline to reserve space is August 30; materials are due by September 7.
Below is this week’s list of SEMA Show 2007 exhibitors offering products to project-vehicle builders for free or at a discounted rate. To see previous submissions, click here.
SEMA Show Exhibitors:
Ensure that your exhibitor listing in the 2007 SEMA Show Directory is updated and correct by clicking here and entering your company's password. The convenient process will only take minutes. NOTE: Exhibitors must update their listings by September 7 for the changes to appear in the printed version of the directory distributed at the Show. Changes made after September 7 will appear in the online directory only.
Calling all Scion xD aftermarket manufacturers: Here is a great opportunity to generate a ton of free buzz for your products by participating in CarDomain’s Scion xD Community SEMA Project Build.
CarDomain’s 3.8 million visitors are currently voting on the top modifications to make to the "user-built" Scion xD that will debut at the 2007 SEMA Show. Scion aftermarket parts manufacturers that would like to be part of the build are invited to contact Ryan Pitts at firstname.lastname@example.org, 206/926-2155.
Canadian Premier Dalton McGuinty announced last week—two weeks before a provincial election—that beginning September 30, a new Ontario law will charge those caught driving 50km/h (31 mph) over the speed limit can be treated as a street racer. That means, according to a National Post report, that police can issue roadside seven-day license suspensions and impound vehicles for a week. If convicted, offenders face fines ranging from $2,000–$10,000.
The European Union Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals legislation (REACH) was put into effect on June 1, 2007. Companies selling into Europe that produce or incorporate chemicals into their products can learn more about the requirements on the European Union’s website http://ec.europa.eu/echa/reach_en.html.
SEMA will exhibit at a new trade show in China—the China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE)—set for November 29–December 1, in Beijing. The show, which features both automakers and aftermarket products, is expected to draw an estimated 2,000 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors. In the 50,000 square meters of space, the show will host summit forums, seminars and technology workshops.
After a mid-year low in mid-May to mid-June, online auction sales of turbos and superchargers climbed back up mid-June through mid-August. Enthusiasts spent $1,478,853 on forced induction parts in the period May 20-June 18, a yearly low, but increased that spending to $1,527,658 the following month, and $1,584,978 a month after that.