SEMA is hosting a CEO-Leadership Roundtable event to discuss a new forecasting study being developed by the Center for Automotive Research. Part One of the study focuses on trends in automotive electronic systems, trends toward reduced accessory content at the OEM level, length and volume in vehicle runs and the aftermarket as an enabler for the “connected car.” Topics of Part Two and Part Three include advanced powertrain and consumer trends, respectively.
Results of the 2008–2009 SEMA Board of Directors election are final, with five individuals joining this esteemed leadership group. The new members in the manufacturer category are:
- Ron Funfar, Hedman Hedders/Trans-Dapt
- BJ Leanse, Big Country Truck Accessories
- Tim Watts, Superlift Suspension Systems
The new members in the distributor/retailer category are:
It’s all about finding ways to sell more, especially in a tough economic climate. Presenter Mike Madden will discuss a process that works in sales, marketing and product development, and you'll learn how to develop an inventory of your assets and competitive strengths within your aftermarket business; develop a picture of marketing opportunities and needs; and create a plan to take advantage of these and related trends with your product.
Madden will also explore:
SEMA eNews highlights the websites of SEMA-member companies through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section each week. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to eNews@sema.org. Note: make sure to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.
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. The newest classified listings posted under Positions Available include:
Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are:
>> PAACE Automechanika Mexico, July, 9–11, 2008, Mexico City
>> 2008 Aftermarket eForum, July 14–16, 2008, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago
SEMA Show exhibitors: Get some extra company exposure at the 2008 SEMA Show by offering your products to builders through the SEMA Products for Project-Vehicle Builders list. Included each week in SEMA eNews, the list is accessed by hundreds of builders seeking the pieces that add extra flair to their project vehicles. Product placement opportunities such as this are so beneficial that many exhibitors offer products for free or at a greatly reduced rate.
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