Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 12:00am

Hundreds of international buyers will be looking for new suppliers at the SEMA International Happy Hour on Wednesday, October 31st  in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Where will you be?

For more information and a registration form, contact tradeleads@sema.org and request document #8004. Deadline to RSVP is October 16.

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 12:00am

SEMA and the U.S. government are co-sponsoring a webinar on Thursday, November 15, to educate SEMA members on improving their bottom line by minimizing regulatory problems associated with exports. Learn how to avoid typical problems encountered in automotive exports, including common Harmonized Tariff Schedule misclassifications, NAFTA compliance issues and export compliance issues.

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 12:00am

According to a Foresight Research report conducted last year, commissioned by SEMA's Research and Information Center, more than 1,700 fullsize truck owners revealed that 50% had spent or planned to spend $500 or more on accessories, ranging from a high of 63% for Dodge Ram owners to a low of 27% for Cadillac Escalade EXT owners.

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 12:00am

The mobile-electronics market has ridden a spectacular wave of growth since 1999, expanding 67% in a six-year period ending in 2005, according to SEMA research. Fueled largely by demand for navigation and video entertainment products, retail sales from 1999–2005 rose from $3.3 billion to $5.5 billion. And a 2005 forecast by the Fredonia Group indicates that the segment will continue growing, with demand reaching $10 billion by 2008.

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 12:00am

Passionate street-rod and custom enthusiasts spend on average 32% more on parts and accessories than enthusiasts of other stripes, according to data from SEMA's 2007 Automotive Lifestyles survey. Enthusiasts queried in the survey say they spent $4,792 on average in the last 12 months customizing their car or truck, while those who identified themselves as street-rod or custom enthusiasts spent about $1,500 more than the entire group of consumers sampled.

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 12:00am

The websites listed below represent some of the SEMA-member companies that have donated items to the SEMA Silent Auction at the 2007 SEMA Show. The SEMA Silent Auction, produced by the SEMA Young Executives Network, raises money for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. To learn more about the auction or to donate memorabilia, visit www.semasilentauction.com. For information on YEN, visit www.sema.org/yen or contact Paul Moritz at paulm@sema.org.

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 12:00am

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.

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 12:00am

 

Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are:

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 12:00am

Often called “the most productive event to attend at the SEMA Show,” the SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) Breakfast changed its name to the SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast—Powered by the SBN. The new expanded program is open to all SEMA members and SEMA Showgoers and provides a delicious breakfast accompanied by the presentation of the coveted SBN Athena Award and the SBN Woman of the Year Award. Following the breakfast is the popular Speed Networking session, providing attendees one-on-one, three-minute segments of time to meet and exchange information.

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