The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) is eagerly anticipating the 2019 Spring Carlisle Swap Meet, Corral and Auction, where the council will once again present its Hot Products Showcase at the 150-acre facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
By definition, a trade association is an organization established to operate within a specific industry and engage in various activities such as educational programming, legislative advocacy, trade shows and conferences, networking and other undertakings, all for the benefit of its members. Sound familiar? It should, because all of those things are at the heart of SEMA’s mission.
Members of the Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) were treated to several segment-specific activities throughout the week of the 2018 SEMA Show, beginning with a general membership meeting held on Monday, October 29.
For restoration professionals, the SEMA Show is a proven forum in which to buy and sell the products and services that drive the restoration market.
SEMA marked a milestone anniversary in 2013: 50 years of dedicated service to the automotive specialty products industry. Now in its 55th year, the association continues to embrace all segments of the specialty-equipment market—more than 7,000 member companies worldwide—and remains true to its mission to “help members’ businesses succeed and prosper.”
SEMA News recently interviewed council and network leaders to discuss what they expect for the future of their respective markets.
The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) kept a high profile throughout the 2018 SEMA Show, from Hot Rod Alley to the council’s awards reception to the Hot Rod Builders Panel.
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) is set to host engaging events throughout the week of the SEMA Show, October 30–November 2, in Las Vegas. ARMO serves the automotive restoration aftermarket industry through programs and resources to advance the industry and improve how member companies operate daily. There will be plenty of opportunities for ARMO members to connect and for those looking to become members of the council to engage with council leadership and learn more about the organization.
The specialty automotive products industry represents a wellspring of opportunity for American workers, employing many thousands of engineers and designers; manufacturing workers; distribution, marketing and sales personnel; as well as skilled technicians and installers. But spend any time among a group of seasoned industry colleagues, and the conversation inevitably turns to a recurring theme: Young people are the future of the industry, but how do we cultivate the next generation and inspire youngsters to engage in and perpetuate the industry?
The SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) has continued to not only grow its membership of young automotive professionals but also to improve upon and create new programs for its members. As the 2018 SEMA Show approaches, YEN is excited to announce the opportunities that young professionals have to connect with each other and YEN’s leadership during the week of the Show.