The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) is dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women who work in the automotive aftermarket industry. Through community and education, SBN has been providing women with the opportunity to connect with each other, become more engaged in the industry, and develop themselves professionally.
Manufacturers’ reps attending the SEMA Show are invited to attend a networking event that is returning for a second year in SEMA Central, located in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center. To be held on Thursday, November 1, from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., the event serves as a great opportunity to network and learn more about the industry while enjoying appetizers and beverages.
The Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) is a community within SEMA geared toward automotive aftermarket engineering, design and technology professionals, providing a forum for them to connect, collaborate, learn and advance their careers. ETTN is offering many opportunities for those types of professionals at this year’s SEMA Show.
The Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) will be hosting events that allow members of the aftermarket wheel and tire community to meet, mingle, collaborate and celebrate industry leaders at the iconic SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The events include networking at the council’s annual reception.
The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) is slated to host several events at the SEMA Show and will also sponsor educational seminars geared specifically toward advancing professionals in the restyling segment. All PRO members and restyling professionals are encouraged to attend these events to learn more about PRO membership, the resources that are available to your company, and to get more connected to the industry.
Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) members have a busy winter season ahead. Just weeks after the SEMA Show, MPMC members will be packing their bags for Indianapolis for a week full of exhibiting, customer meetings, networking and MPMC-sponsored educational seminars at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, December 6–8.
The Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) is slated to host fun and engaging events throughout the week of the 2018 SEMA Show, to be held October 30–November 2 in Las Vegas. LTAA focuses on creating a community among those in the light-truck segment of the aftermarket industry. Members and nonmembers alike are encouraged to attend LTAA events taking place at the SEMA Show or stop by the new LTAA booth location, booth #34185, centrally located within the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) is once again hosting the Hot Products Showcase, taking place April 19–21 at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet, Corral & Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This event is an opportunity for ARMO members to display one or more products at one of the largest gatherings of automotive restoration enthusiasts in the world.
In any market, trends usually come and go with the primary purpose of altering outward appearances. Some fads, like fuel, burn out fast. But some stay for the long run. When it comes to current trends in restyling, members of the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) know what’s hot in the aftermarket world right now.
The SEMA Garage underwent a renovation that has expanded the one-of-a-kind space. The expansion allows for additional square footage to service more SEMA-member companies at any given time. But perhaps, most importantly, the renovation has made room for an improved emissions lab, which now tests for particulate matter.