Technology such as 3D printing is changing the way manufacturers develop products. The SEMA Product Development Expo taking place April 10, 2014, in Diamond Bar, CA, will help SEMA members learn about new tools and resources available to increase efficiencies and decrease costs.
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SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame at http://fs17.formsite.com/ginalsemaorg/form2/index.html.
Hundreds of SEMA Show exhibitors will learn how to promote their new products, ways to target buyers, and tips for setting up a cost-effective booth during the Fifth Annual SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit. Taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center on April 14-16, 2014, the SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit is a unique workshop where Show staff connect with exhibitors face-to-face, and provide exhibitors with real-world guidance on how to succeed at the SEMA Show.
Companies interested in exhibiting at the 2014 SEMA Show may now submit applications for space by visiting www.SEMAShow.com/buyabooth. The 2014 SEMA Show is set for November 4-7, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
SEMA is enhancing customer service and raising awareness of its member benefits by assigning each member company with a single point of contact to assist with all Show-related services and with association programs and services. The in-house account representative will help members with booth space, sponsorships, magazine ads, Show registration, as well as non-Show programs including measuring sessions, tech transfer, research, education and more.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) strongly supports a provision to end a six-year clash over access to 189,000 acres of Southern California desert between the military and off-highway vehicle (OHV) users. The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a solution to create a dedicated OHV recreation area and provide land for training to the United States Marine Corps. The Senate is set to ratify the measure next week. The bill will then be signed by the President to become law.
SEMA will kick-off its 2014 webinar series Thursday, January 9, with popular SEMA Show speaker and noted author Christine Corelli (www.christinespeaks.com), who will deliver "Twenty Ideas in 20 Minutes-Driving Business Growth and Fueling High Performance: How to Create a Sales-Service Excellence Culture."
SEMA members that sell or distribute products can now obtain an unlimited number of Product Data exports from the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC), at absolutely no cost. The savings, available to any SEMA member receiver in the SDC, totals $1,200 per year and is the newest incentive for members to join the SDC.
Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2014 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF) at www.sema.org/scholarships Students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries may be eligible for financial awards of up to $5,000.
The 2013 SEMA Show is history and has left no doubt that the automotive specialty equipment industry is stronger than ever.