DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (March 15, 2019) — Young entrepreneurs, students, and business owners looking for an opportunity to launch their products into the $43 billion automotive aftermarket industry can apply now at www.sema.org/launchpad. The deadline to enter the 2019 SEMA Launch Pad, presented by the Young Executives Network (YEN), and compete for a top prize that includes $10,000 and exhibit space at the industry-leading SEMA Show is April 14.
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DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2019) -- The nationwide search for aspiring, up-and-coming young vehicle builders kicks off March 16, 2019, as the SEMA Youngs Guns Regional Program takes place at TX2K19 at Houston Raceway Park, just outside of Houston, Texas.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2019) -- SEMA is partnering with five high school auto shop programs throughout the country to introduce students to and create excitement for the automotive aftermarket through real-world, hands-on experience. The partnerships, which follow a successful pilot program model between SEMA and Santa Fe Early College Opportunities (ECO) High School’s automotive program in Santa Fe, New Mexico, involve students working alongside industry professionals on vehicle builds that will be auctioned off to raise money for ongoing, sustainable student customization builds.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019) -- Applications are now being accepted at www.sema.org/speakers for industry leaders who would like to host a seminar at the 2019 SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The association is especially interested in speakers with experience in retail, small-business operations, economic trends and niche markets such as off-road and powersports.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2019) – Manufacturers in the automotive aftermarket can now apply for booth space at the 2019 SEMA Show by visiting www.semashow.com/buyabooth. Taking place Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the SEMA Show is where the specialty aftermarket industry gathers every year to conduct business.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2019) -- Tom Gattuso has been named SEMA VP of Events and will have primary management responsibilities for the SEMA Show and other association events. With nearly 25 years of event management experience, including eight years as SEMA Director of Trade Shows, Gattuso will lead the events team, guiding day-to-day planning, operations and execution, while working with all departments to support the association’s strategic vision.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2019) -- SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is seeking nominations for its Hall of Fame at www.sema.org/hof.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2019) -- The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) is now ACES 4.0 compliant, making it more efficient than ever for participating parts manufacturers and resellers to communicate details that will help get products to market quickly and easily.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. & SILVER SPRING, Md. (Dec. 12, 2018) – Get a rare inside look at SEMA Show 2018, the world’s leading automotive event, in the all new SEMA: Battle of the Builders premiering Monday, January 7, 2019, at 10 PM ET/PT exclusively on the MotorTrend TV Network and MotorTrend App. Hosted by Tanner Foust and Adrienne “AJ” Janic, the one-hour special takes audiences behind-the-scenes of SEMA Show, provides an up-close look at some of the top vehicles on site, and delivers exclusive interviews with the automotive industry’s leading experts and builders as they share personal stories about their journey to SEMA Show 2018.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2018) -- Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro during SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party designed to celebrate the builders and showcase products from the trade-only Show.