SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 3, January 21, 2016

Council & Committee News: Next Week’s Media Trade Conference to Feature Three Full Days of Meetings and Events

Strengthen Your Company Through Community

No matter what niche you're in—rods, restoration, racing, restyling, reps, trucks or wheels and tires—there's a SEMA council or professional network that's right for your company. SEMA councils and networks offer members a variety of market-specific programs and activities designed to provide educational and networking opportunities while promoting their particular industry segment.


 

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MPMC Chair Rich Barsamian (right) with 2014 Robert E. Peterson award winner, John DiBartolomeo, editor of Drag Racing Scene.
   

Media Trade Conference Events

The annual Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) Media Trade Conference (MTC) is January 26–28—three days in which manufacturers will have the opportunity to have private, one-on-one meetings with media to showcase their new, innovative products. In addition to full days of scheduled meetings, the council is hosting evening events for further networking opportunities.

MPMC Open Meeting

January 25, the MPMC invites you to its open meeting to meet with the select committee, hear about the council’s initiatives for 2016 and to network with fellow motorsports parts manufacturers. The event will take place in the La Jolla room in the Embassy Suites Orange County Airport North at 2:00 p.m. You do not have to be attending the Media Trade Conference to attend this meeting. Be sure to stick around for the ETTN Motorsports Tech Roundtable event taking place directly after the meeting.

MPMC Awards Reception

Tuesday evening of MTC, January 26, is the MPMC Awards Reception. The reception provides an added opportunity for exhibitors and media to mingle and network over drinks and hot hors d'oeurves. One influential individual from the media will be honored and awarded with the Robert E. Petersen award for their outstanding contribution to the motorsports industry and MPMC throughout the year of 2015. The following individuals of the media have been nominated:

  • Evan Smith, Source Interlink
  • Rob Fisher, Circle Track/TEN
  • Chad Reynolds, Bang Shift
  • Darr Harthorne, Freelance
  • Wes Buck, Drag Illustrated
  • Jeff Huneycutt, Xceleration Media
  • Mike Galimi, Promedia

Exclusive VIP TV Preview

January 28, Thursday evening of the Media Trade Conference, MPMC conference participants will be treated to an exclusive VIP Preview Screening of the SEMA Battle of the Builders TV Show. Premiering nationwide on the Velocity Network February 1, the one-hour program features top vehicle builders and footage from the 2015 trade-only SEMA Show. 

ETTN Motorsports Tech Roundtable

The Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) Motorsports Tech Roundtable is the must-attend event for staying current with motorsports technology through six small roundtable discussions.

Discussion Topics:

  • Motorsports Vehicle Emissions and Compliance
  • The Future of Motorsports and Performance Technology
  • Advancements in Product Design, From Idea to Prototype
  • Becoming an OEM Motorsports Accessory Supplier
  • MPMC Membership Table
  • The Use of Technology in Competition

RSVP: Must RSVP, free for SEMA members

When: Monday, January 25, 2:00–4:30 p.m.

Where: Embassy Suites Orange County Airport North, La Jolla Room

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Must-Attend Motorsports Tech Event of the Year

The Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) Motorsports Tech Roundtable is the must-attend event for staying current with motorsports technology. RSVP today!

RSVP: Must RSVP, free for SEMA members.
When: Monday, January 25, from 2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Where: Embassy Suites Orange County Airport North

Topics:

  • Motorsports Vehicle Emissions and Compliance
  • The Future of Motorsports and Performance Technology
  • Advancements in Product Design, From Idea to Prototype
  • Becoming an OEM Motorsports Accessory Supplier
  • MPMC Membership Table
  • The Use of Technology in Competition

Questions? Contact Director of Networks Bryan Harrison at bryanh@sema.org.

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SBN & YEN Mixer

SBN and YEN will hold their annual automotive industry networking event at the lounge of the Embassy Suites Santa Ana Orange County Airport North, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Thursday, January 28. 

This event is a great opportunity to strengthen your community with new contacts and discuss business in an engaging and relaxed atmosphere.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP with SEMA's Director of Networks, Bryan Harrison, at bryanh@sema.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2015

Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m. PST

Where: Embassy Suites Santa Ana Orange County Airport North

Address: 1325 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, California

Attire: Business casual

You don't have to be attending the MPMC Media Trade Conference to attend this networking event.

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SEMA's Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) will host its annual long-range planning meeting and industry discussion Wednesday, February 10, in Diamond Bar, California.
   

SEMA's Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) will host its annual long-range planning meeting and industry discussion on Wednesday, February 10, at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California. This event is a chance for WTC members to work with council members to determine the focus and direction of the group for this year and beyond.

On the agenda are discussions of upcoming retailer education and consumer engagement resources in development by the council, as well as new sources of vehicle technical information available through SEMA. There will also be an open discussion on other challenges and opportunities in the wheel and tire industry.

The meeting will include a continental breakfast and networking lunch for attendees. All employees of WTC member companies and any wheel and tire professionals interested in learning more about SEMA and the WTC are invited to attend the event. Remote members are invited to participate in the discussion through our GoToMeeting portal.
RSVP to save your seat and submit discussion topics: click here.

For more information on WTC, contact Council Liaison Clayton Drescher at 909-978-6696 or claytond@sema.org.

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SBN & YEN Mixer

SBN and YEN will hold their annual automotive industry networking event at the lounge of the Embassy Suites Santa Ana Orange County Airport North, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Thursday, January 28.

This event is a great opportunity to strengthen your community with new contacts and discuss business in an engaging and relaxed atmosphere.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP with SEMA's Director of Networks, Bryan Harrison, at bryanh@sema.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2015

Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m. PST

Where: Embassy Suites Santa Ana Orange County Airport North

Address: 1325 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, California

Attire: Business casual

You don't have to be attending the MPMC Media Trade Conference to attend this networking event.

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