By Linda Spencer
The first SEMA Export Fair, to take place July 27 in the SEMA Garage, will include the opportunity to participate in roundtables and seminars featuring seasoned exporters, top overseas buyers and other key stakeholders.
SEMA members are encouraged to join SEMA’s first Export Fair to participate in roundtables and seminars featuring seasoned exporters, top overseas buyers and other key stakeholders. The Export Fair, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27, at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California.
Who should attend: Companies that want to grow their businesses through exporting. The program is designed to offer current exporters the opportunity to exchange best practices, and discuss strategies for overcoming problems that cost them time and money, whether it be identifying the right mix of products based on the vehicles on the road in the targeted market; the most cost-effective and expedient way for getting your products to overseas customers; getting paid; and protecting your trademarks, patents and copyrights. The program is also designed for those new to exporting who would like to learn how to get started in growing their customer base to reach some of the estimated 90% of buyers located outside the United States.
In addition, each attendee can participate in a 30-minute private, confidential meeting with an IPR attorney to learn how to take the appropriate steps to protect their patents and trademarks. Time slots for private meetings with the attorneys are limited. Meetings are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration fees are $50 per person and include breakfast/lunch/happy hour.
When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (PDT)
Where: SEMA Garage: 1577 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765