By SEMA Editors
Last year, nearly 40 SEMA-member companies traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of the fifth SEMA Middle East Business Development Conference. This year, California-based companies are eligible for a $1,500 grant to help defray the costs to participate.
The State of California STEP program (a federal-state trade initiative) has just confirmed that qualified California-based companies traveling with SEMA for the 2017 SEMA Middle East Business Development Conference from March 28–April 1 are eligible for a $1,500 grant to help defray the costs to participate. These newly announced funds are in addition to the $900 being provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce for a total of $2,400 in grants. Subsidized slots are limited.
To learn more about SEMA overseas trips, contact Linda Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information regarding the SEMA Middle East trip is available online. For those who are not from California but want to find out if their state offers funds to participate in the Middle East trip, contact Linda Spencer.