By Kristopher Porter
The 2019 PRI Trade Show will feature a week full of exhibiting, customer meetings, networking and MPMC-sponsored events and education seminars.
Just weeks after the SEMA Show, MPMC members will pack their bags for Indianapolis for a week full of exhibiting, customer meetings, networking and MPMC-sponsored events and education seminars at the PRI Trade Show.
All MPMC members and those who are planning on attending PRI are encouraged to take part in these MPMC events during the week.
MPMC Happy Hour
Indiana Convention Center – LOS Exhibitor Hall
December 11, 2019, from 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Join MPMC members and fellow industry leaders to wind down from a long day on the Show floor with free beverages and engaging conversations about the latest industry trends. Learn more about the benefits of MPMC membership and connect with select committee members who can help you get plugged in. The council offers many volunteer opportunities that lend a way to give back to the industry.
MPMC Performance Industry Reception
Indiana Convention Center – Rooms 208–209
December 13, 2019, from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Open to all manufacturers and media, the MPMC Performance Industry Reception serves as a wonderful opportunity to close out day two of the PRI Trade Show with an evening of networking with industry friends and colleagues. A highlight of this year’s event is the induction of the newest three members into the MPMC Hall of Fame. Enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres and cold drinks while mingling with the MPMC Select Committee, fellow manufacturers and this year’s MPMC Hall of Fame inductees.
The MPMC Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the motorsports industry through their life’s work. It is the most prestigious award the council presents. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are being honored for their tireless contributions to the MPMC and industry.
PRI MPMC Education Seminars
Sponsorship Proposals, Powered by SEMA’s Motorsports Council
Indiana Convention Center – Room 234
Thursday, December 12, from 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
The most common mistake in sponsorship sales is to rush into the marketplace before you’re ready to sell or buy. Successful motorsports sponsorships involve strong brands helping prepared sponsors create business value around racing. In this presentation, industry experts will share practical tips to help buyers and sellers prepare for sponsorship success.
Opportunities for Women in Motorsports, Powered by SEMA’s Motorsports Council
Indiana Convention Center – Room 231
Friday, December 13, from 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
An all-female panel of industry professionals, led by Jeanette DesJardins of Car Chix and Crank It Media, discuss their achievements, aspirations, challenges, triumphs and efforts to engage and raise awareness among young women interested in pursuing motorsports as a career. Panelists include NASCAR Truck Series driver Natalie Decker, drag racer Lea Ochs and off-road racer Sarah Burgess (joined by her daughter and fellow racer Bridget Burgess).