SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 6, February 6, 2020

SEMA Seeks Speakers for 2020 Trade Show

By SEMA Editors

  SEMA Education
Educational seminars are an essential component of the SEMA Show, which attracts more than 162,000 industry professionals annually.
   

Applications are now being accepted for industry leaders who would like to host a seminar at the 2020 SEMA Show, taking place November 3–6 in Las Vegas. 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.

Educational seminars are an essential component of the SEMA Show, which attracts more than 162,000 industry professionals annually. In addition to connecting automotive manufacturers with professional buyers from all over the world, the four-day SEMA Show is the leading venue for industry experts to network in person and learn new business strategies.

“The SEMA Show is the premier gathering for the automotive aftermarket, and the Show’s educational program is among the top conferences in the world,” said SEMA Vice President of Events Tom Gattuso. “In addition to coming to see new products, SEMA Show participants come to learn new skills and find new ideas. We’re looking for experts who will be able to provide companies with the competitive edge they need to succeed.”

The SEMA Show education program typically includes more than five-dozen sessions. While topics address basic business practices, such as customer service, marketing and social media, the 2020 education program will focus on issues currently affecting businesses in the automotive aftermarket.

Topics of interest for the 2020 SEMA Show are:

  • Truck and Off-Road
  • Business Issues and Solutions
  • eCommerce
  • Electric and Alternate Fuel Vehicles
  • Technical Training and Fabrication
  • Vehicle Customization
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Brand Development
  • Digital Marketing

All speakers should be able to focus on industry issues and not a specific company position or agenda.

“SEMA Show Education is focused on providing attendees with practical, real-world insights that will take their business to the next level,” said SEMA Senior Director of Education Zane Clark. “Professional speakers and automotive industry leaders who can share their knowledge and expertise with the aftermarket are encouraged to submit a proposal.”

Potential speakers have until February 21 to apply. Speaker entries will be answered by June 2020.

For more details, contact Clark at zanec@sema.org, 909-978-6743.

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