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Less than two months are left before automotive specialty-equipment industry exhibitors and buyers flock to Las Vegas for the 2010 SEMA Show, to be held Tuesday, November 2, through Friday, November 5.

Boost your SEMA Show experience by utilizing the tips outlined below. Whether it’s your first SEMA Show or your twenty-first, taking advantage of this collection of programs and freebies will have you hitting the Show floor in stride. 

The 2010 SEMA Show will once again offer a trio of Technology Briefing SuperSessions designed to provide attendees insights and information into the current and future evolution of the automobile and the myriad new business and product-development opportunities advanced vehicle technologies offer specialty-equipment manufacturers, distributors, retailers and installers.

The association welcomes hundreds of new exhibitors to the SEMA Show,
and 2010 is no exception. In fact, the number of first-time exhibitors
signed up to attend the 2010 SEMA Show has grown to more than 250.

Business

  • SEMA News-September 2010-BusinessSEMA News recently had the chance to catch up with long-time automotive restyler Jon Titman of Automotive Essentials, a ProPledge participant. Titman, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, provided some insights into the services Automotive Essentials offers and how the business has benefitted since the inception of the ProPledge program three years ago.

  • Companies that wish to extend their reach beyond U.S. borders can
    branch into emerging automotive markets that offer huge potential for
    increased sales. The keys to successful international ventures are
    careful research and reasonable expectations.

Chris Kersting

Events

  • Less than two months are left before automotive specialty-equipment industry exhibitors and buyers flock to Las Vegas for the 2010 SEMA Show, to be held Tuesday, November 2, through Friday, November 5.

  • Boost your SEMA Show experience by utilizing the tips outlined below. Whether it’s your first SEMA Show or your twenty-first, taking advantage of this collection of programs and freebies will have you hitting the Show floor in stride. 

  • The 2010 SEMA Show will once again offer a trio of Technology Briefing SuperSessions designed to provide attendees insights and information into the current and future evolution of the automobile and the myriad new business and product-development opportunities advanced vehicle technologies offer specialty-equipment manufacturers, distributors, retailers and installers.

  • The association welcomes hundreds of new exhibitors to the SEMA Show,
    and 2010 is no exception. In fact, the number of first-time exhibitors
    signed up to attend the 2010 SEMA Show has grown to more than 250.

From The Hill

  • More members of Congress than ever are aligning themselves with the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers on Capitol Hill established to raise awareness of the economic importance of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

Government Affairs

  • Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.

Industry News

  • John B. Rogers Jr., president, CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, will inspire 2010 SEMA Showgoers as the keynote speaker for the New Product Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, in Las Vegas. All exhibitors and attendees are invited to hear how Rogers’ auto manufacturing company is changing the way cars are designed and built.

  • Mercedes SLK 63 AMG, Audi S7, Chevy Malibu, Dodge Charger Police Car

International

  • The allure of China is undeniable. Its rising incomes, growing middle
    class and fast-growing vehicle market all frequently make the news in
    the United States. Not all the news out of China is positive, however.

Internet

  • While hundreds of hardware and software solutions emerge on the market
    each year angling for your PC productivity dollar, only a small
    percentage offer significant gains. Here’s a sampling of la crème de la
    crème—PC productivity tools that will leave you wondering how you ever
    got along without them.

Required Reading

  • The SEMA Show is quickly approaching. Many have already finalized their travel arrangements, booked their hotels, confirmed their credentials and even mapped out their on-site strategy. With so much going on during the week, it’s important to have a list of required reading materials while at the Show. How do you plan to stay in the know during the SEMA Show?

SEMA Heritage

  • By 1972, the handwriting was on the wall: Musclecars were a dying breed. Performance enthusiasts—and the magazines they read—were looking for new ways to have fun with cars. That’s how this tidy little Datsun 510 wound up in Hot Rod magazine.