Register Now for SEMA Middle East Business Development Conference

SEMA News—December 2017

Industry News

By Amanda Gubbins

Register Now for SEMA Middle East Business Development Conference

  SEMA Middle East Business Development
Exhibiting manufacturers at SEMA’s Middle East Business Development Conference have the chance to meet with pre-vetted buyers from the United Arab Emirates and neighboring countries.

Manufacturers: Explore the Middle East market on the SEMA Middle East Business Development Program, to be held April 3–8 at the Custom Show Emirates in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). A limited number of subsidized slots are available for exhibitors to meet with pre-vetted buyers from throughout the Middle East.

Discover the potential for your products in the customizing-crazy UAE and the neighboring countries of Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait, where consumers seek the latest classic-car restoration, off-roading, racing, street performance or appearance products. Buyers in recent years attended from a total of 10 countries, including India and the Philippines.

Registration fees include a turnkey booth space, a measuring session featuring local accessory-friendly vehicles, meals and accommodations, tours of local shops, networking events with pre-vetted buyers, and a briefing with U.S. Embassy officials.

For more information, visit or contact Linda Spencer at

Chip Ganassi to Headline PRI Grand Opening Breakfast

PRI Opening Breakfast
Registration for the 2017 PRI Trade Show, taking place in Indianapolis December 7–9, is available at

Widely considered one of auto racing’s most successful and innovative owners, Chip Ganassi will help kick off the 30th annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show. Ganassi has signed on as the special guest for the grand opening breakfast, which serves as the traditional kickoff to the world’s premier event for racing and performance professionals. Dave Despain of MAVTV will once again host the breakfast.

The breakfast will take place from 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, immediately before the trade show opens for three days of hardcore racing and performance exhibits, seminars, networking events and more. More than 3,000 industry professionals will be treated to hot meals in the Sagamore Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center while enjoying a live talk-show-style program.

The breakfast is free for registered PRI Trade Show guests. Doors open at 7:00 a.m., and seating is first come, first served. For more information, visit

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