MPMC Events at PRI Trade Show

SEMA Member News—September 2018

MPMC Events at PRI Trade Show

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Expect a packed show floor at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, where the MPMC will be hosting three educational seminars this December in Indianapolis. The popular sessions cover a variety of motorsports industry topics.
   

Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) members have a busy winter season ahead. Just weeks after the SEMA Show, MPMC members will be packing their bags for Indianapolis for a week full of exhibiting, customer meetings, networking and MPMC-sponsored educational seminars at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, December 6–8.

MPMC is a SEMA council comprised of companies that manufacture motorsports parts and are dedicated to the sport’s longevity. The council offers its membership solutions and opportunities to help grow their businesses and stay current on trends. All MPMC members and those who are interested in learning more are encouraged to attend the following events during PRI week.

MPMC Seminars at PRI

MPMC always hosts two or three seminars at the PRI Trade Show, and this year will be no different. At press time, the MPMC select committee was still evaluating topics and speakers. Over the past three years, the committee has packed its sessions with topics that included “Preparing a Sponsorship Proposal,” hosted by Alex Striler; “Rules of the Road for Motorsports Haulers,” featuring a panel of professional drivers, manufacturers and law enforcement officers and a panel discussion between manufacturers and representatives of major racing sanctioning bodies. Other topics being considered include California Proposition 65 labeling laws, a manufacturers roundtable discussion, minimum advertised pricing, and intellectual property. A full schedule of seminars will be posted on the PRI and MPMC websites as soon as it is finalized.

Performance Industry Reception

The Performance Industry Reception, hosted by MPMC, serves as a wonderful opportunity to close out day two of the PRI Trade Show with an evening of networking with industry colleagues. Open to all manufacturers and their guests, the reception provides a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy some hot hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while mingling with industry friends old and new.

A feature of the reception is the induction of the newest members to the MPMC Hall of Fame. The MPMC Hall of Fame immortalizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the MPMC and/or the motorsports industry.

The reception will take place from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, at the Indiana Convention Center.

The Fight to Save Motorsports Isn’t Over

The future of motorsports remains in jeopardy! In order to protect the right to race now and into the future, SEMA’s allies in the U.S. Congress introduced the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act of 2017 in both the U.S. House and Senate. The RPM Act is a bipartisan bill that protects Americans’ right to modify street vehicles into dedicated race cars and the industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete.

The MPMC thanks industry members, hobbyists and race fans around the country for their efforts to support the RPM Act. Many of them have sent letters to their members of Congress urging them to stand behind the RPM Act with their support. Tens of thousands of letters have been sent, resulting in more than 191 sponsors for the bill in the House and Senate combined, and the number continues to grow.

We urge SEMA members to bring that energy to their storefronts, websites and garages and mobilize their customers into action to protect the sport they love. Informational content is available at www.sema.org/rpmtools.

Encourage your staff as well as customers to act and add to the momentum that the industry has already gained by signing the RPM Act support letter at www.sema.org/rpm

General Membership Meeting

A general membership meeting will be held from 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, to update MPMC members on current and ongoing council initiatives. The meeting will serve as a great opportunity to meet the select committee and learn how to become more involved. The select committee is particularly interested in sharing its strategic plan with the membership.

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