Recognizing successful individuals and companies is an important aspect of SEMA’s role as it pursues its mission of helping the industry succeed and prosper. Along with helping to enhance the aftermarket community, awards provide a way of sharing best practices and achievements.
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SEMA Garage emissions labs enable members to develop products that function properly without compromising a vehicle’s emissions status, and to demonstrate compliance more cheaply and quickly than most outside labs.Legislative Update: The Bigger Playing Field chads Mon, 05/01/2023 - 19:38
It’s been decades since SEMA, the association, first recognized the need to have a voice at the table when it comes to legislative and regulatory affairs. The result was an office, staffed by legal and legislative professionals, in Washington, D.C., aimed at better informing lawmakers about the specialty products industry and the important role it plays in American culture and the overall American economy.New Specialty-Equipment Market Research Now Available for Download chads Sat, 04/01/2023 - 13:36
Along with SEMA’s work in government affairs, trade events, and professional advancement programs, it’s long been a top priority to help businesses make data-driven business decisions by means of targeted research. The goal is to help members understand the size and scope of the industry, and help define investment opportunities, segment by segment.SEMA Data Update: Harnessing the Power of the Internet chads Wed, 02/01/2023 - 08:25
SEMA invests in infrastructure that allows the industry to move forward. The SEMA Garage and SEMA Show are tangible examples. Another key infrastructure investment, less tangible but no less significant, exists primarily as a digital platform.SEMA Show 2022: Big Ideas and Broad Horizons chads Sun, 01/01/2023 - 19:02
The 2022 SEMA Show included all the excitement and familiar features that make the Show the industry’s annual must-attend event. This year, the Show grew by 35% from the previous year—a clear demonstration that the industry is back to full strength. Many exhibitors grew their footprint, taking advantage of a newly expanded Las Vegas Convention Center.
It’s been 10 years since the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) hosted the “SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women.” That project was a conspicuously successful all-female build that captured the attention of the industry and provided a spotlight for a great number of women working in the aftermarket. Now the current SBN team has conceived of another signature all-female build—this time one that has the potential to engage on an even wider basis and serve as a catalyst on a number of strategic fronts.
As most SEMA members have learned by now, SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting, who traditionally pens this column, announced his retirement on January 5. In his position over the last 20 years, Chris has helped guide the industry through numerous challenges, and his leadership will surely be missed. His retirement will bring changes, but at times like this, we are reminded that change is inevitable—it’s the only constant in life and business.
It may seem like yesterday to some of us, but next month will mark the 10th anniversary of the transaction that brought the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show and publications to the SEMA organization. Since then, PRI has expanded its mission to become the leading advocacy organization to help protect and grow racing for the future.
The 2021 SEMA Show clearly indicated that a large portion of our industry values an event that provides face-to-face contact, innovative new products, networking, and the opportunity to renew its love affair with the automobile. Congratulations are due all around, and especially to those who worked through obstacles and overcame uncertainties in order to make the 2021 Show their priority.