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Introduction to PIES & ACES. (SDC1)

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November 3, 2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N261
Just getting started with product data? Our introductory course will explain the industry data standards in easy to understand terms, giving you the confidence to begin managing your product data like a pro! FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

THE PUMPKIN PLAN: A Simple Strategy for Growing a Remarkable Business in Any Field. (KC1)

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November 3, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258

Presented by: Mike Michaelowicz, Entrprenuerial Advocate

There is a big lesson to be learned from farmers. Not the everyday guys, but those county fair geeks who grow one ton pumpkins. They hold the secret to explosive growth, and Mike will show you how it applies directly to your business. It’s your turn to grow an award winning, explosive company!

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Advanced PIES. (SDC2)

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November 3, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N261
Ready for a deeper dive into the PIES standard? Our advanced session will provide training on more detailed elements of the standard including how to use advanced product attributing to increase product visibility and enhanced product description building techniques. This session is especially important for product lines that are not Year / Make / Model application dependent. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

SCRS Repairer Driven Education (RDE) Series

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November 3, 2014 - 10:00am - November 7, 2014 - 2:30pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center

 

Advanced ACES. (SDC3)

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November 3, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N261
For more advanced users, this ACES session will provide training and insight into this critical data standard. Topics include advanced training on the proper use of each of the ACES segments, and how to use the ACES Fitment Standard in conjunction with the PIES standard to increase product search-ability and sell more parts. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Healthcare Reform Law: What You Need to Know! (LR1)

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November 3, 2014 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N256
How will ACA affect you and your employees? What do you need to know now to prepare? What changes will be coming over the next few years? Gene Marks can help. Gene’s business management columns in the New York Times, Forbes, Inc.com and The Huffington Post are read weekly by hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized business people around the country. Gene is also a business owner himself, running a ten person consulting firm near Philadelphia. In the course of his writings on the political world and the economy and how it affects businesses like his, Gene has interviewed hundreds of other consultants, media, pundits, experts and Congressmen about the effects of healthcare reform. This presentation sums up the key issues affecting business people. It is not too detailed. It is not too technical. It’s a straightforward review of the ACA as it affects small and medium sized companies.

20 Questions: Examining the Economic Climate. (EM1)

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November 3, 2014 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N254
When Dr. Bill Watkins starts talking about the economy, no one is checking their Facebook page. And when he’s done, there are dozens of posts you have not read yet because Bill talks about the complicated world of economics in a way you can understand. A former banker, he has been an economist for the past 20 years and is often cited on CNN, Fox Business News, The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. Dr. Watkins is director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. He also chairs the Master’s in Economics program. In this program, Bill will be questioned by Pulitzer-Prize-winning former journalist Tim Gallagher. The program, called “20 questions in 20 minutes” is a fast-paced trip through the current economic climate. And there is audience participation at the end. Presented by: Tim Gallagher, The 2020 Network; Dr. Watkins, Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at Cal Lutheran University.

Digital Marketing: Building a Sustainable Social Media Strategy. (DM1)

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November 3, 2014 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N252

Presented by: Jennifer Cario, SugarSpun Marketing

This 45-50 minute session takes a practical, step-by-step approach to building a social media strategy founded on actual business goals. Perfect 101-201 level course for everyone from C-Suite to Marketing.

FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Business Success with the SDC. (SDC4)

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November 3, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N261
Be prepared for a lively discussion with a panel of SDC members moderated by Bob Moore. Actual data users and managers will be on stage and ready to answer your questions and provide insight on their data management practices. We want your business to succeed, and the SDC can help! FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Opportunities for SEMA Member Manufacturers in the Middle East. (IT1)

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November 3, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N259
Moderated by: Linda Spencer, SEMA Director of International and Government Relations. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Pricing Policies 101: Combating Resale Price Erosion with Resale Price and MAP Policies—Adopting a New Policy or Improving an Existing One. Powered by MPMC. (LR2)

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November 3, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253
This is everything you wanted to know about pricing policies, but didn’t know who to ask. Resale price erosion is an increasingly common problem faced by suppliers that is caused by corrosive competition among traditional resellers and those with lower costs of doing business, such as online sellers. Various lawful approaches that a supplier can take to prevent or manage this situation will be discussed in a realistic, no-nonsense fashion, along with which options work best in particular circumstances. Presented by: Eugene F. Zelek, Jr., Co-Chair Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group, Freeborn & Peters LLP

AkzoNobel Sustainability Leadership Symposium

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November 3, 2014 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N231-233

Business Innovation: 10 Economic, Political, and Tech Trends That Will Affect Your Business Tomorrow (BI1)

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November 3, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N252

Presented by: Gene Marks, The Marks Group.

Join Gene for an interactive presentation he explains what today’s winning companies are doing to make sure they’re earning big profits tomorrow.

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Vehicle Dynamics Forum. (VTC1)

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November 3, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258
Moderated by: John Waraniak, SEMA VP Vehicle Technology. FREE Session-Click Here to Pre-Register!

The Developing Russian Specialty Equipment Market. (IT2)

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November 3, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N259
Moderated by: Linda Spencer, SEMA Director of International and Government Relations. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Innovation Workshop: Innovate Differently to Attract Gen X & Y Auto Customers: 5 Fool Proof Rules. (SS1)

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November 3, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N262
The world is more complex than ever and the Auto world is continuing to evolve, with GEN X & GEN Y consumers becoming increasingly more relevant. Join GfK for an enlightening session where we introduce “Five Fool Proof Rules” to understand culturally and attitudinally what’s different about these cohorts, how to creatively address their needs, and not only how but why to adjust your innovation process to meet their unique demands. This session is jam-packed with both thought-provoking, short-segment insights and a hands-on, interactive workshop to give you great opportunities to share innovation expertise and ideas. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Pricing Policies 201: Advanced Topics—Once You Have A Good Resale Price or MAP Policy, What to Do With it and the Issues that Arise. Powered by MPMC. (LR3)

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November 3, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253
This interactive program will discuss effective pricing policy management and enforcement, including such things as successfully dealing with powerful resellers (online and otherwise), account or channel-specific variations, cheat avoidance and coping with the parade of excuses. Other practical topics include policy add-ons, internal enforcement guidelines, violation letters and distribution agreements. Participants are encouraged to raise other subjects of interest. Presented by: Eugene F. Zelek, Jr., Co-Chair Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group, Freeborn & Peters LLP. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Understand and Maximize Investments in Automotive TV Programming. (SS2)

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November 3, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258
Presented by: Jim Cozzie, Brenton Productions. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Insider Tips to Sell Specialty Equipment Products in China-the World s Largest Emerging Automotive Market. (IT3)

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November 3, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N259
Moderated by: Linda Spencer, SEMA Director of International and Government Relations. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights: Ask the Experts. (LR4)

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November 3, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N252
Moderated by: Stuart Gosswein, SEMA Senior Director Gov't Affairs. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Tapping Your Inner Futurist: The Future of Transportation & Mobility. (KC2)

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November 4, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258
The automotive world is absorbing a wave of claims around innovation promoted from within and outside the industry. The human driver is becoming a Captain in charge of connected devices and intelligent systems. Some changes will be oversold in the short-term while others accurately reflect the fast speed of change transforming the industry. In this session we will look at how Futurists approach the slow pace of fast change – and how business leaders can manage expectations and capture value in a future shaped by both incremental and disruptive innovations to products, service and business models. Presented by: Garry Golden, Future Elements. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Schedule a Free Private Meeting with a Trademark, Patent, Copyright, Customs/Enforcement or Antitrust Attorney. (LR5)

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When: 
November 4, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N242
Sponsored by ETTN, HRIA, MPMC & WTC Councils. SEMA members have a unique opportunity to schedule a free one-on-one meeting with an intellectual property rights, Customs or antitrust attorney. Private meetings are available in 20 minute segments. Please specify your area of interest when you schedule your appointment(s), so that we can pair you with an attorney specializing in that discipline. Among the topics covered by our experts: Counterfeit, unlawful knock-offs and legal imitations; Applying for a patent or registering trademarks and copyrights; Strategies for enforcing your rights in the United States and overseas; New procedures for working with Customs and the local ports; Designing and implementing resale and minimum advertised price (MAP) programs. Don’t let this chance slip by. Experts: Merritt Blakeslee, The Blakeslee Law Firm; Steve Lustig, Dickinson Wright; Robb Roby, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear; Eugene F.

SCRS Repairer Driven Education: RDFree1 – FREE SESSION - Dispelling Common Collision Repair Myths

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November 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, SCRS Collision Repair & Refinish Stage
SCRS REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature seminar offerings. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on issues and information that are relevant to collision repair professionals operating in today’s marketplace, and appeals to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives that exist within the collision repair industry. FREE SESSION - Dispelling Common Collision Repair Myths Presented by Shawn Collins, 3M FREE seminar; pre-registration is required. Click here to register for the SCRS Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series. For more information, visit the SCRS RDE website.

Truck Tires at 10: CSA and the Changing Face of Truck Tire Service (TM2)

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When: 
November 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, S106-107
This presentation outlines the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and demonstrates how it is affecting the way that fleets maintain their vehicles. It will provide a brief history of the program and address the updates/changes that have been made since its inception in 2010. It also shows how expectations are changing in the fleet maintenance business and how dealers can capitalize on these changes. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

TPMS at 10: Tire Dealers Share TPMS Success (TM1)

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November 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, S115-116
Now that we are years into TPMS service, we have invited several independent dealers to come and talk about how TPMS has impacted their businesses. Come hear how these dealers were able to turn TPMS headaches into TPMS profits. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!
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