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SEMA Launchpad: The Next Great Business (LP)

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October 30, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Where: 
Westgate Resort & Casino, Theater

Witness the premier SEMA business competition that launches new automotive products and services. Now in its fith year, this business competition offers top innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 an industry platform to showcase their business for marketing a new automotive product or service.  The ten finalists take center stage to prove to the judges that their product is the best.  This is a MUST ATTEND for any automotive entrepreneur.

Lauch Pad Judges: Ronald Coleman, Comp Performance; Jessi Combs, Television Personality; Myles Kovaks, DUB Publishing Inc.; Stacey David, Rattletrap Productions; Vaughn Gittin Jr., World Champion Drifter

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Industry Trends: Leveraging Vehicles in Operation Data to Drive Your Business (TR1)

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October 30, 2017 - 11:15am - 12:15pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N256

In today’s fast-paced automotive environment, it is important for aftermarket professionals to understand the specifics of what vehicles are on the road and which of them are in their surrounding area. Market intelligence like this is priceless, however access to it is free to SEMA members.

During this session, attendees will see a demonstration of the Vehicles in Operation data that is available to them, learn how to access it as part of their SEMA membership and understand how to utilize the information to better service vehicles and stock inventory with the right aftermarket parts.

Attendees will learn:
• Understand which vehicles will most likely be utilized in specific industries
• Gain insight into where certain vehicle parts are most prevalent in the United States
• Learn how to leverage vehicles and parts information to better optimize their aftermarket inventory and services

Business Management: Tales from the Front: A No-Nonsense Panel Discussion on Braking the Resale Price Erosion Cycle (BM2)

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October 30, 2017 - 11:15am - 12:15pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253

Presented by: Eugene F. Zelek, Jr., Freeborn & Peters LLP

Resale price erosion in the automotive aftermarket is a growing problem that affects every level of distribution—manufacturers, warehouse/distributors and both brick-and-mortar and online dealers and retailers.  In this interactive discussion, knowledgeable veterans of the battles in this area will discuss the key issues and what their companies have done.  They will pass on the lessons learned along the way—both the positive and the pitfalls.  Attendees are encouraged to participate with their own questions and comments.


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Marketing & Sales: SNAP! First Impressions and Body Language (MS1)

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October 30, 2017 - 11:15am - 12:15pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258

Presented by: Patti Wood, Communications Dynamics Inc.

Making the Most of First Impressions and Body Language
Skills and Insights for the First Five Minutes
Author of SNAP Making the Most of First Impressions Body Language and Charisma

You are using up to 10,000 nonverbal cues in the first minute of interaction to form a SNAP impression that determines how you’ll interact with that person in that particular situation and you sending cues that determine what they think of you! Patti is internationally known expert in Nonverbal Communication who will create a high energy, fun, interactive program for your group. Participants will learn and laugh.


International: Middle East: Opportunities for SEMA Member Manufacturers (IT1)

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October 30, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N259

Presented by: Linda Spencer, SEMA

Learn how to cash in on this lucrative region. The United Arab Emirates and surrounding countries provide some of the best opportunities for U.S. specialty-parts manufacturers. Off-roading, classic-car collecting and motorsports are all growing in popularity. Meet with SEMA members who exhibited at the sixth one-on-one matchmaking program which was held Abu Dhabi this past Spring and learn about the 2018 SEMA Middle East program.


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Talent Management: HR Hacks: Demystify HR in your small business (HR1)

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When: 
October 30, 2017 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N254

Presented by: Lori Kleiman, HR Topics

Business Management: Real Stopping Power: Using MAP and Resale Price Policies to Control Online and Other Discounting (BM1)

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October 30, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253

Presented by: Eugene F. Zelek, Jr., Freeborn & Peters LLP

The continuing growth of online sales has caused corrosive price competition among traditional resellers in the automotive aftermarket and those with a lower cost of doing business.  This leads to resale price erosion that puts brand value, customer service and reseller viability all at risk.  In fact, manufacturers are often called upon to “do something” by resellers under increasing pressure.  Whether new to this area or looking to improve a current program, various approaches that realistically can be taken in the United States and Canada to prevent or manage this situation will be discussed, along with the best-in-class alternatives, developments and trends.


Finance & Operations: What your accountant is not telling you (FO1)

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When: 
October 30, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N252

Presented by: Tom Shay, Profits Plus Solutions

 

SEMA Data Co-op: Top 10 Tricks to Healthier Data Content (SDC1)

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When: 
October 30, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N261

Hold onto your hat, this fast-paced session highlights TOP CHALLENGES in Data Management and the TOP TEN TRICKS you need to turn your data into your #1 Sales Tool.

Keynote & Coffee: Opening Keynote: Max Major is a World-renowned Mentalist and Magician (KC1)

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October 30, 2017 - 8:30am - 9:30am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258

Presented by: Max Major

Max Major believes that anyone can learn to be a better communicator through a basic understanding of Body Language and Non-Verbals. As a world renowned mentalist, he will use a combination Body Language, Psychology and Hypnosis to teach you how to read clients and colleagues like MAGIC. He will entertain and inform you  with a mixture of unbelievable mind reading demonstrations, paired with real world take-aways that you can put into practice immediately!


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