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Legal & Regulatory: Keep on Track with the IRS (LR1)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N254

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• “The Tax Man Commeth”– death and taxes are certainties, but you can reduce the pain!
• Dawn relates tales of big tax blunders – businesses that either declared too much and took risks, or too little and lost profit potential.
• Business owner can’t think about taxes once a year, you need to do the right thing all year long to maximize profitability, but without making costly mistakes.  Learn to take all the tax deductions you deserve, the right way.

Speaker: Dawn Brolin, Powerful Accounting, LLC

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

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N259

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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 grow¬ing in popularity. Attendees will also learn about the details of the eighth one-on-one matchmaking program to be held in Abu Dhabi in Spring 2019.

Speaker: Linda Spencer, SEMA

Online Marketing: Using Online Persuasion-Convert Visitors to Customers (OM1)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 11:15am - 12:15pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N256

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Keynote: Conversations that Matter (KN1)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 11:15am - 12:15pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258

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Business Management: Sourcing & Production in the USA: Common Pitfalls, Tips, and Keys to Success (BM1)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 11:15am - 12:15pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253

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If you have a great idea for a new product, the next step is to get it made. Why not do it yourself? In this discussion, you'll gain an understanding of the challenges and benefits of assembling products in USA, whether simple or complex. Topics will include product design and validation, cost planning, sourcing, logistics, production organization, and everything in between. Whether you're just starting out, already manufacturing items yourself, or thinking about taking it to the next level, you'll be sure to take away ideas and concepts that will help in your decision.

SEMA Launchpad: The Next Great Business (LP)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Where: 
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Theater

 LaunchPad

 


Witness the premier SEMA business competition that launches new automotive products and services. Now in its sixth 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.

 

MEET THE TOP 10 FINALISTS

SEMA Show Student Program

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 11:30am - 3:00pm
When: 
October 30, 2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
When: 
October 31, 2018 - 7:30am - 9:00am
Where: 
Westgate Las Vegas & Las Vegas Convention Center

Student Program

International: Australia/New Zealand – Downunder Opportunities for SEMA members (IT2)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N259

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SEMA Show Student Program: Career Day

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: 
Westgate Resort & Casino, Paradise Event Center

Immediately following the Student Program Lunch & Launch Pad event, SEMA Education will host the Student Career Day. The goal of the Student Career Day is to expose students to the diversity of career opportunities available in the automotive industry. Participating companies can interact with students and explain the types of positions they typically hire for, skills needed, and any other information you wish to impart to the next generation.

Learn more about the companies who have committed to participating in the 2018 SEMA Show Student Career Day:

Click here to download a printable list of the participating companies

Vehicle Technology: New Technologies, New Opportunities: Vehicle Technology Roundtable, powered by ETTN, PRO & WTC (TBS1)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258

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Talent Management: Trends & Tech Tools for Finding; Motivating Millennials (HR1)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253

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Business Management: Owning an Automotive Franchise (BM5)

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October 29, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N256

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Industry experts will discuss the benefits of an automotive franchise including successful business models, training opportunities, and marketing and advertising programs.

 

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International: Latin America (IT3)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N259

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Trade buyers and the media from Central and South America will discuss their respective markets and the opportunity in this pick up truck and car crazy region.  Learn whats hot – and whats not.  Get insider tips into which vehicles are local customizers’ rides of choice, and the top selling products.  Learn more about the opportunities and challenges US manufacturers seeking to sell into Latin America.

Speaker: Linda Spencer, SEMA


Customer Service & Sales: Success Signals: Body Language in Business Workshop (CS1)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N254

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Nonverbal communication accounts for up to 90% of the meaning of a message.  In this informative workshop, you will learn to read body language through experience, practice, and discussion.  This is no ordinary program!  You will walk out feeling like you've been given a new eyeglass prescription and a high-tech hearing device—suddenly aware of hundreds of communications you had previously overlooked. 

Speaker: Patti Wood, Communications Dynamics Inc.

 

Business Management: Don’t Overpay Your Taxes: Making the R&D Tax Credit and IC-DISC Export Incentive Work for Your Business (BM2)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N256

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The interest in the R&D Tax Credit continues to remain strong amongst SEMA members, so we’ll once again take an introductory look at it and how the tax credit might apply to their business. This year, we’ll continue the discussion regarding the IC-DISC Export Incentive as well. After our last SEMA Show, many audience members were happy to hear about the IC-DISC and interest remains strong as well. This is another potential tax-savings opportunity for certain US-based businesses who have significant foreign or export sales.

SCRS: Repair Driven Education: 2025 The Millennial Takeover - How to find, train & pay qualified people (RD1) $

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N233

Repairer Driven Education, RDE, SCRS, SEMA Show

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.

2025 The Millennial Takeover - How to find, train & pay qualified people — RD1

International: China: Insider Tips Sell Specialty Equipment Products In The World's Largest Emerging Automotive Market (IT4)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N259

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Chinese distributors and SEMA members already successful in the region provide insider tips. Learn the latest trends, applications and perceptions of U.S. brands in the Chinese market. This will be a great opportunity to meet with press and distributors of specialty products in this market of 1.3 billion people in an informal, practical session that will assist attendees in deciding if this market is a good fit for their products.  Hear from SEMA members who are actively selling into the market as well as from buyers specializing in US products.

Speaker: Linda Spencer, SEMA

Marketing Strategies: How artificial intelligence is Changing the Game for the Automotive Service Business (MS5)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N252

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New on-line technology is changing the way consumers seek and book automotive services. Businesses that offer customers personalized, real-time information that address their needs and to help make a decision on servicing their vehicle will prevail in highly competitive markets.

Speaker: Rob Infantino, Founder & CEO, openbay.com


SCRS: Repair Driven Education: Corrosion Protection: Is your shop ready for the post repair inspection era? (RD2) $

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N237

Repairer Driven Education, RDE, SCRS, SEMA Show

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.

Corrosion Protection: Is your shop ready for the post repair inspection era? — RD2

SCRS: Repair Driven Education: Gauges of Your Business: Maximize Profits in Your Collision Shop (RD3) $

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N241

Repairer Driven Education, RDE, SCRS, SEMA Show

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.

Gauges of Your Business: Maximize Profits in Your Collision Shop — RD3

Women Driven: WOMEN ONLY: Gear Up Girl Networking Event, powered by SBN (WD1)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N264

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Calling Female Professionals: The SEMA Businesswoman’s Network (SBN) will again host the Gear-up Girl Networking event at this year’s SEMA Show. Started in 2011, as part of the SEMA Education student program, Gear-up Girl is designed to connect female students with industry leading female professionals. Join us for this dynamic mixer that brings together generations of female professionals

 

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Keynote: Make Your Business Run Like Clockwork (KN4)

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When: 
October 29, 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258

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I-CAR Collision Repair Training: Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding (WCS04) $

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When: 
October 30, 2018 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N238

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, 2011 SEMA Show



I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is returning to the SEMA Show in 2018 with I-CAR training available to attendees each day of the SEMA Show. I-CAR training is structured around individual’s roles as collision industry professionals and helps achieve the knowledge required to advance in the industry.


Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding - WCS04

I-CAR Collision Repair Training: Automotive Foams (FOM01) $

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When: 
October 30, 2018 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N240

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, 2011 SEMA Show



I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is returning to the SEMA Show in 2018 with I-CAR training available to attendees each day of the SEMA Show. I-CAR training is structured around individual’s roles as collision industry professionals and helps achieve the knowledge required to advance in the industry.


Automotive Foams - FOM01

Keynote: Tech Tools & Insights to Build a Better Business (KN3)

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When: 
October 30, 2018 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Where: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258

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