SEMA Show News

SEMA SHOW EXHIBITORS—HAVING A CELEBRITY IN YOUR BOOTH? LET US KNOW

Exhibitors with celebrities at the 2007 SEMA Show are invited and encouraged to submit details about the celebrity appearances to Lisa Schafer at lisas@sema.org.

Approved appearances will be promoted to buyers, media and other attendees through SEMA publications and signage at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Details should include:

SERVICES TARGETED TO SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESSES AT THE 2007 SEMA SHOW

Regardless of the market niche or area of specialty, one thing that all buyers at the SEMA Show have in common is the need for cost-effective and up-to-date business tools. Targeted specifically for small- and midsize companies in the automotive specialty-equipment industry, the resources featured in the Business Services section of the SEMA Show include what’s new in shelving and displays, shop management systems and software, staffing alternatives and other innovative business solutions.

SEMA YOUNG EXECUTIVES TAKE SILENT AUCTION TO PWA

The Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) will be hosting a SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) Silent Auction at the Annual PWA Conference, September 24–26, at the Point South Mountain Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

 Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are:

MANUFACTURERS, WDs AND REPS INVITED TO SPEAK CANDIDLY ABOUT THE INDUSTRY

SEMA and the Manufacturers' Rep Council (MRC) cordially invite you to participate in the SEMA/MRC Interactive Town Hall Dinner—a new component of the SEMA MRC Rep Conference that is designed specifically for manufacturers, WDs and reps. The MRC Rep Conference Town Hall Interactive Dinner takes place immediately following the close of the Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Conference on Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the famed MRC-sponsored cocktail hour. Dinner service will begin at 6:20 p.m. and the Town Hall discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m.

AUTO DEALERS—BOOST BUSINESS WITH THESE SEMA SHOW NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

The SEMA Show is loaded with innovative resources, merchandising tools, marketing strategies and networking opportunities to help auto dealers create new profit centers with fast-selling accessories in every department: new car, used car, parts, service and F&I. Gain the knowledge and expertise you need to capture your share of the $36.7 billion accessory market at these dealer-exclusive special events.

NEW LOCATION AND DATE FOR ARMO LONG-RANGE PLANNING MEETING AND MIXER

To better serve the membership of the council, the leadership of Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) is determined to involve more members in their planning sessions and allow more time to research viable projects before submitting budgetary items for fiscal year 2008. ARMO members are encouraged and invited to head east in October to attend this yearly open meeting.

Meeting Details
Date:  Monday, October 8, 2007
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds—Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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