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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.

 

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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Business Management: Owning an Automotive Franchise (BM5)

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When: 
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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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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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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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:

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


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.

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.


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


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