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SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 33

75 Days Until the 2018 SEMA Show : Key Exhibitor Deadlines and Updates
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 21, No. 33
August 16, 2018


75 Days Until the 2018 SEMA Show—Key Exhibitor Deadlines and Updates


The 2018 SEMA Show is about 11 weeks away. Here's a rundown of key deadlines, including early bird and advance rates available for several booth services, as well as checklists to keep you on track and on budget.


 ‌ // Breaking News            

Exhibitors: Utilize the Show's No. 1 Resource for Connecting With Buyers

Taking advantage of the New Products Showcase and its high-traffic location allows exhibitors to reach out to new business while still connecting with buyers on the Show floor.

SEMA Launch Pad Announces Live Event Host

The SEMA Launch Pad live competition will take place Monday, October 29, in the Westgate Hotel and Casino Theater.

MPMC Media Trade Conference Exhibitor Applications Now Open

The 2019 Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) Media Trade Conference will be held January 22–24 at the Embassy Suites Orange County Airport North.

SEMA Announces New Partner to Manage UPS Savings Program

Through the program, SEMA members can save up to 34% on next-day, second-day, three-day and commercial ground services, and up to 17% on residential ground service through UPS.

2018 SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Award Winners Announced

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $297,000 to 102 individuals this year, including scholarships for current students and loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies.


 ‌ // Business Tools            

SEMA Show Education: Online Marketing for Your Business

The techniques that used to work no longer do, so new techniques are always evolving.

SEMA Industry Indicators Report: U.S. Economy Remains Strong, Although Tariffs Loom

Despite uncertainty over tariffs, the United States enters the back half of 2018 on solid footing.

Online Media Center: New Hitches, Exhaust Kits, a New App and More

Stay up-to-date on the latest 2018 SEMA Show exhibitor news by regularly checking the Online Media Center.

YEN to Host Costa Mesa, California, Meetup for Local Young Professionals

The free YEN meetup will be held at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, California, Friday, September 14.

Job-Hunting? Top Automotive Jobs Here

The SEMA Career Center has a comprehensive listing of automotive-related job openings around the country. Here are some of the latest jobs posted to the website.


 ‌ // New Products & Technology

Spy Photo
Spy Shots—Mid-Engine Corvette C8.R Fully Revealed

This is a first look at the mid-engine Corvette race car, the C8.R.


 ‌ // Law & Order                 

Your Right to Race Is Still in Jeopardy!

The RPM Act needs your support.

Records Set at Bonneville as Racers Ask Congress to Restore the Historic Site

SEMA has helped to develop a 10-year program to restore the salt flats to ensure that speed records continue to be made at Bonneville by future generations.

U.S. Representative's Staff Visit Truck City Accessories

Earlier this week, Rick Podliska, senior policy adviser to Rep. Posey, and Kyra Thomas, executive assistant, sat down with Eddy Dunn, owner of Truck City Accessories, at the company's Melbourne, Florida, showroom.


 ‌ // Global Update             

German Customizing Association Going to Court Over Porsche Restrictions

"The threat for the aftermarket will remain until VDAT achieves a broader, industry-wide legal judgment, banning all monopolistic action such as that taken by Porsche," said Harald Schmidtke, VDAT's managing director. "Without such a ruling, other vehicle manufacturers could well follow suit and thus greatly harm our industry."


 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

Video—Jesus Lopez Wins Young Guns Regional, Heads to 2018 Battle of the Builders

Jesus Lopez and his Mazda RX-7 won a Regional Young Gun Competition at the 2018 AutoCon in New York City. Lopez will compete against other Young Gun builders at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Racing News: Danny Thompson Sets Land Speed Record

Racing news and updates from around the industry.

Movers & Shakers: Inc. Magazine Ranks Kahn Media, Web River Group in the Inc. 5000

News and updates from across the specialty-equipment industry.

Display Your Truck and Off-Road Parts at LTAA Media Preview Exclusive

Held in the Media Center located in the Skybridge of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), LTAA manufacturers exhibiting at the Show are able to maximize product exposure to some of the top members of the media from the light-truck segment.


 ‌ // Shows & Events           

Video—Preview Two Battle of the Builders Vehicles Coming to the 2018 SEMA Show

Two unique vehicles, one classic and one import will battle it out at the 2018 SEMA Show.

Exhibitors Offering Products to SEMA Show Builders

Exhibitors of the 2018 SEMA Show are invited to expand their reach, product exposure and Show-floor presence by offering products to builders through the Products for Project-Vehicle Builders list.

Register for the 2018 SEMA Show

Attendee, exhibitor and media registration for the 2018 SEMA Show is now open.

Mothers Offers Free Vehicle Wipe-Down for First 200 Exhibitors to Apply

One booth or feature vehicle per exhibitor is eligible and will receive a wipe-down each day of the SEMA Show.

2018 SEMA Show Booth Space Available

The 2018 SEMA Show takes place Tuesday–Friday, October 30–November 2, in Las Vegas.

Mark Your Calendars

Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows, measuring sessions and activities have been announced.


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