donderdag 15 augustus 2019

SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 33

SEMA Industry Indicators: Economic Volatility Persists, But Consumers Remain on Strong Footing
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 22, No. 33
August 15, 2019

 
 

SEMA Industry Indicators: Economic Volatility Persists, But Consumers Remain on Strong Footing

 

The next round of proposed tariffs targets the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports that haven't been affected yet.

 
 

 ‌ // Breaking News            

 
82 Days Until the 2019 SEMA Show—Key Exhibitor Deadlines and Updates

Here's a rundown of key deadlines, early-bird rates and checklists to keep your Show planning on track and on budget.

 
2019 SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Award Winners Announced

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $272,000 to 97 individuals this year, including scholarships for current students and loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies.

 
Retailers: SEMA Wants to Hear From You

SEMA is looking to understand the changing dynamics affecting specialty-automotive retailers and is conducting a survey of retail businesses in order to do so.

 
2019 TORA Feature Vehicle Program Applications Due September 3

Bring your truck, SUV or off-road builds to the SEMA Show as a Truck & Off-Road Alliance (TORA) feature vehicle.

 
 

 ‌ // Business Tools            

 
Celebrity Appearance Notifications Due September 3

Featuring a familiar face or iconic vehicle in your booth provides buyers with an identifiable, visual connection of your company's target market.

 
Exhibitors: Connect With Buyers Via the Show's No. 1 Destination

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. This additional outreach is not only free, but has proven to be effective.

 
Open Call for SEMA Show Builders

SEMA Battle of the Builders provides SEMA Show exhibitors and builders increased exposure.

 
Exhibitors Offering Products to SEMA Show Builders

SEMA Show exhibitors can expand their reach and product exposure by offering products to builders through the SEMA Show's Products for Project-Vehicle Builders list.

 
Two New STOPFakes Roadshow Events Announced

The U.S. government is hosting two upcoming seminars on protecting your intellectual property.

 
SEMA Show Education: 5 Sessions to Keep Your Business on Track

SEMA Show attendees and exhibitors can take advantage of more than 100 professional development and industry-focused seminars.

 
Job-Hunting? Top Automotive Jobs Here!

The SEMA Career Center has a comprehensive listing of automotive-related job openings around the country.

 
 

 ‌ // New Products & Technology

 
Spy Photo
 
Spy Shots—'21 Jeep Grand Cherokee

This is the '21 Jeep Grand Cherokee, caught testing in Southern California.

 
New Products: Front-Drive Distributors, Throttle Boosters, Receiver Hitch Mounts and More

The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) is "data central" for hundreds of specialty parts brands, representing millions of part numbers and tens of millions of vehicle applications.

 
 

 ‌ // Law & Order                 

 
U.S. Delays Some Chinese Tariffs to December 15 to Avoid Impact on Holiday Shopping

The U.S. Trade Representative announced that the imposition of 10% tariffs on some Chinese goods scheduled to take effect on September 1 would be postponed until December 15, 2019. 

 
 

 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

 
Racing News: James Deane Wins Formula DRIFT St. Louis Round, Alec Robbins Wins PRO 2

Racing news and results from across the motorsports industry.

 
Movers & Shakers: Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation to Host 29th Annual Golf Outing During Industry Week in Las Vegas

News and updates from the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation, Bestop, Kahn Media and more.

 
 

 ‌ // Shows & Events           

 
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.

 
Vote Now for SEMA Launch Pad Finalists

The competition has been narrowed down to 15 semi-finalists representing new, innovative products and services in the automotive specialty-equipment market.

 
NASCAR Technical Institute to Host SBN Gear-up Girl Networking Event

A female-only event, SBN Gear-up Girl is a unique networking opportunity for women in the automotive industry to connect with female students pursuing careers in the automotive and motorsports industry.

 
"SEMA Battle of the Builders" Re-airing Tomorrow

Find out what it takes to compete in the SEMA Battle of the Builders by tuning in to MotorTrend TV's "SEMA: Battle of the Builders," airing tomorrow, August 16, at 2:00 p.m. (PDT)/5:00 p.m. (EDT).

 
Register for the 2019 SEMA Show

Registration for the 2019 SEMA Show is open.

 
Exhibit at the 2019 SEMA Show

Booth space is still available for the 2019 SEMA Show, November 5–8, in Las Vegas.

 
Video—TORA Chair Erika Marquez on Her SEMA Involvement

Check out this video to learn more about Erika Marquez's involvement with SEMA's LTAA council and her roll with WARN's international market.

 
Mark Your Calendars

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

 
 
 

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