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SEMA seeks speakers for 2019 trade show

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:00
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Applications are now being accepted at for industry leaders who would like to host a seminar at the 2019 SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The association is especially interested in speakers with experience in retail, small-business operations, economic trends and niche markets such as off-road and powersports.

Educational seminars are an essential component of the SEMA Show, the premier automotive trade event that attracts more than 161,000 industry professionals annually. In addition to connecting automotive manufacturers with professional buyers from all over the world, the four-day SEMA Show is the leading venue for industry experts to network in person and learn new business strategies.

“The SEMA Show is about helping industry businesses succeed, and a big part of that is educating participants with information that will help take their companies to the next level,” said SEMA Vice President of Events Tom Gattuso. “Our seminars give Show participants greater return on their investment and an opportunity to learn about better strategies for success.”

The SEMA Show education program typically includes more than 70 sessions. While topics address basic business practices such as customer service, marketing and social media, the 2019 education program will focus on issues currently affecting businesses in the automotive aftermarket.

Topics of interest for the 2019 SEMA Show are:

  • Brick and Mortar vs Online Retailers
  • Business Diversity and Emerging Markets
  • Off-Road and Powersports
  • Advanced Vehicle Technology
  • Economic Indicators
  • Small Business Best Practices
  • Digital Marketing & Social Media Activation
  • Industry Disruptions and Solutions
  • Women in the Automotive Industry

All speakers should be able to focus on industry issues and not a specific company position or agenda.

“We pride ourselves in providing top-rated information from industry experts to attendees through the education program,” said SEMA Senior Director of Education Zane Clark. “Seminar proposals should be forward-looking, practical and provide attendees with practical takeaways.”

Potential speakers have until March 1 to apply at Speaker entries will be answered by June 2019. For more details, contact Clark at, 909-978-6743.

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