SEMA Show Issues Call for Speakers

December 6, 2016

Contact: Della Domingo

 SEMA Show Issues Call for Speakers

-- Industry experts are invited to submit applications to host a seminar at the 2017 SEMA Show --

DIAMOND BAR, CA (December 6, 2016) – Applications are now being accepted at for industry leaders to host a seminar at the 2017 SEMA Show taking place Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The association is especially interested in speakers with experience in marketing and sales, customer service, business management, automotive trends, social media, and vehicle customization.

The educational seminars make up an essential component of the SEMA Show, the premier automotive trade event that attracts more than 140,000 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 businesses succeed, and a big part of that is providing participants with information that will help their businesses,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA VP of communications and events. “The seminars give SEMA Show participants greater return on their investment and an opportunity to learn about better ways to do business.”

The SEMA Show education program typically includes more than five dozen sessions. While topics address basic business practices such as customer service, marketing and social media, the 2017 program will emphasize issues that are of greatest concern to businesses in the automotive aftermarket.

Topics of interest for the 2017 SEMA Show are:

  • How YELP has Changed the Trust Landscape in Business
  • The Automotive Industry in 5 Years  
  • Hire and Retain Social Employees 
  • Vehicle Building and Fabrication 
  • Business Technology and Applications to Advance Business 
  • Practical Solutions for Small Businesses
  • What is Next in Social Media Marketing
  • Bookkeeping and Payroll

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. “These seminars are some of the many benefits of attending the SEMA Show.”

Applications for speaker submissions are available at until February 20, 2017. Speaker entries will be answered by no later than April 20, 2017. For more details, contact Clark at, 909-978-6743.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show

The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at or, 909/396-0289.

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