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What Has SEMA Done for You Lately?
Registration for the 2008 SEMA Show, scheduled November 4-7, 2008 in Las Vegas, is open!
Phase one gives priority to qualified non-exhibiting attendees who have attended the SEMA Show during the past three years. Individuals in this group will receive an e-mail that includes a personal alumni number and link that makes it possible to register quickly, without having to re-submit proof of industry affiliation.
SEMA members can enjoy substantial discounts with FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, New Penn and Roadway using the SEMA Freight Savings Plan administered by Siriani & Associates. Special SEMA rates are also available on international shipping. Enrollment is free, quick and easy. If you’re ready to start saving, click here.
SEMA members can realize instant savings by participating in the Specialty Equipment Insurance Alliance (SEIA), a collaboration between SEMA and Driver Alliant Insurance Services. The program provides insurance coverage and risk management solutions to the specialty-equipment industry at the lowest possible cost.
SEIA pairs member companies with proven automotive insurance risk specialists to aggregate the knowledge and buying power for the association's members. Some have recorded four- and five-digit savings.
SEMA manufacturing members were given private previews of more than 25 new vehicles during 2007. The vehicles, provided by several OEMs through the SEMA Measuring Session program, were often made available to members months before they were released to the general public. Last year's sessions included vehicles from Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota and more.
If you have been contemplating sourcing your products from China, take the first step by reading SEMA’s valuable, two-part series on this topic.
Part one explores the potential nightmare scenarios and risks of outsourcing to China (for example, the risk that your Chinese producer could make and sell copies of your product without your knowledge or make and sell defective products under your brand name) and offers a set of strategies for dealing with these risks. Click here for the first installment.
More files have recently been added to the SEMA Tech Transfer Program, available exclusively to SEMA manufacturing members. Through the OEM data-sharing initiative, SEMA members can eliminate reverse engineering and bring products produced to OEM specs to market to meet the product demand for some of the industry's best-selling vehicles.
Latest CAD Files Added
Looking for some money for school or to pay off existing college loans? Applications for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted. To access the form, criteria and available loan amounts, click here.
Pursuing a pro-growth, pro-U.S. manufacturing agenda, creating an even playing field in the global marketplace, combating counterfeit products, finding affordable health insurance for employees and countering overzealous vehicle-equipment regulations: These are just a few of the political issues SEMA members face today.
Everyone needs help or expert advice from time to time, and SEMA’s Mentoring Program, powered by the SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN), is an excellent resource to get answers to all your questions. Whether you need to know more about SEMA, market information for a start-up company or advice on how to approach your boss about a new position, the SEMA Mentoring Program can help.