By Jenny Galvan
Several MPMC-sponsored events and education programs will be held at the upcoming 2017 PRI Trade Show.
All MPMC members who plan to attend PRI are encouraged to join the following MPMC events during the week:
Wednesday, December 6: General Membership Meeting
The most current and ongoing council initiatives will be discussed at MPMC’s general membership meeting, which serves as a great opportunity to meet the select committee and learn how to become more involved. The select committee is particularly interested in sharing its strategic plan with the membership. Register now.
Thursday, December 7: Manufacturers and Sanctioning Body Discussion
Alan Reinhart, NHRA and Fox Sports announcer, will once again moderate the discussion, which will feature a moderated discussion between motorsports manufacturers and a panel of official representatives from major sanctioning bodies. For the second year in a row, representatives from ARCA, NASCAR, Formula DRIFT and ProMedia NMRA/NMCA series will discuss topics including the vision and direction of their series, as well as opportunities and challenges for marketing and communication with MPMC-member manufacturers.
This session is open to motorsports parts manufacturers only. Register now.
Friday, December 8: How to Prepare Sponsorship Proposals
When motorsports companies begin their strategic marketing forecast for the year, event sponsorships are a large factor. Companies may ask themselves: Which events should I be a part of? What opportunities should I jump on? How do I negotiate maximum exposure within my budget? Alex Striler of Lucas Oil Motorsports will moderate the discussion with several brand marketing managers, who will share what they look for in a sponsorship proposal. Register now.
Friday, December 8: Rules of the Road for Motorsports Haulers #4
Numerous state and federal regulations apply to your operations and distinguish between a hobby or a taxable, fee-paying business. A panel of experts with extensive experience in navigating the myriad regulations of hauling race cars and equipment will lend clarity to common misconceptions or issues you may currently be facing. Moderated by NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart. Register now.
Friday, December 8: Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Performance Industry Reception
The reception serves as an opportunity to close out the second day of the PRI Trade Show with an evening of networking with industry friends and colleagues. A highlight of the event—open to all manufacturers and media—is the induction of the newest member of the MPMC Hall of Fame. Enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres and drinks while mingling with the MPMC select committee and this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. The MPMC Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the motorsports industry through their lives’ work. It is the most prestigious award the council presents. Register now.