SEMA issues calls for speakers and seminar leaders

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Diamond Bar, California — December 6, 2016 — You’ve expanded your knowledge of the industry over the years and now it might be time to share it with your peers. SEMA has announced it is now accepting applications for seminar leaders for the 2017 SEMA Show, taking place October 31 to November 3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A statement from SEMA says the association is particularly 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. Applications for speaker spots are available at sema.org/speakers.

“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 sema.org/speakers until February 20, 2017. Speaker entries will be answered by no later than April 20, 2017. For more details, please  contact Zane Clark at zanec@sema.org.


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