Applications are now being accepted at sema.org/speakers for industry leaders to present seminars at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This year, emphasis will be placed on dynamic speakers with proven experience in the areas of building a business and social media.
In addition to featuring new products and trends, the SEMA Show provides the automotive industry with a single place to network in person and learn new business strategies from top experts.
“We know that participants attend the SEMA Show to grow their businesses,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA VP of events and communications. “In addition to discovering new products and seeing the newest trends, learning about new strategies and better ways to do business is a key benefit to attending the SEMA Show.”
Nearly 70 education sessions were held at the Las Vegas Convention Center throughout the week of the 2015 SEMA Show, making it convenient and easy to participate, according to show organizers. The majority of the education sessions are open to credentialed showgoers at no additional cost.
“The education sessions are provided to showgoers as an added benefit and designed to give participants greater return on their investment,” said Zane Clark, SEMA director of education. “Feedback to the program is extremely positive and we’re looking forward to creating another great program for 2016.”
The emphasis for the education program, taking place Nov. 1-6 during the 2016 SEMA Show, will be on the following topics:
- Build your Business through Personal Branding
- Help with Yelp
- Scaling Business Growth
- Hiring in the Social Era
- Best Practices for Retaining Employees
- Vehicle Building and Fabrication
- Generational Workforces
- Customer-Facing Technology
- Will Crowd-Funding Go Mainstream
- The Next Big Thing: Pinterest
- Mobile Technology for a Mobile Workforce
All speakers must focus on industry issues and not a specific company position or agenda. Applications for speaker submissions are available at sema.org/speakers until March 4. Speaker entries will be answered by no later than May 20. For more details, contact SEMA Education Director Zane Clark at [email protected] or 909-978-6743.