In case you are within the auto after market enterprise then you’ll not need to miss the SEMA present, which is the world fifteenth largest present. What an unimaginable week we had on the SEMA present which beat all earlier information. This years present had 88,000 pre-registrations earlier than October 15 on the Web in addition to 90,000 in the course of the present. There was an estimated 250,000 each day guests from virtually each nation on this planet, four international locations on the planet didn’t have any company. The present in fact was nice for my firm, Element Guys. in addition to the 1400 exhibitors. This years present included passes to AAPEX which had over 500 exhibitors. Who didn’t attend? Properly anybody who is just not actually within the operating, we guess?The SEMA Present is now ranked 15th within the World for measurement and that features each Trade and even the World Truthful and Oshkosh annual flyin. It’s bigger than Comdex now by one other third the dimensions and is the second largest present in all of Las Vegas as of 2002 and seems it can probably break the file in attendance, nonetheless there are two extra massive exhibits coming nonetheless this 12 months in Las Vegas, which could come shut.
Yearly my firm units up and attends commerce exhibits to maintain our staff up to date on new applied sciences, service points, distributors, new merchandise and trade contacts. It’s not simple to go to all these exhibits and know the automotive aftermarket trade so properly. It’s loads of exhausting work. We consider it’s important for anybody within the trade to remain knowledgeable and never be left within the mud. We’re the mud makers, not the mud eaters.For these of you who will not be acquainted with SEMA or AAPEX; SEMA stands for; Specialty Tools Market Affiliation and you’ll take a look at their site at; http://www.sema.org/ . Why is that this essential to these of us within the auto aftermarket biz? These are all of the individuals who make all the things that’s connected to the trendy and vintage car. If it was made for a automobile, it was on the present. If it’s a service for a automobile, it was on the present. If it was product for a automobile or the trade it was on the present. The one factor not on the present was, folks and firms who’re posers.AAPEX stands for; Automotive Aftermarket Merchandise EXPO. For extra info take a look at; http://www.aapexshow.com . Between these exhibits everybody who was anybody in addition to almost all of our distributors had been additionally there on show.
We mentioned our purchases and group shopping for economies of scale with Mom’s Waxes, Auto Magic, Turtle Wax, Simonize, Professional, Eagle 1, Magnificence Shine, Maguire’s, Manufacturing and at the very least 20 different manufacturers that are new to the market. We additionally mentioned our product purchases for gear with at the very least as many firms. Was there something new? Sure about 15 issues we had by no means seen or heard of earlier than from firms that nobody actually ever heard of. We’re capable of assist our staff to the most effective costs and providers by way of these relationships with our distributors to make us primary and to beat the competitors. Boy are we drained after standing on our toes for almost per week straight. However all in all there is no such thing as a place we might have moderately been. I assume we are going to see you there subsequent 12 months together with some 1,000,000 folks filling up all of the accommodations in Vegas.