With the 2012 SEMA Show less than one week away, exhibitors are gearing up to bring the hottest aftermarket products to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Being prepared and organized are key strategies to making the most of a trade show, so here are some restyling-relevant press conferences attendees might want to mark on their schedules. Note: Those in the Media Center are limited to members of the press; the others, you can learn from if you’re at the booths and listening in.
Long Beach, Calif.-based Pioneer Electronics will present “Smartphone Connectivity Solutions and Product Introductions” from 2:30-2:50 p.m., Oct. 30 at the Media Center.
Wixom, Mich.-based Classic Design Concepts will present “Reshaping Low Volume Vehicle Manufacturing” from 9-9:30 a.m., Oct. 31 at Booth 21335. The company will highlight how it has recently teamed up with low-volume specialty vehicle manufacturers such as Automotive Performance Industries.
Line-X Spray-on Truck Bedliners, Huntsville, Ala., will debut the 20th anniversary edition vehicle that was created in partnership with West Coast Customs at a press conference from 3-3:20 p.m., Oct. 31 at Booth 34135.
DoMore Truck Co., Hartford, Wis., will feature “New Technology for Pickup Access” from 1:30-1:50 p.m., Nov. 1 at Booth 34174 and showcase products such as its new CamStep and GrabBar.
Press conferences from major automakers to keep in mind:
KIA Motors America will present “Kia Bands Together with the World’s Greatest Super Heroes” from 9-9:20 a.m., Oct. 30 at Booth 10809.
Ford Motor’s press conference will be from 10-10:20 a.m. Oct. 30 at Booth 22200.
General Motors will present “Chevy Performance, Personalization and Capabilities” from 10:30-10:50 a.m., Oct. 30 at Booth 23743.
Toyota Motor Sales USA will present “Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge” from 11-11:20 a.m., Oct. 30 at Booth 24801.
Hyundai’s press conference runs from 11:30-11:50 a.m., Oct. 30 at Booth 24387.
And Chrysler will feature, “Even More from Mopar” from 4:40-5:40 p.m. at Booth 43131.
Of course Restyling magazine and its sister publication Performance Business will be at the 2012 SEMA Show. Come see Restyling at Booth 36077 in the upper level of the South Hall, and Performance Business at Booth 22523.