If you’ve got an idea you’d like to share about the automotive aftermarket and have the presentation skills to go with it, SEMA may want you at their next show. SEMA (Speciality Equipment Market Association) is looking for speakers with new aftermarket ideas to present at the 2023 SEMA Show later this year. It’s a selective process to be chosen and there are a few parameters and deadlines you must meet but you have the ability to talk directly to potential customers and perhaps even a few investors, not to mention being in the public eye with your ideas.
The deadline to apply is already fast approaching. Speaker proposals for this year’s show must be submitted by January 27. Virtual education proposals however can be submitted at any time. Per SEMA’s website, they are looking for people that can provide insightful and meaningful presentations, host discussions, and share their ideas and technologies. The formal invitation also states that your audience will comprise all kinds of professionals and enthusiasts from the automotive industry including manufacturers, small business owners, distributors, and retailers to name a few.
SEMA is explicitly requesting speakers that are “bold, visionary, and authentic” that will be able to present on some of their researched greatest topics of interest which include; aftermarket updates and trends, electric vehicles, and vehicle technology to name a few. A complete application will include your own session description, key takeaways, and an argument about why you should be chosen.
Final selections for the in person SEMA show this year happening Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 will happen in March. You can apply to be a speaker now via SEMA’s website.