Upcoming SEMA Show 2016

Upcoming SEMA Show 2016

It is almost trade show season in the auto industry. SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show, kicks off November 1st, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  We’ll be watching on with the rest of the auto industry as the hottest new vehicles and auto trends of 2016 are revealed. 

The trade show season for any industry is a great way to ramp up development.  Developers are putting great things together so that they can have something to deliver.  An upcoming tradeshow can inspire some extremely innovative solutions.  In development, when you have a hard deadline like a tradeshow, you tend to get excited about putting cool features together to show off. 

Each exhibitor now has the opportunity to vote for the hottest vehicle in each of five categories: Hottest Coupe, Hottest Sedan, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4×4/SUV and Hottest Hatch. Then, the top three finalists in each of the five SEMA Award categories will be announced in October. The actual winners will then be announced at the Awards Breakfast on the morning of the opening day of the SEMA Show.

Why is this important?  Awards like these push automakers and aftermarket manufacturers to bring quality products to the market.  Innovation at shows like these is really a treat to witness.  Aspects of the show, like the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, recognize and celebrate innovators in specific categories.  The Battle of the Builders specifically spotlights proven vehicle builders in all market segments.

We’re excited to witness the upcoming changes and trends in the auto industry for the next year.

While the SEMA show is not open to the general public, we will be following along to see what parts, tools, components, and trends will be featured.  The event takes place November 1st - November 4th, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This is a great opportunity to follow the industry’s brightest minds and auto’s hottest products in one place.  There will also be educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

Who else is following this huge event?  What are your thoughts for what will be revealed in the coming weeks? What are you hoping to see? Who are you hoping to see win some awards in different categories? How do you think tradeshows help bolster innovation from developers? Comment below!

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  • 20 September 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
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James Nagy is managing partner and co-founder of J&S Tech Designs - a business consulting organization that specializes in providing software and website design, development, and management expertise to organizations. He is also Managing Director and one of four co-founders of Sprocket Websites, Inc. and Chief Executive Office and one of four co-founding members of Clinical Collaboration Software, LLC.

James has over twenty-five years of experience in the information technology field, spending twenty years in software development, sixteen years in executive management and the last six years as a serial entrepreneur launching and running several successful technology organizations.

Throughout his career he has led companies, divisions, departments and teams to successful outcomes. He has executed process reengineering within organizations that were struggling to produce. He has provided strategic vision and organization planning in situations that needed direction. He has built complex systems in several unique marketplaces that required thorough knowledge and expertise to be successful. It is his passion for excellence and desire for success that has enabled him to meet the challenges presented and continue to exceed expectations.

James’ passion for delivering innovative solutions and creative strategies enabled him to develop strong business foundations for long-term success. He is an active member of the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, the North of the River Chamber of Commerce and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce where he served on several teams, advisory committees, and legislative groups. He is a founding member of the Chicago Area DotNetNuke Users Group that has held several large, successful Website design and development events. James has donated time, money and expertise to many volunteer, fundraising and charitable organizations like KidsMatter of Naperville, The Naperville Film Festival, Summer Place Theatre, TEDxNaperville, Neuqua Valley High School Senior Spectacular and many others.

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