Auto Trim Seminars & Trade Shows

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 17th, 2011

The field of auto upholstery is ever changing – with new innovations, products and business opportunities presented every day. To effectively compete (and hopefully thrive), we need to keep our knowledge and skills up to date. The best way to do so is to attend industry seminars and trade shows – two of which are coming up next month. Even if you believe that your skills are up to par, consider attending for the exhibits, vehicle showcases and networking opportunities.

Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show

When: March 17 – 19, 2011
Where: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis

Details: While the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show isn’t exclusively about auto upholstery, a decent portion of the event’s schedule is dedicated to vehicle interiors. Among them, an “Interior Fabrication Workshop” – where attendees will learn how to seam different materials together, add a custom acrylic logo to any trim panel and laminate custom prints to Plexiglas. There will also be seminars on “The Art of Selling” and “Internet Marketing on a Budget” that are sure to be of value to small business owners. For more information, check out www.hotrodshow.com.

SEMA Technical Skills & Training Conference

When: March 28, 2011
Where: WyoTech Blairsville, Blairsville, Pennsylvania

Details: Geared specifically toward restyling, auto trim and accessory businesses, the SEMA Technical Skills & Training Conference provides hands-on training, new product knowledge, sales training and the opportunity to mingle with suppliers, industry leaders and other pros in the field. Those serious about learning how to expand their businesses should stick around for the PRO Long-Range Planning Meeting held the next day. For more information, checkout www.sema.org.

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3 Responses

  1. Do you ever have any seminars / workshops on the west side of the USA or do you ever have anything in Canada? Is there a detailed list of upcoming workshops? Where can I find this? Your help is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

  2. EDWARD says:

    THE OLDER GENERATION FROM WHICH IM AN IN BETWEEN GUY FROM MY DADS GENERATION TO THE NOW GENERATION , I CANOT HELP BUT WONDER IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH COMPANYS WHO CHANGE THERE NAME EVER 10 YEARS OR SO. AND MOVE SAY FROM N.Y. TO GA. TO FLA AND ENDUP IN CALIFORNIA. MAYBE THATS WHAT IT TAKES TO GET RALLY BIG AND CONFIDENT OR MAYBE JUST TO CON. HU. ATOTRIM/ AND RESTLYING MAGAZINE TO HOT ROD AND RESTORATION. REMEBER TRIMMERS EACH DIME YOU SPEND CAME FROM DOING YOUR CRAFT INTO WHAT EVEVER YOU SPEND IT ON


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