Industry shows are a great way to interact with potential clients and business partners. In November, Universal Polymer & Rubber attended both the AAPEX and SEMA 2015 automotive industry shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both of these shows were well attended by almost the entire automotive industry.
The AAPEX 2015 show at the Sands Expo featured over 2,200 automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers, who set up booths and displays to showcase their products and services to over 39,000 targeted buyers. The SEMA show at the Las Vegas Convention Center drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers who were there to see over 2,000 exhibitors.
The shows brought together a wide variety of companies from OEMs, to single car garages, to tire manufacturers, parts manufacturers and up fitters. The scope of the shows was daunting, with multiple indoor halls as well as outside display areas and demo areas. One of the largest areas was the new products showcase, where new and featured products were on display. Even between the buildings there were areas set up for car displays, car testing, and engine testing areas. All size companies were represented, with small companies setting up their booths right next to the largest companies in the automotive industry.
Both shows were very productive events, and allowed us to learn about the latest technology available, and the new trends that are growing in the automotive industry. As sales and production numbers are going up in North America, it was great to be at events that show where the future of the automotive industry is heading.
In 2016, we will be attending more industry and trade shows. First up in the beginning of March, we will be at The Precast Show 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee at Booth # 374. At the end of the month we will be attending the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. For the most up-to date information on shows we will be at in 2016 be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.