By volunteering your time, experience and expertise, you can give back to the industry while growing and supporting your own business and career.

Effect change, gain leadership experience, grow your network, receive professional and personal recognition.

Get involved today!

Over the years, SEMA’s councils and networks have addressed issues and created opportunities for many of the specific market segments in the specialty-equipment industry. Today, regardless of your niche, SEMA has a group to promote your interests. Identify your goals, and then explore how council or network membership can get you there. Ultimately, your contributions will help drive the future success of your market.

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO A COUNCIL OR NETWORK WILL HELP DRIVE THE FUTURE SUCCESS OF YOUR MARKET

ARMO
RESTORATION

ARMO is committed to preserving and promoting the automotive restoration industry through its projects, education programs, and by monitoring legislative and/or regulatory issues that may affect our members, thus ensuring the longevity and prosperity of the automotive restoration industry.

THRIVE THROUGH EXPOSURE

  • Hot Product Showcase at Spring Carlisle
    – ARMO Member’s latest products are put in front of more than 100,000 restoration enthusiasts.

  • Industry Reception at the SEMA Show
    – Six annual industry awards to highlight member companies and outstanding individuals.

  • Increased marketing opportunities to highlight ARMO member’s products
    – 9 New Product Awards.

ARMO QUICK FACTS

Help preserve the automobile industry.


HRIA
HOT RODS

HRIA's primary objectives are to ensure the future prosperity of the hot rod industry and to advance and promote awareness of the hobby. Within this context, HRIA focuses on industry-specific issues, developing effective strategies and programs that will assist members in improving their business practices and procedures. HRIA also works with SEMA's legislative staff to address those legislative and/or regulatory matters which may affect the hot rod industry, and provides a forum - through participation in Hot Rod Alley, a special SEMA Show section - through which member companies can take advantage of new business and marketing opportunities.

THRIVE THROUGH RECOGNITION

  • Industry Reception at the SEMA Show
    – Attracts more than 600+ attendees with 5 annual industry awards.

  • Feature Vehicle Program
    – Spotlights 10 hot rods and their builders annually at the SEMA Show.

  • Education Day Seminars at NSRA Nationals
    – Hot Rod industry manufacturers offer free workshops on installations, new products, marketing, selling techniques and tips for running a business.

HRIA QUICK FACTS

Cruise along as we modify the image of today’s hot rodder.


LTAA
TRUCKS AND OFFROAD

LTAA provides valued tools and events for retailers and manufacturers to plug into and grow their collective businesses.

THRIVE THROUGH PROGRAMS

  • Vehicle Data
    – Close collaboration with SEMA Garage services to gain access to valuable vehicle data.

  • LTAA Media Preview
    – Media gain exclusive access to LTAA members’ latest products the day before the SEMA Show opens.

  • Industry Awards Reception—Wednesday of the SEMA Show
    – Member companies and individuals gain recognition through annual industry awards.

LTAA QUICK FACTS

Contribute to the discussion and help us reach our groove.


MPMC
MOTORSPORTS

MPMC's primary objective is to provide meaningful solutions to industry-specific issues and challenges, thereby perpetuating the growth and prosperity of motorsports parts manufacturers.

THRIVE THROUGH SOLUTIONS

  • Media Trade Conference
    – 100 exhibitors, 200+ media, 3 days, 42 opportunities for private meetings.

  • Open Meetings
    – Opportunities at Media Trade Conference and PRI to connect and network with motorsports professionals and learn about the latest council initiatives.

  • Annual Business Seminar at PRI
    - Past topics include: Working with sanctioning bodies, regulations of hauling, business of engine building.

MPMC QUICK FACTS

Let’s work together. Share your thoughts or lend a hand.


PRO
RESTYLING & ACCESSORIES

The Professional Restylers Organization, a SEMA Council, is dedicated to addressing the challenges facing the restyling segment of the automotive aftermarket and to developing effective strategies for dealing with industry-specific issues.

THRIVE THROUGH RESOURCES

  • Dealership Sales Training/Best Practices
    – Increasing professionalism of restylers through best practices and dealership training.

  • OE Relations
    – Fostering positive relationships with OEM’s to support your business.

  • Industry Reception
    – PRO has recognized over two decades of industry leadership at their annual SEMA Show Reception.

PRO QUICK FACTS

Join us as we upgrade this growing niche.


WTC
WHEEL & TIRE

The Wheel and Tire Council's mission is to identify common problems and opportunities relating to the custom/performance wheel and tire industry, which the council, as an interested body of companies, can address for the common good.

THRIVE THROUGH INFORMATION

  • Vehicle Data
    – Exclusive wheel and tire measurement database aiding in product development.

  • Retailer Tools
    – WTC’s “Guides” will help you make confident, data-driven recommendations to your customers.

  • Advocacy/Legislative Updates
    – Remain up to date on legislative issues straight from SEMA’s Washington, D.C., office.

WTC QUICK FACTS

Don’t miss your chance to steer the council in the right direction.


ETTN
TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGY

Identify, understand and communicate emerging trends and technologies to help members improve.

THRIVING IS TRENDING

  • Stay Ahead of the Curve – Receive the latest technology updates through the ETTN Tech Alerts program.

  • Motorsports Tech Roundtable
    – Expert guidance and conversation on emerging technical trends in the motorsports industry that impact product development and testing.

  • Networking Event
    – Gathering of innovative automotive minds at the SEMA Show with the goal to exchange technical ideas and developing a stronger network.

ETTN QUICK FACTS

Stay up to date on the latest trends and technology that fuel automotive professionals.


MRN
MANUFACTURER'S REP

MRN's mission is to provide a forum for manufacturers' representatives in order to increase their impact as an industry, explore issues of common interest and concern, increase their collective knowledge and elevate the overall image of the profession.

THRIVE THROUGH INFORMATION

  • MRN Rep Matching Program
    – Makes a connection between manufacturers seeking representation and manufacturer reps.

  • SEMA Exhibitor Summit
    - Provides manufacturers key business tips via the expertise of manufacturer reps.

  • SEMA Show event – Creating business leads between reps and manufacturers.

MRN QUICK FACTS

Join us for the ride: support your field and build on your sales skills.


SBN
INDUSTRY WOMEN

The SEMA Businesswomen's Network's mission is to provide networking, education, and recognition opportunities for professional women in the specialty-equipment industry, which will enhance their careers and positively impact the growth of the entire automotive aftermarket.

THRIVE THROUGH INFORMATION

  • Media Trade Conference
    – 100 exhibitors, 200+ media, 3 days, 42 opportunities for private meetings.

  • Open Meetings
    – Opportunities at Media Trade Conference and PRI to connect and network with motorsports professionals and learn about the latest council initiatives.

  • Annual Business Seminar at PRI
    - Past topics include: Working with sanctioning bodies, regulations of hauling, business of engine building.

SBN QUICK FACTS

Find out how we can help you reach your goals.


YEN
YOUNG EXECUTIVES

The Young Executives Network's mission is to cultivate young talent in the automotive aftermarket through implementation of education and networking programs.

THRIVE THROUGH EXPERIENCE

  • SEMA Launch Pad
    – Business competition featuring young entrepreneurs pitching their business to judges with the goal of winning the grand prize.

  • YEN Power Tour
    – Ten YEN members earn the opportunity to participate in seven day road tour with Hot Rod Magazine.

  • YEN Industry Reception
    – Hundreds of the industry’s top young professionals build a stronger community at the SEMA Show.

YEN QUICK FACTS

Your future begins today. Shift it into overdrive by joining this active community.


As a council member, you and your company will benefit by:

  • Connecting, sharing and problem-solving with similar businesses, including private forums.
  • Growing leadership skills through SEMA training and council task force involvement.
  • Accessing specific reports and tools designed to enhance or improve operations.
  • Receiving free or discounted invitations to exclusive council events.

For SEMA members, joining a council or network is easy as 1-2-3

  1. Identify which council best represents your business and/or which network best represents your profession.
  2. Complete a councils and networks application at SEMA.org/thrive.
  3. After joining, you will receive a Welcome Packet that includes a certificate of membership, a list of programs and services, and other exclusive materials.

What Does It Cost?

Visit SEMA.org/thrive to learn more about each group and download applications. Annual dues for councils vary from $50 to $150, and networks are free of charge for SEMA members.

NEED MORE INFO?

For answers to questions or assistance, contact SEMA’s customer service team at 909-610-2030 or e-mail member@SEMA.org.

WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED? TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!

1. Contact Information.

2. Council or Network Select Committee or Task Force Application.

3. Volunteering Position Preference (Please select only one).

4. Please provide a history of your professional background and education (including professional development). Describe the specifics of your current job responsibilities:

5. With what other organizations have you volunteered your time? Please be specific about other boards, non­profits or volunteer groups on which you have served or are currently serving (Leave blank if "none").

6. What would you say is/are your most notable achievement(s) to this point in your career? What are you most proud of?

7. Please select the top three (3) categories listed below that best reflect your strongest skillsets and/or areas of expertise.

8. Please select the top two (2) categories listed below that best reflect your industry­ related personal passions.

9. What business or life experience do you have that prepares you to help shape the direction of the industry?

10. Did another member encourage you to volunteer? If yes, please include their contact information.

11. I agree that, should I be asked to perform volunteer duties for SEMA, I can commit to spend between one and five (or more) hours per month, often during normal business hours, to complete a particular obligation.