DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — The Special Equipment Market Association's Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) has four events planned during the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, including its general membership meeting and a "Coffee and Conversation" meet-and-greet gathering.
The WTC will hold its annual meeting Oct. 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Aces Restaurant, and its annual social reception on Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel (located adjacent to the LVCC's South Hall), pool area
The WTC — which represents aftermarket wheel manufacturers, importers, and distributors, as well as tire and wheel dealers — is sponsoring a seminar on "Navigating the World of Import Tariffs," on Oct. 31, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the LVCC, Room N256.
The seminar will address the Trump administration's imposed and threatened import tariffs, which — together with retaliatory actions being taken by other countries — are causing "significant turmoil" in the auto industry, the WTC said. This seminar will review the status of tariffs on steel/aluminum, Chinese products and imported auto parts along with renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Accord (NAFTA.
Speakers for the seminar include Laura Farhang, trade attorney with Picard Kentz & Rowe; Daniel Ingber, managing director, government and legal affairs for SEMA; and Stuart Gosswein, SEMA's senior director, federal government affairs.
The group's final event during SEMA will be its "Coffee and Conversation" informal meet-and-greet, scheduled for Nov. 1 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the West entrance to the Global Tire Expo in the LVCC South Hall.