Accessories: What Hummers are wearing for fall

Hummerís Martin Walsh will give a keynote speech about the profits to be made from accessories.
In case you have any doubts about the enthusiasm of Hummer owners, consider this: The typical H3 buyer also springs for $1,500 worth of accessories to personalize the new ride.

General Motors designed it that way. Available accessories include factory-engineered fog lights, brush guards, underbody protection, off-road light bars, trick wheels — you name it.

On Oct. 31, Hummer General Manager Martin Walsh will describe GM's strategy at the Automotive News Dealer Forum. The forum's theme: “Creating New Profit Centers through Accessorization.”

Walsh will be the keynote speaker at the event, to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Specialty Equipment Market Association is co-sponsoring the forum, which will take place during the annual SEMA convention show in Las Vegas.

All via Libby Irwin/ sema The forum also will feature a panel discussion moderated by Keith Crain, the publisher of Automotive News. Annette Sykora, vice chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, will speak. The other speakers are Tom Carre, president of DTC Consulting in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.; Bill Kolb Jr., president of Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru in Orangeburg, N.Y.; and Ed Woods, vice president and general manager) of Ciener-Woods Ford in Kernersville, N.C.

Details, details
Event: Automotive News Dealer Forum: "Creating New Profit Centers through Accessorization"
When: 2:45-5 p.m., Wed., Oct. 31
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center
Cost: Free for SEMA attendees
Information: 909-396-0182, Ext. *400, or dealerlink@sema.org

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