January 25-27, 2022


The annual MPMC Media Trade Conference brings MPMC member manufacturers together with editorial staff from various media publications for 3 days of face-to-face meetings. Unlike a trade show environment, where both exhibitors and media are occupied with “business”, the Media Trade Conference is all about editorial content. The 2022 event is 100% online, but the focused environment remains the same as does the benefit.

The event has become the must attend event for many automotive journalists, who report that they can get an entire year’s worth of technical content in just one place, in just three days or less. Likewise, the conference affords the lucky exhibiting manufacturers the opportunity to network and build relationships with the automotive press that is not available anywhere else in the world.

Whether face to face or 100% online, it’s the single most efficient, effective and affordable way for manufacturers to meet with media and share detailed information about their product, their newest product line, changes in their company or the latest industry trends. Upwards of 130 media groups and 200 individual media representatives from print, radio, television, e-commerce, blogs and digital magazines regularly attend the conference.

Who Can Exhibit

The Media Trade Conference is only available to manufacturing companies who are current MPMC members and who are members before exhibitor registration opens. The MPMC has specific criteria for membership. If, after review, you feel your company is a viable candidate for membership, please submit an application.

How to Participate

Exhibitor registration for the 2022 online event is now open. Exhibitor registration deadline is Friday November 19, 2021. Remember, the event is only available to CURRENT MPMC member companies. If you have any questions please contact Jim Skelly at jimsk@sema.org.


There is an Exhibitor Fee of $250 for the 100% online event in January 2022. If your initial application/registration is accepted, you will then be invoiced for the exhibitor fee. No credit card information is collected at time of registration.

Articles Resulting from Media Trade Conference

The following articles are examples of works that have resulted from the meetings set at Media Trade Conference and the working relationships that were strengthened or formed between manufacturer and media.

Ford Muscle featuring McLeod Racing

Cars Illustrated featuring Aldan American

Bangshift.com featuring AutoMeter Products  

HotRod.com featuring MSD

Street Muscle Magazine featuring TCI Automotive

Staff Contact

Nicole Bradle