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International Attendees: Everything You Need to Know About Preparing for the Show

Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) 2011 kicks off November 1 in Las Vegas, where more than 100,000 industry professionals from 113 countries will come to grow their businesses, preview more than 7,500 new products that will set trends for tomorrow and participate in more than 100 educational seminars, workshops and product demonstration clinics. AAPEX will be held at the Sands Expo Center, November 1–3, and the SEMA Show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 1–4.


SCRS Education Expands for the 2011 SEMA Show

Registration for the Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ (SCRS) 2011 Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series is open, and is complimented by new enhancements, such as the ability to purchase individual sessions or a full-series pass. The sessions will be held on each day of the 2011 SEMA Show in the afternoon. RDE features subject matters geared specifically to collision-repair businesses and will include a headline presentation from Afterburner fighter pilots on Thursday, November 3, at 5:30 p.m.

233 First-Time Exhibitors Bring Fresh Opportunities and Parts to the 2011 SEMA Show

To date, the number of first-time exhibitors signed up to attend the 2011 SEMA Show—to be held November 1–4 in Las Vegas—has grown to 233. Each year, the association welcomes hundreds of new exhibitors to the Show and this year is no exception.

Photo Gallery—Luxury and Exotics on Display at the 2010 SEMA Show

Aston-Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini. These exotic vehicle makes are not what first comes to mind when thinking about SEMA Show vehicles. While not as common as the Camaro or F-150, these extreme examples of precious metal make the trip to the SEMA Show annually to demonstrate that even vehicles that seemingly have it all, can offer even more with the help of the specialty-equipment industry.

Want to Build a Chevrolet Sonic Project for the SEMA Show? Click Here

Chevrolet will add a special program to its 2011 SEMA Show strategy. This program will highlight its new small-car entry—the Sonic—seeking accessory-based projects from the specialty-equipment market.

Student Resources

The SEMA Education Institute is dedicated to fostering the industry's next generation of industry leaders and innovators. Our goal is to expand awareness of the specialty equipment aftermarket, engage the next generation, provide scholarships and loan forgiveness awards to the best and brightest students and give groups from colleges and universities the opportunity to attend the SEMA Show.

Photo Gallery—Classics From Plymouth at the 2010 SEMA Show

Check out these Plymouth classics that made the trip to Vegas for the 2010 SEMA Show. The photos are a part of the vehicle gallery on

More than 2,000 vehicles on display at the 2010 SEMA Show are featured in the gallery, which is searchable by keywords, such as vehicle model, vehicle year and exhibiting company's name.

Great Hotel Deals for the SEMA Show Available Now!

Booking your hotel rooms through Travel Planners, the official SEMA Show Housing Bureau, will ensure you the best rates possible, and booking early is more important than ever with many hotels offering special “early-bird” rates to SEMA exhibitors and attendees.

SEMA Show Photo Gallery—911, Cayenne, Panamera and More From Porsche

Each week, SEMA eNews highlights various display vehicles from the 2010 SEMA Show. Highlighted this week are several rides from Porsche.

The vehicle photo gallery on includes more than 2,000 display vehicle images that are available to download. The collection of photos is searchable by vehicle make, exhibiting company's name, vehicle year and more.  

GM Project-Vehicle Proposals Due Next Week

Companies interested in developing a GM-based project vehicle are required to submit proposals no later than Wednesday, May 11, 2011. GM's strategy for the 2011 SEMA Show focuses on passenger-car performance accessories and some pickups with full accessory programs from the accessories market. 
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