SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 8, February 25, 2010

Exhibit Space Applications for the SEMA Show Go Online Mid-March

  SEMA Show floor
  Applications for exhibitor space at the 2010 SEMA Show will be available online in mid-March.

Exhibitor applications will soon be available for the 2010 SEMA Show, taking place Tuesday–Friday, November 2–5, 2010, in Las Vegas. The forms, which will be posted at www.SEMAShow.com in mid-March, must be returned by May 7, 2010, in order to participate in the priority-space-selection process.

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive accessories trade show in the world. The annual event draws more than 100,000 industry professionals, including 50,000 buyers and 2,300 media representatives.

“The SEMA Show is an exclusive event where auto parts manufacturers and buyers come together to do business,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of communications and events. “With 2 million sq. ft. of exhibits and attractions, serious buyers come to the SEMA Show to see new products and discover new trends.”

Since the SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the event has been instrumental in helping small auto parts manufacturers reach a large number of industry buyers. In 2009, 87% of buyers at the SEMA Show make or influence buying decisions, and 73% said that they purchase more products from SEMA Show exhibitors than from non-exhibiting companies.

Geared primarily to small businesses, the SEMA Show has several cost-saving programs designed to help exhibitors maximize the return on their investment.

“We recognize the investment exhibitors are making by participating at the SEMA Show,” said MacGillivray. “We are committed to working with exhibitors to help them meet their goals.”

Among the programs available to exhibitors is the New Products Showcase. All exhibitors are able to submit a product into the showcase at no cost. That product receives increased exposure by being included in a high-profile, high-traffic area of the Show floor, and it is professionally photographed and available to media outlets throughout the world.

Many exhibitors also qualify to receive free material handling, and all exhibitors benefit from booth prices that have remained the same for six consecutive years.

To learn more about the SEMA Show and how to exhibit, visit www.SEMAShow.com or contact SEMA Show Management at 702/450-7662, ext. 120.