SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 34, August 25, 2011

2011 SEMA Show: Exhibitor Count Best in Years

 

  The 2010 SEMA Show floor.
  With more than 2,000 exhibitors committed to the 2011 SEMA Show, it's truly becoming a can't-miss event. If you haven't already, register for the 2011 SEMA Show today.

Exhibitor registration for the 2011 SEMA Show has confirmed what many in the specialty-equipment industry have known for years—the Show is a can't-miss, once-a-year opportunity for buyers to connect with the hottest products and latest trends. As buyer registration continues to soar, exhibitors continue to login and commit to booth space in record numbers.

As of Monday, August 22, the Show management team is proud to announce there are now more than 2,000 confirmed exhibitors. In fact, a total of seven new exhibitors registered Monday morning, firmly establishing the 2011 SEMA Show on the radar of the most influential companies in the specialty-equipment industry.

Across the board, the numbers are truly encouraging. Here's a quick rundown:

Net Square Footage
  Up 10%
Total Number of Exhibitors   Up 13%
Business Services
  Up 17%
Collision Repair & Refinish   Up 27%
Global Tire Expo—Powered By TIA   Up 29%
Mobile Electronics & Technology
  Up 16%
Powersports & Utility Vehicles
  Up 30%
Restyling and Car Care
  Up 18%
Tools & Equipment
  Up 35%

To view the 2011 SEMA Show floor, find out about enhanced services or check the index of exhibiting companies, visit the new SEMA Show website at www.SEMAShow.com.

In addition to the positive trend among exhibitors, buyer registration is up 43% and media registration is up a whopping 75%. And another indicator of the Show’s vitality, housing nights sold, is tracking at a rate 97% higher than last year. That statistic indicates that more attendees will be coming and that they plan to stay longer. If you still need to reserve hotel accommodations, take advantage of your status as a SEMA Show attendee and book your room today.

With companies continuing to register at such a record pace, Show management reports that this level of commitment by exhibitors has not been seen since 2008. And, ultimately, the encouraging milestone of more than 2,000 exhibitors represents one of the most substantial value-propositions when it comes to attending the 2011 SEMA Show. In just one week (November 1–4), buyers attending the 2011 SEMA Show have the opportunity to participate in a vast amount of educational, networking and social events—rubbing elbows with colleagues, celebrities and true industry icons. Beyond the events and special activities, however, attendees also have the chance to come face-to-face with more than 2,000 companies, dedicated to helping grow their businesses.

Still haven't registered for the 2011 SEMA Show? Buyers are encouraged to start the process at www.SEMAShow.com by clicking on the "Attend Show" link on the homepage.