SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 37, September 15, 2011

Square Footage Expands 75% in Business Services Section of the Show

  eBay Booth at the SEMA Show
  Companies including eBay Motors, CarCareOne and UPS will be on display at the 2011 SEMA Show in the Business Services section.
As a worldwide automotive specialty-products trade event, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders and professionals each year and covers the entire realm of the specialty-equipment industry.

The Show is comprised of 12 categories: Business Services; Global Tire Expo—Powered by TIA; Hot Rod Alley; Mobile Electronics & Technology; Collision Repair & Refinish; Powersports & Utility Vehicles; Racing & Performance; Restoration Marketplace; Restyling & Car Care Accessories; Tools & Equipment; Trucks, SUVs & Off-Road; and Wheels & Accessories.

Each of the sections will be highlighted in SEMA eNews from now leading up to the Show, November 1–4, in Las Vegas. This week's spotlight is on the Business Services section, which is located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, near the Restyling & Car Care Accessories section and next to the Mobile Electronics & Technology section.

The SEMA Show's Business Services section features companies that offer tools designed to help both attendees and fellow SEMA Show exhibitors save money and become more productive. From inventory control and computer systems to business software, shop-management equipment, staffing alternatives and insurance or finances, the exhibitors in this section have solutions for the daily challenges business owners face. Product categories you’ll find here are software, hardware, financial and accounting, logistics, online sellers, human resources and related products.

For exhibitors in Business Services, the most recent statistics from Show management indicate a dramatic increase in buyers interested in their segment and its products. For the 2011 Show, the number of unique buyers indicating an interest in the business services segment is 3,420—a 44% increase compared to the same period of time for the 2010 Show.

Attention buyers interested in Business Services products who still have not registered to attend the 2011 SEMA Show: the percentage of companies exhibiting in the Business Services section has increased by 34% when compared to 2010, and the section itself has grown in square footage by 75%. The expansion includes the Decal Factory, participating in the SEMA Show for the first time, and that's just one of the more than 500 companies making their first appearance ever at the Show this November. Decal Factory will join an impressive roster of fellow exhibitors in Business Services, including Car Care One, UPS and eBay Motors, among others.

Buyers: To register for the 2011 SEMA Show, visit www.SEMAShow.com/register.

Exhibitors: Reserve your space for the 2011 SEMA Show at www.SEMAShow.com/buyabooth.

Check out all sections of the Show and its exhibitors through the 2011 SEMA Show online floorplan.