The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $137,000 to 52 individuals. The awards include 39 SEMA scholarships which are presented to current students, and 13 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies. In addition, one student was awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year to Ohio Technical College.
As exhibit space reaches capacity at the Las Vegas Convention Center, SEMA Show organizers are focused on educating exhibitors and buyers on how to get the most out of the annual event taking place Tuesday-Friday, November 5-8, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Among the new attractions at the 2013 SEMA Show will be Cars & Coffee - SEMA Edition. Taking place in the outdoor patio on the south side of the LVH (adjacent to the LVCC North Hall) from 8:00 - 9:00 am each morning of the Show, Cars & Coffee gives attendees a great place to start their day.
The SEMA Education Institute (SEI) will host a webinar on August 1, 2013 to provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act, including recent changes to key deadlines for its implementation.
The SEMA Show Exhibitor Services Manual (ESM), considered by many to be the ultimate guidebook for preparing for the SEMA Show, has been redesigned to feature a new look and easy navigation. Available online at www.SEMAShow.com/esm, the resource includes general information about exhibiting at the upcoming event, a list of cost-saving deadlines (www.SEMAShow.com/deadlines), and all the online forms an exhibitor needs to secure booth items at the Show taking place Tues.-Fri., Nov. 5-8, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With more than 15,000 international buyers expected at the 2013 SEMA Show, exhibitors at the upcoming event have an opportunity to learn about new markets and what they can do to grow their businesses internationally.
For exhibitors looking to maximize exposure at the 2013 SEMA Show, the New Products Showcase serves as one of the greatest opportunities for reaching thousands of industry buyers and media. Exhibitor applications for the showcase are now available at www.SEMAShow.com/newproducts.
SEMA Showgoers can obtain reliable, low-cost hotel rooms from Travel Planners, the official housing partner for the 2013 SEMA Show. Reservations made at www.SEMAShow.com/travel-and-lodging offer discounts at dozens of hotels, with rates as low as $56 per night and many more properties agreeing to waive the standard "resort fees" currently implemented throughout the city.
Exhibitors of 2013 SEMA Show can begin planning and preparing their booths through the use of the Exhibitor Services Manual (ESM), located at www.SEMAShow.com/esm. Filled with more than 100 useful forms and documents, the ESM includes a budget checklist, contact information, details about staff registration, hotels, parking, order forms, deadlines and more.
The 2013 SEMA Show will include enhanced features for the Collision Repair & Refinish market, including an expanded show floor area, targeted activities both inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, and an unsurpassed educational program. The upgrades come as a result of the fast-growing interest from both exhibitors and buyers in the collision market segment.