DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2018) – Does the generation that grew up with cell phones and connects with friends and celebrities from all over the world still have the need and desire to drive cars? What percentage of youth would rather give up their phone over their car? These questions and more are answered in the new 2018 SEMA Young Accessorizers Report. The research report was developed to help automotive parts companies understand how to connect with and provide products for this emerging consumer group.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2018) -- Showgoers can now download the official 2018 SEMA Show mobile app at www.semashow.com/app to begin creating a personalized plan to get the most of their time at the exclusive event. The free app provides users a comprehensive list of the 2,400 exhibiting companies, details on the more than 100 seminars, a complete schedule of all the events happening at the Show, and more.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2018) – Top vehicle builders from all over the world will help SEMA Show exhibitors showcase their products and stand out at the at the premier automotive aftermarket trade show by entering the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition. The fifth annual contest will generate worldwide attention for the exhibitors while spotlighting the amazing talents, products and craftsmanship of the builders.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2018) -- SEMA Show exhibitors have cast their votes and selected the finalists for the SEMA Award, an honor presented to automakers to recognize the most accessory friendly vehicles in five categories, including car, truck, 4x4/SUV, sport compact and – for the first time ever – powersports vehicle. The awards will be announced and presented Monday, Oct. 29, at the SEMA Vehicle Reveal, in Las Vegas, Nev.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2018) -- The early registration deadline for the 2018 SEMA Show is approaching, giving qualified attendees a chance to save time and money. Buyers from the United States who register at www.semashow.com, on or before Friday, Oct. 12, save more than $50 and have their badges mailed to them in advance of the show, which takes place Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in Las Vegas, NV.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2018) – The top 10 innovators in the 2018 SEMA Launch Pad powered by YEN program have been announced and advance to the final stage of the contest, a live product-pitching event held at the 2018 SEMA Show. Open to entrepreneurs and business owners age 18-39, Launch Pad is an entrepreneur automotive competition that takes place annually at the SEMA Show.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 14) – Hoonigan is bringing its wildly-popular brand of automotive mayhem to the 2018 SEMA Show. The “SEMA of Shred” will transform Booth 62109, located outside of the South Hall near Paradise Avenue and Convention Center Way, into a faithful recreation of Hoonigan’s iconic Donut Garage yard. The outdoor exhibit will include celebrity influencers from the automotive realm and beyond, gaming simulators, the infamous ScumBug build among others, and the brand’s signature antics consisting of burnouts, donuts, massive hucks, and more.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 12) – Rated as the No. 1 destination at the premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show New Products Showcase makes it easy and affordable for exhibitors to promote their products – new or otherwise – to buyers and media during the event on Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nev. All exhibitors are eligible to submit one product entry at no cost, with a nominal fee for additional products, and no limit on the total number of products entered. The fee for subsequent products increases from $75 to $150 after October 5.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 7) – The annual SEMA Awards, given to the top trending vehicle models in five categories, will be presented, for the first time, on Monday, Oct. 29, the day before the SEMA Show officially opens, allowing media the opportunity to report on the news earlier than ever before. In past years the awards had been presented on the first day of the SEMA Show, during the New Products Breakfast.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2018) – SEMA Show badges will be mailed to international buyers who register for the annual trade show on or before September 14, 2018. The Show, which features more than 2,400 manufacturers of automotive specialty parts and accessories, caters to international attendees by helping buyers from outside the United States discover new products, connect with exhibitors and see the hottest trends in motorsports, off-roading, drifting, automotive tuning and more.