DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2017) – SEMA launched a new program designed to support and engage high school students in the automotive hobby. As part of the pilot program, high school students will oversee and execute an entire project vehicle, including tracking time, expenses and associated resources, using a used vehicle purchased and donated by SEMA. The project will create a self-sustaining program with the completed vehicle sold to raise money for the purchase of another vehicle that can be used for a similar project the following school year.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2017) – As a four-day trade show, the SEMA Show has seen a trend in buyers attending the premier automotive event in Las Vegas, NV, for multiple days, with many participating the entire week of the SEMA Show. To accommodate the growing interest of buyers and provide the greatest return on investment, activities and special events are scheduled to take place each day of the 2017 SEMA Show, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2017) – As the No. 1 destination for attendees at the SEMA Show, the 2017 New Products Showcase will feature expanded operating hours, a Buyer Happy Hour and enhancements to make it easier than ever for buyers and media to visit. Located along the skybridge between Central and South Halls, the SEMA Show New Products Showcase will be open to Showgoers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the event – one hour before opening and one hour after closing – and will include a New Products Happy Hour on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2017) – SEMA Show exhibitors enlist top vehicle builders to create custom cars and trucks that will generate worldwide attention and stand out at the premier automotive trade show each year. More than 250 of these builders will compete in the 4th annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, with the finalists announced during the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the winner announced during the nationwide television taping at SEMA Ignited on Friday, Nov. 3.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2017) – As the automotive aftermarket industry continues to grow and business demand for qualified employees rises, the 2nd annual Student Career Day will bring SEMA Show exhibitors and students who are passionate about the automotive aftermarket industry together during the premier automotive trade show in the world. Held on Monday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the Student Career Day will include hundreds of high school and college students from across the country and more than 60 SEMA Show exhibitors.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (August 29, 2017) – With industry professionals from more than 130 countries attending the SEMA Show each year, the annual trade show offers valuable resources, activities, and amenities specifically for international visitors. From a Center for International Commerce to translators and an International Happy Hour, the amenities help international buyers connect with exhibitors and find new products at the 2017 SEMA Show, taking place Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, in Las Vegas, NV.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2017) – The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $160,000 to 60 individuals this year, including 53 SEMA scholarships to current students and seven loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2017) – Legendary musicians Jimmie Vaughan, Billy F Gibbons, Jeff Beck and Michael Anthony will be the featured entertainment at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets to the banquet are available exclusively to SEMA Showgoers at www.semashow.com/awards-banquet.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (July 31, 2017) – Media and exhibitors at the 2017 SEMA Show will get an advance preview of select vehicles during the Cruise In, a new feature that will take place during the SEMA Show Exhibitor Appreciation Reception on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 26, 2017) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will honor the 2017 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees and the incoming and outgoing members of the SEMA Board of Directors during the 2017 SEMA Installation & Gala on Friday, July 28, at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, Calif.