There are a lot of events from which to choose while at the SEMA show. Few activities rise to the top, but here are a few that WTC members might enjoy:
New Products Showcase, Upper South Hall, Booth #31307
With thousands of the hottest and newest products displayed in a single location, the New Products Showcase is the most efficient place to see what's new. Products are organized by market segment, and include details to make it easy to identify exhibitors you want to visit during the week.
SEMA Launch Pad Corral, Central Hall, Booth #22970
Fifteen innovators who competed in a "Shark Tank"-style pitching competition for automotive entrepreneurs will have their new products showcased in the Launch Pad Corral. Check out the products in the Launch Pad Corral all week long in Central Hall, Booth #22970. Also, watch as the Top 5 competitors compete in an elimination competition to be held on Wednesday, November 2, at SEMA Central (Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center). The Top Five will be narrowed down to the final two candidates, who will present their pitches at the SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet, Thursday, Nov. 3. The ultimate winner will receive a prize package valued to nearly $100,000.
LVCC Loop, West Hall, Central Hall, Lower South Hall
Walking the SEMA Show floor can eat into valuable time, so Showgoers looking to maximize their efficiency during Show Week can take advantage of the new LVCC Loop. A 1.7-mi. subway tunnel that connects West, Central and South Halls at three dedicated stations can save time by transporting attendees from one end of the Convention Center to another in roughly four minutes.
SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet, Thursday, Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m., Westgate Paradise Event Center (Reception will start at 6:00 p.m. in the Westgate Palm Court)
The SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet is the annual celebration of the specialty-equipment industry. As winners are announced for the SEMA Person of the Year, SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year and brand-new SEMA Automotive Influencer of the Year, the banquet serves as the industry's ultimate celebration for excellence and innovation. Get your tickets here.
- A new eBay Motors Experience is being planned as an immersive motorsports activation. The feature will include display vehicles, demos, high-performance driving exhibitions, attendee ride-alongs and other compelling fan experiences.
- Pennzoil will enhance its Show presence with its "Dare to Perform" Experience. Attendees will be able to get up-close and personal with such icons as John Hennessey, Chelsea De Nofa, Rhys Millen and others. There will also be prizes and giveaways throughout Show Week.
- The new Optima Village is slated for the Bronze Lot. Segments of the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI) will take place, giving attendees a chance to see the top street cars and trucks push the envelope of performance.