Global Update

Tools for Exhibitors to Increase International Orders at the 2009 SEMA Show

Attendees from Canada, Mexico and 134 countries will be walking the aisles of the 2009 SEMA Show. You can connect with these buyers through the following programs offered by SEMA's International Affairs office. Interested in growing your international business at the SEMA Show? Contact Linda Spencer at to learn more.

  • Attend the single most important event for exhibitors seeking to network with international buyers from more than 100 countries

    Last year more than 700 companies and international media representatives participated in the International Happy Hour. This year’s event will be held Wednesday, November 4, in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). SEMA invites SEMA Show exhibitors and international buyers to secure your place at the complimentary mega-event. Reservations required.
  • Place a complimentary “We Export” sign in your booth

    “We Export” signs are available to all SEMA member exhibitors seeking to identify their company as “export ready” to the large number of international buyers from more than 100 countries who will be seeking new suppliers.
  • Take advantage of the services of the centrally located Center for International Commerce

    The Center for International Commerce (CIC) is a valuable complimentary resource available for the exclusive use of international attendees and exhibitors who seek international business. The room is outfitted with interpreters and private meeting space as well as free Wi-Fi. SEMA and U.S. Department of Commerce staff will be available to provide export assistance.
  • Secure your free listing in the International Buyers' Guide

    The 2009–2010 SEMA International Buyers' Guide is an exclusive directory of specialty-equipment companies seeking overseas business. There is NO CHARGE for SEMA members and SEMA Show exhibitors to be listed in the guide. It is distributed worldwide each year to every international buyer that attends the SEMA Show, throughout the year at international trade shows, and to more than 50 U.S. embassies throughout the world, including offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Italy, Brazil and South Africa.

  • Meet your match

    Thousands of international buyers seeking accessories, performance and off-road products will attend the 2009 SEMA Show. Exhibitors and international buyers are invited to contact each other at before the Show and begin the dialogue even before arriving in Las Vegas. This new powerful feature on the SEMA website will be available soon.