International Attendees: Everything You Need to Know About Preparing for the Show


  The Center for International Commerce is equipped with private meeting rooms, wireless Internet and a lounge to relax.

Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) 2011 kicks off November 1 in Las Vegas, where more than 100,000 industry professionals from 113 countries will come to grow their businesses, preview more than 7,500 new products that will set trends for tomorrow and participate in more than 100 educational seminars, workshops and product demonstration clinics. AAPEX will be held at the Sands Expo Center, November 1–3, and the SEMA Show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 1–4.

While in Las Vegas, international attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the international services designed to make the AAPEX and SEMA Show experience more productive. Utilize the Center for International Commerce, which is equipped with private meeting rooms, wireless Internet and a lounge to relax. Sign up for networking events with exhibitors and the aforementioned educational sessions.

It is recommended that international visitors go to the closest United States embassy's website for local procedures and instructions, such as how to make an interview appointment. Those who need a visa are strongly advised to schedule an appointment as soon as possible with the nearest United States embassy or consulate to obtain a B-1 visa (temporary business visitor). 

Please bring your Letter of Invitation with you to your interview. Wait times for interviews at United States embassies can take up to six months in some countries. For current visa wait times for United States consulates throughout the world, click here. For more information about the Shows, please visit either or

 To register, or confirm the status of your AAIW 2011 registration, click here.

A SEMA or AAPEX representative is available to help with any questions you or the U.S. consulate might have.


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