Hanging Signs Increase Your Booth's Visibility


Hanging signs help to increase your booth's visibility, but be sure they are in compliance with the SEMA Show Exhibit Display Regulations.

To ensure all hanging signs are in compliance with the SEMA Show Exhibit Display Regulations, every exhibitor hanging a sign above their booth is required to complete the online form, located at under the "Exhibitor Manual" tab by September 9. Show management will make every effort to provide each exhibitor an e-mail confirmation of its approval or disapproval within five business days of submitting a notification. 

In addition to the information listed in the form, exhibitors hanging a sign above their booth must submit a rendering or digital photo of the sign showing all graphics, placement in the booth and the sign's dimensions, including its width and height or circumference. Exhibits that qualify to have a hanging sign are:

  • Perimeter Linear Exhibits
  • Peninsula Exhibits
  • Island Exhibits

Hanging signs may be hung at any height; however, the sign itself can be no more than 8 ft. in height from top to bottom and must be finished on all sides. Signs, lettering or graphics facing a neighboring exhibit must be located at least 10 ft. from the neighboring exhibit. 

Hanging signs above Perimeter Linear exhibits may not be higher than 12 ft. from the ground, must be flat and set back 5 ft. from the aisle in front of the exhibit. All other linear exhibits are not permitted hanging signs. See Exhibit Display Regulations for more information.

For assistance, call 702/450-7662, ext. 105, or e-mail

Upcoming Deadlines:

September 9
Exhibit Space Design Notification (for all exhibits 400 NSF or more)
September 9 Hanging Sign Design Notification Order
September 9 Show Directory Advertising Materials Due
September 16 PR Company Contact Information
September 23 CompuSystems: International Exhibitor Registration (to receive badges in mail)
September 30 Booth Food Service (Advance Rate)–ARAMARK
September 30 Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor Application
September 30 Fabric Solutions–Freeman
September 30 Sponsorship Materials Due–Motor Media
September 30 Vehicle Detailing (Advance Rate)–ECA Ltd.
September 30 Student Program Application (Interns)
October 3
Lead Retrieval Rental (Advance Rate)–CompuSytems
October 7
Carpet and Cleaning Order (Advance Rate)–Freeman
October 7
Credit Card Authorization–Freeman
October 7
Cable Order (Advance Rate)–Smart City
October 7
Electrical Order (Advance Rate)–Freeman
October 7
Exhibit Accessories (Advance Rate)–Freeman
October 7
Exhibit Furnishings (Advance Rate)–Freeman
October 7
Feature Vehicle Display Application Information
October 7 Hanging Truss, Chain Hoist, Lighting and Stagehand Labor (Advance Rate)–Freeman
October 7 Labor, Installation and Dismantle–Freeman
October 7 Members Lounge Conference Room Reservation
October 7 Method of Payment–Freeman
October 7
New Products Entry (Advance Rate)
October 7
Project Vehicle Builders
October 7
Rental Exhibit Order (Advance Rate)–Freeman
October 7 Rigging Equipment Labor Order–Freeman
October 7 Booth Security Guard Service (Advance Rate)–COPS & Pro-Tect
October 7
Special Signs and Graphics (Advance Rate)–Freeman
October 7
Target Time Changes–Freeman
October 7
Telephone/Internet Order (Advance Rate)–Smart City
October 7 Third-Party Payment–Freeman
October 7 Utilities: Air/Water/Drain Order (Advance Rate)–Freeman