Economy Beginning to Recover? Record Booth Sales a Healthy Indicator

By SEMA Staff

The 2012 SEMA Show drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers.

The 2013 SEMA Show is already surpassing last year's early exhibitor registrations. As of today, the management team is reporting a 9% increase in companies participating in the Priority Booth Selection Process. The record level of early exhibitor commitment is also a strong indicator that the overall health of the specialty-equipment industry continues to improve.

For exhibitors hoping to connect with buyers, the SEMA Show is the premier trade show. In fact, the 2012 SEMA Show drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers. Building off that momentum, exhibitors are registering early and premium booth spaces are still available. To reserve your booth for the 2013 SEMA Show, visit

According to Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of communications and events, the increased level of early booth sales is a clear indicator that specialty-equipment businesses can not afford to miss the annual Show.

"With this increased commitment exhibitors are demonstrating earlier in the year, it's apparent the SEMA Show provides unmatched brand-building visibility and sales exposure in one venue," explained MacGillivray.

The 2013 SEMA Show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Tuesday–Friday, November 5–8, in Las Vegas. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and last year's Ideas Alive: Featuring the New Products Showcase featured nearly 2,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

The 12 categories of the SEMA Show are: Collision Repair & Refinish; Mobile Electronics & Technology; Wheels & Accessories; Global Tire Expo—Powered by TIA; Powersports & Utility Vehicles; Tools & Equipment; Restoration Marketplace; Trucks, SUVs, Off-Road; Racing & Performance; Business Services; Hot Rod Alley; Restyling & Car Care Accessories.

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