By Jason Catullo
As of the conclusion of last week's Priority Space Selection, more than 2,000 exhibitors have selected their spots on the 2013 SEMA Show floor, representing a 6% increase compared same timeframe in 2012.
With registration live and about five months remaining until the opening of the 2013 SEMA Show, more than 2,000 companies have selected their booth locations for the specialty-equipment industry's premiere trade event. As of the conclusion of last week's Priority Space Selection, the number of exhibitors with booth space represents a 6% increase compared to the selection process in 2012.
As the booth-selection process was conducted, the floorplan for the event was updated with the latest companies and their booth locations. The floorplan for the 2013 SEMA Show is online at www.SEMAShow.com/floorplan.
Two of the Show's sections that experienced the largest increases in exhibitors compared to 2012 are Collision Repair, with 28% more companies participating, and Tools & Equipment, which has increased in exhibitors by 17%.
"The growth and interest in the Tools & Equipment section is related to the value that section represents to exhibitors and the efforts to connect a range of equipment producers with the buyers seeking the latest in tool technology," stated Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of communications and events.
As for the Collision Repair & Refinish, the boost in interest may be linked to the announcement made earlier this month regarding the enhanced features established for the companies in that market. Exhibitors and attendees will benefit from additional targeted activities inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center and an upgraded educational program.
To see the entire exhibitor list and the current layouts of the Show's 12 sections, use the 2013 SEMA Show online floorplan.
The 2013 SEMA Show takes place Tuesday–Friday, November 5–8, in Las Vegas. The Show is expected to draw more than 130,000 industry professionals from throughout the world. Manufacturers interested in exhibiting may do so by visiting www.SEMAShow.com/buyabooth. Registration for attendees, media and exhibitors (who have secured booth space) is available online at www.SEMAShow.com/register.
The 2013 SEMA Show is broken down into these sections: Business Services; Collision Repair & Refinish; Global Tire Expo, Powered by TIA; Hot Rod Alley; Mobile Electronics & Technology; Powersports & Utility Vehicles; Racing & Performance; Restoration Marketplace; Restyling & Car Care Accessories; Tools & Equipment; Trucks, SUVs, Off-Road; and Wheels & Accessories.