How to Ensure You’re Working With Official SEMA Show Contractors

By Della Domingo

Travel Planners includes this seal on all e-mail communications with SEMA exhibitors and attendees, as well as on their website. If you do not see this seal on a website or e-mail that promotes hotel rooms for the SEMA Show, it is not an official SEMA provider.

As the SEMA Show quickly approaches, exhibitors may be contacted by non-official contractors offering them “better deals” on items and services at the SEMA Show. The SEMA Show only contracts with and endorses SEMA's Official Service Contractors. Contractors are held accountable to provide the best possible customer service and ensure consistent and negotiated rates to all exhibitors at the SEMA Show.

SEMA does not sell exhibitor lists or contact information to anyone. Companies often use public information available on the Internet to acquire exhibitors’ contact information. SEMA only provides an exhibitor list to its Official Service Contractors to inform your company about services they provide at the SEMA Show.

In particular, note that SEMA has contracted with Travel Planners to be the official housing company for the 2013 SEMA Show. Please be vigilant if approached by any other company or service other than Travel Planners that implies or claims to be an official housing provider of the SEMA Show. Show organizers have been made aware of other housing companies or travel agencies that may be aggressively pursuing exhibitors to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. Travel Planners is NOT making any outbound sales calls, and reservations made through an agency other than Travel Planners will be at each individual’s own risk.

Companies that are NOT affiated with the SEMA Show include:

  • Book My Rooms LLC
  • Convention Housing Management
  • Convention Expo Travel
  • Elite Corporate Planners
  • Expo Housing
  • Global Housing Management (GHM Travel)
  • HDMC Group
  • IEP Group
  • International Events
  • Le Company LLC
  • TradeShow Housing
  • Wholesale Travel Planners

For additional details, refer to your Exhibitor Services Manual.