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Key SEMA Show Exhibitor Deadlines Approaching

By SEMA Editors

Celebrity Appearance Notifications are due September 5.

With the opening of the 2014 SEMA Show less than 100 days away, several key deadlines for exhibitors are fast approaching. Whether your company has multiple years of Show experience or is a first-time exhibitor, planning ahead and taking advantage of advance rates will help save money and provide for additional time to prep for the Show, Tuesday–Friday, November 4–7.

For a complete list of exhibitor deadlines, access the Deadlines Checklist located within the SEMA Show Exhibitor Manual.


August 1

  • Media Conference Applications

August 22

  • Exhibitor Product Training Sessions (for inclusion in print material)

August 29

  • Show Directory Information Due
  • Show Directory Advertising Space Reservations


September 5

  • Celebrity Appearance Notification
  • Show Directory Advertising Materials Due

September 12

  • Exhibit Space Design Notification (for all exhibits 400 NSF or more)
  • Hanging Sign Design Notification

September 19

  • Feature Vehicle Design Application

September 22

  • Lead Retrieval Rental (Advance Rate) – CompuSystems

September 26

  • Exhibitor Registration – International (to receive badges in the mail)
  • Sponsorship Materials Due
  • Student Program Application (Interns)

September 29

  • Freeman Warehouse (first day to accept advance freight)

To help exhibitors get in touch with the correct personnel, a list of Show contacts is available that includes direct-dial phone numbers and email addresses. The general phone number for SEMA Show information is 909-396-0289.