Breaking News

Exhibitor Deadlines: 33 Days Until the 2014 SEMA Show

By SEMA Editors

 SEMA Show Deadlines
Exhibitors are encouraged to continuously review the Deadline Checklist to take advantage of advance rates and secure orders for the Show.

With the 2014 SEMA Show opening in 33 days, key exhibitor deadlines are fast approaching. In addition to the deadlines outlined below, exhibitors are encouraged to continuously review the Deadline Checklist to take advantage advance rates and secure orders for the Show.

Exhibitors: Is a Third Party Providing You Services at the Show?
Exhibitors using an Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor (EAC)—any third-party contractor performing services at the Show—must complete all EAC requirements to avoid delay or extra costs. EACs must conform to the EAC rules of the SEMA Show and complete an online application to be authorized to work at the Show by the October 17, deadline. They must also provide the SEMA with a certificate of insurance in order to be authorized to work onsite.

Contractors subject to the EAC rules are any companies and/or individuals that provide services to SEMA Show exhibitors, including, but not limited to, an installation and dismantling company, exhibit builder, sound and lighting company, detailer or any person or company providing direct services other than the official contractors listed in the Exhibitor Manual.

Questions? Contact Tom Gattuso or Gina Ledesma at 909-396-0289, or e-mail

New Products Showcase Entry  
Friday, October 10, is the final day to guarantee your company's participation in the No. 1 Show destination for buyers and media—the New Products Showcase. The advance-rate deadline for New Products Showcase submissions is Friday, October 10. The first entry is free. All additional entries are $75 per category if submitted by the October 10 deadline, after which, the fee will increase to $150 per category.

Discounted Monorail Tickets
Exhibitors will receive a discount on Las Vegas Monorail tickets when they purchase tickets online in advance of the 2014 SEMA Show, November 4–7. Visit the Ticket Selection page on the Las Vegas Monorail website. Current offers for unlimited-ride passes are: three-day pass, $24; four-day pass, $32; and seven-day pass, $50. Monorail trains arrive every few minutes and conveniently connect riders to the Las Vegas Convention Center and the restaurants, shows, shops and casinos in Vegas.

October 3 Deadlines

Fabric Solutions
Exhibitors with a booth requiring custom graphics and images printed on nylon or stretch fabrics, or those who need carpeting and other materials, must submit their Freeman Fabric Solutions Order by October 3. 

Target-Date Changes
To execute a smooth move-in plan and efficient set-up, each exhibitor is assigned a target time that their freight must arrive at the 2014 SEMA Show. To request a change in target time or if you have questions, e-mail Sam Blanton at Requests must be received by October 3, and Freeman will advise if a time change can be accommodated.

Food Orders and Catering
Receive an advance rate on catering and booth food service by completing orders by October 3. Check out the menu and array of food and service options. Access all of the forms through the SEMA Show Exhibitor Manual at

Here are additional deadlines that are approaching.

October 10 Deadlines

Missed A Deadline?
The deadline to submit Exhibit Space Notification and Hanging Sign Design Notification forms has already passed (September 12). Exhibitors who have not submitted either of the above-mentioned forms run the risk of having their booth design and layout affected at the Show. The forms are available in the SEMA Show Exhibitor Manual. Regardless of the deadline, exhibitors MUST SUBMIT Exhibit Space Notification and Hanging Sign Design Notification forms. For more information or questions, contact Lorri Monty at