By SEMA Editors
The New Products Showcase is the No. 1 destination for buyers and media and one of the best values offered to exhibitors. To learn more, visit the SEMA Show website.
Advance Rate on New Products Showcase Entries Extended to Friday, October 14 – Submit now to save.
While the first new-product submission is always free, the deadline to enter an additional product in the New Products Showcase and receive the advance rate of $75 is Friday, October 14. After the deadline, the fee is $150 for each additional product entered into the Showcase. The New Products Showcase is the No. 1 destination for buyers and media and one of the best values offered to exhibitors. To learn more, visit the SEMA Show website.
The budget checklist form allows you to keep track of all your costs and ensure that you are adequately prepared for your experience at the SEMA Show. Check out the video presentation from SEMA’s Tom Gattuso and Brendan Gillespie on Booth Design/Budgeting for additional tips and how to avoid last-minute surprises and unexpected expenses.
Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) Application – If you are using one, you must submit the EAC form.
EACs must conform to the EAC Rules of the SEMA Show and the Las Vegas Convention Center & Visitors Authority. Further, you must complete the EAC form by Friday, October 14. Third-party contractors subject to the EAC Rules are any companies and/or individuals that provide services to exhibitors, including, but not limited to, an installation and dismantling company, exhibit builder, sound and lighting company, production or promotion company, model or hostess service, florist, computer rental, detailer or any person or company providing direct services other than the official contractors listed in Exhibitor Services on SEMAshow.com.
Exhibitors interested in receiving a vehicle wipe-down each day of the Show must apply by Friday, October 7.
Mothers Polishes-Waxes-Cleaners Offers Free Vehicle Wipe-Downs
Mothers Polishes-Waxes-Cleaners will sponsor a free vehicle wipe-down program for 2016 SEMA Show exhibitors. The service is limited to the first 200 exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested exhibitors need to apply by Friday, October 7. One booth or feature vehicle per exhibitor is eligible and will receive a wipe-down each day of the Show.
All program participants will receive a Mothers decal that must be displayed in a highly visible area on the vehicle for the duration of the Show. All of the Show’s registered feature vehicles will also receive a free package of Mothers car care products and an entry card for the Mothers Shine Award.
To request a jump-start, exhibitors text their location to 844-805-2906, or tweet to @myweego for help.
Weego to Provide Free Jump Starts at 2016 SEMA Show
Weego is the Authorized SEMA Jump Starting Service Sponsor for the 2016 SEMA Show. Before, during and after the Show, the company will have service techs ready to provide jump starts to any feature or booth vehicle exhibiting in the Show. Exhibitors can text their location to 844-805-2906 or tweet to @myweego for help.
Large signs placed throughout the Show, promotional post cards, social media posts and trade ads will announce and provide instructions of how to contact Weego for a jump start. Weego will be exhibiting at the Westgate in Booth #16007.
Upcoming Exhibitor Deadlines – Take advantage of discounts by acting before the deadlines.
October 14 - After-Hours Events
October 14 - Booth Catering Order Service - ARAMARK
October 14 - Carpet Cleaning Order Service - ARAMARK
October 14 - Credit Card Authorization - Freeman
October 14 - Electrical Order - LVCC Exhibits (Advance Rate)
October 14 - Electrical Order - Westgate Exhibits (Advance Rate)
October 14 - Exhibit Accessories (Advance Rate) - Freeman
October 14 - Exhibit Furnishings (Advance Rate) - Freeman
October 14 - Exhibitor Product Training Sessions Application
October 14 - Labor - Installation and Dismantle - Freeman
October 14 - Manufacturer’s Rep Matching Service
October 14 - Meeting/Function Space Reservation
October 14 - Payment Authorization Form – Freeman
October 14 - Rigging Equipment – Labor Order - Freeman
October 14 - Special Signs and Graphics (Advance Rate) - Freeman
October 14 - Third Party Payment Authorization – Freeman
October 18 - Audio/Visual (Advance Rate) - PRG
October 18 - Computer Rental (Advance Rate) - PRG
October 21 - EAC - Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor Proof of Insurance Deadline
October 21 - Members Lounge Conference Room Reservation
October 21 - Photography Order - Expo Ease
October 21 - Plant and Floral Order - Expo Ease
October 31 - Onsite Press Releases/Kits submitted to the Media Center in #S220
November 2 - Last Day to pick up Banquet Tickets at the Show
November 4 - Onsite Registration Closes at 2:00 p.m.
The 7 Things Successful SEMA Show Exhibitors Must Do
SEMA Trade Show Director Tom Gattuso's "The 7 Things Successful SEMA Show Exhibitors Must Do" session will provide insight and tips that attendees can turn into immediate action on the Show floor.
For most companies that exhibit at the SEMA Show, the time their people spend working the booth on the Show floor may very well be the most valuable four days of the year. So it is essential for exhibitors to ensure that the staff members manning their booths are prepared. That’s why, for the first time ever, SEMA Show Education will offer a session entitled “The 7 Things Successful SEMA Show Exhibitors Must Do.”
The one-hour session, open to any company exhibiting at this year’s SEMA Show, will take place Monday, October 31, at 4:00 p.m., the afternoon before the Show opens, in the Westgate Theater. SEMA Trade Show Director Tom Gattuso, with more than 20 years of experience in automotive events, will offer his insights and tips that session attendees can turn into immediate action on the Show floor. This session, on the eve of the Show, promises to motivate, entertain and prepare exhibitors for a productive event. It is open to all booth personnel. Take advantage of this opportunity and make the 50th SEMA Show your best Show yet.