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2018 SEMA Show Springtime Schedule

By Jason Catullo

Here is a timeline of key dates for the 2018 SEMA Show, taking place in Las Vegas, October 30–November 2.

Friday, March 30: Applications Due to Participate in Priority Space Selection
Exhibitor booth space applications due for companies that want to participate in the 2018 SEMA Show Priority Selection. To exhibit at the 2018 SEMA Show, visit

Monday, April 2: SEMA Show Registration Officially Opens
Exhibitor, attendee and media registration for the 2018 SEMA Show will be available at

Monday, April 30–Friday, May 16: 2018 SEMA Show Priority Selection
Based on exhibitor seniority, the Priority Space Selection provides companies with the opportunity to choose the best locations for their Show displays.

Monday April 2: SEMA Show Exhibitor Services Manual Goes Live
The SEMA Show Exhibitor Services Manual contains the forms and information needed to participate in the 2018 SEMA Show. In addition to applications for Show and booth services, the Exhibitor Services Manual includes a guide to frequently asked questions, checklists to help keep exhibitors on time while maintaining budgets, and resources that cover Show hours, move-out details and Show staff contact information. 

Monday, June 25–Tuesday, June 26: SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit – Tips and Training for Exhibitors
Designed for exhibitors with limited trade show experience, as well as companies new to the SEMA Show, the Exhibitor Summit features proven strategies and best practices for all Show aspects, from exhibit move-in and set-up to teardown and move-out. Summit attendees also learn how to minimize costs on booth services, take advantage of promotional and sponsorship opportunities, and apply expert strategies for attracting buyers at the Show.

The cost for the summit is intentionally low, with hotels, meals and workshops covered by SEMA. The only expense that attendees will incur is transportation to and from the event. Simply put: You get to Vegas, we’ll do the rest! Read more, or sign up for the SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit.

More information about the 2018 SEMA Show is available at