SEMA News—November 2014
Discover New Business With First-Time Exhibitors
More than 450 companies are exhibiting at the SEMA Show for the very first time this year. Visit one of four First-Time & Featured Exhibitor sections to connect with new business. The locations include the east end of the Upper South Hall (across from the New Products Showcase); on the Sky Bridge between Central and South Halls; in the Gold Pavilion at the lot across Paradise Road near North Hall; and at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (formerly LVH) across the street but adjacent to the north side of the North Hall.
Celebrate at the SEMA Banquet
Comedian and SEMA Show crowd favorite Sinbad—along with up-and-coming soul and R&B artist Curtis Harding—will entertain guests at the 2014 SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet. The annual industry celebration will take place Thursday, November 6, and will feature dinner and the presentation of several industry honors, including the SEMA Person of the Year, WD of the Year and Rep Agency of the Year awards.
Banquet attendees who pre-ordered for the event may pick up their tickets outside of the Member’s Lounge, in room N251, upstairs in the Grand Lobby. Tickets can be picked up from 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sunday–Wednesday, and 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. on Thursday.
n Celebrate the industry with comedian Sinbad and soul and R&B artist Curtis Harding at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet.
Toyo Tires Treadpass
The Toyo Tires Treadpass connects the Central and South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This ultra-modern passage will feature 30 unique cars and trucks equipped with popular Toyo Proxes and Toyo Open Country tires. Show attendees will also find a place to recharge their cell phones and their knees in the Recharge Station.
Gold Pavilion Features New Exhibitors and “Overhaulin’” With Chip Foose
In addition to housing one of the SEMA Show’s largest First-Time & Featured Exhibitor areas, the Gold Pavilion will also feature the taping of Velocity’s popular TV show “Overhaulin’,” starring Chip Foose. Bleachers will be available so that attendees can watch the episode in progress. The Gold Pavilion will also include an area for taxi drop-off and pickup, making it more convenient to visit the area at the beginning or end of each SEMA Show day.
Omix-ADA Jeep Giveaway
Attendees have the chance to head home from the SEMA Show in a fully equipped Anvil Blue Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon as part of the Omix-ADA Jeep Giveaway featured in the company’s Off-Road Success Center (booth #34000). In addition to the Jeep giveaway, the Off-Road Success Center will host several civilian Jeeps from the company’s collection, which showcases a variety of historically significant Jeeps that range from pre-WWII prototypes through the modern-day JK Wrangler.
New Products Showcase
The SEMA Show New Products Showcase is a must-see for attendees seeking the newest products and innovations from top companies in the automotive specialty-equipment market. Located in the east end of the Upper South Hall, the New Products Showcase is the ideal area to review and research the latest products to hit the scene. In fact, media and attendees typically make the Showcase their first stop to help reduce the legwork of discovering new products on the Show floor.
More than 2,000 products will be on display, and the information will also be available to download on www.semaphotos.com.
Join the SEMA Cruise—Get Ignited!
Be there for the SEMA Cruise on the closing day of the Show as the world’s most celebrated customized vehicles exit the Convention Center and form a unique parade of custom motorized artwork. For the first time, the SEMA Cruise has a destination—SEMA Ignited, an extravaganza at The LINQ Promenade. The festivities will include food, music, celebrities, iconic builders and displays.
SEMA Ignited will also feature the Battle of the Builders, highlighting 10 deserving crafters and their vehicles on the center stage of the event as well as through a nationally televised special sponsored by SEMA. The action begins Friday, November 7, at 4:00 p.m. Participation is free of charge to exhibitors and attendees by virtue of their involvement in the 2014 SEMA Show.
SEMA Show Mobile App
Download the 2014 SEMA Show Mobile App and enjoy new and useful trade-show features, such as a customizable schedule of events, a searchable list of exhibitors and connectivity to the most popular social-media sites. The most dynamic feature of the new app is the “Locate Me” option, which pinpoints the location of users at the SEMA Show and provides turn-by-turn directions to any place on the Show floor.
It is now available for download from a landing page on the SEMA Show website at www.SEMAShow.com/app. You can also search for SEMA 2014 in your smartphone app store. Those who downloaded previous SEMA Show apps will need to download a new one.