Leading Buyers to Attend 2009 SEMA Show

April 28, 2009

Media Contact: Della Domingo
909/396-0289, ext. 130

Leading Buyers to Attend 2009 SEMA Show

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. -- (April 28, 2009) With more than six months to go before the SEMA Show arrives, thousands of buyers in the automotive industry are already registered to attend the 2009 event taking place Tuesday-Friday, November 3-6, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Referred to by many as the premier automotive accessories trade show in the world, buyers from throughout the world attend the annual event to find new products, identify the hottest trends, and connect with others in the industry.

Among the buyers already committed to attending this year’s event are key decision makers from Big O Tires, Canadian Tire, NAPA Auto Parts, Pep Boys, Summit Racing Equipment and Wal-Mart. Other companies already registered to attend the 2009 SEMA Show can be found at www.semashow.com. The website includes complete details about the trade-only event, including information about the various show sections, special events and online registration.

“Nowhere else are buyers able to meet with so many manufacturers and talk with principal owners in one location and at one time,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of events and communications. “Since the SEMA Show first began in 1967, the show has been the single best place to find what’s new and hot in the market.”

Several resources are available to help buyers connect with exhibitors. A sectionalized floorplan makes it easy to navigate the 1 million square feet convention center, a dedicated New Products Showcase makes it convenient for buyers to see what’s new and get the information they need, and an electronic match making service enables buyers to pre-schedule meetings with targeted exhibitors.

Additionally, the Show features a top-rated educational program that includes nearly 60 seminars available to all attendees at no additional charge. Seminar topics feature leading experts and address today’s hottest issues.

With several months left to go before the event takes place, organizers are anticipating a healthy turnout.

“Buyers and exhibitors will find it beneficial to be at the 2009 SEMA Show,” said MacGillivray. “Those who are there will have a huge advantage and be well positioned for when the economy turns around.”

To learn more about the SEMA Show and to register for the 2009 event, visit www.semashow.com.

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $38.1 billion specialty automotive industry of 7,358 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909/396-0289, or visit www.sema.org and www.enjoythedrive.com.