Current Press Releases

Post on: 05/29/2013 - 5:12pm

The SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) is seeking the industry's brightest and most promising young entrepreneurs to compete in the first-ever "SEMA Launch Pad" competition.

Post on: 05/23/2013 - 4:57pm

SEMA Showgoers can obtain reliable, low-cost hotel rooms from Travel Planners, the official housing partner for the 2013 SEMA Show. Reservations made at offer discounts at dozens of hotels, with rates as low as $56 per night and many more properties agreeing to waive the standard "resort fees" currently implemented throughout the city.

Post on: 05/22/2013 - 9:48pm

Election materials for this year's SEMA Board of Directors election have been mailed to the primary contacts at all eligible SEMA-member companies. The voting period is May 15-June 11, 2013.

Post on: 05/21/2013 - 8:59pm

SEMA will host its annual Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser on Friday, July 26, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona, California. The annual event is well attended by automotive professionals and serves as a swearing-in ceremony for the incoming Board of Directors, while honoring the newest SEMA Hall of Fame inductees.

Post on: 05/21/2013 - 12:27am

U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today presented  the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) with the President's "E" Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The "E" Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Post on: 05/15/2013 - 9:37pm

Exhibitors of 2013 SEMA Show can begin planning and preparing their booths through the use of the Exhibitor Services Manual (ESM), located at Filled with more than 100 useful forms and documents, the ESM includes a budget checklist, contact information, details about staff registration, hotels, parking, order forms, deadlines and more.

Post on: 05/14/2013 - 9:25pm

George Barris, Eric Grant, Wade Kawasaki and Joe Schubeck will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame, an honor that recognizes an elite group of individuals for raising the stature or growth or the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

Post on: 05/13/2013 - 10:47pm

The 2013 SEMA Show will include enhanced features for the Collision Repair & Refinish market, including an expanded show floor area, targeted activities both inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, and an unsurpassed educational program. The upgrades come as a result of the fast-growing interest from both exhibitors and buyers in the collision market segment.

Post on: 05/13/2013 - 10:42pm

Individuals may now register to attend the 2013 SEMA Show by visiting The annual trade show, which is open to industry professionals in the automotive specialty equipment market, is set for Tuesday-Friday, November 5-8, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Post on: 05/09/2013 - 3:43pm

The SEMA Garage-Industry Innovations Center is now open to provide manufacturers with access to a full emissions-testing EO certification lab and dyno services. Located directly across the parking lot of the SEMA headquarters in Diamond Bar, CA, the 15,000-square-feet facility will include a full mechanics garage and tech center.