DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 7) – The annual SEMA Awards, given to the top trending vehicle models in five categories, will be presented, for the first time, on Monday, Oct. 29, the day before the SEMA Show officially opens, allowing media the opportunity to report on the news earlier than ever before. In past years the awards had been presented on the first day of the SEMA Show, during the New Products Breakfast.
Current Press Releases
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2018) – SEMA Show badges will be mailed to international buyers who register for the annual trade show on or before September 14, 2018. The Show, which features more than 2,400 manufacturers of automotive specialty parts and accessories, caters to international attendees by helping buyers from outside the United States discover new products, connect with exhibitors and see the hottest trends in motorsports, off-roading, drifting, automotive tuning and more.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2018) -- Media will be given a sneak peek at some of the most significant vehicles debuting at the 2018 SEMA Show during the SEMA Show Vehicle Reveal, taking place on Monday, Oct. 29 – the day before the SEMA Show opens to 170,000 industry professionals in Las Vegas, NV.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2018) -- Amidst business activity and networking at the 2018 trade-only SEMA Show, attendees will be treated to live music by blues-inspired, rock-pop artist ZZ Ward. Performing at numerous SEMA Show activities, including the coveted SEMA Industry Awards Banquet and SEMA Ignited (the official after-arty), the Los Angeles-based vocal powerhouse will entertain Showgoers throughout the week of the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2018) – SEMA Ignited, the official after-party of the SEMA Show, will give the general public a first look at vehicles and products from the trade-only event at a new location this year, the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Platinum Lot, located on the east side of LVCC (on Swenson Street, between Desert Inn Road and Sierra Vista Drive).
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2018) -- SEMA’s Discount Shipping Program with UPS is now being managed by dedicated customer service specialists at Meridian One. For more than 30 years, the benefits partner has served associations and provided members with superior service, smart solutions and sizable savings.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2018) -- The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $297,000 to 102 individuals this year, including scholarships for current students and loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2018) -- The Education Program at the exclusive 2018 SEMA Show, scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas, Nev., will offer Showgoers more than 100 seminars focused on helping auto-related business professionals sell more products and be more productive.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (July 27, 2018) – The automotive specialty equipment market experienced an eighth straight year of post-recession growth, reaching $43 billion in 2017, as reported in the 2018 SEMA Market Report. This number represents a 4% growth over the previous year and is projected to increase through the end of 2018.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (July 3, 2018) – In an effort to recognize young talent and foster the future growth of the automotive aftermarket industry, the 2018 SEMA Young Guns Regional Program will provide car builders age 27 or younger throughout the country an opportunity to showcase their vehicle at the premier automotive trade show in the world, the SEMA Show, held Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2018, in Las Vegas.