DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2018) – The top 10 innovators in the 2018 SEMA Launch Pad powered by YEN program have been announced and advance to the final stage of the contest, a live product-pitching event held at the 2018 SEMA Show. Open to entrepreneurs and business owners age 18-39, Launch Pad is an entrepreneur automotive competition that takes place annually at the SEMA Show.
Current Press Releases
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 14) – Hoonigan is bringing its wildly-popular brand of automotive mayhem to the 2018 SEMA Show. The “SEMA of Shred” will transform Booth 62109, located outside of the South Hall near Paradise Avenue and Convention Center Way, into a faithful recreation of Hoonigan’s iconic Donut Garage yard. The outdoor exhibit will include celebrity influencers from the automotive realm and beyond, gaming simulators, the infamous ScumBug build among others, and the brand’s signature antics consisting of burnouts, donuts, massive hucks, and more.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 12) – Rated as the No. 1 destination at the premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show New Products Showcase makes it easy and affordable for exhibitors to promote their products – new or otherwise – to buyers and media during the event on Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nev. All exhibitors are eligible to submit one product entry at no cost, with a nominal fee for additional products, and no limit on the total number of products entered. The fee for subsequent products increases from $75 to $150 after October 5.
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.
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.