Current Press Releases

Post on: 09/06/2017 - 1:46am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2017) – As the automotive aftermarket industry continues to grow and business demand for qualified employees rises, the 2nd annual Student Career Day will bring SEMA Show exhibitors and students who are passionate about the automotive aftermarket industry together during the premier automotive trade show in the world. Held on Monday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the Student Career Day will include hundreds of high school and college students from across the country and more than 60 SEMA Show exhibitors.

Post on: 08/29/2017 - 1:47am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (August 29, 2017) – With industry professionals from more than 130 countries attending the SEMA Show each year, the annual trade show offers valuable resources, activities, and amenities specifically for international visitors. From a Center for International Commerce to translators and an International Happy Hour, the amenities help international buyers connect with exhibitors and find new products at the 2017 SEMA Show, taking place Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, in Las Vegas, NV.

Post on: 08/09/2017 - 10:04am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2017) – The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $160,000 to 60 individuals this year, including 53 SEMA scholarships to current students and seven loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies.

Post on: 08/02/2017 - 2:55am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2017) – Legendary musicians Jimmie Vaughan, Billy F Gibbons, Jeff Beck and Michael Anthony will be the featured entertainment at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets to the banquet are available exclusively to SEMA Showgoers at

Post on: 07/31/2017 - 10:50am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (July 31, 2017) – Media and exhibitors at the 2017 SEMA Show will get an advance preview of select vehicles during the Cruise In, a new feature that will take place during the SEMA Show Exhibitor Appreciation Reception on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

Post on: 06/26/2017 - 2:33am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 26, 2017) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will honor the 2017 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees and the incoming and outgoing members of the SEMA Board of Directors during the 2017 SEMA Installation & Gala on Friday, July 28, at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, Calif.    

Post on: 06/23/2017 - 2:52am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 23, 2017) – Nominations for the prestigious SEMA Industry Awards are being accepted now through July 14, 2017, at

Post on: 06/01/2017 - 11:05am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 31, 2017) – Builders with a car or truck on display at the 2017 SEMA Show, held Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Las Vegas, may now enter the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition by applying online at  The program recognizes and brings increased media exposure to top vehicle builders, their vehicles and the products that make the vehicles unique.

Post on: 05/30/2017 - 10:25am

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 30, 2017) -- Tim Martin from K&N Engineering has been elected the chairman-elect of SEMA and will help the SEMA Board of Directors lead the association for the 2017-2019 term. Martin fills the position held for the past two years by Wade Kawasaki of The Coker Group. Kawasaki will begin serving his term as chairman in July. James Lawrence from Power Automedia was also voted onto the SEMA Board of Directors, and Greg Adler from Transamerican Auto Parts was re-elected and will serve another term.

Post on: 05/23/2017 - 11:51am

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2017) – More than 115 representatives from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) gathered in the nation’s capital to participate in SEMA’s 2017 Washington Rally on Wednesday, May 17. Racing business owners and industry leaders took to the halls of Congress to remind lawmakers of the cultural and economic importance of motorsports and the automotive specialty-equipment industry.