SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 43, October 28, 2010

5 Days Until the Show: Last-Minute Updates Here

  5 days
  If you arrive on-site at the SEMA Show in a personally operated vehicle
with less than 1,000 lbs. of total
freight, Freeman labor will deliver
your freight to your booth for free.

SHOW MANAGEMENT OFFICE
Show Management can be found in S230 on the bridge between Central and
South Halls. If you need assistance with intellectual property, a
Merchandise Exit Pass or Late Hours Work Pass, or need to bring buyers to
your booth early, the Show Management Office can assist you. You can
reach Show Management, beginning October 27, at 702/943-3505 or e-mail ShowOffice@ConvExx.com.

FREE MATERIAL-HANDLING PROGRAM

SEMA and Freeman are once again offering a free delivery service for small exhibitors. If you arrive on-site at the SEMA Show in a personally operated vehicle with less than 1,000 lbs. of total freight, Freeman labor will deliver your freight to your booth for FREE. This service will be available Saturday, November 1, and Sunday, November 2, from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and on Monday, November 3, 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. This program is only available to companies with 1,000 lbs. of freight or less and not utilizing a common carrier to transport their materials to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Please consult the online service manual for a map of drop-off locations.

EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 28, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 29, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Monday, November 1, 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

EXHIBIT FLOOR DATES/HOURS

Tuesday, November 2, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 3, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 4, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 5, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Exhibitors and reps are permitted to enter the hall two hours prior to Show opening each Show day.

EXHIBITOR MOVE-OUT SCHEDULE

Exhibitor teardown will begin at 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 5. Everything must be cleared from the hall by 12:00 p.m., Sunday, November 7. If you do not intend to begin teardown prior to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, please inform Show management. Any freight not picked up by your specified carrier by 10:00 a.m., Sunday, November 7, will be returned to the warehouse where storage fees will accrue, or shipped with an official freight carrier, at the exhibitor's expense.


NEW—RIG AND TRAILER PARKING OPPORTUNITY

Exhibiting companies can now take advantage of low-cost rig and trailer parking at the Cashman Center, located approximately 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Exhibitors may park their rigs beginning Saturday, October 30, through Saturday, November 6, for only $375. All rig reservations must be pre-paid and are first-come, first-served. Rigs must be placed no later than Monday, November 1 by 11:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Show Office in room S230 at the Convention Center.

MARSHALLING YARD

Drivers who need to unload materials at a freight door must check-in at the Freeman Marshalling Yard before coming to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The location for the Freeman Marshalling Yard is 8801 Las Vegas Boulevard South, which is approximately six miles south of the Las Vegas Strip between Blue Diamond Road and Silverado Ranch Boulevard.

WHAT CAN YOUR FLOOR MANAGER DO FOR YOU?

Floor managers are assigned to each hall. In many cases, they have worked the same area of the Show for a number of years. Beginning this Friday, floor managers are your on-site resource and can help with questions about freight, move-in, move-out, booth vehicles, display regulations and assist you if you encounter a challenge of any kind. Contact information will be provided to you in your booth during setup. Below are their phone numbers, and they will be available by phone beginning this Friday.


SECTION NAME NUMBER

Restyling & Business Services: Dani Goren 702/420-5071
Mobile Electronics, Paint, Body & Equipment, & Tools & Equipment: Stan Mazyck 702/406-5171
Racing & Performance (C1–C3 Halls), Hot Rod Alley: Leslee Fletcher 702/917-9345
Racing & Performance (C4-5) & Restoration: Jeff Schwartz 702/561-7101
All Central Hall & North Hall Booths: Pam Stubbs 702/406-4785
Trucks, SUVs & Off-Road & Powersports & Utility Vehicles: Gerry Zwick 702/917-9143
Global Tire Expo & Wheels & Accessories: Tom Mulrenan 702/420-4914
All South Hall Booths: Libby Durfee 702/406-4194


RENAISSANCE HOTEL OFFERS GREAT HOSPITALITY OPPORTUNITIES!

If you are looking for last-minute opportunities to entertain and host your important buyers in a first-class atmosphere, the Renaissance Hotel has a few remaining spots available. In fact, the Presidential Suite has just become available and will be offered to you, the exhibitor, at great prices, and it will truly impress your VIPs. CLICK HERE to view all that this special suite has to offer. Please feel free to contact Janice Lencke at the Renaissance for more information either by phone at 702/784-5752 or e-mail at Janice.lencke@ihrco.com.

  display vehicle
  All feature vehicles will be required to check-in at the Green Lot,
which is east of the Convention Center, off of Desert Inn Drive.


DISPLAY VEHICLES ARRIVING AT THE SHOW—WHERE TO GO

There are two distinct groups of vehicles arriving at the Show in the next few days: booth vehicles and feature vehicles.

Booth vehicles are those placed within an exhibitor’s booth and can be placed anytime during setup hours. Best to bring them in AFTER your target time to ensure that the aisles are clear and your carpet is laid. There are NO spotting fees. To get your car into your booth, just go to the nearest freight door and a Freeman representative will guide you to your booth. During the Show, vehicles absolutely can NOT be started. All batteries and alarms must be disconnected. Gas tanks must be less than ¼ tank full or contain five gallons, whichever is less. Please make sure your vehicle(s) is also at least 10 inches in from the aisle.

Feature vehicles are those sponsored by an exhibitor and will be placed in and around the convention center grounds this Sunday. All feature vehicles have been assigned an arrival time based on their confirmations. All feature vehicles will be required to check-in at the Green Lot, which is east of the Convention Center, off of Desert Inn Drive. Please have all feature vehicle drivers bring their confirmations with them and report to the Green Lot at their appointed time this Sunday. During the Show, vehicles absolutely can NOT be started. All batteries and alarms must be disconnected. Gas tanks must be less than ¼ tank full or contain five gallons, whichever is less.


EXHIBITOR APPRECIATION PARTY

SEMA truly appreciates the efforts you have made to exhibit at this year’s SEMA Show, and wants to say thank you at the 3rd annual Exhibitor Appreciation Party. This year’s reception will be held poolside Monday evening, November 1, at the Renaissance Hotel next to the South Hall, from 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Grab some food and drinks, compliments of SEMA, and celebrate the kick-off to what will be a great week at the SEMA Show.


CLEAN FLOOR DEADLINE IN PLACE

In an effort to ensure a fluid move-in of the Show for all exhibitors, a "clean floor" deadline is in force for 3:00 p.m. on the Monday before Show opening. "Clean Floor" refers to the requirement that all crates and "empties" be ready for pick up by the Official Service Contractor for storage during the Show. All crates must be sealed, closed and labeled for Freeman or to commence "cleaning" the floor for final preparation of the Show's opening.


VEHICLE PARKING AT THE CONVENTION CENTER

• No parking overnight in any Convention Center parking lot.
• Vehicle parking is available in the Gold Lot, located across from the Convention Center entrance on Paradise Road.
• Vehicle parking is available in the Green Lot, located on the Southeast corner of Swenson and Desert Inn, behind the Convention Center.
• Parking fee is $10 daily on Show days with in/out privileges.
• ADA parking will be in Silver 4 lot, next to the Renaissance Hotel by the South Hall.

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