SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 26, June 30, 2011

Don’t Miss the Boat—2011 SEMA Show Buyer Registration Up 54%

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  2011 SEMA Show buyer registration is up across all 12 Show sections. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with thousands of automotive specialty-equipment suppliers all in one place!

With still four months to go until Show time, buyer registration for the 2011 SEMA Show is up 54% over last year at this same time, virtually guaranteeing that exhibitor booths will draw constant foot traffic. In fact, buyer attendance is up in each of the 12 Show sections, which include: Business Services; Collision Repair & Refinish; Hot Rod Alley; Mobile Electronics & Technology; Powersports & Utility Vehicles; Racing & Performance; Restoration Marketplace; Restyling & Car Care Accessories; Tools & Equipment; Trucks, SUVs & Off-Road; Wheels & Accessories; and Global Tire Expo—Powered by TIA.

Attracting more than 50,000 buyers, thousands of new products, countless networking opportunities, dozens of educational sessions led by industry experts, a plethora of celebrity attendees and hundreds of feature vehicles displaying the latest automotive trends, the 2011 SEMA Show, which takes over the entire Las Vegas Convention Center November 1–4, is a can’t-miss opportunity for both automotive specialty-equipment buyers and exhibitors alike. So far, net square footage is up 9% over last year at 879,075 sq. ft. Also, the number of exhibitors this year is exceeding the number from last year at this time by 11%, with the Hot Rod Alley, Restoration Marketplace and Business Services sections nearly sold out.

“Enthusiasm seems to be on an upward trend, with interest in the SEMA Show among the highest we’ve seen in recent years,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “Buyers, in particular, are committing to the 2011 Show like never before. The early registration numbers indicate that buyers are eager to meet with exhibitors and see what’s new in the industry. They’ll be showing up at the SEMA Show in November prepared and ready to do business.”

If you are a buyer, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet with thousands of automotive specialty-parts suppliers all in one location. Visit www.SEMAShow.com and register today!

Click here to view a complete exhibitor list and floor plan.

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