SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 27, July 7, 2011

119 Days Until Show Time: Are You Prepared?

 

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  New this year at the 2011 SEMA Show, the New Products Showcase will not
only present the hottest new products in the automotive aftermarket, but
also provide exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their other
products, which may not be new to the industry.

SEMA is pleased to showcase its new and improved website, which provides much greater navigation and content to help you plan for the upcoming Show. Please note that the link to the “Exhibitor Manual” is located at the center of the page in the box entitled “Exhibitors” and under the “Exhibitors” drop-down tab at the top of the page. Click here for a direct link.

You will also find many more important components of the new and improved SEMAShow.com website, such as the Exhibitor Calendar, where you can import important dates into your Outlook calendar, as well as the New Products application form and Sponsorship Opportunities.

Deadline Checklist

One of the most important elements of the Exhibitor Manual, and in your planning for the SEMA Show, is the Deadlines Checklist. This one-page PDF document will provide you with all the crucial dates to have all your booth supplies ordered while ensuring the lowest prices possible. Please consider printing this page and having it readily available so you can reference it throughout the year.

Are You a First-Time Exhibitor?

In order to assist first-timers, or even those who want to ensure they have completed everything they need for the upcoming Show, we have created a First-Timer Quick Sheet with those items most frequently rented, along with their pricing. You can review the form at your leisure to ensure everything is completed before any important deadline.

Of course, if you have any questions or need anything further regarding these items or any others, feel free to contact Show Management at 702/450-7662, ext. 120, or by e-mail at SEMA-Exhibit@convexx.com. If you have specific questions for Freeman, please feel free to contact Freeman Exhibitor Service Department at 702/407-4696.

Not sure what comes with your booth? Simply click here and check out not only what is included in your booth package, but also find out what color carpet and drape will be surrounding your booth. All this and more can be found in the Exhibitor Manual at www.SEMAShow.com.

Ideas Alive: Featuring the New Products Showcase

New this year at the 2011 SEMA Show, the New Products Showcase will not only present the hottest new products in the automotive aftermarket, but also it will provide exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their other products, which may not be new to the industry, for all the buyers and media to see. This new component of "Ideas Alive: Featuring the New Products Showcase" is entitled “Featured Products.” This new area will allow buyers and media to scan your products for more information in case they didn’t catch them the first time they were introduced at the SEMA Show, just the same as buyers and media have been scanning the new products for years.

Take advantage of this free marketing opportunity by entering your product before the October 7 deadline. Your first product entry for either "Ideas Alive" or the featured products section is free if entered by October 7 using your SEMA Organizational ID (10 digits with an "O" at the end) when entering your product online here. Have questions? E-mail skaye@convexx.com or call 702/450-7662., ext. 124.

Is Your Booth 400 sq. ft. or Larger?

If your booth is 400 sq.-ft. or larger, you must send an Exhibit Space Design Notification and an exhibit floor plan to Show Management. This can be hand drawn with basic booth components, including hanging sign components, display fixtures sizes and vehicle placements. Please complete the form, which is located on the Exhibitor Manual page at www.SEMAShow.com under "Guidelines and Policies," no later than September 9. If you have any questions regarding your booth design, please don’t hesitate to contact Jeff Pressman at jpressman@convexx.com or call 702/450-7662 ext. 105.

Are You Hanging a Sign Above Your Booth?

Exhibitors who have a hanging sign in their booth must complete the Hanging Sign Design Notification by September 9. It must include the height and width of the sign, the number of sides, exact location of where it will be hung over the booth and sign graphics. Please complete the form, which is located on the Exhibitor Manual page at www.SEMAShow.com under "Guidelines and Policies," no later than September 9. If you have any questions regarding your booth design, please don’t hesitate to contact Jeff Pressman at jpressman@convexx.com or call 702/450-7662 ext. 105.

Who Do You Contact ?

If you have questions and are not sure who to contact, below is a list of contacts and their e-mail addresses at both SEMA and ConvExx Show Management who are always available and ready to assist. The general phone number at SEMA is 909/396-0289, ConvExx Show Management is 702/450-7662 and Motor Media is 818/248-4449.

Booth Payment Arrangements   Jeff Pressman   jpressman@convexx.com
Credit Card & Check Processing   Denise Rubin   deniser@sema.org
Directory Listings   Marel Del Rio   mareld@sema.org
Executive Show Manager   Chuck Schwartz   cschwartz@convexx.com
Exhibit Space & Hanging Sign Design Notifications   Jeff Pressman   jpressman@convexx.com
Exhibitor Personnel Registration   Cassandra Stock   cstock@convexx.com
Exhibitor Product Training Seminars   Susan Schwartz   sschwartz@convexx.com
Exhibitor Services   ConvExx Sales Dept.   sema-exhibit@convexx.com
Exhibitors with Vehicles Looking for Products   Jason Catullo   jasonc@sema.org
Feature Vehicles   Donna Lawson   featurevehicle@convexx.com
General Show Information   Jeff Pressman   jpressman@convexx.com
Hotel Reservations   Travel Planners   ezinberg@tphousing.com
International Buyers' Guide   Marel Del Rio   mareld@sema.org
Meeting Room Reservations   Tricia Hanisko   thanisko@convexx.com
Membership   Monica Terlouw   monicat@sema.org
New Products   Sheldon Kaye   skaye@convexx.com
Project Vehicles   Jason Catullo   jasonc@sema.org
Public Relations   Della Domingo   dellad@sema.org
Rig Spaces – Outdoors   Motor Media   sales@motormediainc.com
SEMA Publications   John Stewart   johns@sema.org
Social Media   Alan Dicker   aland@sema.org
Sponsorships   Motor Media   sales@motormediainc.com
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