By Becca Butler
Don't miss the second-annual SEMA Ignited event being held Friday, November 6, directly following the SEMA Cruise across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The 2015 SEMA Show, taking place November 3–6, 2015, in Las Vegas, typically draws more than 145,000 automotive professionals to the trade-only event. Whether it’s your first time attending or you’ve been coming for years, keep in mind the following common SEMA Show “do’s and don’ts.”
Do: Register early.
Don’t: Wait until the last minute.
Registering for the SEMA Show in advance will save you money and ensure you have your badge in your hands prior to the Show. The deadline to receive your badge in the mail and qualify for the discounted rate of just $25 is October 16. The international deadline to receive your badge in the mail is September 17. Register for the Show online. After confirming your registration, secure your hotel and travel accommodations through SEMA’s official housing partner, Travel Planners, which provides Showgoers with low-price guarantees. Hotels are filling up quickly, so secure your badge and make plans today!
Do: Come to the Show with a plan.
Don’t: Just show up.
With more than 2,000 exhibitors to see at the SEMA Show, it’s crucial to have a plan before you arrive. Know where exhibitors are located and what attractions and events you want to see and attend while at the Show to ensure you accomplish all of your goals. Attendees can become familiar with exhibiting companies and where they are located by checking the SEMA Show online floorplan. With only four short days and more than 1 million sq. ft. of the Las Vegas Convention Center to see, make sure you have a plan!
Do: Visit the New Products Showcase.
Don’t: Waste time.
The New Products Showcase houses the latest and most innovative new and featured products at the Show all in one location. As the No. 1 buyer and media destination, thousands of Showgoers choose the New Products Showcase as their first stop during the week-long Show. Through the use of scanners, buyers can select the products that interest them the most and then receive more information on that product and the booth where it is located. Save time by seeing all of the hottest products at the Show in the New Products Showcase.
Do: Attend SEMA Ignited.
Don’t: Leave early.
Whether you’re looking at new products, feature vehicles, attending an education session or connecting with old friends, each day of the SEMA Show offers something new and exciting to see. This year, you won’t want to miss the second-annual SEMA Ignited event being held Friday, November 6, directly following the SEMA Cruise across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Open to consumers, SEMA Ignited is the official SEMA Show afterparty, and will include vehicles, food, demonstrations, industry networking and the culmination of the 2015 Battle of the Builders competition. Learn more at www.semaignited.com.