SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 38, September 17, 2015

Important Exhibitor Resources and Deadlines

  New Products Showcase
The New Products Showcase is the No. 1 destination for buyers and  media and one of the best values offered to exhibitors. To learn more, visit the SEMA Show website.
   

By SEMA Editors

Advance Rate on New Products Showcase Entries Expires SoonSubmit now to save.                                                

While the first new-product submission is always free, the deadline to enter an additional product in the New Products Showcase and receive the advance rate of $75 is Friday, October 9. After the deadline, the fee is $150 for each additional product entered into the Showcase. The New Products Showcase is the No. 1 destination for buyers and media and one of the best values offered to exhibitors. To learn more, visit the SEMA Show website.

Budget Checklist Double check your Show prep.

The budget checklist form allows you to keep track of all your costs and ensure that you are adequately prepared for your experience at the SEMA Show. Check out the video presentation from SEMA’s Tom Gattuso and Brendan Gillespie on Booth Design/Budgeting for additional tips and how to avoid last-minute surprises and unexpected expenses.

Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) Application – If you are using one, you must submit the EAC form.

EACs must conform to the EAC Rules of the SEMA Show and the Las Vegas Convention Center & Visitors Authority. Further, you must complete the EAC form by Friday, October 16. Third-party contractors subject to the EAC Rules are any companies and/or individuals that provide services to exhibitors, including, but not limited to, an installation and dismantling company, exhibit builder, sound and lighting company, production or promotion company, model or hostess service, florist, computer rental, detailer or any person or company providing direct services other than the official contractors listed in Exhibitor Services on SEMAshow.com

10 Myths of the SEMA Show

In the video below, SEMA Show Trade Show Director Tom Gattuso shares the 10 Most Common Myths that his team hears while working with exhibitors. Find out what’s true and what’s false, and how the right information can help you best prepare for the SEMA Show.

 
 
Upcoming Exhibitor Deadlines – Take advantage of discounts by acting before the deadlines.                                                

September 18: Booth Vehicle Application  
September 18: Feature Vehicle Application (vehicle displays outside of booth)
September 21: Lead-Retrieval Rental (Advance Rate) – CompuSystems
September 24: Freight – Freeman Warehouse
September 25: Sponsorship Materials
September 25: Student Program Application (interns)
October 2: Booth Catering Service (Advance Rate) – ARAMARK
October 2: Fabric Solutions – Freeman
October 2: Target Date Changes – Freeman
October 5: Rental Exhibit Order (Advance Rate) – Carpet, Furnishings & Booth Rentals – Freeman
October 8: Additional New Products Entry Advance Rate Discount
October 9: Booth Security Guard Service (Advance Rate)
October 9: Cable Order (Advance Rate) – Smart City
October 9: Exhibitor Booth Insurance (If purchased from John Buttine Inc.)
October 9: Internet/Telephone Order (Advance Rate) – Cox Business (LVCC)
October 9: New Products Entry (Advance Rate)
October 9: Project Vehicle Builders
October 12: Internet/Telephone Order (Advance Rate) – Encore (Westgate)
October 16: Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor (EAC) Application

  Mothers Vehicle Wipe-Down
Mothers’ Vehicle Wipe-Down service is available to the first 200 exhibitors who submit applications by October 2.
   

Mothers Offers Free Vehicle Wipe-Down Service

Mothers Polishes-Waxes-Cleaners will sponsor a free vehicle wipe-down program for 2015 SEMA Show exhibitors. The service is limited to the first 200 exhibitors, with applications due October 2. One booth or feature vehicle per exhibitor is eligible and will receive a wipe-down each day of the Show.

For complete guidelines and to apply, select the “Vehicle Wipedown Application” within the Exhibitor Manual at www.SEMAShow.com.

Questions can be directed to the SEMA Show customer service team, 909-396-0289, or email wipedown@sema.org.

SEMA Show Official Partner Spotlight

Need High-Speed Internet in Your Booth?

Exhibitors that require Internet service for their booths at the 2015 SEMA Show are encouraged to access the Internet/Network order form to see the packages available. Exhibitors that place orders prior to Friday, October 9, will receive a 20% discount.

Whether companies need a hard-line Internet connection or high-speed Wi-Fi, Cox Business helps exhibitors stay connected during Show week. In addition to booth services and an array of connection options, Cox Business maintains an immense wireless network within the Las Vegas Convention Center that includes more than 2,100 Wi-Fi access points located every 60 ft.

The deadline for exhibitors in the Las Vegas Convention Center to receive an advance rate on Internet/telephone orders is Friday, October 9. Use the Internet/Network order form to get started. To access the 2015 SEMA Show Exhibitor Services Manual, visit www.SEMAShow.com/esm.

Official Registration Partner – CompuSystems
CompuSystems provides registration and lead retrieval services for the SEMA Show, including TrafficMax , a 24/7 online targeting tool designed to increase your domestic and international SEMA Show buyer outreach.

Official Caterer – ARAMARK
ARAMARK provides dining solutions at the SEMA Show and can have food delivered to your booth so you can concentrate on business.

SEMA Show management takes great care to ensure that official partners offer the best value and customer service. Don’t hesitate to contact Show management  to have your Show-related questions answered.

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