Get familiar with the 2015 SEMA Show’s features and attractions with “Must-See Features at the 2015 SEMA Show,” featured in the pre-Show (October 2015) issue of SEMA News.
By Jason Catullo
This update is part of a series designed to help attendees have a successful 2015 SEMA Show experience. The Show features and planning tips will help attendees get the most from the SEMA Show and stay current with the latest event and exhibitor news.
Attendees can still register online for the 2015 SEMA Show for $75 at www.SEMAShow.com/register, and pick up their badges onsite in the SEMA Show Registration area. Registration can also be done on site beginning Sunday, November 1. The SEMA Show's registration area is located in the Westgate Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hotel) adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Registration hours are:
- Thursday, October 29, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Exhibitors Only)
- Friday, October 30, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Exhibitors Only)
- Saturday, October 31, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Exhibitors Only)
- Sunday, November 1, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, November 2, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 4, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 5, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 6, 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Don't Miss the Latest Exhibitor News!
More than 300 exhibitor press releases are posted on the SEMA Show Online Media Center, giving Showgoers a sneak peek of what to expect from exhibitors at this year’s Show. Product debuts, vehicle unveils and other SEMA Show activities are announced daily, so make sure you visit the online portal for the most up-to-date news.
First-Ever Buyer Happy Hour
New to the 2015 SEMA Show, the Buyer Happy Hour provides attendees additional time to visit the New Products Showcase without taking time away from meeting exhibitors during Show hours. Happy Hour is a great time to enjoy a drink at the end of the day, leisurely peruse the products in the showcase, network with colleagues and relax before dinner. The Buyer Happy Hour will take place after the Show floor closes, Tuesday–Thursday, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m., November 3–5, along the Skybridge between Central and South Halls.
SEMA Show Mobile App.
The 2015 SEMA Show mobile app offers turn-by-turn walking directions from one location to another, making locating an exhibitor’s booth a simple process. The app is available free through iTunes and Android app stores. In addition to walking directions, the app also includes exhibitor lists, seminar schedules, new products and more.
Discounted tickets for the Las Vegas Monorail are available online.
Whether it’s the taxis, Las Vegas Monorail, or shuttle busses, there are transportation methods available to suit every Showgoer’s need.
Monorail — The Las Vegas Monorail has extended its hours during the SEMA Show, and riders can board the train as early as 7:00 a.m. Tuesday–Friday, November 3–6. Service continues until 2:00 a.m. each day. With a station located in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the monorail quickly connects visitors from the Strip with the SEMA Show. Purchase tickets at the Monorail stations, or get discounted tickets online.
New Taxi Location — There are two convenient taxi/shuttle stops: the east end of the Grand Lobby and the east side of the Performance Pavilion, just outside the South Halls. When taking a cab or shuttle to the SEMA Show, determine first where you are going, then check to see which drop-off location is closest. The two stops can be as much as a 15-minute walk from where you are going.
Free Shuttle Service — Complimentary shuttle service is provided to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center from select partner hotels each morning and afternoon of the SEMA Show. Beginning Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m., shuttles run every 20–30 minutes.
For more information and for additional transportation tips, read “The Ultimate SEMA Show Transportation Guide.”
The Map: Overview
The 2015 New Products Showcase, located on the Skybridge between Central and South Halls, opens Tuesday–Friday at 8:00 a.m.
Scanners: New Products Showcase
Get the most from the New Products Showcase by taking advantage of the area’s product scanners. Buyers can simply zap any of the more than 2,000 products that catch their eye to obtain instant product information, as well as the manufacturer’s location at the Show. The 2015 New Products Showcase, located on the Skybridge between Central and South Halls, opens Tuesday–Friday at 8:00 a.m. View this video, and learn how to benefit from the number-one buyer destination at the SEMA Show.
First-Time Exhibitor Locations
The 2015 SEMA Show will include four First-Time and Featured Exhibitors areas that showcase companies that are new to the SEMA Show.
- Performance Pavilion: Located in the outside area south of the Las Vegas Convention Center, adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel
- Upper South: Located in the upper level of South Hall, on the east side
- Grand Lobby Meeting Rooms: Located in the Las Vegas Convention Center Meeting Rooms N100-120, between North and Central Halls just east of the Grand Lobby
- Westgate Pavilion: Located in the Pavilion area of the Westgate Hotel, just north of the Las Vegas Convention Center
We’re Here to Help
We want your SEMA Show experience to be as easy and enjoyable as possible so that you can concentrate on the important things, such as seeing new products, getting new ideas, discovering new trends, meeting new exhibitors and checking in with your favorite exhibitors. The SEMA Show Strategy Guide is filled with recommendations and suggestions for booking your travel to Las Vegas, ground transportation options, places to eat well but inexpensively, free entertainment hot spots, suggested tipping amounts and more.
Got a question? Don’t hesitate to contact us at 909-396-0289.