SEMA Map

As taken from the official SEMA Show Website :

 

Map

View of North Hall :

Visit us @ the 3M Booth in the North Hall @ Booth #12145 & Outside @ 61027

3M SEMA Floor Plan

3M Collision booth

 

About

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

SEMA Show 2013 drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 2,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more…

Note: The SEMA Show is a trade-only event and not open to the general public.

Below is from the SEMA site… more @ www.semashow.com

Can the general public attend the SEMA Show?

No. The SEMA Show is not open to the general public. The SEMA Show is a trade-only event and only qualified individuals employed within the automotive aftermarket industry are approved to receive a badge to enter the exhibit hall. The following business categories do not qualify to attend: accounting firms, consumers, freight providers, graphics companies (non-automotive), exhibition industry service companies, insurance agents, law firms, modeling agents/agencies, packaging companies, printers, software companies (non-automotive specific), travel agencies or any non-automotive company. Those who do not qualify to attend the SEMA Show are invited to SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after party where SEMA Show vehicles and excitement will be featured on Friday night upon conclusion of the Show. To purchase SEMA Ignited tickets please visit: www.semaignited.com.

What are the qualifications to attend?

You must work in the Specialty Equipment Aftermarket industry and you will be required to provide documentation. Documentation may include a business card (company name and address must correspond with information in your registration, and must include a job title), business license, tax registration certificate or business registration, recent paycheck stub, and/or business photo ID (must include company name, photo and your name). If you registered and were approved for last year’s show, –and have not changed companies, job title, address or email–, you may not be required to show proof of involvement in the automotive trade again. HOWEVER, NON-EXHIBITING MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER/IMPORTER/EXPORTER must be approved annually. If you have questions about documentation required, contact Customer Service, Monday – Friday, 9am-6pm, Central Time, toll free at 866.229.3687 or email aapexsema@compusystems.com. International callers, please dial +1.224.563.3154.

How do I register for the SEMA Show?
The SEMA Show is a trade-only industry event. It is not open to consumers or the general public. However, if you are an exhibitor, member of the media, or an employee of a company that is qualified to attend the Show, visit www.SEMAShow.com/register to access the registration form.
How much does it cost to register and get a badge?

Online attendee registration is $25 USD per person until Friday, October 16. After that date, attendee registration online or onsite increases to $75 USD per person. Attendee badges allow entrance to both APPEX and the SEMA Show all days of each show. (Note: AAPEX exhibits are not open on Friday, November 6, but the SEMA exhibits are open on Friday.) Registering exhibiting personnel in excess of your company’s complimentary allotment pre-show is $25 USD per person. After, Thursday, October 29, exhibitor badges ordered online or onsite in excess of your company’s complimentary allotment are $75 USD per person. Non-exhibiting manufacturer/supplier/importer/exporter (NEM) registration is $200 per person online or onsite, and is limited to 2 people from each company for no more than 2 years. Participants who have a featured vehicle in the Show, must register onsite for $25 USD each and are limited to 2 badges.

Lost or forgotten badges may be reprinted onsite for $100 USD each. Replacement badges may only be reprinted onsite a maximum of 1 time.

I need a visa to enter the U.S. How can I get a letter of invitation?

If you haven’t begun the registration process, go to www.SEMAShow.com and choose attendee registration. On the registration profile page, click on “need a visa letter.” If you have already registered and received a confirmation (but did not request a visa letter), access your dashboard through the confirmation e-mail and click on “edit profile” on the dashboard. Once inside your profile page, click on “edit” again and click on “need visa”.

You must register before the visa letter can be sent, and the letter may only be made for the individual’s name and company name in his or her registration record. Invite letters are sent via email instantaneously as a bounce back to the email address you provide during registration. Emailed, printed-out copies of the visa letter are acceptable. Show Management no longer prepares and express-mails abroad personalized letters because originals of visa invite letters are no longer required. The bounce-back, emailed invitation letter is sufficient. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of any government visa requirements, and allow sufficient time for the visa entry application process. Attendees and exhibitors should contact their nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing and requirements related to their visa application. SEMA will not contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants or provide any other assistance relating to visa issues. Any and all costs associated with applying for a visa are the sole responsibility of the attendee or exhibitor in need of the letter.

If you have questions, you may contact Customer Service, Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm Central Time, toll free at 866.229.3687 or email aapexsema@compusystems.com. International Callers please dial direct: +1.224.563.3154.

What are registration hours? Where are the registration areas located?

Registration is located in the Westgate Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hotel) adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), and is open the following hours:

  • Thursday, Oct. 29: 8:00am -5:00pm (Exhibitors Only)
  • Friday, Oct. 30: 8:00am -5:00pm (Exhibitors Only)
  • Saturday, Oct. 31: 8:00am -5:00pm (Exhibitors Only)
  • Sunday, Nov. 1: 8:00am -5:00pm
  • Monday, Nov. 2: 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3: 7:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4: 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 5: 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Friday, Nov. 6: 7:30am – 2:00pm
Do I have to be a SEMA member to attend the SEMA Show?
No. The company you are employed by does not have to be a SEMA member in order for you to attend the SEMA Show, but you do have to hold a qualified position and work within the automotive industry. The SEMA Show registration process requires you to provide proof that you work within the automotive industry.
Does my SEMA membership guarantee qualification to attend the SEMA Show?
No. Even if you are a member of SEMA, you will still need to be qualified to attend the SEMA Show. The same qualification process will apply to members as it does to non-members.
How can I obtain information on the new products at the SEMA Show?
There are a number of options available for obtaining new product information. One of the easiest ways is to visit the New Products Showcase at the SEMA Show. At the New Products Showcase, buyers and media have the opportunity to check out a scanner to select the products they are interested in learning more about. You will be able to receive a print out and an e-mail that includes detailed information about the products you selected, as well as links to high-res photos of the products that can be downloaded quickly and easily.
I received postcards and/or an e-mail, but the registration system doesn’t seem to recognize my name. Why is this?
You may have used a different e-mail over the past 12 months to register for the Show, or your e-mail of record is different from the one we have on file at the registration company. Please double-check your e-mail address, and then click on company name and type in your company name to try and find your registration information that way. If you require assistance, please contact Customer Service, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, Central Time, toll free at 866.229.3687. International callers, please dial +1.224.563.3154. Or, email aapexsema@compusystems.com.
How many people from my company can go to the show? It says “only two.”
If it says “only two,” that means the system recognizes your company’s name as a non-exhibiting manufacturer (NEM). If you have any questions about what it means to have NEM status, contact SEMA Show Management at regmgr@sema.org, or phone 909.396.0289.
What is a non-exhibiting manufacturer (NEM)?
If a company qualifies to exhibit with booth space at the Show, but chooses only to register to attend (walk the exhibits), they will be classified as an NEM. If during the qualification process, Show Management finds this company to be classified as a non-exhibiting manufacturer /supplier/importer/exporter, the higher registration fee of $200 each will be applied to their registration. These companies that are manufacturers and want their personnel to attend the show are limited to two (2) people, attending no more than two (2) shows.
I didn’t print the acknowledgement, now what do I do?
You will receive confirmation by e-mail with your identification number. You can also determine your registration status online at “registration look-up” at http://www.semashow.com/register.
How can I add one or more persons to my registration?
Use your confirmation e-mail to click through to the dashboard and click on “Add another”. Note that each person may be required to provide qualification materials.
I registered multiple employees; however, some of their names aren’t showing up in the “check your registration status” system. Why is this?

E-mail Customer Service at AAPEXsema@compusystems.com and describe the situation. A representative will follow up with you via e-mail within 24 hours (one business day). If you do not receive a timely reply, please call, toll free, 866.229.3687, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, Central Time. International callers, please dial +1.224.563.3154.

I was denied registration. Why?
If you were denied registration, it may be because you are listed in the system as a member of one of the categories that SEMA/AAPEX does NOT permit to attend, or you did not provide the correct paperwork requested. In that case, e-mail regmgr@sema.org with your name, company and website. You will be contacted and given the opportunity to explain your situation. Or, if you would prefer to speak with someone directly, contact SEMA Show Management at 909.396.0289.
How do I add a spouse?
After you register, the system will ask you if you wish to register another attendee, or a spouse. You can register your spouse at that time. If you have completed your registration and want to add a spouse at a later date, use the link in your confirmation to return to the dashboard and click on “Add a Spouse”.
Can I bring a guest?
No. There are no guest or complimentary passes, tickets, and/or badges for the SEMA Show. Other than a legal spouse, everyone must register and be approved to receive a badge. The SEMA Show is a trade-only industry event. It is not open to consumers or the general public. Guests do not qualify to receive a badge.
What is SEMA Ignited?

SEMA Ignited is the official SEMA Show after party, where consumers are welcome to join the industry on Friday, Nov. 6, from 3-10 pm. Taking place at the Gold Lot right across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center, the event will include vehicles from the SEMA Show, music, food, demonstrations, entertainment and more. Consumers can purchase tickets and obtain details at www.semaignited.com.

I am unable and/or unwilling to submit the documents you are asking for the Show.
The SEMA\AAPEX Joint Operating Committee and the association boards of directors require that Show Management be sure that everyone in attendance is involved in the automotive industry. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact SEMA Show Management at 909.396.0289.
How can I update/edit the information that I entered while registering online?
E-mail Customer Service at aapexsema@compusystems.com with the information you wish to change after you have completed your online registration. If you do not receive a timely reply or log back into your record and do not see the correction(s) has been made, please call, toll free, 866.229.3687, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, Central Time. International callers, please dial +1.224.563.3154.
The Registration Company was unable to answer my question(s). Now what do I do?
Because each case is different, e-mail regmgr@sema.org, or phone 909.396.0289 and someone will assist you.
I registered multiple employees; however, some of their names aren’t showing up in the “check your registration status” system. Why is this?
E-mail regmgr@sema.org and describe the situation. Someone will follow up with you via e-mail within 24 hours (one business day).
I am an attendee (not media, exhibitor or nonexhibiting manufacturer) and I live in the U.S. When is the last day for me to register and still receive my badge in the mail?
The deadline for domestic attendees to pre-register is October 16, 2015. After that date, you may still register online, but your badge will not be mailed. You will need to print out and bring to the show your barcode confirmation. Visit the Express Registration desk at the Westgate Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hotel) adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, present your photo ID, and your badge will be printed out. International exhibitors’, media (including exhibiting media) and non-exhibiting manufacturers’ (NEM) badges are not mailed and must be picked up on-site upon presenting an official, government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license).
I am an attendee (not media or non-exhibiting manufacturer) and do not live in the U.S. When is the last day for me to register online and still receive my badge in the mail?
When is the last day for me to register online and still receive my badge in the mail? The deadline is September 17, 2015. Media (including exhibiting media) and Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers must pick up their badges on-site.
When will my badge be mailed to me?
Domestic (US and Canadian) ATTENDEE and EXHIBITOR badges will be mailed out beginning mid-August and will continue to be mailed until October 16, 2015, as long as registration was completed by October 16, 2015. If you register after October 16, 2015, you must print out and bring your barcode confirmation to Express Registration on-site at the Westgate Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hotel) adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Upon presenting an official, government-issued photo ID that matches the name in your registration record, your badge will be printed out. International ATTENDEE badges cannot be mailed after September 18, 2015. International exhibitors’, media (including exhibiting media) and non-exhibiting manufacturers’ (NEM) badges are not mailed and must be picked up on-site upon presenting an official, government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license).
I do not live in the U.S. When will my badge be mailed to me?
Badges will begin mailing in mid-August and will continue to be mailed until September 17 as long as registration is completed by September 17. If you register after September 17, you must pick up your badge at the on-site Will Call. Media (including exhibiting media) and Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers must pick up their badges on-site.
How can I order tickets to the Special Events and educational sessions?
Tickets for the special events and educational sessions are available when registering for the Show. If you have already registered and would like to order special event tickets, simply follow the instructions and shortcut link in your registration confirmation e-mail.
When do I have to wear my badge?
Badges must be worn at all times in the AAPEX and the SEMA Show areas.
Can I give my badge to a friend?
No. Badges CANNOT be reproduced, transferred or resold. All AAPEX and SEMA Show attendees and exhibiting personnel must be prepared to provide a matching government-issued photo ID upon request. Show management reserves the right to refuse admission and revoke your badge at any time. If it is discovered you are allowing someone else to use your badge, that person will be escorted from the show floor and both of you may not be allowed to attend a future show.
Can I just call SEMA and register over the phone?
No. Neither Show Management nor Customer Service can take your information over the phone. No exceptions. You must register on-line or in person onsite, complete the registration form, and provide payment as well as any documents required to prove you are qualified to receive a badge for our show.
I don’t have access to the Internet or I do not want to register on-line. How can I register?

You may register on-site using a paper registration form, but depending upon the day and time you arrive, the lines for new, on-site registration may be lengthy. You will also need to bring with you to the Show your qualification documentation and a government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license). If you do not have this paperwork with you, you will not be able to complete registration.

Pre-show EXHIBITORS may only register on-line via their designated key contact. Pre-show, ATTENDEES may contact Customer Service to be faxed or mailed a paper registration form. Faxed or mailed-in paper forms received prior to Friday, October 16, 2015 will be processed at $50 each. After that date, paper faxed or mailed-in forms will be processed at $100 each. On-site registration is $75. On-site Registration is located in the Westgate Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hotel) adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

We strongly encourage you to pre-register on-line to save time and money, and receive your badge in the mail (if completed prior to domestic pre-reg deadline of October 16, and international pre-reg deadline of September 18.)

If I have a badge for the SEMA Show, do I need to register for the AAPEX Show, also?
No. One badge allows you entrance to both the SEMA and AAPEX Shows. Please note the AAPEX Show is located at the Sands Expo Center and is not open on Friday, November 6. The AAPEX Show is only open Tuesday – Thursday, November 3-5. Please see their website: www.AAPEXShow.com for more information on their event.
I am unemployed or retired from the automobile aftermarket industry. Or, I am a car club member/ car enthusiast. How do I register to attend the Show?
The SEMA Show is a trade-only industry event. It is not open to consumers or the general public. If you are unemployed, retired, a car club member or car enthusiast, you do not qualify to receive a badge.
I have a Featured Vehicle in the show. How do I register to get a badge?
Feature Vehicle badges are not mailed. Each Featured Vehicle is entitled to a maximum of two (2) badges at $25 each, and registration must be done on-site when you arrive at the show. When you check in your vehicle, you will receive a special registration form which you must complete and take to Exhibitor Registration at the Westgate Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hotel) adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center to register up to 2 people, maximum, per vehicle. (Spouses are included in the 2.)
What if I lost or forgot to bring my badge to the show? Can I have it reprinted onsite?
Yes. If you arrive on-site and for any reason do not have your badge, you may have it reprinted onsite one time only for a fee of $100 per badge. You may not have anyone else’s badge reprinted onsite but your own. You will need to present an official, government-issued photo ID (like a passport or driver’s license) that must match the name in your registration record. Go to the registration desks at the Westgate Hotel to pay the fee and have your badge reprinted.
I registered and am approved to receive my badge (or received my badge in the mail). But now I find I am unable to attend the show. Can I receive a refund or credit for next year’s show?
No. Registration fees are non-refundable. No credits or refunds for registration fees will be provided. No exceptions. Please note: Failure to obtain a visa in advance of the show does not constitute a valid basis for a refund.
I’m having trouble with the online registration form. Who can help me?

Please contact Customer Service Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, Central Time, toll free at 866.229.3687 or email aapexsema@compusystems.com. International callers, please dial +1.224.563.3154.

Where can I find an exhibitor list for the SEMA Show?
To view a list of 2015 exhibitors, go to www.semashow.com/exhibitor-list-text.
Are there exhibits at the Westgate Hotel?
Yes. Exhibits in the Westgate Hotel open at 8am, 1 hour earlier than exhibits at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Your badge allows you entrance into the Westgate Exhibits.
What is appropriate attire when attending the SEMA Show?
The SEMA Show is a business to business trade show. Attendees, exhibitors and media must wear appropriate apparel at all times. Business or business casual attire is suggested. Logos and sayings on apparel must be in good taste. Show Management reserves the right to make determinations on appropriate apparel.
May I bring my child to the show?
No one under the age of 16, including infants, is allowed access to the exhibits. No exceptions. Show management does not provide childcare services onsite.