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.
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. International callers, please dial +1.224.563.3154.
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.
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 email@example.com. International Callers please dial direct: +1.224.563.3154.
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
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.
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.
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.)
Please contact Customer Service Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, Central Time, toll free at 866.229.3687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. International callers, please dial +1.224.563.3154.