Registration for the trade-only 2019 SEMA Show is now open at www.semashow.com/register. The annual trade show is set for Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 5-8, 2019 in Las Vegas and is where the $43 billion specialty automotive industry will come together to conduct business.
Registration is offered in three categories: attendee, exhibitor and media.
Distributors, retailers, installers, buyers and those in public relations and marketing should register using the “attendee” link. Applicants may be required to submit proof of employment in the industry. Additionally, approved domestic attendees who register and choose the “click to confirm” link in the emailed confirmation before Oct. 11 will receive their badges in the mail. Approved international attendees who register before Sept. 13 will receive their badge at the international address provided in their application. Badges begin mailing in late August.
Attendees may sign up for special events and seminars during the application process or by using the “Special Events Tickets Only” link at www.semashow.com/register. Among the special events are those offered by the SEMA Show education program, Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), adding up to over 100 sessions addressing all aspects of small business, industry trends and opportunities, collision repair, professional development training and Advanced Vehicle Technology.
The “exhibitor” registration link is for company personnel working in the booths of exhibiting companies. The primary contact at the exhibiting company may register the entire staff at one time quickly and easily using the unique password and user ID that was provided via email.
Exhibitor badges are not to be used for non-employees, including contest winners, contractors, customers and vendors. Exhibitors from the USA and Canada who register before Oct. 11 will receive their badges in the mail; badges begin mailing in late August. International exhibitor badges will be available for pickup on-site upon presenting a matching government-issued photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s license.
During registration, exhibitors will also be able to order complimentary tickets to the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, which is attended by 3,000 showgoers and considered by many to be the industry’s premier celebration.
Journalists, including qualified social media, covering the SEMA Show can register for complimentary media credentials using the “media” link. Applicants may need to supply proof of media affiliation, such as bylined articles or other published work. All approved media will be able to pick up their credentials on-site in the SEMA Show Media Center, a fully functional pressroom with all the tools necessary to assist with reporting from the event.
“The $43 billion specialty equipment aftermarket will conduct business and showcase the hottest products, newest technology and latest trends in the industry at the 2019 SEMA Show, the world’s premier automotive trade event,” said Tom Gattuso, vice president of events for SEMA. “By registering early for this year’s SEMA Show, the applicant expedites the registration process, can save money and is kept up-to-date on breaking show news.”
The SEMA Show is not open to the public, nor are there tickets or passes available for sale. Everyone must qualify to receive a badge and attend the event based upon providing documents verifying their employment in the automotive aftermarket industry. For more information about qualifying documents and the 2019 SEMA Show, log on to www.semashow.com.
To register for the 2019 SEMA Show, visit www.semashow.com/register. If you have questions or require assistance registering, contact customer service at (866) 229-3687, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time. International callers should dial direct: +1.224.563.3154; or email [email protected].