By Della Domingo
Registration is now open for the SEMA Show, which typically attracts more than 130,000 individuals from more than 125 countries, making the annual show the world's premier automotive trade event where buyers and sellers meet to do business.
Registration to attend the 2014 SEMA Show is now available. The annual trade show for the automotive accessories market is set for Tuesday–Friday, November 4–7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Registration is offered in three categories: attendee, exhibitor and media.
Attendee: Distributors, retailers, installers and buyers who will meet with exhibitors at the SEMA Show should register using the “attendee” link. Applicants may be required to submit proof of employment in the industry.
During registration, attendees will be able to sign up for special events and seminars, including those offered by the Society of Collision & Repair Specialists (SCRS), Tire Industry Association (TIA) and more. Approved attendees who register before the early deadline in October will receive their badges in the mail.
Exhibitor: The exhibitor category is for company personnel working in the booths of exhibiting companies. To secure an exhibitor badge, individuals will need to have the unique password and user ID that was provided via e-mail to the primary contact at the exhibiting company. The primary contact may register the entire staff at one time quickly and easily. Exhibitor badges are not to be used for non-employees, including contest winners, contractors and vendors.
During registration, exhibitors will also be able to order complimentary tickets to the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet. Tickets to the banquet, which is attended by 3,000 Showgoers and considered by many to be the industry’s premier celebration, sell for $50 each.
Media: Editors and journalists 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 business cards. All approved media will be able to pick up their credentials onsite in the SEMA Show Media Center, which includes exclusive services and amenities to assist with reporting from the event.
During registration, media are able to secure a ticket to the TORA Media Preview—a brand-new event that will give media exclusive early access to new products, Monday, November 3—the day before the SEMA Show officially opens. Media can sign up for the event by checking the box for “TORA Media Preview.”
"There are many advantages to registering early for the SEMA Show," said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of communications and events. "Early application expedites the registration process, which is the first step to developing a personal plan for the Show. Whether you’re an exhibitor, buyer or media, having a plan in advance of the event is the best way to ensure success.”
Complete details about the SEMA Show and registration are available at www.semashow.com.