SEMA Membership Benefits

SEMA Membership Benefits


Business Resources & Solutions
Councils & Networks
Educational & Training Programs
Government Affairs
Industry Communications
International Resources
SEMA Garage
SEMA Research & Information
World-Class Trade Shows

Meet the Membership Team

» Gary Vigil, Director of Membership

» Tim Johnson, Manager of Member Data

» Elizabeth Munoz, Coordinator of Membership


What is SEMA Membership?

SEMA offers its 6,600+ member companies a variety of business tools and resources to help their business succeed and prosper. Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, jobber, distributor, rep or installer, SEMA is here to help you make smarter business decisions; be more strategic and targeted with your promotions; save money through group purchases, and network with key businesses and leaders in the industry. Check out other frequently asked questions by visiting, SEMA FAQ.

We are here to help, call SEMA Customer Service at 909-610-2030.

Not yet a member? Join SEMA online now.

Please Note: While SEMA membership is encouraged, you do NOT have to be a SEMA member to attend the annual SEMA Show. Exhibitors and attendees should visit for more information or call SEMA Customer Service at 909-610-2030.


Business Resources & Solutions

SEMA offers a number of cost-saving benefits that can directly impact your company today.

» SEMA Data Co Op (SDC) - SEMA understands what a challenge it can be to manage product data, we believe that all Suppliers should have direct ownership of their product data and that it should be configured and stored in the accepted industry ACES and PIES standards.

» Industry Jobs - Connecting automotive employers and candidates has never been easier.

» SEMA Garage - Is a comfortable "clubhouse" environment where SEMA member-companies have access to various business and product development opportunities. Located at SEMA Headquarters in Diamond Bar (CA).

» UPS Discounts on Package and Freight Shipping – Save up to 39% on shipping costs. UPS offers special discounts and services for SEMA member-companies.

» Business Insurance Solutions - SEIA delivers insurance solutions that not only protect your business but save you money. In short, their knowledge is your power.

» First Data (Credit Card Processing) - Fast, convenient, and secure payment solutions.

» RepMatch


Councils & Networks

A SEMA council represents a group of SEMA members that share a common business purpose or market segment.

» Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)

» Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN)

» Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)

» Truck & Off-Road Alliance (TORA)

» Manufacturer's Representative Network (MRN)

» Motorsports Parts Manufacturer's Councils (MPMC)

» Professional Restylers Organization (PRO)

» Wheel & Tire Council (WTC)

» SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN)

» Young Executive Network (YEN)


Educational & Training Programs

» SEMA Show Education Days - Education program at the SEMA Show consists of over 50 seminars over the four-day tradeshow

» SEMA Career Center & Job Board - Connecting automotive employers and candidates has never been easier.

» Scholarships & Loan Forgiveness - SEMA maintains a program to pay part of the college tuition costs of today's top students or contribute toward your employees' student loans.

» SEMA Show Student Program

» Live seminars - national, regional and local conferences hosted or sponsored by SEMA.


Government Affairs

SEMA has a proven legislative and regulatory program led by a professional staff based in Washington, D.C.

» Government Advocacy/Legislative Programs

» Professional lobbying staff (Federal & State)

» Legislative alerts and comprehensive website

» Grass-root Enthusiast Support/SEMA Action Network (SAN)

» Political Action Committee (PAC)


Industry Communications

» Monthly Trade Magazine, SEMA News

» Weekly Electronic Newsletter, SEMA eNews


International Resources

The SEMA International Relations Programs provide comprehensive services to help automotive specialty-equipment companies expand world-wide.

» International Programs

» International Market Reports

» Network opportunities with international buyers/ media at the SEMA Show and all year around.


SEMA Garage

The SEMA Garage, located at SEMA Headquarters in Diamond Bar (CA), is a comfortable "clubhouse" environment where SEMA Members have access to various business and product development opportunities, including:

» OEM-provided CAD/CAM drawings (Technology Transfer) - Eligibility requirements apply, for more information please contact Gary Pis at or 909-978-6732.

» Hands-on access to new vehicles (Measuring Sessions/Installation Center) - Participate in product installations/demonstrations and mechanical teardowns using a full array of on-site tools.

» 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping - Create finished products that can be sanded, plated or chrome-plated to look just like the finished production unit. Members pay only for the material.

» Training Room - Conduct staff/dealer/distributor/sales rep training sessions or media/consumer product presentations in a 1,800 sq. ft. room complete with chairs, tables and a 70" monitor.

» Emissions Lab & Vehicle Dyno - Get professional consultation and assistance with CARB/EO certification. Call 909-978-6673 for information on special member rates.


SEMA Research & Information

Ongoing research reports available exclusively to SEMA members, including:

» Annual Market Study

» Vehicles In Operation (VIO)

» Research and Data Consulting

» And much more


World-Class Trade Shows

» SEMA Show - Please note, SEMA Members do not gain automatic or free access to the SEMA Show nor is the show open to the general public. The SEMA Show is a trade-only event and only qualified and approved individuals employed within the automotive aftermarket industry are permitted to enter the convention center.

» PAACE Automechanika and Salon de SEMA

» MPMC Media Trade Conference













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