SEMA opens booth sales for 2019 show

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DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — Manufacturers in the automotive aftermarket can now apply for booth space at the 2019 SEMA Show Nov. 5 to 8 in Las Vegas, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced today.

Vendors can reserve space by visiting www.semashow.com/buyabooth. Taking place Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the SEMA Show is where the specialty aftermarket industry gathers every year to conduct business.

“The SEMA Show is the leading automotive trade event in the world and where manufacturers of automotive parts and accessories connect with the $43 billion aftermarket industry,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events.

“The show is the best place for companies to meet with existing customers and establish relationships with new buyers and key decision makers who attend the SEMA Show,” he added.

Last year’s four-day SEMA Show attracted 161,000 industry professionals, including more than 71,000 professional buyers representing retail shops, warehouse distributors, e-commerce sites, speed shops, dealers, installers and jobbers from all over the world.

The immense brand and product exposure that companies obtain by exhibiting at the SEMA Show make the trade-only event the most important selling opportunity of the year, said Gattuso.

“The SEMA Show gives worldwide exposure to your products and business, opening doors to the national and international markets,” said Digipower Founder and CEO Marcus Jardim, who exhibited at the SEMA Show for the first time last year. “It is a fantastic opportunity that allows you to create connections and be up-to-date with automotive industry trends.”

With heightened screening to confirm exhibitors represent qualified businesses, the SEMA Show is a focused trade-only event targeted to companies dealing with automotive parts and accessories that enhance the performance, styling and functionality of cars, trucks and SUVs, said Gattuso.

Recent rules limiting booth space growth for returning exhibitors ensure that all qualified manufacturers and new companies in the marketplace who would like to participate are able to do so, he explained.

Manufacturers that successfully reserve their booth space before March 29 will be included in the Priority Booth Space Selection, which begins April 29. The three-week process allows exhibitors to select the actual booth location within the 2-million-square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center.

To apply for booth space at the 2019 SEMA Show, visit www.semashow.com/buyabooth or contact sales@sema.org or call 909.396.0289.

SOURCE: Specialty Equipment Market Association press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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