With about 200 days to go before the 2012 SEMA Show, exhibitors are poised to “make a strong presence” at the annual event taking place Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas, according to a press release.
While manufacturers continue to submit applications for booth space on a daily basis, more than 1,000 companies have already committed to exhibiting at the upcoming event. This number includes 175 companies that met with SEMA staff and show organizers during the recent Exhibitor Summit in Las Vegas.
“We’re encouraged by the optimism that we are seeing from exhibitors,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of events and communications. “In addition to securing space early, exhibitors are working closely with us to learn how they can increase the return on their investment. We’re committed to educating them about how they can increase their return on investment (ROI).”
During the Exhibitor Summit, exhibitors spent two and half days in Las Vegas to learn how to best set up a booth, save money on a variety of services, generate the most buzz about a new product .
“The Exhibitor Summit is one of the most effective tools we have to assist exhibitors,” said MacGillivray. “We offer a number of programs to help exhibitors promote their new products and connect with buyers. During the summit, we are able to meet with exhibitors face-to-face and demonstrate the value of programs such as the New Products Showcase.”
Those who were unable to attend the Exhibitor Summit are able to view video recordings of the sessions at no cost.
To learn more, or to secure space at the 2012 SEMA Show, visit www.semashow.com/buyabooth or contact SEMA’s show management at 702/450-7662, ext. 120, or SalesMgr@ConvExx.com. Companies that submit a booth application with a deposit before April 27will be included in the priority booth selection process.
Attendee and media registration for the 2012 SEMA Show is now open at www.SEMAshow.com/register. According to a press release, the annual trade-only event takes place October 30-November 2 in Las Vegas.
“Preregistering online is the easiest and most economical way for buyers to obtain credentials to the SEMA Show,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA VP of events and communications.
Buyers registering before the early registration deadline pay just $25. They will also be sent their badges in the mail in advance of the event, allowing them to hit the show floor immediately when the SEMA Show opens on Oct. 30.
While media credentials will be available for pick up on-site in the Media Center, preregistering will avoid delays and ensure that media are able to maximize their time at the show. Preregistered media will also ensure that media receive updates and press releases in the days leading up to the Show.
The SEMA Show is the leading automotive trade gathering in the world, where manufacturers and buyers of automotive specialty parts and equipment gather to do business each year. The event attracts more than 100,000 industry professionals from more than 100 countries each year. For more details, visit www.SEMAshow.com.