May I bring an animal to the Show?

In compliance with the ADA, service animals—as defined by the ADA—are permitted at the Show. Other live animals, including comfort, emotional-support or therapy animals, pets and animals used for demonstrations of any kind are not allowed. Show Management reserves the right to prohibit service animals if they pose a threat or safety concern to anyone attending, exhibiting or working our event. The handler/owner of the service animal is responsible for the care and supervision of his or her animal. If the animal is not under control or is disruptive or not housebroken, Show Management may require it to be removed from the Show premises.

How can I order tickets to the Special Events and educational sessions?

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Tickets for the special events and educational sessions are available when registering for the SEMA Show. If you have already registered and would like to order special event tickets, simply follow the instructions and shortcut link in your registration confirmation e-mail.

What happens when my badge is scanned at the Show?

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When Show Management* scans your badge, your personal information is processed pursuant to Show Management’s legitimate interest in tracking attendance, traffic flow, and providing a better Show for attendees. By allowing vendors/exhibitors to scan your badge, all registration information you provided to Show Management during the registration process is shared with them. Vendors/exhibitors may then contact you regarding their goods or services. Please review their privacy policies for additional information. If you do not want to share your information, do not permit the vendor/exhibitor to scan your badge. If you do not want to receive communications from a vendor, you must contact that vendor/exhibitor directly.

What is the weapon policy at the SEMA Show?

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Fireworks, firearms, explosives, and weapons of all kinds are prohibited in all premises of the AAPEX and the SEMA Shows. This prohibition applies to interior and exterior Show facilities, including parking areas and also prohibits weapons in or on any vehicles or displays. Violations of this policy can result in the violator being banned from the Shows and Show facilities.

I am Exhibiting Media. How will I receive my badge?

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Exhibiting Media (EXM) personnel badges will not be mailed. All Exhibiting Media badges must be picked up in the Media Center in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S229. A photo ID will be required to obtain your badge.

Exhibiting Media's complimentary badge allotment is based on the company's booth size. Exhibiting Media badges have access to the SEMA Show floor during Show hours and two hours early on Show days, as well as during exhibitor move-in and move-out hours.

Media badges are also available at no charge, but media badge applicants may be required to submit qualifying materials. For information on how to qualify for a media badge, please call 909-978-6722 or email

Are Segways, skateboards, skates, or scooters (either motorized or foot-powered) allowed at the SEMA Show?

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The use of the above items are NOT allowed on the Las Vegas Convention Center property. This includes all non-ADA-approved mobility devices.

Are Hoverboards allowed at the SEMA Show?

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The use of hoverboards is prohibited at the SEMA Show. Hoverboards will be confiscated until show end (after the SEMA Cruise).

Are Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles allowed at the SEMA Show?

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Drones/UAVs of any kind are NOT allowed at the SEMA Show or at the Las Vegas Convention Center due to the proximity to McCarran International Airport. Drones/UAVs will be confiscated until show end (after the SEMA Cruise).

Are there exhibits at the Westgate Hotel?

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Yes. Your badge allows you entrance into the Westgate exhibits as well.

What is appropriate attire when attending the SEMA Show?

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The SEMA Show is a business-to-business trade show. Attendees, exhibitors, and media must wear appropriate apparel at all times. Business or business casual attire is suggested. Logos and sayings on apparel must be in good taste. Show management reserves the right to make determinations on appropriate apparel.

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