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Video—Mike Spagnola on SEMA Garage Functions

SEMA Vice President of OEM and Product Development Programs Mike Spagnola elaborates on what the SEMA Garage does to help its members.

New Booth Space Policy Implemented for the SEMA Show

The SEMA Board of Directors approved a new policy designed to provide automotive parts manufacturers, particularly new manufacturers, with the opportunity to exhibit at the 2018 SEMA Show.

Applications Available For 2018 SEMA Show Speakers

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2018) -- Applications are now being accepted at www.sema.org/speakers for industry leaders to host a seminar at the 2018 SEMA Show taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SEMA Show educational program, which begins on Monday, Oct. 29, and continues throughout the four-day trade show on Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2018, is a key cornerstone of the automotive industry’s premier trade event.

Ford 2018 Project-Vehicle Proposals Due March 1

Companies interested in securing a Ford project vehicle for 2018 must submit proposals to the automaker by Thursday, March 1.

Video—Chris Kersting on the SEMA Show Experience

SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting discusses what SEMA has been focusing on to help the growth of the industry.

Video—SEMA Hall of Fame Member GiGi Carleton on the Industry’s Growth

SEMA Hall of Fame member Gigi Carleton from Peterson Publishing Company discusses her first SEMA Show and the growth of the industry and Show to date.

Host a Seminar at the 2018 SEMA Show

Applications are being accepted for professionals looking to host a seminar at the 2018 SEMA Show, Tuesday, October 30–November 2, 2018.

The 2017 SEMA Award

Now in its eighth year, the SEMA Award returns to illuminate the vehicles that SEMA Show parts and accessory manufacturers deem the hottest and most specialty-equipment-friendly. The award recognizes new and emerging trends while also guiding consumers to the most accessory-friendly vehicles in the marketplace.

“SEMA: Battle of the Builders” Returns to Velocity

A new episode of the TV special “SEMA: Battle of the Builders,” based on the competition held during the 2017 SEMA Show, will premiere on the Velocity Channel on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Since 2015, the unique one-hour program has aired on the network, giving viewers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the SEMA Show, up-close footage of the vehicles, and exclusive interviews with builders as they share their personal stories and journey to the world’s premier automotive trade show.

Leading Our Future

More than 3,000 automotive aftermarket professionals gathered on day three of the 2017 SEMA Show for the industry’s preeminent awards ceremony, the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, held at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas. The annual Thursday-evening banquet is where specialty-equipment business is set aside for a moment to allow innovators, leaders and legends to take center stage as they are recognized for their contributions to the $42 billion industry.