Am I allowed to sell or give away product in my booth?

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Companies are not permitted to sell anything for delivery at the Show. Orders may be taken for future delivery only. Giveaways are permitted in accordance with the Show Rules and Regulations and are subject to Show Management approval. See the tab labeled 'Promotion and Contest Rules/Application' at www.semashow.com/esm

What is the photography policy?

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Exhibitors are not permitted to photograph or video the exhibit or product of another exhibitor without prior approval. Exhibitors are prohibited from entering the exhibit space of another exhibitor without permission from that exhibitor, and at no time may anyone enter an exhibit space that is not staffed. Review all information on the Intellectual Property Rights Form for further information.

What is outboarding and what do I do if I witness it?

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Outboarding is when any non-exhibitor hosts an event anywhere in the city that attracts SEMA Show buyers. If you hear of an outboarding event, please contact the Show Management Office, 702.943.3505 or your floor manager. To contact Show Management in advance of the Show, please call 909.396.0289.

What is a Non-Exhibiting Company (NEM)?

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If a company qualifies to exhibit in a booth space at the Show, but chooses not to exhibit, wishing only to register employees to attend (walk the exhibits), they will be classified as an NEM. If during the qualification process, Show Management finds the company to be classified as a Non-Exhibiting Company (NEM), a higher registration fee of $200 each will be required to register. Non-exhibiting companies are limited to registering two (2) people, attending no more than two (2) shows.

What is suitcasing and what do I do if I witness it?

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Suitcasing is when any non-exhibitor tries to sell their products or services to attendees or other exhibitors at the Show. This includes having meetings, providing merchandise, samples, catalogs or any other materials. This is not permitted at the Show. If you witness a suitcaser during the SEMA Show, contact the Show Management Office at 702.943.3505 or your floor manager immediately.


Can I have a meeting in my booth before or after Show Hours?

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If you are an exhibitor you may host a meeting or event in your booth either two hours prior to the Show opening or two hours after Show close, with Show Management approval. Please complete the Booth/Outside Events Form in the online Exhibitor Manual after March 31, 2019.

How do I reserve a meeting space?

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You must be a SEMA Show exhibitor to reserve a meeting room at either the Las Vegas Convention Center or any Las Vegas hotel. Exhibitors can reserve a meeting room by completing the Meeting Space Reservation Form in the online Exhibitor Manual.

What are the Show hours?

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The SEMA Show Hours Are:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5: 9:00 am — 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6: 9:00 am — 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 7: 9:00 am — 5:00 pm
  • Friday, Nov. 8: 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

How do I access the Exhibitor Manual?

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The Exhibitor Manual will be available on-line at www.semashow.com/esm on March 31st, 2019. If you require assistance or need more information, contact SEMA Show Management at 909.396.0289, or e-mail sales@sema.org.

Where can I find an exhibitor list for the SEMA Show?

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A map and list of 2018 SEMA Show exhibitors is available at www.semashow.com/floorplan.

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