DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 19, 2015) — The 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show will include an additional “first-time and featured exhibitors” area near the Las Vegas Convention Center's South Hall to accommodate more exhibitors.
The 2015 show, taking place Nov. 3-6, will include four of these designated areas, which allow additional manufacturers the opportunity to participate in the annual trade show. The newest section will include a transportation hub and serve as a primary thoroughfare into the SEMA Show, organizers said.
“Industry professionals value and rely on the SEMA Show to do business,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA's vice president of events and communications. “The expansion areas make it possible for businesses in the industry to participate in the show.”
Consisting primarily of newer manufacturers, each expansion area includes exhibitors representing market segments from nearby floor sections. The four expansion areas are:
- The outside area south of the Las Vegas Convention Center, adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel;
- The upper level of the South Hall, on the east side;
- Meeting rooms N100-120, between North and Central Halls just east of the Grand Lobby; and
- The pavilion area of the Westgate Hotel, just north of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
According to show organizers, each area also includes a unique feature or attraction, such as a transportation hub, parking or registration.
The 2015 SEMA Show will not include the Gold Pavilion, which housed hundreds of exhibitors during the 2014 event. Instead, the area across the street from Paradise Road will accommodate parking and will feature the second annual “SEMA Ignited” after-event party, taking place after the SEMA Show closes on Nov. 6.
“Several factors are taken into consideration before determining the location of show features and attractions,” Mr. MacGillivray said. “We're constantly looking for ways to improve and provide the industry with the greatest value. Given the new space near the Renaissance Hotel that's been made available, 2015 SEMA Show exhibitors will be better served by the space that will include a transportation hub with parking, buses and taxi drop-off.”
SEMA said the 2015 show is on track to include nearly 2,400 exhibiting manufacturers. To view the online floorplan or for more details, click here.