The SEMA Show welcomes more than 70,000 industry buyers to Las Vegas from at home and abroad. The exhibits are segmented into 12 categories, with almost 1,500 newly introduced products, parts, tools and accessories included in a New Products Showcase. The SEMA Show is the world’s leading trade show for automotive specialty products and Sin City VIP can assist with all of your Las Vegas party planning needs!
2019 SEMA Show | Las Vegas, NV
- Nov 5-8, 2019
- Las Vegas Convention Center
- 70k+ attendees
- 2400+ exhibitors
Visit the New Products Showcase:
The #1 destination of attending buyers and media. See more than 3,000 products. Scan products’ information and download it to your smart phone and make plans to see the exhibitors that make the products that interest you.
See More than 1,500 of the Sickest Rides on the Planet:
See cars, trucks, bikes, ATVs and UTVs loaded with products your customers are sure to want to buy from you.
Attend at Least One Education Seminar:
Time on the floor is essential but set aside just one hour to attend one of the more than 50 free business-building seminars available at the SEMA Show. Presented by industry experts in hot areas like online marketing, social media, email marketing and customer service best practices, tools and money saving tips.
Advanced Vehicle Technology, Automotive Electronics, Brew Talks, Builders, Business Management, Collision Repair, Emerging Markets, International, Launch Pad, Legal & Regulatory, Media Communications, Online Marketing, Research & Trends, Retail Next, Sales & Marketing, SEMA X, Tires and Women Driven
Make International Connections:
Expand your sales network globally to boost your profits and diversify your business opportunities.
Use the Smart Phone App:
The SEMA Show smart phone app and social media posts will keep you informed of the most up-to-date breaking information at the Show.
Dynamic Vehicle Demonstrations:
See “Ford Out Front” drifting demonstrations and ride along with precision drivers.
Personally Meet Industry Celebrities:
Chip Foose, John Force and Ashley Force as just a few of the many industry and non-industry attending celebrities. The Celebrity Appearance Guide is available at most major entrances to the Show.
Attend the SEMA Cruise:
See more than 1,500 of the coolest vehicles on the planet in an organized “parade” exit the convention center at 4:00 PM Friday. The sights and sounds are something you’ll never forget.
More than 2,400 exhibiting companies including veteran manufacturers and brand-new-to-SEMA manufacturers will be displaying their latest and most innovative new products in Las Vegas.
Jay Leno will help kick off the opening day of the 2019 SEMA Show, Tuesday, November 5, as a special guest at the New Products Awards Breakfast. The awards recognize the most innovative and cutting-edge aftermarket products that will be for sale in 2019.
Each of the 16 award categories has one winner and two runners-up. Winners are selected based on a variety of factors, such as superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability and more.
Product categories include:
- Collision Repair & Refinish
- Exterior Accessory Product
- Interior Accessory Product
- Mobile Electronics Product
- Off-Road/4-Wheel-Drive Product
- Performance-Racing Product
- Performance-Street Product
- Powersports Product
- Street Rod/Custom Car Product
- Tire and Related Product
- Tools and Equipment Product
- Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product
- Wheel and Related Product
- Engineered New Product
- Merchandising Display
- Packaging Design
- Tickets to the event— to be held at 7:30 a.m., at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino—are free and available online when registering for your SEMA Show badge.
New Product entries submitted by SEMA- and TIA-member companies that are checked-in before 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 4, will be included in SEMA’s annual New Products Awards competition. Award winners will also be recognized at the annual SEMA Industry Awards Banquet the evening of Thursday, November 7.
SEMA Show Special Events
SEMA Launch Pad the Next Great Business: Entrepreneurs Pitch Their Ideas
Monday, November 4, 2019 | 11:30am – 12:30pm | Westgate Resort & Casino, Theater
Witness the premier SEMA business competition that launches new automotive products and services. Now in its sixth year, this business competition offers top innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 an industry platform to showcase their business for marketing a new automotive product or service. Hosted by Aaron Kaufman of ArcLight Fabrication, five finalists take center stage to prove to the judges that their product is the best. This is a MUST ATTEND for any automotive entrepreneur.
WOMEN ONLY: Gear Up Girl Networking Event, powered by SBN
Monday, November 4, 2019 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, N264
Calling Female Professionals: The SEMA Businesswoman’s Network (SBN) will again host the Gear-up Girl Networking event at this year’s SEMA Show. Started in 2011, as part of the SEMA Education student program, Gear-up Girl is designed to connect female students with industry leading female professionals. Join us for this dynamic mixer that brings together generations of female professionals.
From the Streets to Celebrity Chef: Street Smarts for Business
Monday, November 4, 2019 | 8:30am – 9:45am | Las Vegas Convention Center, N258
Inspirational speaker Chef Jeff knows what it feels like to be hungry, and he knows what it is to struggle. In this presentation he shares two decades of life lessons that he gained on his redemptive journey from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to nationally acclaimed speaker. With his 12 inspiring and pragmatic street-smart recipes for success, audiences will discover their hidden business aptitudes, make life-changing decisions, and secure personal and professional success. Seating is limited, so register today!
Monday – Friday November 4-8, 2019 | 8:30am – 4:00pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall Meeting Rooms
The SEMA Show offers more than 75 free and several “pay-to-attend” educational events that cover everything from online marketing to customer service, collision repair, tires, industry trends and more. These courses are designed to provide practical tools, and they are presented by top industry experts. For a complete list of the 2019 schedule, visit www.SEMAShow.com/education.
Women Driven Seminars
Monday – Wednesday, November 4 – 6, 2019 | Times Vary* | Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall Meeting Rooms
Be inspired, empowered, and equipped with valuable tactics to transform your business. Through a combination of open and female exclusive sessions, attendees will gain keen insight into the influence of women professionals and consumers. *Visit https://www.semashow.com/education for a complete schedule of Women Driven sessions.
SEMA Vehicle Reveal and SEMA Awards Presentation
Monday, November 4, 2019 | 5:00pm – 7:30pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, Outside Grand Lobby Entrance
Media will be given a sneak peek at some of the significant vehicles debuting at the 2019 SEMA Show and be amongst the first to learn what the SEMA Vehicles of the Year are by attending this Monday night media exclusive event. Held in conjunction with the Exhibitor Appreciation Reception, the SEMA Vehicle Reveal and the SEMA Awards Presentation give journalists and reporters advance content to shape their stories and news before the Show even opens. Refreshments are included for media at the event.
SEMA 2019 Vehicle Technology Briefings
Monday-Thursday, November 4 – 7, 2019 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, N258
The Future of Racing, Automotive 4.0, Advanced Driver Assistance and their impact on the performance aftermarket. Three Vehicle Technology Briefings you don’t want to miss – the latest advanced vehicle technologies, regulations and trends you need to know to succeed and prosper in the evolving specialty equipment market today, and tomorrow. Attend SEMA’s Vehicle Technology Briefing Sessions and learn first-hand from over 25 Industry Experts, Technology Leaders, OEMs and Suppliers how to capitalize on new product development and business opportunities.
Exhibitor Appreciation Party – Featuring the SEMA Vehicle Reveal and SEMA Award Presentation
Monday, November 4, 2019 | 5:00pm – 7:30pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, Silver Drive
This is SEMA’s chance to say thank you to exhibitors, get a sneak peek at many show vehicles and current trends, and kick off what will be another amazing SEMA Show. Open exclusively to exhibitors and media, the event includes refreshments, the debut of select vehicle builds revealed on stage, and the SEMA Awards which highlights the hottest vehicles – all before the SEMA Show officially opens for business on Tuesday morning.
Cars & Coffee, SEMA Edition
Tuesday-Friday, November 5 – 8, 2019 | 8:00am – 9:00am | Las Vegas Convention Center, Optima Alley
No tickets required
Among the attractions at the SEMA Show will be Cars & Coffee, SEMA Edition. Each morning of the Show, Cars & Coffee gives attendees a great place to start their day. Check out some cool vehicles, mingle with colleagues and then get a jumpstart on your day.
New Products Breakfast
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 7:30am – 9:00am | Westgate Las Vegas Casino & Hotel, Paradise Event Center
SEMA’s annual New Product Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the automotive specialty-equipment market at the SEMA Show. Products are judged in 16 award categories, and each category will have one winner and two runners-up. Join us as we officially kick off the SEMA Show and the industry’s most important week of business. For more information about entering the New Products Showcase, visit www.SEMAShow.com/new-products.
Tuesday, November 5 & Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, N258
Buy a beer, pull up a seat, and join SEMA for an entertaining conversation with personalities from the automotive, music, and business world. Learn what makes these successful people tick and what fuels their passion. Cash bar.
TORA Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, TORA Booth #34185
Join council members, select-committee members and SEMA staff for a happy hour on the Show floor in the TORA Booth #34185. The event will kick off just before the close of the first day of the Show on Tuesday, November 5. Surrounded by the hottest truck builds in the world, you’ll enjoy free beverages and conversation with fellow truck and off-road industry associates.
There is always much excitement and buzz surrounding the SEMA Show; what better way to wind down from the first day than swapping stories with industry friends and making new connections?
Breakfast with ARMO
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 7:30am – 9:00am | Westgate Las Vegas Hotel, Conference Rooms 7-9
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) is holding a general membership meeting at the 2018 SEMA Show. All ARMO members at the show are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn about the latest council initiatives and discuss industry specific ideas and concerns.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 7:30am – 9:00am | Westgate Las Vegas Casino & Hotel, Paradise Event Center
The much-anticipated and popular annual NHRA Breakfast is always a standing-room-only event. The breakfast will once again include several interesting personalities from the world of drag racing. Don’t miss this popular event. Continental breakfast will be served.
PRO Booth Happy Hour
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, PRO Booth #13113
PRO will be hosting a happy hour in their booth from 4:00pm- 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6. Join PRO members and fellow restylers to wind down from a long day on the Show floor with free beverages and engaging conversation. Discuss different topics relating to our industry, including the emerging market of retrofitting safety features into vehicles, and what you can do for your business to prosper.
PRO General Membership Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 7:30am – 9:00am | Las Vegas Convention Center, N232
Join the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) for breakfast and a general membership meeting Thursday, November 1. This event will serve as a great opportunity to hear council updates directly from PRO leadership and for members to learn about the benefits and resources available to their businesses. Meeting attendees will openly discuss the state of the industry, voice concerns about roadblocks their company is facing and learn how the council can work towards solutions.
Coffee and Conversation presented by WTC
Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 7:30am – 9:00am | Las Vegas Convention Center, Inside Lower South 1
Come out and enjoy bagels and coffee with the Wheel and Tire Council (WTC) the morning of Thursday, November 7, just inside the West entrance to the Global Tire Expo located in Lower South Hall. Get your day started with energy and engaging conversations on the latest wheel and tire trends. Learn about updates to council initiatives and resources that are available to member companies.
SEMA Show Industry Awards Reception & Banquet
Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm | Westgate, Garden Patio & Paradise Event Center
The SEMA Industry Awards Banquet is the automotive specialty-equipment market’s premier awards ceremony where industry excellence and achievements are celebrated. Held annually, the event is the industry’s single largest gala attended by nearly 3,000 automotive icons, professionals, supporters and celebrities. This year’s event will feature a networking cocktail hour, delicious dinner and special entertainment. The program also includes the announcement of the SEMA Person of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, WD of the Year, Rep Agency of the Year, Gen-III Innovator of the Year and tributes to this year’s SEMA Hall of Fame inductees: Bob Chandler, Bruce Crower and Marla Moore.
Friday, November 8, 2019 | 4:00pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, Silver Drive/Red Road
No tickets required
The capper for the 2019 SEMA Show will be the annual SEMA Cruise. This parade of rolling art is now one of the most-anticipated aspects of the annual gathering by the local populace. The cruise begins when the Show ends at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. The festivities include awards, giveaways, entertainment and seating for the crowd—expanded this year with additional bleachers. The parade culminates in SEMA Ignited. It’s a great way to celebrate a fantastic week of innovation and industry networking.
SEMA Battle of the Builders Competition Winner crowned at SEMA Ignited
Friday, November 8, 2019 | 7:00pm – 7:30pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, Platinum Lot
Car customizers take extraordinary machines and make them even better. Along the way, the vehicles and products displayed at the SEMA Show set the trends for the rest of us to follow. SEMA is going to highlight the vehicles and their builders for the one shot to steal the spotlight at the 2019 SEMA Show and SEMA Ignited in Las Vegas. See who will be crowned the 2019 SEMA Battle of the Builders winner. Have a feature or booth vehicle at SEMA and interested in being considered for this special honor?
Friday, November 8, 2019 | 3:00pm – 10:00pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, Platinum Lot
The world’s most unique and celebrated customized vehicles from the 2019 SEMA Show will gather and be accessible to the public on Friday afternoon, as the SEMA Cruise concludes at SEMA Ignited. The event will give consumers a rare opportunity to collect and share images of hundreds of customized vehicles featuring the newest and most innovative products from the 2019 SEMA Show. The Friday night event will include food trucks, music, entertainment, drifting, automotive celebrities, builders and more. Badge holders are admitted to SEMA Ignited at no cost. General admission tickets are $20.00. Tickets for the Premium Reserved Seating Section are $75.00.
Professional Bull Riders World Finals
It all comes down to 8 seconds in November! Watch the world’s top riders and bucking bulls go head-to-head in the Professional Bull Riders’ Unleash The Beast World Finals! This 5-day event is part of PBR Finals Week, and features action-packed bull riding, plus live concerts, pre-event fan zones, after parties, rider autograph sessions, and more! For a complete schedule visit PBRFINALSWEEK.com.
Lady Gaga Concert in Las Vegas
Park Theatre at Park MGM
Wednesday, Nov 6th
See nine-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Golden Globe Award-winner and Academy Award-winner superstar entertainer Lady Gaga’s Las Vegas Residency at Park Theater inside Park MGM resort. The Las Vegas Residency will consist of two separate shows: LADY GAGA ENIGMA, a brand-new odyssey of her pop hits built as an experience unlike any other in Las Vegas, and LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO, where she will perform stripped-down versions of her hits alongside music from the Great American Songbook.
Sin Lim: LIMITLESS
Performing at The Mirage
Nightly at 7:30pm
Shin Lim: LIMITLESS redefines the way close-up magic is presented by performing carefully self-choreographed routines rather than pretending to defy the laws of physics. Combining dexterity, precision and grace, he has distilled a lifetime of training into a devious display of dancing digits. His mind-boggling finger moves are so masterful, the audience is left wondering if what they have seen is truly possible. Lim is respected by esteemed magicians for his skill and poetic performance and is considered an inspiration to many young magicians.