Las Vegas, NV- SEMA 2018 Las Vegas successfully ended at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event drew around 160,000 attendees from aftermarket manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), media, car dealers, specialty equipment distributors, installers, retailers and restoration specialists.
The event generated big business for the resellers as it is projected to generate 87% plan for attendees to buy after the show. SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) provided opportunities for buyers to check out the latest parts, products and technologies in the market.
SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) of the automobile aftermarket was formed in 1963 by Roy Richter, Willie Garner, Bob Hedman, Robert E. Wyman, John Bartlett, Phil Weiand Jr, Al Segal, Dean Moon, and Vic Edelbrock, Jr. and now consists of 6,383 companies worldwide.
SEMA provides services for employees of its member companies that include education and professional development, market research, legislative and regulatory advocacy, industry publications, international business development and business-to-business events.
This is the largest SEMA event held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and every year it keeps growing even bigger, in conjunction with the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. As part of this event, SEMA and other automotive aftermarket trade groups make-up one of the single largest events on the Las Vegas calendar.
This auto show is not open to the public. Registration as media, manufacturer, buyer or exhibitor is required.
Check out our photos from SEMA 2018 by Vegas Valley News.