“As automotive customization continues to grow throughout the world, international distributors are actively looking for top auto parts manufacturers to partner with,” said Linda Spencer, SEMA Senior Director, International and Government Affairs. “The SEMA Show is the ideal place for buyers to discover new products that their customers will want, regardless of what country they are from.”
Recognizing that SEMA Show attendees come from more than 140 countries, organizers accommodate international visitors through several resources and events, including:
• Obtaining a Letter of Invitation for a VISA easy. Applicants on the SEMA Show registration site can check a box during the application process. Once the application is submitted, personalized Letters of Invitations are emailed out with the individual’s name, company name and other details required by the US Consulate.
• A dedicated Customer Service Line for international applicants is available at +1-224-563-3154.
• Badges are mailed to international attendees who register on or before September 13, 2019, allowing them to hit the Show floor immediately upon arrival.
• For those picking up badges onsite, badge pickup is fast and simple at the International Registration desk location in the Westgate Hotel and Resort.
• The Center for International Commerce (CIC), located at the Las Vegas Convention Center Room N255, offers international buyers private meeting spaces, interpreters and complimentary WiFi.
• Finding exhibitors who export is easy. Exhibitors who already export and are familiar with and welcome working with international buyers will have “We Export” signs in their booths.
• The SEMA International Happy Hour networking event, on Nov. 6, is an annual gathering that attracts 1,000 exhibitors, international buyers, and global media. The event is the ideal place for international buyers to connect with strategic exhibitors, the Department of Commerce and more.
• On Monday, Nov. 4, International Roundtables bring together buyers and media from key global markets with exhibitors interested in exporting. The events give participants an opportunity to begin networking and sharing market and product information before the Show even begins.
Additionally, the city of Las Vegas is a worldwide destination that caters to international visitors. Its airport serves airlines from throughout the world with direct flights, making travel to the city simple and easy. The city also boasts hundreds of restaurants and entertainment options.
The SEMA Show international activities are part of a year-round program that connect manufacturers with buyers in strategic countries, ongoing legislative advocacy, buyer relations activities and more. To learn more about the SEMA Show and to register, visit www.semashow.com/register.
About SEMA and the SEMA Show: The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.