Las Vegas welcomes back the SEMA Show, a trade-only automotive industry event! Also known as The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, this event is organized by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) that brings in approximately 70,000 domestic and international buyers annually. The event is set to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center this year, and you’ll find some of the world’s best manufacturers and buyers all in one place.
Register today for the 2022 SEMA Show to join leaders from every segment of the automotive industry in Las Vegas!
SEMA Show 2022
November 1-4, 2022
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The 2022 SEMA Show will feature well over a thousand vendors in collision repair, mobile electronics, sales, manufacturers of hot rods, off-road vehicles, and much more. Aside from looking at everything that is featured at the event, you’ll have the opportunity to sit down for some of the extremely beneficial educational seminars and workshops that you can use to get your hands into the different activities being featured and learn more. There are also a number of networking events you can utilize to take your business and experience to the next level.
History of the SEMA Show
The first SEMA Show took place in 1967 at Dodge Stadium in Los Angeles. There were 98 manufacturers featured at the 1967 show, with an attendance of 3,000 people. Five different cars were on display, including a 1967 Ford GT40 and Dodge Dart. After that point, the shows began to develop and become more advanced.
In 1970, the name of the event was forced to change. It was originally known as SEMA for the Speed Equipment Manufacturing Association. Government regulations caused an issue that resulted in the name becoming SEMA for Specialty Equipment Market Association. The first president of the organization was Ed Iskenderian, owner of Ed Iskenderian Racing Cams. Other notable members included Roy Richter of Cragar Industries, Inc., Dean Moon or Moon Equipment Company, and Vic Edelbrock Jr.
To date, the SEMA Show is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is one of the largest conventions held in Las Vegas. The 2013 show included an impressive 60,000 buyers. There were 12 different sections that featured new products, tools, and various components.
The 2019 SEMA Show included more than 2,400 different manufacturing companies, 3,300 media representatives, and 162,000 spectators. This year’s show is projected to be bigger than last year’s show.
Highlights of the 2022 SEMA Event
- West Hall – In the West Hall, you’ll find restyling & car care accessories, powersports & utility vehicles, and trucks, SUVS & off-road exhibits.
- North Hall – The North Hall will include overflow of truck, off-road and powersports accessories as well as exhibits for mobile electronics & technology, business services, and racing & performance and hot rod parts and accessories.
- Central Hall -The Central Hall includes exhibits for racing performance products, hot rod alley with products and services, and well as the restoration marketplace with products and services for the restoration of muscle cars and classic cars 20 years or older.
- South Hall Upper – Inside of South Hall upper there will be exhibits for collision repair & refinish as well as tools & equipment featuring shop tools, uniforms and other supplies.
- South Hall Lower– Inside of South Hall lower hall there you will find the global tire expo as well as wheels & accessories.
SEMA Show Transportation With Las Vegas Monorail!
If you’re visiting Las Vegas for SEMA 2022, using the Las Vegas Monorail as your transportation of choice will likely save time and money on transportation. The Las Vegas Monorail provides clean, fast, and dependable transportation from all the major stops on the Las Vegas Strip!
Wondering what to expect when using the Monorail for your SEMA transportation needs? The Las Vegas Monorail offers:
- Energy-efficient trains arrive every four to eight minutes.
- Rides are more affordable and accessible than cabs or rideshares.
- With seven stops along the Strip, you can quickly get from your hotel to casinos, restaurants, shopping, nightclubs, and more.
- You can ride the entire length of the Las Vegas Strip in just 15 minutes.
- Las Vegas Monorail trains are comfortable and air-conditioned.
- Our monorail system is entirely electric and emission-free. By choosing eco-friendly transportation, you’re helping us build a cleaner, safer city!
Ride the Las Vegas Monorail Today
The Las Vegas Monorail is a quick and easy way to get around The Las Vegas Strip without the expense or long waits you’ll find with taxis or rideshares. With trains arriving every 4-8 minutes, use the fastest and most reliable transportation in Las Vegas by purchasing discounted SEMA Show monorail tickets today!
Las Vegas Monorail Stations and Map
The Las Vegas Monorail has seven stations that will make traveling to the Las Vegas Strip a breeze. Skip the hassles of traffic and parking and take a ride in our clean, air-conditioned trains from any of these locations on the Strip:
- SAHARA Las Vegas Station (station entrance located via SAHARA Las Vegas Bridge and street-level on Sahara Avenue & Paradise Rd.)
- Westgate Las Vegas Station
- Boingo Station at Las Vegas Convention Center (your stop for the SEMA Show!)
- Harrah’s/The LINQ Station
- Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station (station entrance located at Flamingo)
- Horseshoe/Paris Las Vegas Station (station entrance located at Horseshoe)
- MGM Grand Station
Convention Center LOOP
The Las Vegas Convention Center now has free on-campus transportation through the unique Las Vegas Convention Center Loop (LVCC Loop). The LVCC Loop connects the new West Hall of the Convention Center to the existing campus (South/Central/North Halls). The LVCC Loop can transport patrons across the campus in approximately two minutes compared to the average time of 25 minutes it takes guests to walk between the halls.
The Las Vegas Convention Center Loop is a set of two one-way tunnels built below the 200-acre Convention Center, roughly ⅘ of a mile in length. The tunnels are engineered and built for Tesla EVs to transport riders from one area to another reaching speeds up to 35 mph in the tunnels.
There are currently three LVCC Loop stations:
- South Station (Located above ground – adjacent to the South Hall of the LVCC)
- Central Station (Located below ground near Central Hall Main Entrance, accessible via elevator or escalator)
- West Station (Located above ground — adjacent to the West Hall of the LVCC)