For all car enthusiasts and professionals, a must in Las Vegas: the Sema Show.

This annual event takes place in late October / early November at the Convention Center.

The 2019 edition will take place from 5 to 8 November.

It is a car show but above all a car accessory show: rims, tyres, engines, mechanical parts… The big manufacturers, especially American ones, take the opportunity to present their latest models.

This international event attracts many visitors and exhibitors from all over the world. In order to access it, you must be a professional of the automobile industry, or be an employee of an automobile-related company, and you must be able to justify it.

You can register online, fill in the online registration form and then scan or fax the supporting documents. It is also possible to fill in the form directly on the spot during the Sema Show (remember to bring the necessary documents).

You can register from May 2019 as a visitor and benefit from a reduced rate.

Access to the Convention Center is therefore restricted to persons who can prove that they have a professional activity related to automobiles. But there are also a lot of vehicles on display outside in front of the Convention Center, as well as drifting demonstrations. Outside it’s accessible to everyone, even non-registrants, and it’s free.

Inside, personalities are present. You can try to approach them for selfies or dedications… In 2014 you could see among others: Chip Foose, Richard Rawlings, Alexis DeJoria, Richard Petty–



– The place:

Convention Center

3150 Paradise Rd – Las Vegas NV 89109

– The date:

November 5-8, 2019, last year. No date for 2020 yet

– Hotels:

Be careful, the Sema Show attracts a lot of people. Most of the hotels are fully booked during the show. If you want to stay in a hotel/casino with good value for money, please make sure you book well in advance.

If you are on a tight budget and all of the interesting hotel-casinos are fully booked, here is a hotel that offers economy rates during the Sema Show and is a 5-minute drive from the Convention Center:

“Days Inn – Wild Wild West”

3330 W. Tropicana Avenue – Las Vegas NV 89103

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– Shuttle to the Convention Center from the hotels:

If you don’t want to bother with your vehicle, some hotels offer a shuttle service.

– The Monorail:

You can also use the Monorail, it’s free!