Q. Can the general public attend the SEMA show?
A. No. The SEMA Show is not open to the general public. The SEMA Show is a trade-only event, only qualified individuals employed within the automotive aftermarket industry are approved to receive a badge to enter the exhibit hall.
Q. How many people from my company can go to the show? It says “only two.”
A. If it says “only two,” that means the system recognizes your company’s name as a Non-Exhibiting Company (NEM). If you have any questions about what it means to have NEM status, contact SEMA Show Management at 909-396-0289.
Q: Can I give my badge to a friend?
A: No. Badges CANNOT be reproduced, transferred or resold. All AAPEX and SEMA Show attendees and exhibiting personnel must be prepared to provide a matching government-issued photo ID upon request.
Q: May I bring a child to the show?
A: No one under the age of 16, including infants, is allowed access to the exhibits. No exceptions. Show management does not provide childcare services on-site. Use of a school-issued ID to prove age is not acceptable unless it provides a date of birth.
Q: May I bring an animal to the show?
A: In compliance with the ADA, service animals –as defined by the ADA–are permitted at the Show. Other live animals, including comfort, emotional support or therapy animals, pets, and animals used for demonstrations of any kind are not allowed.
Q: Are drones/unmanned aerial vehicles allowed at the SEMA show?
A: Drones/UAVs of any kind are NOT allowed at the SEMA Show or at the Las Vegas Convention Center due to the proximity to McCarran International Airport.
Q: What is the weapon policy at the SEMA show?
A: Fireworks, firearms, explosives, and weapons of all kinds, including replicas are prohibited in all premises of the AAPEX and the SEMA Shows.