Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has been in existence since 1993 thanks to people like Roy Richter, Bob Hedman, Phil Weiand and a few others. Currently, it consists of about six thousand three hundred and eighty companies from all over the world. It brings together aftermarket manufacturers, OEM -original equipment manufacturers, car dealers, media, equipment distributors, retailers, restoration specialists and installers.
The SEMA show is usually held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is the Association’s largest event. This annually held show is one of the largest shows that happen in Vegas in terms of the numbers that turn up for the event. There are usually about twelve sections for the displays; those who attend are provided with educational seminars, networking opportunities, product demonstrations, special events and so much more.
Each year, the show becomes better than the previous year’s. The recently held 2015 SEMA show proved to be the worldwide premier trade event for specialty automotive products. It brought the brightest minds in the automotive industry as well as the best products together in one place. The show attracted over one hundred thousand leaders of industries from about one hundred countries in different parts of the world. It provided them with unlimited opportunities to make profit in different markets, these markets include; the automotive markets, Sport Utility Vehicle(SUV) and truck market, Recreational Vehicle (RV) market and powersports.
There were very many attendees at the convention. Reliable sources reported that there were roughly slightly more than sixty thousand international and domestic buyers present at the event. This was the place where you could find all the people who love flashy cars as well as models that have been highly modified beyond recognition. I am talking about such cars like the ‘Rusty Slammington’_ (the name clearly suggests a lot) by Stanceworks which is a BMW 5-Series E28 with a rat-rod style.
Various car manufacturers refused to be left behind, they tried their best to impress those present with out-of-the-world conceptual car builds. There were very interesting vehicle with the All-wheel drive Challenger by Dodge, Ultimate Utility Vehicle by Toyota and MX-5 Speedster models from Mazda being among the very outstanding ones.
As usual, the event was not made open to the general public but was maintained as a trade-only event. Those who were lucky to participate had to have registered themselves as manufacturers, media, exhibitor or buyer.