Attendees FAQs

Attendees Frequently Asked Questions


These FAQs will help answer any questions you may have about the shows and help you plan so you hit the ground running.

Should you have additional questions, please contact your salesperson or click the Contact Us tab above.

Frequently Asked Questions
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  • Information to help you plan

Does this site work on mobile devices and tablets?

The BIG Show website is a fully responsive website which means that its size adapts to mobile phones / iPads® and different resolutions. You will be able to access valuable information while attending the shows to help you find suppliers and navigate the show faster without having to download an app.

What is the BIG Show?

The Keystone BIG Show is the BIGGEST WHOLESALE ONLY Specialty Auto Parts Trade Show outside of SEMA. It has been organized by Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. since 2000. The shows are open exclusively to current or prospective Keystone Automotive customers and suppliers. It is a great place to learn about suppliers and products when you do not want to or cannot attend industry shows such as SEMA or PRI.

Why should I attend? How does my business benefit by attending a BIG Show?

The BIG Show offers much more than just the hottest new products and applications for the new selling season.

Take advantage of:
  • Excellent opportunities to interact with the exhibiting manufacturers
  • Business development and product education to improve your business
  • Network with key people at Keystone and in the industry
  • Learn about the Keystone marketing programs, designed to help your business grow
  • Deep buying opportunities
  • Cash giveaways and MUCH, MUCH MORE

Besides, the BIG Show is a slice of the SEMA show in Las Vegas. If you can't make it to the SEMA Show, then you can't miss the BIG Show. These very same manufacturers will be exhibiting the newest and hottest products for the coming year at the BIG Show.

Who should attend?

This show is NOT open to the public. It is an invite-only event open only to current or prospective Keystone Automotive customers and suppliers. Keystone customers should bring employees who interact with consumers concerning the type of products sold by Keystone.

I am not a customer of Keystone. Can I still attend?

If you have a business that will qualify for an account and would like to attend the show, click here. Qualifications can be found on this page as well.

Is this show open to the public?

This show is NOT open to the public. It is an invite-only event open only to current or prospective Keystone Automotive customers and suppliers.

How do I register?

If you have a business that will qualify for an account or have an account and would like to attend the show, click the Attendee tab for more information. Or call 1-800-432-8063 in the U.S. or 1-800-257-7190 extension 6634 in Canada.

Is there a fee to register?

Registration is FREE , but you must be an active Keystone customer. Contact your salesperson and register today or call 1-800-432-8063 in the US or 1-800-257-7190 extension 6634 in Canada to find out more.

What if I need to change my reservation?

Not a problem. Just contact your salesperson, and he or she can make the changes over the phone.

When and where is the BIG Show being held in 2017?

The BIG Show will be held in Grapevine, TX on February 24, 2018. For details click The BIG Show tab.

How do I get to the BIG Show?

Check for directions under The BIG Show tab. You can also contact your Keystone salesperson for more information.

Where do I stay while I am there?

If you are a registered attendee, please call your sales representative at Keystone or check the suggested accommodations under The BIG Show tab.

Which suppliers will I get to see?

As the shows draw closer, we will post a list of suppliers as well as booth numbers under the Attendees Info page.

Which events are being held at the BIG Show?

Please check The BIG Show tab. You will find a complete list of events being held, and we will continually update this as they are added.

How many people can I bring? Can I bring children?

There is no limit to the number of people you can bring. While children are not prohibited, the BIG Shows are an adult-oriented, interactive business environment. We do not provide any play areas or children-friendly events.

Is the BIG Show handicap accessible?

Yes. Ramps and, if necessary, wheelchairs or scooters are available. Should you have special needs, please contact us so we can provide for them ahead of your arrival.

Are there shuttles from the airport to the hotels and show?

Yes. Check for Hotel Information under The BIG Show tab. You can also contact your Keystone salesperson for more information.

What transportation is available?

Yes. Check for transportation options under The BIG Show tab. You can also contact your Keystone salesperson for more information.

Will there be food?

Yes. Free lunch on the day of the Show and food and refreshments will be served at the Customer Appreciation Reception in the evening. Check for more information under The BIG Show tab. You can also contact your Keystone salesperson for more information. You will find a more information under the Food & Reception tab.

Where do I find driving directions?

Check for directions under The BIG Show tab. You can also contact your Keystone salesperson for more information.

Do I need to bring anything?

Please bring your business cards for networking. Also, it might be useful to bring a bag to carry catalogs and other freebies. Backpacks or small suitcases with rollers would be useful as well (your carry on suitcase could be perfect for this). We offer shipping services to ship these catalogs to your store, but lugging them around the show floor can be taxing. Also a comfortable pair of shoes will help make your day better.

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