Q: What is the BIG Show?
A: The Keystone BIG Shows are 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.
Q: Why should I attend? How does my business benefit by attending a Big Show?
A: The BIG shows offer 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 seminars to improve your business
- Networking with key people at Keystone and in the industry
- Learning about the Keystone marketing programs, designed to help your business grow
- Deep buying opportunities
- Cash giveaways and MUCH, MUCH MORE!!
Besides, the BIG Shows are 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 Shows. These very same manufacturers will be exhibiting the newest and hottest products for the coming year at the BIG Shows.
Q: Who should attend?
A: 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.
Q: I’m not a customer. Can I still attend?
A: 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.
Q: Is the show open to public?
A: 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.
Q: How do I register?
A: 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 US or 1-800-257-7190 extension 6634 in Canada.
Q: Is there a fee to register?
A: 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!
Q: What if I need to change my registration?
A: Not a problem. Just contact your salesperson, and he or she can make the changes over the phone.
Q: When and where is the BIG Show being held in 2013?
A: The BIG Shows will be held at Atlantic City, NJ on February 23, 2013, and Dallas, TX on February 9, 2013. For details check- Northeast BIG Show for the New Jersey Show and Midwest BIG Show for the Dallas Show.
Q: How do I get to the Big Show?
A: Check for directions under the Northeast Show for the New Jersey Show and Midwest Show for the Dallas Show. You can also contact your Keystone salesperson for more information.
Q: Where do I stay?
A: If you are a registered attendee, please call your sales representative at Keystone or check the suggested accommodations under Northeast Show
for the New Jersey Show and Midwest Show for the Dallas Show.
Q: Which SUPPLIERS do I get to see?
A: Check out our Exhibiting Suppliers for a list of attending suppliers.
Q: Will there be seminars or product training?
A: Yes. Please check the Northeast Show for New Jersey Show and Midwest Show for the Dallas show. You will find a complete list of seminars and training, and we will continually update this as they are added.
Q: Which events are being held at the BIG Show?
A: Please check the Northeast Show for New Jersey Show and Midwest Show for the Dallas Show. You will find a complete list of events being held, and we will continually update this as they are added.
Q: How many people can I bring? Can I bring children?
A: 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. Also, we do not have any play areas or children-friendly events.
Q: Can I go to both shows?
A: Please call your salesperson at Keystone for more information.
Q: Is the show handicap accessible?
A: Yes. Ramps and, if necessary, wheelchairs are available.
Q: Are there shuttles from the airport to the hotels and show?
A: Yes. Please check the Northeast Show for New Jersey Show and Midwest Show for the Dallas Show. You will find a complete list of shuttles.
Q: Will there be food?
A: Yes, free lunch on the day of the Show and hand-passed hors d'oeuvres at the Customer Appreciation Reception in the evening.
Q: Do I need to bring anything?
A: 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.
Midwest Big Show
February 9, 2013
- Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
- Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Northeast Big Show
February 23, 2013
- The Atlantic City Convention Center
- Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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"We had been there in 2007. We are going again to see what new stuff we can offer to our customers."
AMERITINT & GRAPHIC DESIGNS, INC., KY
“I go to the BIG Shows for many reasons – network, new products, deals. I take my employees to meet and know the people I do business with. We work together to improve business issues.”
FEDERAL MUFLER, CANADA
“I have been going to BIG Shows to check out new products and buying deals. I have signed some good deals in the past and hope to do so again.”
MAGIC INT'L TRADING CORP, NY
"I have never been to a BIG Show before, but I am going to the Midwest Show this year. I am keen to see what’s new around performance, accessories, etc. This should be interesting for business."
MID CITIES MUFFLER, TX