By Della Domingo
SEMA Show organizers are 100% committed to hosting a successful 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. SEMA is working with Nevada authorities to deliver an outstanding event consistent with local health and safety requirements. Organizers look forward to delivering an event where industry members can connect, discover new products, and do business November 2–5.
SEMA is monitoring the evolving COVID-19 landscape and expects to have details in the coming weeks about what requirements will be in place for the SEMA Show. While subject to change, Nevada currently requires masks for indoor events such as trade shows. Nevada does not require proof of vaccination for trade shows.
The co-owners of AAPEX—the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)—recently announced that they will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID PCR test be administered prior to arrival in order to attend their 2021 event at the Venetian Expo & Caesars Forum. AAPEX co-owners are also evaluating the potential for onsite testing for those unable to be vaccinated or to obtain a negative PCR test prior to the show. These measures will be administered through a third-party verification platform and on-site screening. Additionally, while subject to change, as of July 30, 2021, Nevada is requiring masks for all indoor events in Las Vegas. AAPEX will announce more details in the near future.
AAPEX’s requirements apply only to the AAPEX event and not for the SEMA Show.
The SEMA Show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which was recently awarded the GBAC Star Facility Accreditation in recognition of superior health and safety measures implemented at its facility. In addition, SEMA has implemented its own measures, including wider aisles to provide more space to move around the show and reconfigured registration areas. Visit www.semashow.com/health-and-safety to learn more about the measures in place for the SEMA Show.
With more than 1,600 manufacturers & suppliers slated to participate and very strong buyer registration to date, now is the time to reconnect. To register for the SEMA Show, visit www.semashow.com/register.