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SEMA Industry Awards Banquet: Still Time to Join the Celebration!


By SEMA Editors

Light BalanceA performance by Light Balance—a hi-tech neon and LED show with elements of acrobatic and dance choreography—will entertain all those attending the 2021 SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, taking place Thursday, November 4, at the nearby Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Hosted by Jarod DeAnda and Kevin Oeste, the annual event is the industry’s premier celebration, and follows three full days of activity at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The SEMA Industry Awards Banquet is the automotive specialty-equipment market’s premier awards ceremony where industry excellence and achievements are celebrated. Held annually, the event is the industry’s single largest gala attended by automotive icons, professionals, supporters and celebrities. Winners of the SEMA Person of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, WD of the Year and Gen-III Innovator of the Year will be announced at the event. Tributes will be made to this year’s SEMA Hall of Fame inductees: Jessi Combs, Rick Love, Bob BanquetMoore and Carl Schiefer. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, formal sit-down dinner, a performance by Light Balance and comedy by Adam Ferrara. Attendees will also have the opportunity to watch the top two SEMA Launch Pad finalists compete live on stage and vote for their favorite product.

All SEMA Show exhibitors qualify to obtain a limited number of free tickets to the banquet based on their booth size. All Showgoers are also able to purchase banquet tickets at If you are already registered for the Show, please proceed to your exhibitor dashboard to RSVP for this and other events offered during the week of the Show.

The 2021 SEMA Show takes place November 2–5, 2021, in Las Vegas. The annual trade-only show brings manufacturers of automotive parts and accessories together with industry buyers from all over the world.