By Chad Simon
The SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet—to be held Thursday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m., at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Paradise Event Center—is the annual celebration of the specialty-equipment industry and highlighted by a networking cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment. Themed “Further. Faster. Together.,” this year’s event is a revamped, shorter program that now concludes at 9:00 p.m., and features an innovative layout to immerse the audience in the experience.
Themed “Further. Faster. Together.,” this year’s SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet is a revamped, shorter program that now concludes at 9:00 p.m., and features an innovative layout to immerse the audience in the experience.
In addition, the SEMA Launch Pad finale will be filmed at the banquet, and a cocktail reception hosted by Fifth Third Bank will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Westgate Palm Court.
The event provides the backdrop for the presentation of industry awards that include the SEMA Person of the Year, SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year and, new for this year, the Automotive Influencer of the Year.
The inaugural SEMA Automotive Influencer of the Year Award is established to honor a content creator for their outstanding contributions to automotive culture and for creating a positive impact with automotive enthusiasts. Nominees include:
The SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year Award has been established to honor a person for their outstanding contribution to the industry. A “Gen-III Innovator” is defined as a young, entrepreneurial individual, 40 years old or younger within our industry who is creating new innovative breakthroughs within the area(s) of industry opportunities, advancement, best business practices, technology and/or trends. Nominees include:
- Mike Burns, CEO, ValvoMax
- Alex Kay, founder, RestorFX International
- Dustin Woolf, owner, Woolfpack Racing
You won’t want to miss this year’s SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet! Stay tuned, because an important announcement will be made at the event about the future of the Show and the association.
Exhibitors can secure complimentary tickets and purchase additional tickets through their registration dashboard, while attendees can purchase tickets here.
Earlier in the week, the SEMA Show Kick-Off Breakfast will be held Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 a.m., at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Paradise Event Center. Featuring special guest Ken Block, this event will kick-off the 2022 SEMA Show with the hottest new-product award winners and the presentation of the Manufacturer of the Year and Channel Partner of the Year awards. Register now, and enjoy a hot breakfast with your colleagues before the Show officially opens.
The 2022 SEMA Show takes place November 2–5, in Las Vegas, with the Show floor opening at 9:00 a.m.