SEMA News—April 2011

The 2010 SEMA Show provided the collision repair industry with an expanded program that featured larger and more prominent floor space, targeted educational programs (such as the Society for Collision and Repair Specialists’ Repairer Driven Education—RDE—series) and close collaboration with groups (including the SCRS, ICAR and Collision Industry Conference—CIC).

The collision repair market flocked to Las Vegas and left with new ideas, an understanding of how they might profit from and work with the traditional accessory market, and inspiration into ideas that will help them better run their businesses. Several publications reported on the events and activities that took place to help the industry fully understand the opportunities.

Fender Bender


Automotive Body Repair News

This magazine reported on the SEMA Show and the developments of the Paint, Body & Equipment market from the moment the announcement was made that the section was expanding. Likewise, the magazine is already reporting on developments for the 2011 SEMA Show, with an article noting that the CIC voted to hold its annual meeting at the event. This decision by CIC, coupled with commitments from SCRS and ICAR to continue to produce industry education opportunities at the 2011 Show, will likely determine where much of the industry will choose to be this November.  

This Advanstar publication delved into the issues that matter most. While reporting on the 2010 SEMA Show, the RDE series, and the Paint, Body & Equipment section, the magazine noted that “one of the most significant events that took place in Las Vegas recently has great potential to shape the industry’s future.” The event that the writer was referring to was a CIC open meeting that took place on the first day of the Show. It was one of several activities that the CIC had planned for the week after collaborating with SEMA Show organizers to provide the market with valuable programs and ensure that their time was well spent.

Autobody News


The New Zealand Collision Repairer

News from the 2010 SEMA Show filled the pages of the December issue of Autobody News, with reports featuring the National Auto Body Council, CIC and SCRS. Several pages were dedicated solely to SCRS’ RDE educational program, with articles highlighting sessions that dealt with social media.

The collision repair industry throughout the world took notice of the 2010 SEMA Show, with The New Zealand Collision Repairer dedicating several pages to features about the event. Editor David Newton-Ross spent four full days at the event and noted, after visiting other floor sections, that there were a lot of interesting things to see. Covering the entire automotive specialty-equipment market, the SEMA Show helps attendees to discover related markets and potential businesses. 

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