SEMA Show Embraces Collision Repair & Refinish Market


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--  More than 110 Exhibitors Confirmed for Collision Repair & Refinish Floor Section --

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 17, 2011) - The growing collision repair section of the 2011 SEMA Show is now branded "Collision Repair and Refinish." The area will be one of 12 floor sections featured at the 2011 SEMA Show, Tuesday - Friday, November 1-4, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"The number of exhibitors and educational seminars for the collision repair and refinish market increases year after year," said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA VP of events and communications. "The new name, Collision Repair & Refinish, is just one way that the SEMA Show is evolving to better and more accurately reflect the growing presence of this market."

Drawing more than 100,000 industry professionals each year, the SEMA Show is a comprehensive trade show that features automotive parts and accessories in markets such as performance, off-road, racing, restyling, light truck, powersports, collision repair & refinish, mobile electronics and more. Buyers come from more than 100 countries to meet with leading manufacturers and discover new markets and trends.

"Buyers are constantly seeking opportunities to expand and grow," said MacGillivray. "At the SEMA Show, buyers can easily discover the most relevant cross marketing opportunities and see what the hot trends are. The floor sections make it easy for buyers to home in on the products most relevant to their businesses, and make the best use of their time at the SEMA Show."

In addition to the more than 110 companies already committed to exhibiting in the new Collision Repair & Refinish section, the SEMA Show features 11 other floor sections that will include manufacturers of products such as cleaners, waxes, polishes, wheels, apparel, interior and exterior products and tools and equipment. Professionals in the collision repair industry will have opportunities to learn more about the industry and network with peers at special activities from the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and I-CAR.

Details about the SEMA Show, including information on how to exhibit and attend, are available at

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at or, 909/396-0289.