AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY PREPARES FOR NOVEMBER EVENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2020

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AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY PREPARES FOR NOVEMBER EVENT
-- SEMA Show Organizers Actively Developing Health and Safety Guidelines --


DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 25, 2020) -- Thousands of exhibitors and attendees are registered and planning to attend the 2020 SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 3-6, in Las Vegas, NV.

With health and safety precautions in place, the upcoming event will feature four days of innovation, inspiration, and education, at a time when analysts anticipate the marketplace will begin its path to recovery.

“We are steadfast in our belief that our members and our industry will recover more quickly from the current climate by safely coming together to share ideas and look ahead to strategize for 2021 and beyond,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA VP of events. “In some respects, it will be one of the hardest events we have produced in the Show’s 54-year history, but it will also be among the most gratifying.”

Organizers are focused on building the optimal business environment where Showgoers will feel safe to congregate. Plans involve many experts across multiple industries, including healthcare, facility management, city and state leadership, and event experience and design.

“We are proactively calling on all our partners to pool our collective resources to establish best practices and deliver the highest levels of safety and security along with the business value SEMA is known for,” said Gattuso. “Even with the Show still months away, we are well into planning what it will look like when we all gather in Las Vegas.”

A sampling of what Show organizers are researching and collaborating on are:

  • Social density concepts like directional traffic flow and distancing measures.
  • Use of CDC recommended personal protective equipment like facemasks.
  • Reducing touch points in high traffic areas like Registration or the New Products Showcase.
  • Increasing frequencies of facility cleaning and adding a process for nightly sanitization.
  • Encouraging early registration so credentials can be mailed in advance of the Show.
  • Developing an efficient health query protocol as Showgoers arrive on campus.
  • Streamlining food service locations to create touchless and cashless transactions.

While things are very fluid now, SEMA will be making regular updates throughout the summer and into September, with updates posted at www.semashow.com.

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 www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.
 

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