SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 7, February 18, 2010

SCRS to Offer "Repairer Driven Education" at 2010 SEMA Show

  Paint, Body & Equipment at SEMA Show
  The Society of Collision Repair Specialists will offer seminars and courses at the 2010 SEMA Show as part of its Repairer Driven Education program.

The 2010 SEMA Show Paint, Body & Equipment (PBE) area is growing through a key new affiliation between SEMA and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). SCRS will be collaborating with SEMA as the host of Repairer-Driven Education, which will premiere this year in a prominent location within the Show and resulting in a much larger footprint dedicated to the collision repair industry.

"We look forward to working with SCRS to develop a valuable and relevant educational program," said SEMA Vice President of Marketing and Member Services Tom Myroniak.

Typically featuring 50–60 sessions throughout the week, the educational program is one of the cornerstones of the annual trade-only event.

"As more and more attendees at the SEMA Show become interested in the paint and body market, it is increasingly important to incorporate seminars targeted specifically to this audience," said Myroniak. "Working with SCRS will be instrumental in helping us deliver value to this growing group."

SCRS' Repairer-Driven Education at the SEMA Show will feature a wide array of topics and course selections focused on bringing education and information covering relevant issues impacting collision repairers across the nation. In addition to the educational offerings and collaborative work in the PBE wing of the Show, SCRS will be holding its fall board meeting at its headquarters hotel, the Las Vegas Hilton. These meetings will be held in conjunction with other industry events, such as the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), at the same location.

"SCRS' longstanding mission has been to educate, inform and represent the collision-repair professional," stated SCRS Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg. "A venue such as this certainly provides a stimulating and exciting environment to build upon the educational focus of our activity, and we are looking forward to a bright future of possibilities for our industry as we collaborate to bring enhanced collision-industry offerings to the SEMA Show."

SCRS Chairman Barry Dorn adds: "Responding to our membership's needs and desired direction has always been one of the strong traits of SCRS. Through ongoing discussions with our membership, it is obvious that there is a strong desire to participate, and have representation, in this event. Partnering with SEMA to significantly enhance the offerings available to our industry makes a lot of sense, and we are ecstatic to build upon what is shaping out to be a very strong foundation between SCRS and the SEMA Show."

"We're constantly adapting to changes in the industry," notes SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “We challenge ourselves to deliver high value to both exhibitors and attendees, all with the goal of providing them with a Show that is current and relevant."

Manufacturers interested in exhibiting at the 2010 SEMA Show will be able to access space rental agreements in mid-March. Attendee registration opens in May.

For the latest information on the 2010 SEMA Show, visit www.SEMAShow.com.

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