The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show slated for November 3-6 in Las Vegas, will not take place this year due to Covid-19 concerns.
Prior to the announcement, organizers and event exhibitors have been working tirelessly for months to come up with guidelines and safety measures, like social distancing, requiring use of masks and face shields, proper hand washing, even requiring test results from attendees just to salvage the show. Putting up hand sanitizing stations throughout the show, configuring the flow of foot traffic, even reducing the number of people at the venue, to ensure the safety of all event-goers were also considered.
Unfortunately, mounting concerns for the well-being of attendees, coupled with the recent spike in cases in the United States, SEMA organizers found it wise to just cancel this year’s event.
“The SEMA Show is committed to furthering businesses in the automotive specialty equipment market, and to providing manufacturers and buyers with the best opportunity to connect, promote new products and discover new trends,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO. “We appreciate the spirit, hard work and innovation our industry puts into the SEMA Show each year. While we are disappointed circumstances prevent us from hosting the Show in November, we look forward to getting everyone together in 2021 for another outstanding event.”
Participants / booth exhibitors, can expect full refunds of their deposits and corresponding fees.
SEMA 2021 will take place on November 2-5.