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Ed Attanasio

Ed Attanasio is an automotive journalist based in San Francisco. Ed enjoys sports of all kinds and is a part time stand-up comedian.

 

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Thursday, 06 May 2021 23:08

SEMA Virtual Town Hall Delivers Good News for Industry

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SEMA Vice President of Events Tom Gattuso anticipates SEMA 2021 will be back in full force, Nov. 2-5, as outlined at a Virtual Town Hall held in early May. SEMA Vice President of Events Tom Gattuso anticipates SEMA 2021 will be back in full force, Nov. 2-5, as outlined at a Virtual Town Hall held in early May.

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...increase the center's meeting space and improve the building's overall design while featuring the latest technology, as well as to connect the convention center to the Las Vegas Strip.

 

“The West Hall’s expanded layout is just the start of what is going to be the best SEMA Show in its 54-year history,” Gattuso said. “With the new hall, traffic flow will be easier, and you’ll find improved access to exhibitors and features like education, new products and networking.

 

"There will also be a new underground transportation system connecting different areas of the campus to each other. This will provide a much easier way for people to get around the show. Eventually, that tunnel will part of a bigger system that will reach the Vegas Strip and the McCarron International Airport, and you will be able to use it this year in November.”

 

In June, the staff at SEMA will start assigning booth locations, and Gattuso anticipates all the majors in the collision repair industry will be back in a big way.

 

“We’re hearing exciting news,” he said. “Many manufacturers have not stopped their passion for developing new products and business opportunities. The SEMA Show will provide a springboard for innovation and products for years and years to come, all we’ll see two full years of design development and creativity.

 

"I am confident that the halls will be filled with more products, trends and innovations than ever before, and I believe that the energy and passion at you typically find at the show will be bigger and stronger than ever.”

 

Gattuso is also excited about a series of new educational classes that will be featured at the show, and what he believes will be an epic New Products Showcase.

 

“We are already hearing about some of the vehicle builds that we’ll be viewing, and you’re going to see some of the best vehicles on the planet."

 

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