Thursday, 02 September 2021 20:39

Answers to Your SEMA Show Questions

Written by Della Domingo, SEMA
SEMA Vice President of Events Tom Gattuso. SEMA Vice President of Events Tom Gattuso.


...racing and performance, off-road, restyling, mobile electronics or another segment, this is the place to discover the new trends and products, and to connect with other businesses in your segment.


Both events include seminars, meetings and events for the automotive industry, so businesses can get a lot accomplished while in Las Vegas during the week. It makes for a really busy week, but with the entire industry in attendance and so many activities taking place, it is the best place for businesses to be, and participation delivers the greatest ROI.


If the two events share registrations, why are there two different health and safety policies (or strategies) in place? Wouldn’t it be easier to just have one policy that applies to both events?


The COVID landscape is complicated, and organizations are making decisions and planning in their own ways. SEMA believes that we will serve our industry best by having the benefit of some time, which will give us more current and reliable decisions from state and local authorities for the event taking place in November.


We’ve seen a lot change in the past few weeks, and we anticipate more changes to come. We’re working with Nevada authorities to understand what will be needed for the SEMA Show. We believe we will have a better read in the weeks ahead and will act accordingly.


Is there a chance SEMA will implement the same measures AAPEX and other events are implementing, and require proof of vaccination in order to attend?


It’s not possible to know with certainty today what the Nevada requirements will be in November. Rather than speculate on what may or may not be required, we are closely monitoring the COVID landscape and working with state and local authorities, and we will share details that the industry can rely on as soon as we can.


How long will we have to wait until SEMA makes a decision?


We don’t have a specific date at this time, but we can tell you that...

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