By CRM Staff
Las Vegas, Nevada — November 3, 2016 — The 2016 SEMA Show is in full swing, with thousands of stakeholders from across the automotive world crowding into the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual event.
“Crowding” is the right term. The SEMA Show covers more than 1 million sq. ft., and there’s still barely room to move. This year’s show features over 2,400 exhibitors and over 2,500 new products for collision repair, refinishing, restyling and much more.
The 2016 SEMA Show is split over five halls: North Hall, Central Hall, South Hall Upper and Lower and the Performance Pavilion. Most of the collision repair and refinish exhibits are located in North Hall, but the sheer size of just that one part of the show taxes the imagination.
Most of the major suppliers to the industry are here, with each exhibit attempting to outdo the next. However, SEMA has wisely set aside a special section for first time and featured exhibitors. Located in the Westgate Hotel, the special section was created for new exhibitors displaying products typically found in other sections of the SEMA Show. This area showcases companies new SEMA Show. You can think of it as a one-stop shop for new and innovative brands.
Catch up with the 2016 SEMA Show with our ongoing coverage of the Battle of the Builders, the best new products for collision repair, I-CAR’s just-launched calibration portal, Valspar’s new solution to repairing candy coatings, BASF’s live Facebook event, special deals from Pro Spot, the unveiling of Project Underdog and much more!
Check out more photos from the first three days of SEMA in the gallery below, and watch for complete reports in the next issues of Collision Repair magazine and Bodyworx Professional!