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Maintain Course: SEMA organizers assure a “robust” show in spite of COVID concerns

Las Vegas, Nevada — With Spanesi’s recent withdrawal from the event and COVID cases on the rise in Clark County, Nev., SEMA Show organizers are looking to assure attendees that they are on the “path to be able to have a very robust show.”

With the announcement that global equipment developer Spanesi is pulling their booth from this year’s SEMA show, questions have been raised about whether other big names plan on making the trip out to Vegas, in spite of rising COVID cases in the area.

However, SEMA organizers contend that “We have got a strong exhibitor base, and really good support from buyers, and the hotel numbers are supporting both of these things,” Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events, said in a Facebook live video on Monday. “That’s a great sign for the show.”

Representatives of the event say they are doing everything they can to apply to the public health mandates set forth by the state of Nevada and Clark County.

“Know that we are going to do what the local and state jurisdictions ask us to do for live events,” he said.

A west hall has even been added to the Las Vegas Convention Centre, providing 25 percent more space to the original venue, according to Gattuso.

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