Toronto, Ontario -- September 17, 2019 -- It is no gamble, the automotive aftermarket's biggest show--the 2019 SEMA Show--will be back in Las Vegas is just over a month.
This year’s convention runs from Tuesday, November 5 through Friday, November 8, and will be--once again-- at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
A trade-only event, the show is one of the largest specialty product events in the world. It provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and access to thousands of product exhibitors.
Last year’s show saw more than 70,000 domestic and international buyers. Exhibitor displays are segmented into 12 sections, with a featured collision repair and refinishing section in the centre’s North Hall. There are also several new product showcases offering exposure to nearly 3,000 recently introduced parts, tools and components.
SEMA 2019 will also feature more than 75 free (and a few “pay-to-attend”) educational events. Covering everything from customer service, collision repair, tires, industry trends and more. The courses are designed provide practical business tools and are presented by industry experts.
For collision repairers, I-CAR will be holding an inter-industry conference, featuring a series of 12 different paid training courses. The offered courses allow individuals to earn valid credits toward their I-CAR class certifications. To see a full list of the offered courses, click here.
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will also be offering its Repairer Driven Education series. Featuring 27 seminars throughout the week, the sessions will be led by various business owners and industry professionals. Topics include modernizing the repair process, how to create in-house technician development programs and how to mitigate business risks. For a full list, click here.
The show will host more than 150 collision repair and refinishing brands in the convention centre’s North Hall. Attending exhibitors include Dent Fix Equipment, SATA Spray Equipment, Spanesi Americas, Global Finishing Solutions, and many more.
The SEMA show is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public. You must work in the specialty-equipment industry and have documentation that proves you are in the industry. This is required if you register online, or in person at the SEMA show.
Registration for exhibitors begins on Thursday, October 31 and continues through Saturday, November 2, with daily hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Regular registration is Sunday, November 3 and Monday, November 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Attendees may also register online for an early-bird ticket price of US$40 until October 11. After Oct. 11, tickets will increase to US$90 per person.
For more information, or to register for SEMA 2019, click here.