Specialty Showcase: SEMA 2022 to feature more EV exhibitions

Nevada, United States — Get your toolkits and suitcases ready: this year’s SEMA 2022 show boasts more exhibitions addressing the automotive market’s shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) than ever before. According to the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) market report, aftermarket support for the electric market is a prime area for growth. Points of […]

Scaling Up SEMA: Registration for SEMA 2022 now open

Las Vegas, Nevada — With aims to build on the momentum generated by last year’s return to the live stage, the organizers of SEMA have announced that registration for this year’s show is officially open. “The SEMA Show is where industry professionals go to grow existing relationships, create new ones, and push their businesses forward,” […]

Prior Engagements: Ford and Honda won’t be at SEMA 2022, organizers say

Las Vegas, Nevada — In a surprise to much of the automotive community, international automakers Ford and Honda have announced that they will not be showing up to this year’s SEMA trade show, set for November in Las Vegas, Nev. Normally high-profile fixtures at the annual auto show, Ford and Honda were named in a recent […]

Light at the End: SEMA trends report claims supply chain trouble to ease by 2023

Toronto, Ontario — A new future trends report from SEMA is predicting that supply chain constraints in the global automotive industry will finally start to ease by the end of this year. According to SEMA’s data, more than 80 percent of automotive companies reported moderate to severe impacts on their business through 2021, as a […]

Party for a Planner: SEMA President and CEO to retire at end of January

Toronto, Ontario — Chris Kersting, a man who quite literally brought the auto industry together for more than 30 years of his career, will retire at the end of January. Kersting took over as CEO of SEMA in 2002 and is known for being instrumental in launching SEMA Data Co-op, the SEMA Garage and Emissions […]

Hit the Books: SEMA launches new education library

Diamond Bar, California — SEMA launched a new online education library to provide the automotive aftermarket with easy and affordable year-round access to experts and leaders. The organization said the new SEMA Virtual Education Portal at sema.org/education includes a comprehensive collection of educational webinars and resources targeted to the automotive aftermarket. From technical details about […]

SEMA Show: Another SEMA spectacular for the scrapbooks

Story by ALLISON ROGERSPhotos by DARRYL SIMMONS Well, another SEMA Show has come and gone from the Las Vegas strip— but not without giving us plenty to think about as an industry. Marking the first time attendees gathered for the SEMA Show since 2019, this year’s event hosted more than 100,000 attendees, exhibitors and media, […]