SEMA '100 percent committed' to holding show in November

Aug. 23, 2021
The Las Vegas Convention Center has been awarded the GBAC STAR certification.

SEMA has issued a notice that it is committed to putting on an "outstanding show" in November.

“At a time when COVID is back in the headlines, SEMA wants you to know that the association is 100 percent committed to holding the 2021 SEMA Show, No. 2–5, and showcasing two years of product innovations, vehicle trends, and industry-leading education. The SEMA Show is the only place in the world that brings together the people, products, vehicles, and ideas that drive the aftermarket industry,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events.

Since the COVID-19 landscape and state and local requirements are changing week to week, SEMA said it expects to know more in the coming weeks about the specific safety measures that will be required in November.

“Meanwhile, the basics are in place. The Las Vegas Convention Center has been awarded the GBAC STAR certification, which demonstrates the highest standards for daily cleaning, air filtration, and sanitization. It is the gold standard for safe facilities,” said Gattuso.

Select aisles have been widened for enhanced attendee flow. An updated floorplan will also make the show easier to navigate and allows for optimal locations for new and returning event features. About 30 percent of the show takes place outdoors.

Additionally, participants are encouraged to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.

“SEMA is committed to delivering an event that exhibitors and attendees can rely on to network and conduct business,” said Gattuso. “We are working with Nevada authorities amidst an evolving landscape to deliver an outstanding event consistent with local health and safety requirements in November.”

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