The most popular international show known as SEMA by Specialty Equipment Market Association has been called off for the year 2020. The event admired globally for latest in vehicles and aftermarket accessories, has been cancelled for the first time in their 53-year history. Organizers were hoping that the Specialty Equipment Market Association show would be able to proceed in some form, but all hopes were dashed when the cancellation announcement was made.
Each year over 150,000 motorsport enthusiasts attend the three-day festival at Las Vegas, Nevada. The latest models, aftermarket parts and build trends can be seen at the SEMA Show long before they are seen on the streets, and the party sprawls out through the Las Vegas Convention Center and every available adjacent lot.
“With strong support from the industry, it was a difficult decision to make,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “And while we had a plan in place and were ready to provide the industry with a safe event where they could do business, we felt we needed to be able to give exhibitors and attendees assurance that the event could be held in November. Recent reopen guidelines in Nevada were not providing us with the assurance that Las Vegas would be able to host the event at that time. “
“While we are disappointed circumstances prevent us from hosting the Show in November, we look forward to getting everyone together in 2021 for another outstanding event,” says Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO.