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SEMA 2020 Has Been Canceled Due to COVID-19

Road & Track logo Road & Track 8/5/2020 Mack Hogan
a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Organizers initially hoped that the coronavirus pandemic would be under control by November, but uncertainty over large in-person events led them to cancel. © SEMA Organizers initially hoped that the coronavirus pandemic would be under control by November, but uncertainty over large in-person events led them to cancel.

The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association has canceled SEMA 2020 due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for November in Las Vegas.

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"Due to Covid-19 and concerns that event facilities and services will be unavailable, the SEMA Show will not be taking place in 2020," SEMA said in a statement. "While both event organizers and industry members have been working tirelessly to deliver an outstanding SEMA Show in November, mounting uncertainty has rendered continuing with the event inadvisable. SEMA expects the decision will bring much needed clarity to an uncertain picture and will help exhibitors, attendees and partners plan accordingly."

Canceling the show is a huge blow to the automotive aftermarket industry. SEMA is typically the flagship event for tuners, accessory manufacturers, and custom shops alike. Organizers were originally optimistic that the show could go on if the spread of COVID-19 could be gotten under control, but the current situation has left many attendees and vendors skeptical of large in-person events.

SEMA is considering holding a virtual trade show "with live elements," but the full show will not be rescheduled any time in 2020.

"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," SEMA CEO Chris Kersting said in a statement.

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