The annual commerce present of the Specialty Tools Market Affiliation held in Las Vegas is about to turn into a a lot larger occasion from this 12 months.
The organizers on Friday mentioned beginning in 2023, the SEMA present will evolve into a brand new occasion to be known as SEMA Week, which is able to embrace the standard commerce present in addition to new actions.
To offer extra alternatives for exhibitors, SEMA Week will host actions in a number of components of Las Vegas, as a substitute of completely on the Las Vegas Conference Heart, as is the present format. The change may also make SEMA actions extra accessible to the general public, as a substitute of the present format that’s extra focused on the aftermarket business.
The brand new actions and areas will probably be launched step by step over a five-year interval, the organizers mentioned. One of many actions deliberate is a SEMA Fest to be held on the Las Vegas Competition Grounds and be open to the general public, with stay music and meals stalls along with automobiles. There may also be an official SEMA Public sale, in addition to the present SEMA Ignited drift and burnout occasion.
“By creating SEMA Week and SEMA Fest, we will keep the integrity of the commerce present that makes it a must-attend occasion for automotive professionals whereas introducing a brand new platform for fanatics and the business to have interaction with each other,” James Lawrence, SEMA’s chairman, mentioned in a press release.
Extra particulars on the revamped present will probably be introduced within the coming months.