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With days remaining before the 2010 SEMA Show officially opens on Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) says it’s anticipating the premiere of its Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series, coupled with an emphasis on providing a focus to the collision repair market, and registration numbers have made the association optimistic.
This year’s SEMA Show currently has over 61,000 square feet of tradeshow space in the North Hall, which features nearly 250 exhibiting companies offering products, services and equipment for collision repair professionals. This is in addition to the additional services and revenue streams offered throughout the remainder of the show floor for shops looking to find other viable means to provide additional value to their business and repair customer, SCRS says. SEMA has recognized the relatively new Paint, Body and Equipment section location to many of the aforementioned exhibitors to be the fastest-growing section of the entire show.
“We have confirmed that there are already thousands of collision repairers pre-registered and gearing up to join us at the show next week,” said SCRS Chairman Barry Dorn. “It really is great validation to take a leap of faith based on encouragement from our membership and to have it embraced by the entire industry. We are also very excited that other industry groups have rallied around the participation at the SEMA Show as well, further showcasing the industry’s presence at this venue.”
“We’re working closely with SCRS, I-CAR and CIC to make it simple and easy for industry professionals in the automotive paint market to get the most value out of being at the SEMA Show,” MacGillivray said. “With meetings, education and quality exhibitors all available to this market, we’re confident that the return on the participants’ investments is sure to be huge.”
Attendees can register for SCRS’ RDE Educational series on-site and can visit the SCRS Booth #10745 and to learn more about the association, issues that impact the industry and the work being done by SCRS.
Repairer Driven Education (RDE) at SEMA will feature over 21 seminar offerings offered as a package to be delivered between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the Thursday and Friday of the show. Content will be specifically focused on information relevant to collision repair professionals, with appeal to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives that exist within the collision repair industry. Much of the material to be presented is uniquely designed and being offered for the first time.