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THE SHOW IS A GO: SEMA is 100% committed to holding the 2021 SEMA Show, November 2–5, and showcasing two years of product innovations, vehicle trends, and industry-leading education.

AAPEX and SEMA Announce Respective Health & Safety Measures:

LAS VEGAS (Aug. 26, 2021) -- AAPEX and the SEMA Show, the two events that make up the automotive aftermarket industry’s premier trade gathering during the first week in November, have released information regarding health and safety measures for their respective events in Las Vegas, Nevada...

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FOLLOW STATE & LOCAL REQUIREMENTS: The COVID landscape and state and local requirements are changing week to week. We expect to know more in the coming weeks about the specific measures that will be required in November. While subject to change, Nevada currently requires masks for all indoor events. Nevada is not requiring proof of vaccination for indoor events.


CLEAN FACILITY: The LVCC has been awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR certification, which demonstrates the highest standards for daily cleaning, air filtration, and sanitization. It is the gold standard for safe facilities and includes:

  • Deep cleaning the campus prior to the Show
  • Implementing enhanced sanitation with a focus on high-touch areas such as door handles, escalator handrails and seating areas
  • Utilizing electrostatic sprayers containing approved disinfectant on high-touch surfaces during off-peak hours
  • Adding UV lights to disinfect select areas
  • Sanitizing restrooms on an hourly basis
  • Increasing back of house cleaning frequency
  • Sanitizing all AV equipment between uses
  • Increasing frequency of waste removal

CLEAN AIR: The LVCC has invested in HVAC upgrades to allow for greater ventilation.

Filters have a quality rating of MERV 14 which is the same as a hospital grade filtration system.

The frequency of the filter changes and the outdoor air exchange rate have both been increased.


CLEAN HANDS: Keeping hands clean helps prevent the spread of germs, like COVID-19.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed in all public spaces, meeting room corridors, show floor areas and food and beverage areas.
  • Participants are encouraged to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.

25% BIGGER FLOORPLAN: With the addition of the new 1,400,000 West Hall, the overall SEMA Show floorplan has grown providing more room to spread out.

  • Select aisles have been widened for enhanced attendee flow
  • Show navigation is improved allowing for optimal placement of new and returning event features.
  • More meeting rooms are available than ever before to privately conduct important business conversations.
  • 30% of the SEMA Show takes place outdoors.

NO CONTACT CREDENTIAL: The majority of exhibitor, attendee and media SEMA Show badges are mailed offering even more peace of mind. To get your badge in the mail domestic attendees must register by October 8, 2021, and International attendees must register by September 19, 2021.


The SEMA Show is the only place in the world that brings together every segment of the automotive industry to reconnect the people, products, vehicles and ideas that drive the passion for automobiles. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas this November!