Lower than a month after saying “thousands of exhibitors and attendees are registered and planning to attend the 2020 SEMA Show,” organizers have confirmed the occasion is cancelled.
In an announcement, SEMA mentioned that as a result of coronavirus and “issues that occasion amenities and companies can be unavailable,” the present won’t happen in 2020.
Whereas the group had been planning to carry an in-person occasion this November, they mentioned “mounting uncertainty” has made that “inadvisable.” Because of this, the occasion has been cancelled and refunds can be issued for exhibitor sales space deposits and attendee registration charges.
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Nonetheless, the SEMA Present won’t be totally useless. Organizers famous a latest survey confirmed curiosity in a “doable digital commerce present with associated reside parts.” As a result of this, SEMA will discover doable alternate options to an in-person occasion.
As we reported final month, fellow Las Vegas commerce present, CES will transition to a digital-only event in 2021. Organizers there are promising an “immersive expertise, the place attendees could have a entrance row seat to find and see the most recent know-how.”
By the sound of issues, SEMA would possibly attempt one thing related. Nonetheless, the clock is ticking because the present was slated to kick off on November third.
Since July 16th, when SEMA mentioned the present was nonetheless on, Nevada has reported a further 22,360 circumstances of COVID-19. That’s an enormous bounce because the state now has 52,828 confirmed circumstances and 890 fatalities.