A resilient specialty equipment industry converged in 2020 at www.sema360.com to conduct business in preparation for 2021, says the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). Held online from 2 to 6 November 2020 by the association, SEMA360 enabled attendees globally to connect with top manufacturers who were showcasing their latest products and technology.
The trade-only event was created as an alternative when uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the in-person SEMA Show in Las Vegas in 2020. SEMA says the online platform made it possible for manufacturers and buyers to connect in an effective and efficient manner.
“SEMA360 is a fantastic opportunity to digitally see new products, vendors and services that we would have missed due to the pandemic situation,” said Donnie Eatherly, president of P&E Distributors. “Our goal at SEMA360 is to find those new vendors and new products from our current vendors that will help us continue the growth curve that we are experiencing now through 2021.”
With more than 650 manufacturers, over 2200 products featured in the New Products Showcase, 300-plus custom vehicle builds showcased, exclusive education seminars and special announcements made throughout the five-day event, SEMA says SEMA360 provided attendees a complete and immersive online event experience.
“The SEMA Show has always been the best way to see new products before they hit the market, and SEMA360 continues that tradition alive,” said Barry Kellerman, owner of Truck Stuff And More. “This year I will miss the hands-on experience that the SEMA Show offers, but SEMA360 is the next best thing. Attending SEMA360 keeps us informed about the innovations and new products so we can better-serve our customers.”