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By Avi Patel

Las Vegas, Nevada -- August 21, 2013 -- Collision repair and refinishing professionals will be in their element at the Las Vegas Convention Center for this year's SEMA Show.

The 2013 SEMA show will boast enhanced features geared towards the collision repair community, including an expanded show floor area, targeted activities both inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, and an unsurpassed educational program. These upgrades are the result of fast-growing interest from exhibitors and buyers in the collision market segment.

“As interest grows and the landscape changes, we continue to evolve and are excited about the plans for 2013,” says Peter MacGillivray, Vice President of events and communications at SEMA.

Last year 330 exhibitors were featured in the Collision Repair & Refinish and Tools & Equipment areas, where products for the collision market are highlighted. The exhibitors were housed in over 8,800 square feet of space, but this year the Collision Repair & Refinish section will be expanded, providing up to 20,000 square feet of additional space.

“The expanded floor section makes it really easy and convenient for buyers to see all the products in the collision market within a defined area,” says MacGillivray. “More than 20,000 SEMA Show buyers expressed an interest in collision repair products.”

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will also be presenting a comprehensive Repairer Driver Education (RDE) program. The RDE program will consist of 26 seminars or classes, beginning Tues., Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. ending on Fri, Nov. 8 at 2:30 p.m.. Pre-registration is required and tickets can be bought in packages including the RDE Full Series Pass which enables the holder to attend 7 RDE regular sessions and  the after-party on Nov. 7.

“From the impressive growth of exhibitors, to attendees who are reaching out to SCRS already looking to register and ask questions about our education, it is clear the collision industry is really excited about this year's show,” says Aaron Schulenberg, Executive Director at SCRS.

Schulenberg adds that the RDE program will include fresh and inspiring content, while remaining relevant to collision repairers.

There will also be great opportunities to network and expand knowledge during several industry meetings. The Collision Industry Conference (CIC), the National Autobody Council (NABC) and the SCRS are among the groups hosting meeting during the SEMA Show.

The 2013 SEMA Show will run from 10 a.m. on Nov. 5 to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 130,000 individuals from 125 countries are expected to attend, making it the premier automotive trade event in the world.

The Full Series Pass is available for $350 if purchased in advance. For more information, please visit

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