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Collision section registration increases for 2011 SEMA Show, RDE

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Aug. 29, 2011—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) on Monday announced year-to-date registration for its Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series during the 2011 SEMA Show has exceeded 2010 registration numbers by 59 percent.

The Collision Repair & Refinish (CR&R) section of the SEMA Show has also grown overall, according to the SCRS. Square footage of the CR&R section is up 15 percent over 2010. And the number exhibitors in the section increased 27 percent from year-to-date figures in 2010, surpassing the 2010 total by 10 percent. In addition, registration of attendees who identify CR&R as their primary business interest is up 47 percent compared to 2010.

"The increased participation in this section of the show and our RDE program is a huge indication of the industry's excitement over being here in Las Vegas with us and the 120,000 other people who love the energy found only at the SEMA Show," said Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of the SCRS. "A bigger, growing, thriving section, with a noticeable increase in the footprint of the collision industry in the show means that we have done our part working with SEMA to make this an attractive environment for both exhibitors and attendees in our industry, ensuring that both have successful and inspirational shows."

"This year has a really great momentum behind it, and the energy is steadily building,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of communications and events for SEMA. "SCRS has really brought tremendous relevance and intrigue to this section of the SEMA Show. We are thrilled to be a home for their Repairer Driven Education series, and to so many of the other collision industry meetings, activities and groups that have established themselves here thanks to our mutual interest in delivering the best experience possible to our attendees through our strategic partnership."

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