Don't Miss Early Bird Discounts for RDE and SEMA Show

Prosser, Washington, October 4, 2016  Friday, October 14th is the final day to take advantage of registration discounts available to SEMA Show attendees, and marks the last day to register and have badges mailed prior to the event. The cost for attendees to register for the Show is $40 per person for early registration and covers the entire four days of the show. After October 14, 2016, online or on-site attendee registration at the show is $90 per person. Register online at
After the October 14th deadline, Repairer Driven Education (RDE) sessions will also increase by $10 each when purchased individually and a Full Series Pass to all Society of Collision Repair Specialists' (SCRS) functions throughout the week will increase from $375, to the on-site fee of $400. To take advantage of current discounts, visit to register for either a full series pass or to individually select sessions. 

SCRS highly recommends pre-registration to ensure your attendance; however, on-site registration options to all SCRS programs will be available; space permitting. Onsite registration for sessions can be purchased in the main Show registration area in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino and there will be a dedicated registration table outside of RDE sessions in the upper level of the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall outside of rooms N231-N241. The upper level can be accessed via the escalator in the North Hall Lobby, next to the food court.
The 2016 lineup of education sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday boasts nearly 30 sessions that have been specifically selected to address topics and solutions to help collision repair businesses prosper in our ever-changing industry. Whether attendees have an interest in marketing, estimating, business management or technical operations within the repair facility, there is content that is designed and compiled to provide the resources necessary to set your business apart.
Thursday's schedule will feature one of the most lauded educational offerings at the SEMA Show, the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit. This year, the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit will feature companies and individuals with rich histories of producing sophisticated advancements in the automotive industry, and will highlight architectural and technological developments in modern vehicles and how those advancements intersect with the repair process. Every participant in this industry can benefit from better insight into how vehicles and materials are evolving, what that means in the repair process and what will be expected of those who are performing these repairs. 
The program will include representatives from eight different automakers and other renowned industry contributors with three sessions titled: 
Restoring Vehicle Functionality through Electronic Technology and Diagnostics
Advanced Vehicle Materials, Construction and Repair Considerations, and  
MEET THE TRAINER: A candid discussion with individuals responsible for manufacturer training and curriculum development for technical staff and industry outreach. 
Registration is required, and can be selected as stand-alone events or as part of the RDE Full Series Pass.
To see a full list and schedule of offerings in the Repairer Driven Education series and OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit, visit 
The 2016 Repairer Driven Education series is made possible with support from Capital One® Spark Business®; PPG Automotive Refinish; Audatex; AkzoNobel; BASF; CCC Information Services Inc; Reliable Automotive Equipment; Toyota Motor Sales, USA; General Motors Company; Axalta Coating Systems; CELETTE Inc.; Ford Motor Corp.; LKQ Corporation; Paint Body and Equipment Suppliers (PBES); Pro Spot; Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes; Spanesi; Valspar Automotive; and the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP).   
The 2016 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is currently made possible with support from Capital One® Spark Business®; PPG Automotive Refinish; Audatex, AkzoNobel; BASF, CCC Information Services Inc, Reliable Automotive Equipment and Toyota Motor Sales, USA. 
For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit, call toll free 1-877-841-0660 or email us at

About SEMA and the SEMA Show:
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details available at or, or by phone at (909) 396-0289.
About SCRS' RDE Series:
REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature 4 days of seminar offerings, many of which are uniquely designed and being offered only at the 2016 SEMA Show, including the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit. Each session has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content focus on information that is relevant to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives within the collision repair industry. Better your business, and register at

About SCRS: 
Through its direct members and 40 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: You can e-mail SCRS at the following address:

SCRS Admin Office


877.851.0660 Fax



Aaron Schulenburg

Executive Director | Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)



877.435.6028 Fax