Ford and Honda are pulling out of the upcoming 2022 SEMA Show. To date, neither vehicle manufacturer has issued a statement indicating why they are not participating in one of the most prominent automotive trade shows.
“Due to a change in corporate strategy, Ford and Honda will not be displaying at the 2022 SEMA Show,” SEMA stated in a release. “We appreciate their long-time support, and while many of us are going to miss their participation at this year’s Show, we are excited to see the Show take on a new look in Central Hall. SEMA will continue to collaborate with both Ford and Honda on various SEMA programs, such as Tech Transfer and Measuring Sessions in 2022 and beyond.”
SEMA indicates that OEMs Chevrolet, Hummer, GMC, Toyota, Lexus and Nissan are returning to the upcoming event with larger exhibits and displays due to extra space on the show floor. Stellantis and new OEM Volkswagen will participate in the 2022 SEMA Show.
“Our industry thrived in the face of the pandemic and continues to grow despite current challenges in the marketplace,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “Last year’s SEMA Show showcased the resiliency of our industry, which was eager to connect in person after two years apart. Our mission is to help continue that momentum by providing an unparalleled experience that builds meaningful business relationships.”
The 2022 SEMA Show is scheduled for November 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.