SCRS Presents Repairer Driven Education Series at 2012 SEMA Show


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Diamond Bar, CA (May 22, 2012) - The Repairer Driven Education
(RDE) series, presented by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS),
is returning to the SEMA Show for the third consecutive year. Complete details,
including course descriptions and a registration link, are available at

With courses individually
selected or crafted by the SCRS, the program includes nearly two dozen sessions
taking place during the SEMA Show on Tuesday-Friday, October 30-November 2,
2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Headline Session, "Game Changers - Innovation
Forum," takes place November 2 and features industry leaders discussing what
innovation can look like in the collision repair business and how it is
becoming core to business strategy. Other sessions explore how digital
marketing, social media and related tools can increase customer retention and
loyalty, as well as those that examine how new metals that are being used in
the construction of today's vehicles are impacting the repair process.

"As more and more collision
repair businesses attend the SEMA Show, SCRS is pleased to partner with SEMA
Show organizers to enhance the overall experience for our segment of the
industry," said Aaron Schulenburg, SCRS Executive Director. "The RDE series is
a tremendous educational opportunity for the collision industry, providing an
accessible and affordable education on topics that address issues that truly
matter to those working in repair facilities. We were fortunate to be able to
present the series at the last two SEMA Shows, and look forward to expanding
the program this coming year."

SCRS partnered with Show
organizers to present the RDE program at the 2011 SEMA Show. The annual trade
show, which saw nearly 30 percent more attendees from those representing
collision repair facilities compared to the previous year, brings manufacturers
of automotive parts and accessories together with industry buyers from all over
the world. Manufacturers represent every segment of the automotive specialty
equipment market, including restyling, hot rod, trucks & SUVs, and racing
& performance.

"The SEMA Show features
products from every automotive niche, which makes it the ideal venue for buyers
to discover new markets," said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA VP of events and
communications. "Because the collision market is so closely related to many of
our traditional market segments, it's become one of the fastest growing areas and
is of huge interest to our attendees."

In addition to the SCRS RDE
series, the SEMA Show will feature nearly 60 educational seminars throughout
the week. To learn more about the SEMA Show, its seminars, or to see a list of
exhibitors, visit

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 are available at


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