No retrospective of 2016 SEMA Show highlights would be complete without the annual SEMA Industry Awards Banquet. Taking up the 50th anniversary Show theme, “We Built This,” the Thursday-evening event celebrated standout leaders who exemplify the passion and drive for excellence at the heart of the automotive specialty-equipment industry. Emceed by Dennis Pittsenbarger and Jessi Combs, the evening also featured entertainment by comedian Larry the Cable Guy, known for his catchphrase “Git-R-Done” as well as his voice work as Mater in the animated films Cars and Cars 2.
SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet
Comedian Larry the Cable Guy is bringing his standup comedy routine to the 2016 SEMA Show as the featured entertainer at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, to be held on Thursday, November 3. Known for his signature catchphrase “Git-R-Done,” Larry is a multiplatinum recording artist, a Grammy nominee, a Billboard award winner and the voice of Mater in the animated feature films Cars and Cars 2.
While discovering new products and trends are the primary reasons most people attend trade shows, networking and face-to-face communication is just as important.
Comedian and SEMA Show crowd favorite Sinbad—along with up-and-coming soul and R&B artist Curtis Harding—will entertain guests at the 2014 SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet.
Last year, SEMA created the Gen-3 Innovator Award to recognize the top young individual from the specialty-equipment industry who is making breakthroughs in the areas of new products, new approaches to business or setting new trends.
Exhibitors looking to enhance company exposure at the annual SEMA Show
may want to consider hosting a table at the 2012 Industry Awards
SEMA presented John Menzler of the COMP Performance Group with the 2011
Person of the Year Award at the SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet in Las
Vegas. As a long-time SEMA member, HRIA Select Committee member and
mentor to many in the industry, he received ringing applause as Banquet
emcee Dave McClelland announced to a packed house, "Congratulations,