Mechanicsville, Virginia, August 28, 2020 – On August 27, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the launch of an online marketplace called SEMA360, to allow manufacturers and resellers in the specialty automotive segment to connect and conduct business. The eMarketplace will take place Nov. 2-6, in the absence of the 2020 SEMA Show that typically takes place in Las Vegas.

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is pleased to announce that it will continue the decade-long collaboration with SEMA with the online delivery of the Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series in conjunction with SEMA360. RDE will take place the same days as the SEMA360, Nov. 2-6.

“Education has always been a distinctive highlight of our ongoing partnership, and we are thrilled to see their innovative approach our colleagues at SEMA are taking to addressing the industry’s need for connectivity,” said Brett Bailey, SCRS Chairman. “SCRS has been hard at work with our speakers and subject matter experts in transitioning our program in a way that harnesses the same great value the industry has come to expect from the information in our sessions, but to do so in a way that capitalizes on an exciting opportunity to reach more in our industry from their shop floor, in a way that still feels more elevated than a typical online education program many have become accustomed to over the past several months.”

SCRS Full Series Logins to the RDE experience will now provide a week-long access to SCRS’ collision repair education program, and greater accessibility to all employees within the repair facility, for the same $375 that a single individual would have previously invested during the SEMA Show. Plus, participating businesses will have ongoing access to archived sessions after they have aired. More details will follow, stay tuned to for future updates.

“Creating a platform where the industry can gather and discover new products and trends has always been a SEMA priority,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “SEMA360 is the ideal solution to bring the industry together, at a time when we’ve all been kept apart. The platform allows qualified buyers to interact with manufacturers, see innovative new products, check out top SEMA Show builds, and take in industry-leading educational offerings.”

To learn more about the SEMA360 or to register, visit

For more information about SCRS, please visit, call 1-877-841-0660 or email