From the Mag: Let’s Get Together

THE SHOP Magazine contributor Josh Poulson is looking forward to returning to Las Vegas for this year’s SEMA Show.

In the magazine’s October issue, Poulson highlighted the three things he’s anticipating most from the in-person show.


It has been extremely tough for manufacturers over the past two years, first deciding if they needed to lay people off once the pandemic hit, and then quickly realizing they were selling more products than ever.

Poulson is looking forward to having discussions with suppliers regarding the challenges they’ve faced, what (if anything) they’re introducing for 2022 and their ideas on how we can continue to grow our industry.

Industry Morale

Since we haven’t been able to get together in the way of trade shows, local shows, events or even in-person meetings for so long, it will be great to get somewhat back to normal, Poulson says, and celebrate the fact that enthusiasts, together with entrepreneurs, are again doing what they love at full throttle.

The event will also feature the new West Hall and offer a glimpse of the future of the Las Vegas Convention Center, as remodels of the North and Central Halls are planned over the next five to 10 years.

Networking & Friends

Poulson is also excited to reunite with friends and colleagues he has met over the years at the SEMA Show.

The show provides many opportunities to meet people and learn something new, and the after-hours networking events should be better than ever, says Poulson.

The 2021 SEMA Show will be a time to laugh, learn and celebrate the paths we’ve take to get back to normal. Just like any trial, we’ll all be stronger for the experience.

Click here to read the full article in the October issue’s Digital Version.

Josh Poulson

Named the 2022-23 SEMA Person of the Year, Josh Poulson is the principal of Auto Additions in Columbus, Ohio, which was named Restyler of the Year, 2012-13. Auto Additions offers a complete line of product upgrades including 12V and appearance packages with a specific focus on the dealership segment. Josh is chairman of the SEMA PRO council.

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