LAS VEGAS — AAPEX 2020, slated for Nov. 3-5 at the Sands Expo & Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas, will require attendees to wear face masks, as will the concurrent SEMA Show.
The wearing of masks will be enforced and masks will be provided for attendees or exhibitors who do not have one, according to AAPEX organizers.
Organizers also will increase the width of aisles in the exhibit halls and add directional signage to make main aisles one-way.
The Sands Expo & Caesars Forum will have more hand sanitizer stations available throughout their facilities and will increase the cleaning of high-touch areas throughout the show.
Likewise, the organizers of the annual SEMA Show, running concurrently at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 3-6, are requiring attendees to wear face masks or face shields to gain entry to the exhibit halls.
In addition, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Association, the show's organizer, other safety measures will include:
- Traffic flow within the exhibit halls restricted to one-way aisles, "where possible";
- Designated entrance and exit areas to control and screen visitors with discrete daily health queries, incorporating non-invasive thermal cameras, etc.;
- Hand-sanitizing stations every 200 feet throughout the exhibit halls and fair grounds; and
- Enhanced physical cleaning with hourly sanitizing of high-traffic areas throughout the exhibit hall's floor and common areas, including doorways, elevators and escalators.
AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo) is co-owned and organized by the Auto Care Association and AASA, the Light Vehicle Aftermarket Division of MEMA.