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AAPEX Organizers Pump Up Education Program

24 Sessions Planned for New “Inside Track” Learning Forum

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A new “Inside Track” learning forum will offer 24 education seminars over a three-day period in the Venetian Hotel during Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas in November. In response to show attendees’ interest in expanding the learning experience at AAPEX, show owners have dramatically increased the number of seminars and moved from rooms in the Sands Expo Center to the Venetian Hotel.

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The free seminars, conducted from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 5, will cover aftermarket industry trends, regulatory issues, sales management and technology trends, best practices and more. All seminars will be held in Marco Polo Rooms 701-706 in the Venetian Hotel.

Following are the working titles of the “Inside Track” seminars:

Tuesday, Nov. 3:
• The Sacred Cows of Automotive Aftermarket Distribution: It’s Not What You Take In, It’s What you Take Home;
• Connected Vehicle Technologies:  Accelerating the Commercialization & Acceptance of Integrated Automotive & Consumer Electronics;
• Selling Parts for Imports: Did You Ever Consider Listening to Your Customer? The Installers View;
• 2010 Aftermarket Outlook;
• U.S. Department of Commerce: Global Aftermarket Opportunities;
• More to the Bottom Line: Customer Profitability Analysis — Protect the Winners and Fix the Losers;
• Service Information Update; and
• New Change in Vehicle Aftermarket: What Does it Mean to You.

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Wednesday, Nov. 4:
• Working at Cross Purposes: Managing the Distributor- Manufacturer Relationship;
• Transforming Workers to Winners;
• Consumer Loyalty Studies: Implications for the Future;
• What Will We Be Driving: The Effects of the CAFÉ Standards on Our Future Vehicles;
• NHTSA Safety & Regulatory Plans: What is Coming Down the Pike?;
• Driving Business Performance Through a Diverse Workforce;
• Business Planning for the Recovery: How to Deal with a Fast Turnaround; and
• Current Trends in Financing for the Automotive Aftermarket.

Thursday, Nov. 5:
• Oil Technology: Issues & Expectations from Next Generation Oil;
• Car Dealership Closings:  Crisis or Opportunity for the Aftermarket;
• What Do Technicians Look for from Countermen;
• Best Practices in Attracting Customers;
• What Does Underperformed Maintenance Mean to Your Shop’s Profitability?;
• Marketing On a Shoestring Budget;
• Preparing for Tomorrow’s Vehicle Technologies; and
• Snapshot of the Auto Industry and the Effect on the Aftermarket.

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All “Inside Track” education sessions are free to AAPEX attendees. For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com.

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