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AAPEXedu To Focus On Industry Trends, Market Data

In addition, the results of NPD’s 2017 Consumer Outlook Survey, now in its 11th edition, will be unveiled for the first time exclusively to AAPEX attendees during an Aftermarket Outlook session.

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Aapexedu-LogoThe Industry Trends track in this year’s AAPEXedu program will provide key market data and analysis to help attendees stay ahead of the curve and prepare their businesses for the future. In addition, results of NPD’s 2017 Consumer Outlook Survey, now in its 11th edition, will be unveiled for the first time exclusively to AAPEX attendees during an Aftermarket Outlook session.

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Sessions in the AAPEXedu Industry Trends track will include:

• 2017 Aftermarket Outlook (offered twice)
• Is Vertical Integration Going to Redefine the Competitive Landscape?
• Commercial Vehicle Trends (GVWs3 – 8) – Where is the U.S. and Canadian Commercial Market Headed?
• Five Trends in Five Minutes
• Spanning the Globe: Leveraging Data to Gain Insight into Vehicle Trends Across International Borders
• Reaping the Benefits of Category Management for Retailers/Distributors and Suppliers
• Next Generation Engagement: Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent
• Scrappy: How to Cultivate Tactical Ideas to Reach Your Goals

The Industry Trends track is one of six education tracks in the 2016 AAPEXedu program. Additional tracks include Connected Car Opportunities, Sales and Purchasing, Marketing, Branding and Customer Relationships, a Service Professionals Program and a Young Professional Program. For session descriptions and a complete schedule, visit AAPEXedu on the AAPEX website, aapexshow.com.

A General Session address by retired four-star General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will round out the 2016 AAPEXedu program. General Hayden will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 8 to 8:50 a.m. PST, at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The AAPEX General Session is free to all AAPEX attendees and no pre-registration is required.

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All AAPEXedu sessions are offered at no cost to AAPEX attendees. Attendees are asked to register to reserve a seat in the classes they plan to attend as many sessions will fill up quickly. To register, visit aapexshow.com/newse.

The AAPEXedu program starts on Monday, Oct. 31 and runs throughout AAPEX, Nov. 1-3, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. All sessions are accredited by the University of the Aftermarket toward the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.

AAPEX 2016 is expected to feature more than 2,200 exhibitors and 45,000 targeted buyers. Approximately 160,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX.

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