The 2015 AAPEXedu program will spotlight telematics, vehicle systems technology and the technology used to operate a business to help service professionals, warehouse distributors (WDs), retailers and manufacturers stay ahead of the curve. AAPEX will take place Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, Nev., with AAPEXedu sessions starting on Monday, Nov. 2.
All AAPEXedu sessions will be offered at no cost. Many technology sessions, especially those that cover new and emerging technology, will help attendees understand the potential implications for their businesses and the auto care industry. Additional sessions will help ensure attendees have access to the latest market intelligence, management techniques and sales and marketing strategies to boost profitability in an ever-changing business environment.
The more than 50 AAPEXedu sessions in this year’s program will be presented in six newly designated tracks:
- Technology/Vehicle Systems
- Technology/Operating Your Business
- Industry Trends – Facts and Figures
- Sales/Marketing/Customer Service
Repair shop roundtables, facilitated by Rick White, president and CEO, One Eighty Business Solutions, will round out the 2015 AAPEXedu program with discussions on best practices and common challenges facing service professionals.
Online attendee registration for AAPEX 2015 is only $25 (US) through Friday, Oct. 16. The AAPEX badge also gives buyers access to the SEMA Show being held in Las Vegas the same week as AAPEX.
AAPEX 2015 is expected to feature more than 2,400 exhibitors, 5,000 booths, 50-plus AAPEXedu sessions, and 39,000-targeted buyers. Approximately 130,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from nearly 140 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX.
AAPEX represents the $477 billion global aftermarket auto parts industry, and is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: [email protected].