New AAPEX Education Sessions Geared for Retailers

New AAPEX Education Sessions Geared for Retailers

Among the 30 education sessions scheduled for the Learning Forum at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), eight have been designed specifically for aftermarket retailer attendees.

Among the 30 education sessions scheduled for the Learning Forum at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), eight have been designed specifically for aftermarket retailer attendees.

All AAPEX education sessions are free-of-charge, except for the Lunch & Learn sessions, which require registration and pre-payment of $15 per person. Sessions will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 4 in Marco Polo Rooms 701-706 on the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center Level 1 in the Venetian Hotel. The retailer-focused sessions will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Wednesday, Nov. 3. Topics include:

Relating, Not Translating: How to Market to Latinos, Kelly McDonald, McDonald Marketing
Social Media: What Is It and How Do You Know When It Is Working? (LUNCH & LEARN SESSION), Mark Sprague, NGK Spark Plugs, Moderator; Panelists: Jeff Hilimire, Engauge Digital; Natasha Swanson, Monarch Products, Inc.
New Vehicle Technologies and Their Impact on the Aftermarket, Ken Hamann, Link Engineering Co., former GM executive
Customer Service: How to Keep Customers Rushing Back for More, Kelly McDonald, McDonald Marketing
Effective Communication for Today’s Workplace: Strategies for Success, Cory McGuire, Dale Carnegie Training
Data Quality and the Impact on Your Web Site Search Engines, Noel Pennington, Edgenet
Making It Right vs. Getting It Right, Robert Nadeau, Industrial Performance Group
Drive the Business, Steer the Brand, Phil Akin, Hellman, Inc.

All AAPEX education sessions are accredited for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) by the University of the Aftermarket toward the AAP and MAAP professional designations.

For more information on these sessions, as well as information on all other education sessions retailers might be interested in, visit or call Sue Kalish, AAIA, at (240) 333-1047 or e-mail [email protected].


AAPEX is the annual business-to-business trade show representing the global automotive aftermarket and features more than 2,000 exhibitors. AAPEX is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the aftermarket affiliate of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). For more information, visit

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