Around the Industry: AAPEX to Feature New General Session Open to All Attendees
The Town Hall breakfast, hosted by the Auto Care Association, and the Executive Breakfast, hosted by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), are both being replaced by a combined new free General Session slated for Wednesday, November 5, during AAPEX in Las Vegas.
The keynote speaker for the General Session will be Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, and author of the book, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy and What We Can Do About It.
“We are responding to event fatigue that is experienced by our members and others throughout the industry, as time has become a more precious commodity,” said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “Every product has a life cycle, and we had a great run with our Town Hall breakfast. But it’s time for a fresh event that can accommodate more AAPEX attendees.”
The General Session will be held from 8-8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, November 5, in the Venetian Palazzo Ballroom. Plans are being developed and more details will be announced soon, including a VIP pre-General Session “meet and greet” and book signing with Forbes and premier seating sponsorship packages.