Top Five Reasons to Attend AAPEX 2016

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AAPEX is the single, most important event of the year for the global automotive aftermarket industry. If you’ve attended before, or if this is your first time, here are the top five reasons to attend the event in November in Las Vegas.

See and Compare the Latest Auto Care Products

With nearly 2,200 domestic and international exhibitors, AAPEX is where you’ll find the latest aftermarket parts, products and solutions for your business. Products include performance chemicals, motor oil, filters, car care accessories, diagnostic tools, replacement parts and shop equipment. The event also features designated areas for tool and equipment, remanufacturing, automotive technology, heat transfer and mobile A/C products by The International Heat Transfer Association (NARSA).

In addition, AAPEX is the ideal venue to find new suppliers, meet one-on-one with manufacturers and identify new and profitable ways to diversify your business.   

Learn About Cyber Security

Retired four-star General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), will speak at the AAPEX 2016 General Session taking place on Wednesday, November 2, from 8 am to 8:50 am PST at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

During his address, Hayden will dissect political situations in hot spots around the world, analyzing the tumultuous global environment and offering an unapologetic insider’s look at what it all means for America and America’s interests. He will speak on the need to adapt to the ever-changing informational landscape and the dangers, risks and potential rewards of America’s cyber security situation.

Get Up-to-Speed on Technology

To hear how the latest technology may impact your fast lube business, AAPEX 2016 is launching “Let’s Tech,” short 20-minute-or-less presentations to take place in the expanded AAPEX TV studio, sponsored by ZF TRW. Topics will focus on technology-related products or tools, a new or favorite mobile app for your business or an innovative development pertaining to new vehicle technology.

Keep Educating Yourself

AAPEX has you covered when it comes to management and technical education. The nearly 40 free sessions in the 2016 AAPEXedu program will include innovative ideas to increase your bottom line and build your brand, as well as the latest on telematics, online parts sales and social media marketing.

Stay Ahead of the Curve

Vehicles have become extremely high tech, and it’s more important than ever to stay ahead of the curve. AAPEX will help you do just that, whether you’re taking technology sessions in the AAPEXedu, seeing the latest technology products and services on the exhibit floor or networking with 45,000 targeted buyers from around the world.

AAPEX 2016 will be held Tuesday, November 1, through Thursday, November 3, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, with AAPEXedu sessions starting on Monday, October 31.

Approximately 160,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX.

To register, visit: From now through Friday, October 14, online attendee registration is only $40. The fee for AAPEX registration via fax or mail is $65 through October 14. Registration includes the AAPEX trade show, General Michael Hayden’s keynote address, access to all sessions in the AAPEXedu 2016 program and entry into the SEMA Show, a separate event taking place in Las Vegas the same week as AAPEX.

AAPEX represents the $328.2 billion global aftermarket auto parts industry. It is co-owned by the Auto Care Association (ACA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). 

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