Top Five Reasons to Attend AAPEX

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There’s always plenty to see and do at AAPEX with 2,200 exhibiting companies, 40-plus AAPEXedu sessions and unlimited networking opportunities. This year, there’s even more to keep you ahead of the curve as all-new automotive technology areas make their debut and new partners join the education lineup for the most robust program to date. With so much in store for AAPEX 2017, here’s a look at the top five reasons why you can’t miss this year’s event.

See and compare new products and parts

The No. 1 reason buyers attend AAPEX is to see the latest and most innovative automotive aftermarket products, parts, services and technologies. With nearly 5,000 booths, you’ll find everything you need for your business on the show floor. For an even closer look at what’s new from exhibiting companies, make plans to visit the New Product and New Packaging Showcases, located in Level 2, Hall D+ of the Venetian.

Experience technology

Two new additions to AAPEX will let you experience automotive technology during your visit. The new Technology Intersection on the show floor will be filled with excitement as exhibitors have the opportunity to use an interactive interface, such as virtual reality or simulators, to demo innovative automotive technology that is not currently available in the aftermarket. The new Mobility Park, located behind the Sands Expo Center in the LINQ parking lot, will feature today’s aftermarket technology with scan tool engine demonstrations, underhood training, a 3D print area and electric vehicles.

Let’s Tech returns to AAPEX 2017 with a new lineup of short, 20-minute or less presentations. Topics will include new mobile apps, emerging vehicle technologies and technology-driven new products.

Learn from the best

For the first time, Northwood University will offer sessions as part of AAPEXedu, while the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and AVI will provide technical training sessions. The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will also host sessions tailored to each of the communities within AAPEX. NARSA – the International Heat Transfer Association – will provide a program on the latest trends and technologies in heating and cooling systems.

This year’s enhanced Service Professionals Program will feature an all-new Service Professionals Summit with an expert panel of speakers to discuss emerging technologies facing auto repair and service. Carm Capriotto, founder and host of Remarkable Results Radio, will moderate the panel discussion on Nov. 2, with a reception to follow. The program also will feature under-the-hood training by AVI, and a special Advanced Vehicle Training session by ASA.

A day-long REMANedu Conference also is part of AAPEXedu and will take place on Monday, Oct. 30.

Expand your network

With 44,000 targeted buyers expected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX, it’s the ideal opportunity to meet new people and exchange ideas. In addition, the industry’s leading experts and trainers will be at AAPEX to share their knowledge and connect with you and your team.

Stay ahead of the curve

AAPEX helps you keep up with the latest technology, trends, product developments and skills needed for your business to stay ahead of the curve and ahead of the competition. According to buyers, the greatest benefit of AAPEX is that they can accomplish in one or two days what otherwise would take at least two to three weeks to get done.

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