AAPEX, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, is the annual trade show for automotive professionals. Sponsored by AAIA and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), AAPEX is the world’s largest annual automotive aftermarket trade event and gives the industry a preview of the products, technology and trends that will help everyone grow our businesses. Educational seminars developed by the AAIA Education Committee and targeting the latest aftermarket industry topics are offered during AAPEX. For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com.
Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS)
The 2012 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) offers a chance to celebrate the aftermarket industry with opportunities to experience an outstanding educational program and network with some of the industry’s most prominent leaders. GAAS is sponsored by Polk and will be held on May 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, Ill. As the premier networking and educational event for aftermarket professionals, GAAS is a must-attend for anyone conducting business in the automotive aftermarket. Exclusive information made not available anywhere else will be provided along with face-to-face time with senior-level aftermarket executives. Net proceeds of GAAS will fund student scholarships, helping to launch the careers of deserving students. Members of sponsoring organizations qualify for an early bird registration discount and can register before Friday April 13, 2012 to save $200 on registration fees. GAAS offers a discounted hotel rate as well for those who register by April 13. The registration form can be downloaded at www.globalsymposium.org and sent via fax to 301-654-3299 or mailed to: GAAS, 7101 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1300, Bethesda, MD 20814-3415.
The 2012 Aftermarket eForum will take place July 16 – 18 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL. The eForum is the industry’s only event focused exclusively on identifying the e-commerce and IT solutions and practices that will increase sales, add to the bottom line and separate winning businesses from the competition. The 2012 eForum will feature speakers, breakouts and workshops that appeal to IT executive decision-makers, as well as developers and architects. For more information on the 2012 Aftermarket eForum, visit www.aftermarket.org/eforum
Segment Conferences and Education Seminars
Several AAIA membership segments schedule annual conferences or offer seminars at AAPEX to discuss issues and opportunities specific to segment needs.
The segments that offer annual conferences or education seminars are:
Automotive Electric Association (AEA)
Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA)
Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN)
Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA)
National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA)
Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES)
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