The 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) featured more than 48,000 targeted buyers, of which 21% were international and included 22 official international buying delegations.
“It’s a long way from Melbourne, Australia, to Vegas, but it’s certainly worth it. The network opportunities are endless and it certainly makes it easy to build on those long-standing relationships that I have been building over the years,” said David Trumino from Superior Tyres.
AAPEX will be held November 5-7, 2019 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
AAPEX attendees can now turn to the event’s new blog for insights from industry experts on how the latest vehicle technologies, trends and issues are impacting the global automotive aftermarket. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
In the opening AAPEX blogs, Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, covers “The Top 4 Opportunities That Come with Access to Vehicle Data,” and how the vast majority of motorists have no idea that their personal information is being collected and aggregated by their own vehicles, then sold to the highest bidder.
Bill Long, president and chief operating officer, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), addresses “Why We Are Positive About the Aftermarket … and AAPEX,” with a look at near-term trends, including changes in the distribution model such as e-tailing and omni-channels, and how autonomy – whenever it arrives in force – will mean more miles driven as vehicle usage becomes more available to new categories of motorists.
The AAPEX Blog is designed to keep attendees ahead of the curve year-round as the automotive aftermarket faces near-constant change that presents both opportunities for growth, as well as long-term shifts and threats.
AAPEX 2018 will feature more than 2,500 exhibiting companies displaying the latest products, services and technologies. More than 47,000 targeted buyers are expected to attend and approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 135 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX 2018.
AAPEX is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public.
AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. On social media, follow AAPEX at #AAPEX18.
The 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) featured more than 2,500 exhibitors from 43 countries, 47,500 targeted buyers, 19 official international buying delegations, and over 40 AAPEXedu sessions. More than162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals, 23% of whom are international, are in Las Vegas during AAPEX.
The AAPEX show represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry. The show is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).
AAPEX 2018 will be held October 30-November 1, 2018 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.