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Our events are a key benefit to membership in the Import Vehicle Community, formerly the Auto International Association (AIA), allowing members to meet new business partners, and expand their automotive knowledge. Import Vehicle Community events at AAPEX continue to draw more import community members and guest participants, as more attendees view Import Vehicle Community's Fabulous Networking Reception, Luncheon/Awards Program and Seminar Series as must-attend events at AAPEX.

We would like to thank all 2016 Import Vehicle Community Events at AAPEX sponsors.


Import Vehicle Community Events at AAPEX

2016 Fabulous Networking Reception
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Venetian, Titan 2201, Las Vegas, Nevada

2016 Luncheon and People Awards Presentation  
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
The Venetian, Veronese 2401, Las Vegas, Nevada

2016 Import Product and Marketing Awards Program
Tuesday, Nov. 1 to Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

Import Product and Marketing Awards showcases at AAPEX (New Location Booth #42011) 
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m. 
Product and Marketing Awards Press Conference/Presentation 
Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada


2016 Import Vehicle Community (formerly AIA) Booth
Tuesday, Nov. 1 to Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Look for our New Location, Upper Level, Booth #42001
Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
*Meeting rooms available for Import Vehicle Community members can be requested here.


Import Vehicle Community Seminar Series

The Import Vehicle Community Seminar Series is held at AAPEX each year. It is supported by Import Vehicle Community's event sponsors and is free to all AAPEX attendees. All Import Vehicle Community members are invited to participate in these excellent sessions.

Selling Parts for Imports: Have You Ever Tried Listening to Your Customers
The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 703
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 - 7:30 am - 8:40 am
Moderator: Marty Gold, Gold n' Brown
Panelists: Andy Massoll, Curt’s Service; Dwayne Myers, Dynamic Automotive; Frank Scandura, Frank’s European Service; Jim Dykstra, Dytech

Description: This seminar will allow all facets of the industry, manufacturers, WDs, jobbers, and service professionals to learn what the end user of their product wants. Technicians will be asked what they want and expect in terms of product quality, importance of service and counterperson knowledge. Whether it is the products you sell, the services you provide or incentives that you offer, learn how important these factors are to the people who choose the companies they want to buy from and the brands they desire.

Synthetic Oils: Rejuvenate Your Maintenance Service Business
The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 703
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Moderator: Marty Gold, Gold n' Brown
Panelists: Mark Malone, CRP Industries; Mark Mathias, BIZOL Lubricants; Frank Scandura, Frank's European Service

Description: The number of higher-quality motor oils on the market today has extended manufacturers’ recommended oil change intervals well beyond the 3,000-mile mark. While this might seem like a blow to your business, incorporating higher-quality oils with a scheduled maintenance package for your customers can take your business to new heights.


Check back for updates as more sessions, speakers and the schedule are confirmed. More information can be found on AAPEXedu's website.

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