events

Throughout the year, the Auto Care Association presents a number of dynamic events for all segments of its membership and the auto care market. For more information or to register, contact our meetings department

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '17

Jan. 23 - 26 | The Mirage | Las Vegas, NV 
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is an annual business-to-business conference that focuses on the Independent heavy duty aftermarket distributor industry. Members can exhibit at HDAW and receive the member-only booth discount and complimentary access to our business centers, as well as discounted registration for buyer attendees.

Registration is now open. 

2017 Women In Auto Care Winter Leadership Conference

Feb. 15 - 16 |  Anaheim Marriott Hotel | Anaheim, CA  
Women In Auto Care hosts bi-annual conferences. Our upcoming winter conference will be held in Anaheim, California. A day and a half of networking, professional and personal development, career leadership and up-to-date industry trends.

Registration is now open

2017 ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference

April 23 - 26 | Kansas City Marriott Downtown | Kansas City, MO 
The annual Knowledge Exchange conference is the largest gathering of catalog professionals and their vendors and solution partners. 

2017 Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Days

May 3 - 5 | Grand Hyatt San Antonio | San Antonio, TX
Open only to Auto Care Association members, the standing committees and segment leadership of the association will meet to help drive the initiatives of the industry together. 

YANG Leadership Conference 2017

May 5 - 6 | Grand Hyatt San Antonio | San Antonio, TX
The YANG Leadership Conference is a collaborative learning event designed for young professionals under the age of 40 in the industry. The conference provides a forum to enhance leadership skills, sharpen global perspective of the Auto Care Industry and develop new relationships with peers.  YANG’s program is a stepping stone between the basic educational conferences offered in the industry such as the University of the Aftermarket’s Aftermarket 101 and the more intense, Leadership 2.0 executive program.  The YANG Leadership Conference takes place in conjunction to the Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days to provide attendees the opportunity to participate and learn from Auto Care Association’s volunteer executive committee meetings.  

2017 PBES Conference

May 16 - 18 | Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile | Chicago, IL
The PBES Conference brings together the leaders of the automotive aftermarket paint, body and equipment industry for a two and half day education conference. The theme for the 2017 conference is ”Innovate to Dominate” and will focus on providing businesses with critical thinking tools to innovate all facets of the business process. Registration to open in early February. 

Auto Care Association Trade Mission to Colombia

June 7 - 8 | Bogotá, Colombia
Be a part of the Auto Care Association trade mission to Colombia and enjoy private, one-on-one meetings with prospective customers and partners. This is a cost-effective opportunity to gain first-hand market information, save time and maximize your results! More information

Registration is now open. 

2017 Women In Auto Care Summer Leadership Conference

July 19 - 20 | Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University | Nashville, TN   
Women In Auto Care hosts bi-annual conferences. Our upcoming summer conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. A day and a half of networking, professional and personal development, career leadership and up-to-date industry trends.

2017 Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days

Sept. 6 - 8 | The Palace Hotel | San Francisco, CA
Open only to Auto Care Association members, the standing committees and segment leadership of the association will meet to help drive the initiatives of the industry together. 

2017 Upholstery and Trim International Convention

September 13 – October 15 | Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown | Louisville, KY
The UTI Convention brings together manufacturers and wholesalers of the upholstery and trim industry together to engage in productive and profitable business and networking opportunities.

2017 Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Conference

Oct. 29 - 31 | Venetian Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, NV
The AWDA Conference brings together the leading manufacturers and wholesalers of the industry together to engage in productive and profitable business and networking opportunities. 

AAPEX 2017

Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 | Venetian Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, NV  
As the annual showcase for the $356 billion global automotive auto care market, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) engages more than 132,000 auto care professionals from around the globe.  
Visit   www.aapexshow.com.


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