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AAPEX 2019

November 5 - 7, 2019
Sands Expo
Las Vegas, NV


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For more than 25 years, Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has been the premier global event representing more than one trillion dollar automotive aftermarket industry. Located at the majestic Sands Expo, AAPEX 2019 will feature over 2,500 automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers showcasing innovative products, services and technologies to more than 47,000+ targeted buyers.

For more information check out the AAPEX Fact Sheet.

As co-owners of AAPEX, the Auto Care Association offers our members a variety of benefits, events and services to help members maximize their show experience.

AAPEX 2019 is shaping up to be another exciting year, riding the heels of an amazing 2018 with record-breaking attendance and many new features and innovations.

For more information or questions, please contact Jessica Finnerty at jessica.finnerty@autocare.org.

  • Auto Care Association Member Center

    Sands Expo Meeting Room 201

    Monday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Tuesday, Nov. 5 - Thursday, Nov. 7,  7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    The Auto Care Association Member Center offers members a place off of the show floor to rest, enjoy light snacks, check email or host meetings. To reserve a meeting room, please contact Todd Finnerty or fill out a registration form at autocare.org/member-center.

    ACPAC Lounge

    Sands Expo Meeting  |  Room 203 (entrance in 300 hallway)

    The ACPAC Lounge offers Auto Care Association PAC donors of $500 or more an additional space to enjoy comfortable seating and a small meeting room.

    AWDA Booth

    Booth 3667  |  Level Two, Sands Expo

    Located within the AWDA Pavilion, the AWDA Booth offers members complimentary meeting rooms and networking.

    Import Vehicle Community Lounge and Import Product Showcase

    Booth 42001  |  Venetian Ballroom/Level Two, The Venetian Hotel

    The Import Vehicle Community Lounge provides light refreshments and meeting room space for members. Located adjacent to the booth, the Import Product Showcase features import products in 10 categories.


  • Auto Care Association hosts a number of segment-specific events and programs during AAPEX.

    AWDA small

    Held in conjunction with AAPEX, the AWDA Conference brings together the leading manufacturers and wholesalers of the industry together to engage in productive and profitable business and networking opportunities.

    72nd AWDA Business and Education Conference

    November 2-4 | The Venetian Hotel

    The annual AWDA Business & Education Conference hosts more than 2,000 individual one-on-one meetings scheduled over two days, and represents the auto care industry’s single, most efficient venue for warehouse distributors and their suppliers to conduct real business. Combined with the scope and variety of companies represented at AAPEX, AWDA’s annual Business & Education Conference is the can’t-miss event of the year for traditional distribution.

    Click here for more information about AWDA conference, or contact Larry Northup.

    Import Vehicle Community - Small

    The Import Vehicle Community plays an active role at AAPEX, with a variety of sponsored education sessions and 3 separate events. The Fabulous Networking Reception offers those active in the import community a chance for prime networking and the Import Vehicle Community Awards and Lunch honors those who have made an impact in the industry.

    Import Vehicle Community Product Awards

    Tuesday, November 5 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Booth 42011

    The Import Product and Marketing Awards Program during AAPEX offers an excellent opportunity to gain great visibility and recognition for products and marketing programs for import nameplate cars or trucks.

    Import Vehicle Community Fabulous Networking Reception
    (*By Invitation Only)

    Tuesday, November 5 | 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | The Venetian Hotel, Veronese 2401

    The Fabulous Networking Reception is the premier networking event during AAPEX hosted by the Import Vehicle Community with over 700 attendees from the global aftermarket industry. Guests include industry executives of manufacturers, distributors and service providers of automotive parts for import nameplate vehicles.

    Import Vehicle Community Awards Lunch
    (*By Invitation Only)

    Wednesday, November 6 | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | The Venetian Hotel, Veronese 2401

    The Import Vehicle Community Awards Lunch features the presentation of the Import Vehicle Community People Awards to men and women who have made significant contributions to the import auto care industry.

    Click here for more information about Import Vehicle events at AAPEX. To inquire about attending, contact Angela Chiang


    Women in Auto Care is comprised of auto care professionals dedicated to providing opportunities, education and career leadership to women in the auto care industry. Women in Auto Care hosts a press conference and reception during AAPEX that is open to all Auto Care Association members.

    Women in Auto Care Awards Press Conference and Reception

    Tuesday, November 5 | The Venetian Hotel, Casanova Room 505

    Awards: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Reception: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Join Women in Auto Care as we recognize the 2019 Women of the Year and the recipients of this year’s Automotive Communications Awards during our annual press conference. Women in Auto Care’s mission is to connect, empower and mentor women. All are welcome to our event.

    For more information about Women in Auto Care, contact Kelly Mollyneux.

    YANG Logo

    The YANG group also plays an active role at AAPEX, offering their members such benefits as complimentary headshots and networking meetups. Additionally, YANG sponsors an education session targeted specifically to the younger generation, followed by a networking reception for industry professionals under 40.

    YANG Networking Reception

    Wednesday, November 6 | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Yardbird

    The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) is the home for the auto care industry’s dynamic and vibrant community of young professionals. The YANG Networking Reception is open to all industry members under the age of 40.

    Click here for more information about YANG events at AAPEX, or contact David Pinkham.

  • Mobility Garage

    Titan Ballroom, The Venetian Hotel

    Discover new products and tools in two dedicated categories: Electric Car and Alternative Fuel/Energy and Shop Equipment and Technology. Exhibitors will showcase their newest products and preview soon-to-be released products in this specialized area.

    Additionally, join live training sessions programmed by AVI, NAFTC, RLO Training and NASTF that will prepare you for new and emerging repair needs. Sessions are held every day on the half hour starting at 9:30 a.m. A complete schedule will be available on aapexshow.com and the AAPEX mobile app.

    AAPEX VR Experience

    Level Two Lobby, Sands Expo

    Defend your title when the AAPEX Virtual Vehicle Challenge returns this year. Virtually install parts in a vehicle and compete for the best time. Daily winners with the fastest time receive free AAPEX 2020 registration and housing for up to four nights.

    Technology of Tomorrow

    Venetian Ballroom/Level Two  |  The Venetian Hotel

    AAPEX Technology of Tomorrow is the place to view products that are still in the prototype phase and set to hit the market in the next three-to-five years, so that you can prepare for the next big thing.

    While the technologies on display may not be available for a few years, the conversations about them need to start now.

    Data Innovation Center

    Booth L2  |  Sands Upper Lobby

    The Data Innovation Center offers information on Auto Care Association technology products including VIP (ACES/PIES), the Demand Index/TrendLens and UniLink™.

    Emerging Vehicle Technologies Booth

    Booth 31021  |  Technology of Tomorrow/Venetian Ballroom, The Venetian Hotel

    Advanced and increasingly integrated vehicle technologies and data-driven telematics have made a lasting influence on our industry. Each year, cars get even “smarter” and in less than five years, 90% of new cars will be infused with capabilities that wirelessly transmit real-time driver behavior and vehicle health. Vehicle telematics facilitates the maintenance needs and daily conveniences we are just now beginning to experience. With nearly every component in your car connected and potentially accessible by external sources, ensuring the security, authentication and standardization of each diagnostic through the in-vehicle network is vital to the aftermarket maintenance and repair of today’s vehicle.

    Your Car. Your Data. Dragster

    Level One Lobby

    Meet Clay Millican, six-time Top Fuel World Champion in the level one lobby and take a photo with his Parts Plus/Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ dragster.

    AAPEX Grand Opening Keynote

    An Exclusive Conversation with President George W. Bush: The Challenges Facing Our Nation in the 21st Century and the Power of Freedom.

    Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7 a.m.-8:45 a.m. |  Palazzo Ballroom, Level Five, The Venetian Hotel

    Attend the AAPEX 2019 Grand Opening Keynote session for a fireside chat with Special Guest, George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. At this ticketed event, you’ll first hear from Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association and Bill Long, president and CEO, MEMA on the State of the Aftermarket Industry, then Special Guest George W. Bush will engage in “An Exclusive Conversation with President George W. Bush: The Challenges Facing Our Nation in the 21st Century and the Power of Freedom.”

    As Commander in Chief, President Bush worked to expand freedom, opportunity, and security at home and abroad. His Administration reformed America’s education system, restored robust private-sector economic growth and job creation, protected our environment, and pursued a comprehensive strategy to keep America safe after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

    The AAPEX 2019 grand opening keynote is a ticketed event. To inquire about a table, contact Chris Kalousek.

  • Show Floor

    AAPEX has a lot to offer, and we want to make sure you can find everything that you need to maximize your experience at the event. The floor includes special sections for AWDA, Import Vehicle Community, NARSA (Mobile Heat Transfer/Air Conditioning), Paint, Body & Equipment, Tool & Equipment, Remanufacturing, Undercar, Underhood, and more! Check out the Floor Plan, search Products & Exhibitors and view important Office Hours & Locations.


    AAPEXedu has been streamlined to help you make the most of your time at the event and give you the most relevant sessions to help support your business. We’ll be announcing more soon, but below is an example of the sessions already planned for 2019. Education sessions will take place in The Venetian, Bellini Ballroom as well as in Mobility Garage and on the Let’s Tech stage.

    Bellini Ballroom, The Venetian Hotel

    AAPEX 2019’s education program is more relevant and impactful than ever! We’ve streamlined the available sessions to help you maximize your time at AAPEX. All AAPEXedu sessions are free to attend and qualify for .01 CEU credits.

      Monday, November 4
      9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Utilizing Data to Identify Global Business Opportunities and Improve Supply Chain Efficiency* (this ticketed event will be conducted in Chinese – presented by the Auto Care Association)
      Tuesday, November 5
      10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Doing Business in China
      11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 2020 Aftermarket Outlook (presented by NPD)
      1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Innovative End-of-Life Strategies for Emerging Technologies in a Changing World
      1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. What Drives You? Women Leaders Discuss Avenues to Innovation in the Aftermarket**
      2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Your Customer in 2020
      3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Five Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business**
      Wednesday, November 6
      10 a.m. - 11 a.m.   5 Trends in 5 Minutes (presented by IHS Markit)
      11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Trade, Regulation and Other Policies Impacting Your Business
      1 p.m. - 2 p.m.   Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation of Top Talent
      1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.   Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ Presents Cybersecurity and the Connected Car: Challenges and Opportunities**
      2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Automotive Aftermarket Online-to-Offline (o2o) Pulse Check 
      Thursday, November 7
      9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   AAPEX ADAS Forum: ADAS Challenges and Opportunities Today
      1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.   Service Professionals Summit – Aftermarket 2030: Consolidation Trends, Opportunities and Challenges for the Independent Service Professional***

    * session will be located in Marco Polo 701-703
    ** session will be located at Let’s Tech stage
    *** session will be located in Mobility Garage

    Additional educational opportunities will be taking place in Mobility Garage and at the Let’s Tech stage. To view those schedules visit aapexshow.com or the AAPEX mobile app.

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