BETHESDA, Md. – Nov. 16, 2018 – The Auto Care Association, in partnership
with the International Trade
Administration and the U.S.
Commercial Service, hosted the third annual International Matchmaking
Program at AAPEX 2018. The
initiative is part of an award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to
help the automotive aftermarket industry increase exports.
The program successfully connected suppliers with a select
group of international buyers during AAPEX. The Auto Care Association matched
participants’ buying and product interests, and scheduled one-on-one meetings
on Oct. 30-31 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
“Auto Care’s International Match Making program at AAPEX is
a wonderful entry into several new markets if you are looking to grow your
business internationally, it provides all that you need to have successful
meetings right at your fingertips,” said Chris O’Reilly, director of global
sales, Autopart International, an Auto Care Association member. “The
program sets up pointed and well-aligned meetings for your team to learn about
new opportunities with potential partners worldwide. I have partnered with the
program for two years now and look forward to the next. I highly recommend the
experience and would tell you that you will get what you put into it and more.”
The Auto Care Association has an ever-increasing presence in
the international automotive community, identifying and promoting international
business opportunities for our members. The association has hosted seven
missions in the last three years to key markets in Latin America.
In addition, registration for an upcoming trade mission to Colombia on June 5-6,
2019 is now open. To register and learn more about this opportunity visit: autocare.org/trade-missions.
For additional International Matchmaking information, please
contact Carolina Arregoces, Associate, International Affairs, at email@example.com,
or 240-333-1037. For more information about the association’s international
initiatives and activities, please visit autocare.org/international/.