As the sun sets on 2014, and I reflect on the association’s achievements, I must say this past year has been one of the best, if not the very best ever. The list could go on forever to elaborate on them all, but I’m delighted to highlight 10 key successes.
While the dust has settled on yet another AAPEX in Las Vegas (my 40th
to be exact), the buzz about the show and events surrounding it has not diminished.
Since last year you’ve been hearing that the Auto Care Association is stepping up its international initiatives so that we can better position our members to be competitive in an increasingly global marketplace.
At the Auto Care Association, we are sensitive to this reality and acknowledge that many of our members and colleagues suffer from “event fatigue.”
So, does our
industry need or want another trade show?
Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
sent me an article that he wrote recently and was published on Twice.com. As I
read it, I was once again reminded of just how damaging outboarding is to our
trade show – AAPEX – and to all trade shows and the
organizations that produce them.
Never before has it been so abundantly clear that our association’s
programs and initiatives reach far beyond the borders of the United States.