We all know that time has become a most precious
commodity in our personal and professional lives.
Yet, we seem to have less of it every year.
Demands on our time take us away from the office and
away from our family and home.
At the Auto Care Association, we are sensitive to
this reality and acknowledge that many of our members and colleagues suffer
from “event fatigue.” Sadly, industry professionals are forced to pick and
choose which meetings, conferences and trade shows they are able to attend.
Well, we took a bold step this year to do our part
to address “event fatigue.” We worked with our co-owners of AAPEX, the
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), to replace two events with
a single event. Our Town Hall breakfast and the AASA Executive Breakfast have
been replaced by an opening general session at AAPEX.
Not only did we consolidate two events into one to
save our members time, but we are saving folks money by offering the general session
free of charge to any and all attendees. The session will be held from 8 a.m.
to 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the Venetian Palazzo Ballroom.
The keynote speaker for the general session will be
Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, and author of a new
book, Money: How the Destruction of the
Dollar Threatens the Global Economy and What We Can Do About it.
Every product has a life cycle, and we had a great
run with our Town Hall breakfast for more than a decade. Giving up Town Hall
was a tough decision, but it was the right decision.