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Auto Care Connect

Auto Care Connect is where leaders and diverse segments of the auto care world come together to ignite innovation, foster collaboration, and accelerate the industry's growth.

 May 5 – May 8, 2024 Hyatt Regency, Chicago

Auto Care Connect is where leaders and diverse segments of the auto care world come together to ignite innovation, foster collaboration, and accelerate the industry's growth.

A unique platform designed to bridge the gaps between different segments of the automotive aftermarket, industry veterans and newcomers attend to earn an unparalleled opportunity to:

  • Gain insight
  • Exchange ideas
  • Explore the latest trends shaping our future.

 Sponsorship Opportunities Available
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Our integration of Leadership Days facilitates meaningful workgroups and partnerships.

 Business Solutions

 Experience live demos and experiential zones.

 Explore the latest products, tools, and equipment that are revolutionizing how we do business.

 Gain practical insights from industry experts and master new techniques to enhance your business operations.

 Knowledge-Packed Sessions

Thought-provoking keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive workshops delivered by industry titans.


Connect with like-minded professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers across ACPN, YANG, PBES of the full industry in an engaging and dynamic environment.

Partner Sponsors

  • APA Engineering
  • Autology
  • I-car
  • WHI Solutions

This three-day experience

allows audiences to choose their educational sessions ranging from high level strategic opportunities to technical breakouts and everything in between.

 Important Schedule Updates:

2024 Auto Care Connect will offer simultaneous learning tracks with education sessions for the industry and the specific communities of ACPN, PBES, and YANG.

 Trade Show

The Monday, May 6th afternoon trade show allows for service and solution providers of the automotive content management industry to showcase their products and engage with the largest gathering of automotive aftermarket content professionals.


Networking opportunities will be offered for all audiences of Connect to broaden your circle as well as community-only specific gatherings to foster relationships with your people.

 Industry Shaping

Connect will also see the gathering of Auto Care’s volunteer leaders and engaged professionals to participate in committee and community meetings to shape the future and direction of the association.

Registration & Fees

Attendee Registration

 Auto Care MembersNon-Auto Care MembersAuto Care Volunteer Leaders*
Early Bird (Before 2/29/24)$695$1,095$595
Regular (starting 3/1/24)$795$1,195$695
NEW Optional ACPN Networking Package 
(Includes ACPN Hospitality Suites & Community Dinner)
Volunteer Leader Limited Engagement*
(Includes Only Tuesday Afternoon Keynote, Tuesday Reception & Wednesday Events)

 ACPN and YANG members, please indicate your networking attendance preference in the registration process to ensure certain networking events are dedicated to community only.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations notices to ashlie.vesper@autocare.org received:

  • By April 5, 2024 will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee.
  • By April 19, 2024 will receive a 50% refund.
  • Beginning April 20, 2024 and afterwards do not receive a refund.
  • Substitutions are accepted at any time and a no cost.

EXHIBITOR Registration

Deadline to register for an exhibit booth is April 5, 2024.

This registration is for companies who provide software solutions or content related services to the aftermarket. All companies that fall within this registration type are required to exhibit in the trade show in order to attend the conference.

Auto Care MemberNon-Auto Care Member
$2,695 $5,250


  • One (1) Attendee Registration
  • One (1) 8x10 booth
  • Event App Listing
  • NEW  All audience lunch at trade show from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • NEW  All audience happy hour from 4pm – 5:30pm at trade show
Register for Booth

Tradeshow is Monday, May 6th from 1:00pm – 5:30pm. Exhibitor Setup is Monday May 6 from 9am – 12pm

 Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Chicago

 151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601


 Make your reservation before April 12, 2024 for an exclusive discounted rate starting at $229/night. Rooms are subject to availability.

Alternate Area Hotels (distance to Hyatt):

Swissotel Chicago (0.1 miles)

Fairmont Chicago Millenium Park (0.1 miles)

Radisson Blu Aqua (0.1 miles)

Pendry Chicago (0.3 miles)

Sheraton Grand Riverwalk Chicago (0.3 miles)

 Certain nights are now sold out at the Auto Care rate. If this affects your travel plans, please email ashlie.vesper@autocare.org if you would like to be added to a waitlist.

Auto Care reservations are exempt from Hyatt Regency Chicago Daily $25 Destination Fee.

  • Dorman
  • Transtar

Why Attend

The Auto Care Industry's Largest Learning Experience

Join the leaders of the industry for education, networking, business solutions and industry shaping opportunities that will elevate you, your organization, and the industry.

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60 %

of Auto Care Member Companies with $5 Billion or more in sales attended 2023 Connect

70 %

of 2022 Connect attending companies returned in 2023

35 %

of attendees' titles were President, C-Level, or VPs

98 %

would recommend Connect to another colleague

2024 Exhibitors

Don't miss out on showcasing your products and services at Auto Care's largest spring event.

  • APA Engineering
  • Parts Tech
  • Experian
  • Autology
  • Autonet
  • Credencys
  • eCat Solutions
  • eTool Logo
  • IDF Logo
  • Innovative Logic Corp Logo
  • Kerridegecs
                        Information Systems
  • Opticat
  • PDM
  • Spryker Systems America Logo

Thank you to this year's sponsors!

Show case your business and brand in front of Auto Care's largest spring audience. Sponsorship Opportunities

  • PDM
  • APA Engineering
  • Parts Tech
  • Experian
  • Epicor
  • Sumax
  • ZF
  • JNPSoft and Optica Logo
  • Autozone
  • Highline Warren
  • Collision Careers
  • Old World Industries
  • IDF
  • VisualSKUs
  • Olyslager
  • ETE Remen

And our media partners!



Green Sheet

For Questions

Leah Jones
CMP, CAE, DES, Senior Director, Meetings and Events



(240) 333-1061

Tomell Harbison
Tomell Harbison
Manager, Meetings & Events



(240) 333-1069

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Ashlie Vesper
Coordinator, Meetings and Events



(240) 333-1026