Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX)
Why do attendees come back year after year?
Access Hands-On Training
ADAS, diagnostics, power steering systems—technology is rapidly changing, and the experts are here to shine a light on what’s new in the expanded Joe’s Garage, featuring live demos on running vehicles in 10 service bays, a setup you won’t find anywhere else!
Making the best decisions requires talking through your goals and getting questions answered—and this is the place to meet face-to-face with exhibitors to talk products and make deals
Get a Powerful Preview
To find the perfect product mix for your business, it’s critical to shop and compare—and it’s easy to do that in specialized areas within a marketplace that covers every major category
Get Real Lessons in Leadership
Employee recruitment and retention, service advisor communication, industry trends, preparation for the unknown—they are among the topics you need to know about to keep things running smoothly for your customers and your business
Meet Your Match
Maximize your time away from work by meeting the who’s who of the aftermarket, connect with contacts with similar interests and reunite with current partners—build your profile to get connected
Put New Trends in Rotation
Technology takes different forms in the industry, from the innovation powering vehicles to a heavier focus on e-commerce—get a close-up look at what’s now and what’s next in product showcases and trend-focused areas
Want a peek under the hood?
See what Auto Care Events take place at AAPEX
AWDA Opening General Session and Manufacturers’ Reception
The AWDA Conference invites all participants to the AWDA Opening General Session, highlighting the year’s accomplishments and provide a look to the future. An awards ceremony recognizes the contributions of key industry executives, followed immediately by the opportunity to network with some of the industry’s most influential members at the Manufacturers Reception.Learn More
Celebrates the official kickoff of AAPEX at the AAPEX Reception, a standing-room-only networking event, with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
International Matchmaking Program
The Auto Care Association, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, offers U.S. exhibitors and international buyers a unique opportunity to connect during AAPEX 2022 through the International Matchmaking Program. U.S. exhibitors interested in
entering or increasing their presence in international markets, or international buyers interested in connecting with U.S. exhibitors, are welcome to participate. For more information, visit autocare.org/matchmaking.
The Magic of Winning
Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s winning streak is unstoppable. From his 12-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers — where he clinched five NBA championship rings — to earning an Olympic gold medal as a member of the original Dream Team, plus partnerships with Starbucks, Sony Theaters, and TGI Friday’s, Magic is no stranger to success. The trademark tenacity that secured three MVP awards and a spot in the NBA Hall of Fame took him straight to the top of the business world, where he built an empire that spans sports ownership, entertainment complexes, restaurants, retail centers, film and TV production, publishing, and media and entertainment management. Today, as one of the most respected businessmen and philanthropists in the world, Magic makes it his mission to bring economic growth to diverse communities and a message of empowerment to all in the process.Learn More
Import Vehicle Community Fabulous Networking Reception
The Import Vehicle Community hosts a variety of events at AAPEX including the annual Fabulous Networking Reception to help members create and secure networking opportunities that increase brand awareness and visibility in the import segment of the industry. All Import Vehicle Community members receive tickets to attend.Learn More
Import Product and Marketing Awards Presentation
Hosted by the Import Vehicle Community, the Import Product and Marketing Awards Presentation recognizes award winners of innovative products and marketing programs concepts designed to serve the import aftermarket. The awards presentation is open to all and free to attend.Learn More
The YANG Reception at AAPEX provides young professionals with opportunities to learn and network with their peers. This reception is free to attend for AAPEX attendees under-40 and YANG mentors, but pre-registration is required.
Women in Auto Care Reception
The Women in Auto Care community is dedicated to its mission of connecting, empowering and mentoring women within the auto care industry. The annual AAPEX reception is a chance to connect with the community outside of the busy show hours.
The Women in Auto Care Reception is open to all AAPEX attendees (regardless of gender) and is free to attend.Learn More
Held during the two networking receptions of the PBES Conference, the Innovation Fair showcases products, services and solutions for distributors’ needs.
Distributor Features of the Innovation Fair:
- Direct and convenient access to many of the industry’s top associated product manufacturers
- See innovative products and services focused on giving you a competitive advantage
- Get to know the manufacturers you support and vice-versa
- Free with your registration to the PBES Conference
Vendor Features of the Innovation Fair:
- Captive audience of distributor decision-makers and sales reps
- Held in conjunction with the highly attended networking receptions
- Innovation Fair table costs (does not include attendee registration)
- Members $250
- Non-Members $500
- Price includes one 6’ table and two chairs. AV needs are at an additional cost.