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Join Us at AAPEX 2021

Tuesday, November 2 – Thursday, November 4, 2021
Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center, Las Vegas

After 2 long years, AAPEX 2021 will mark a much-anticipated return for the auto care industry’s premier event. We truly can’t wait to get back together in person – make sure that you take note of these spaces and events in order to ensure that you get the most out of your AAPEX experience!

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After a missed year and many changes in our industry—and the world—we’re excited to come back together and experience the power of being here, reuniting, and getting business done. As the automotive aftermarket’s destination for maintaining excellence, AAPEX is the place where you can meet face-to-face with all of your current partners and new suppliers, explore the global marketplace of innovation, and get hands-on training from elite technicians and trainers—all packed into one valuable trip. Plus, we’re ramping up the experiential learning in 2021, including more opportunities for quick and focused demos in the Tool & Equipment, and telematics and diagnostics sections, and presentations to gain insights on where the industry is headed. In addition, there are more areas focused on emerging technologies like robotics, and Repair Shop HQ featuring Joe’s Garage (Sponsored by Shop Owner) with fully equipped service bays, demos, and hands-on experiences. While you’re here, you can also connect with peers and thought leaders in receptions and at networking opportunities.

Your time at AAPEX serves as your own professional tune-up, providing insights on the latest products and changing demands to keep vehicles moving safely—efficiently and effectively. Take these three days to invest in your future and stay competitive. Join us at the industry’s premier event.


Auto Care Association Member Center

Monday, Nov. 1, 9am – 4pm

Tuesday, Nov. 2 – Thursday, Nov. 4, 7:30am – 5pm


Sands Expo Meeting Rooms 201 – 203

The Auto Care Association Member Center offers members a place off of the show floor to rest, enjoy light snacks, check email or host meetings. To reserve a meeting room, please contact Todd Finnerty or fill out a registration form on the Auto Care website.

Import Vehicle Community Lounge

The Venetian Hotel, Venetian Ballroom/Level Two



The Import Vehicle Community Lounge provides light refreshments and complimentary meeting room space for members.

Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Booth

Sands Expo, Level Two



Located within the AWDA Pavilion, the AWDA Booth offers members complimentary meeting rooms and networking.

Import Product and Marketing Awards Showcase

The Venetian Hotel, Venetian Ballroom/Level Two



The Import Product and Marketing Awards recognizes innovative products & marketing programs designed to serve the import aftermarket. The awards program is sponsored by the Import Vehicle Community & is open to all AAPEX exhibitors.

Data Innovation Center

Sands Expo, Level Two



Find out more about Auto Care Association’s technology solutions to help drive your business forward.

Right to Repair Bay

Sands Expo, Joes’ Garage, Level One



Visit the Right to Repair bay in Joe’s Garage to see live demonstrations of the industry’s technical solution for safe, secure, standardized and direct access to vehicle data, authorized by the vehicle owner.

Emerging Vehicle Technologies Booth

The Venetian Hotel, Venetian Ballroom



Vehicle and transportation technology are evolving in leaps and bounds and it is imperative that the vehicle aftermarket is informed of the challenges they will face in the future. Visit the Emerging Vehicle Technologies Booth to get up to speed on vehicle communications, high performance computing, software defined vehicles, ADAS and other sensor & control systems.


AWDA Opening General Session and Manufacturers’ Reception

Sunday, October 31, 6pm – 8:15pm
(AWDA Conference Participants Only)

AWDA Conference participants are invited to the AWDA Opening General Session, which will highlight the year’s accomplishments and provide a look to the future. An awards ceremony will recognize 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.

Import Vehicle Community Fabulous Networking Reception

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 5pm – 6:30pm
(Ticketed Event)

The Import Vehicle Community hosts a variety of events at AAPEX including the Fabulous Networking Reception which brings together many of the key players in the import/ export segment of the industry.

AAPEX Reception

Monday, Nov. 1, 6pm – 7:30pm

Celebrate the official kick off of Industry Week at the AAPEX Reception - a standing-room-only networking event for association members and guests, with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

YANG Reception

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 5pm – 7pm
(Under-40 Only)

The YANG reception at AAPEX continues to provide young professionals with opportunities to learn and network with their peers. This reception is free to attend for all AAPEX attendees under 40. Sponsored by The Pronto Network.

Keynote Breakfast

Tuesday, Nov. 2 6:30am – 8:45am

AAPEX 2021 will officially kickoff – bright and early – with Tuesday’s Keynote session. The auto care industry is coming home to Vegas to reconvene, cover hot topics and dialogue on what the future holds for our industry. CEOs of well-known retailer and warehouse distributor buyer companies will take the stage to participate in a Buyers’ Panel roundtable discussion, moderated by Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of The NPD Group and featuring the following panelists:

  • Corey Bartlett, President & CEO Automotive Parts Headquarters
  • Sue Godschalk, President, Federated Auto Parts
  • Tom Greco, President and CEO of Advance Auto Parts
  • Kevin Herron, President & COO Genuine Parts Co., US Automotive Products Group
  • Gregory D. Johnson, CEO, Co-President, O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Bill Rhodes, President and CEO of AutoZone

Prior to the panel, the program will begin with a celebratory “Welcome Home” address from industry association presidents Bill Hanvey and Paul McCarthy. They’ll focus on a State of the Industry, advocacy issues – and ways to support efforts – as well as the resilience of the aftermarket in the last year plus.


The AAPEX 2021 keynote is a ticketed event with limited seating. To reserve a table, contact Chris Kalousek at chris.kalousek@aapexshow.com.

Women in Auto Care Awards and Reception

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 4pm – 5pm (Awards) | 5pm – 6pm

New time and place – same great community! Celebrating success throughout the industry, the Women in Auto Care awards will honor the winners of both the Women of the Year Awards and the Automotive Communications Awards, followed immediately by the reception. Both events are open to all and free to attend.

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