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The automotive industry events listed below are filled with the latest opportunities for career progression, networking and industry information. Auto Care Association is proud to bring you a new events app! Discover new events, connect with attendees and organize your schedules once you’ve registered through our meetings department. For information on the apps capabilities, how to download the app and troubleshooting, click here.

2019 events

Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days and Legislative Summit

Learn How to Impress Your Boss with the 2020 Factbook

Sept. 18-20, 2019 | Washington, D.C. Sept. 24, 2019 | Webinar

The Auto Care Association’s Fall Leadership Days in conjunction with the Legislative Summit brings together volunteers, association members, and professional staff for several days of meetings aimed at discussing issues and initiatives that are currently affecting our membership and the industry at large. Please join us in D.C. as we address these issues and take advantage of an opportunity to speak up, speak out, and make your voice heard. Auto Care executives from the across the country will descend on Washington, D.C. to deliver our industry message to our nation’s leaders.

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How many miles were driven last year? How many vehicles are currently in operation? What market disruptions are impacting your job? All of these questions and more can be answered in Auto Care's 2020 Factbook. Learn how to use the 2020 Factbook and impress your boss with answers to questions that keep them up at night.


IMO 2020 – Mitigating Changes, Disruption and Significant Cost Increases in Ocean Shipping in Q4 and into the future

Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Conference

Sept. 26, 2019 | Webinar Nov. 2-4, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

IMO 2020 is a mandatory requirement for the ocean shipping industry to change to low sulfur fuels on Jan. 1, 2020. This change is going to have a dramatic effect on your ocean freight starting in Q4 and into the future, including higher costs per container and a shortage of available ships and container space. This webinar, will give you and your team an understanding and direction on how best to mitigate the coming issues and enhance your bottom line.

The annual AWDA Business & Education Conference hosts more than 2,000 individual one-on-one meetings scheduled during two days, and represents the auto care industry’s single, most efficient venue for warehouse distributors and their suppliers to conduct real business. Combined with the scope and variety of companies represented at AAPEX, AWDA’s annual Business & Education Conference is the can’t-miss event of the year for traditional distribution.


AAPEX

Nov. 5-7, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

As the annual showcase for the global automotive auto care market, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) engages auto care professionals from around the globe.

2020 events

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW)

ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference

Jan. 27-30, 2020 | Grapevine, TX
May 3-6, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty industry. More than 2,300 executives and managers from the U.S., Canada and six other countries including distributors, suppliers, service providers, educators and industry media attend the conference.

At the ACPN Knowledge Exchange, catalog managers can learn how to develop more accurate catalogs, gain insights on more efficient production processes and become aware of new technology and techniques, which will ultimately help them and their companies sell more products, reduce costs, and increase efficiencies.

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Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Days

Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days

May 13-15, 2020 | Denver, CO Sept. 23-25, 2020 | Baltimore, MD

The Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days brings together volunteers, association members, and professional staff for several days of meetings aimed at discussing issues and initiatives that are currently affecting our membership and the industry at large. Please join us in Denver as we address these issues and take advantage of an opportunity to speak up, speak out, and make your voice heard.

The Auto Care Association’s Fall Leadership Days brings together volunteers, association members, and professional staff for several days of meetings aimed at discussing issues and initiatives that are currently affecting our membership and the industry at large. Please join us in Baltimore as we address these issues and take advantage of an opportunity to speak up, speak out, and make your voice heard.


AAPEX

Nov. 3-5, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV

As the annual showcase global automotive auto care market, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) engages auto care professionals from around the globe.


2021 events

Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Days

Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days and Legislative Summit

May 5-7, 2021 | Orlando, FL Sept. 22-24, 2021 | Washington, D.C.

The Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days brings together volunteers, association members, and professional staff for several days of meetings aimed at discussing issues and initiatives that are currently affecting our membership and the industry at large. Please join us in Orlando as we address these issues and take advantage of an opportunity to speak up, speak out, and make your voice heard.

The Auto Care Association’s Fall Leadership Days in conjunction with the Legislative Summit brings together volunteers, association members, and professional staff for several days of meetings aimed at discussing issues and initiatives that are currently affecting our membership and the industry at large. Please join us in D.C. as we address these issues and take advantage of an opportunity to speak up, speak out, and make your voice heard. Auto Care executives from the across the country will descend on Washington, D.C. to deliver our industry message to our nation’s leaders.

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