events

The health and safety of our members and attendees is our top priority. Due to the concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in-person events in May have transitioned to virtual, are in the process of being rescheduled or have been canceled.

Click the “More Info” button on your events below to see the most recent status regarding the 2020 ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference, Spring Leadership Days, YANG Leadership Conference and Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists Conference. 

The Auto Care Association has a variety of dynamic events, presented for all communities of our membership and the industry to make connections, do business and get informed.

2020 events

Understanding COVID-19 Employee Leave Requirements And Unemployment Expansion

ACPN Knowledge Exchange "Virtual" Conference

Apr. 2, 2020 | Webinar May 4-6, 2020 | Now Virtual for 2020! 

Join us for a webinar on understanding COVID-19 employee leave requirements and unemployment expansion. This webinar will be hosted by the Auto Care Association, with a presentation by Dentons Bingham Greenebaum.

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

YANG Leadership Conference

May 13-15, 2020 | Denver, CO May 15-16,2020 | Denver, CO

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.

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The YANG Leadership Conference is a two-day event taking place in conjunction with Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Days. The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) is the home for the auto care industry’s dynamic and vibrant community of under-40 professionals. YANG provides its members with the opportunity to network with industry peers, develop new skill sets and improve leadership capabilities. YANG events include panel discussions with industry leaders, professional development sessions and networking events throughout the country. YANG awards a number of scholarships to rising stars in the industry as well.

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Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference

Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days

May 18-20, 2020 | Indianapolis, IN Sept. 23-25, 2020 | Baltimore, MD

The PBES Conference brings together the leaders of the automotive aftermarket paint, body and equipment industry for a conference focusing on education, networking and exposure to industry products and services in its Innovation Fair. The theme for the 2020 conference is “People and Profits” and will focus on the life blood of companies – it’s employees – and ensuring profitable success. Be sure to join industry-leading distributors, manufacturers, WDs and manufacturers' reps to share your knowledge and ideas that will impact your future success.

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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.


Upholstery and Trim International Council Convention

Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Conference

Oct. 6-9, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV

The annual Auto Care Association Upholstery and Trim International Council Convention focuses on building relationships between the premier trim wholesalers and distributors in the industry.

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. 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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