events

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

Auto Care Association is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and will follow the relevant authorities’ actions, requirements and recommendations. For additional current information on the coronavirus, visit the CDC’s site.

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.

2021 events

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW)

Women in Auto Care Week

Jan. 25-28, 2021 | Virtual Event Feb. 22-26, 2021 | Virtual Event 

The virtual conference will feature traditional HDAW opening sessions with the HDAW 2021 co-chairs and a comprehensive conference program that will provide highly useful information on doing business in the current environment. The conference will feature education workshops including SOLD! (Service Opportunities & Learning Day), designed for distributors with service and repair technicians. Additionally, the highly popular pre-scheduled One-on-One meetings between distributor and supplier executives will also be held 100% virtual as part of HDAW 2021. More virtual programs to ensure industry leaders can glean the valuable information they expect from HDAW will be announced soon.

Women in Auto Care Week will offer sessions with a focus on both personal and professional development, as well as industry thought leadership and outlooks. Additionally, the conference will incorporate fun engagement activities and opportunities for networking.  


Auto Care Connect

ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference

May 2-8, 2021 | Orlando, FL May 2-5, 2021 | Orlando, FL

Auto Care Connect is a new experience comprised of four Auto Care Association conferences co-located during one week: ACPN Knowledge Exchange, Spring Leadership Days, PBES Conference, and YANG Leadership Conference. Designed to unite the various leaders and communities under the Association, Auto Care Connect presents a unique opportunity to network with new business connections, attend accredited educational sessions, explore tradeshows and take advantage of the latest resources the Association offers to the industry. 

The annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange conference is the largest gathering of content professionals and their vendors and solution partners. Attended by most major manufacturers, distributors and parts experts in the automotive content space, the ACPN conference provides a focused and unique opportunity to learn, share best practices, network with peers, and interact with service providers in the content management space. 


Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference

Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Days

May 4-6, 2021 | Orlando, FL May 5-7, 2021 | Orlando, FL

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. Be sure to join industry-leading distributors, manufacturers, WDs and manufacturers' reps to share knowledge and ideas that will impact your future success.

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. 


YANG Leadership Conference

Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days and Legislative Summit

May 7 - 8, 2021 | Orlando, FL Sept. 22 - 24, 2021 | Washington, D.C.

The YANG Leadership Conference is a collaborative learning event designed for auto care industry professionals under the age of 40. YANG Leadership Conference attendees will enhance leadership skills, sharpen auto care industry knowledge, and develop new relationships with peers.

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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