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.

2020 events

YANG Virtual Experience

Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Conference

Oct. 21, 2020 | Virtual Event Nov. 16 - 19, 2020 | Virtual Event

The Young Auto Care Networking Group (YANG), an under-40 community of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting registrations for its first-ever YANG Virtual Experience. The event will be a completely virtual experience designed for young professionals in the auto care industry to find connection with peers, learn from industry experts and come together as one collective industry by sharing the best of ideas and solutions for today’s challenges—both inside and outside of the work space.

For 73 years, AWDA’s Annual Conference has delivered on the promise of valuable interaction through its efficient and highly effective one-on-one meetings. That tradition is continued and for 2020. AWDA is excited to offer its FIRST Virtual AWDA Event Nov. 16-19, 2020.


AAPEX

Nov. 3-5, 2020 | Virtual Experience

AAPEX 2020, scheduled for Nov. 3-5, 2020 at the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas, will not be held as an in-person tradeshow event this year due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and related governmental prohibitions and restrictions on gatherings, businesses, and travel. Instead, AAPEX will provide a virtual/digital experience with many of the show’s elements presented digitally. Given the State of Nevada’s recently announced long-term mitigation strategy for the COVID-19 pandemic, which has indefinitely prohibited events with more than 50 participants, and the severe limitations on international and domestic travel imposed in connection with the pandemic, unfortunately, the traditional in-person event cannot proceed.


2021 events

ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference

Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Day

May 2-5, 2021 | Orlando, FL May 5-7, 2021 | Orlando, FL

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.

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.


Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days and Legislative Summit

Sept. 22-24, 2021 | Washington, D.C.

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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