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

Insights for 2021 and Beyond – A Conversation with Top Forecaster and Futurist Jason Schenker

Dec. 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST | Webinar

Join us for a hosted discussion with noted financial forecaster and futurist Jason Schenker on key economic and technology trends for 2021 and the years to come. Listen in as Michael Chung, director of market intelligence at the Auto Care Association asks Jason for his perspective on economic policy, technological developments, supply chain dynamics, and other topics that are poised to impact the automotive aftermarket.


2021 events

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW)

Auto Care Connect

Jan. 25-28, 2021 | Virtual Event May 2-8, 2021 | Orlando, FL

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.

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.


ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference

Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference

May 2-5, 2021 | Orlando, FL May 4-6, 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 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.


Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Days

YANG Leadership Conference

May 5-7, 2021 | Orlando, FL May 7-8, 2021 | Orlando, FL

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 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.


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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