events

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.

2020 events

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW)

Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference

Jan. 27-30, 2020 | Grapevine, TX
Feb. 19-20, 2020 | Charlotte, NC 

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 Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference, attendees encounter dynamic speakers and workshops including personal and professional development tools and updates on industry trends.

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Trade Mission to Peru

ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference

Mar. 16-17, 2020 | Peru
May 3-6, 2020 | Seattle, WA 

The Auto Care Association is exited to announce a Trade Mission to Peru in 2020. A cost-effective opportunity to gain firsthand market information, meet one-on-one with prospective customers and distributors pre-screened to match your specific business objectives. Trade Mission is open to all companies in the Auto Care Industry.

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.

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.


Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days

AAPEX

Sept. 23-25, 2020 | Baltimore, MD Nov. 3-5, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV

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.

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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