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.

2019 events

Aftermarket Sales and Service: Maintaining Positive Customer Relationships

ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference

Apr. 25, 2019 | Teleforum
Apr. 28-May 1, 2019 | Tampa, FL

Have you ever wondered what your customers really want? Sales and customer service before, during and after sales are equally important to how your customers view the service manufacturers and rep agencies provide. The Auto Care Association’s Manufacturers’ Reps. Council is offering a one-hour teleforum on April 25 at 1 p.m. EDT, with industry leaders discussing best practices on how to approach sales andcustomer service in the aftermarket.

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.


Auto Care Spring Leadership Days

YANG Leadership Conference

May 8-10, 2019 | Bonita Springs, FL May 10-11, 2019 | Bonita Springs, 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 Bonita Springs as we address these issues and take advantage of an opportunity to speak up, speak out, and make your voice heard.

The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) Leadership Conference provides a forum to enhance leadership skills, sharpen one's knowledge of the auto care industry and develop new relationships with peers.


Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference

Trade Mission to Colombia

May 15-17, 2019 | San Diego, CA June 5-6, 2019 | Colombia

The PBES Conference brings together the leaders of the automotive aftermarket paint, body and equipment industry for a two day education conference.

The Auto Care Association is excited to announce a Trade Mission to Colombia. 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.


Women in Auto Care Summer Leadership

Upholstery and Trim International Council Convention

Aug. 7-8 | Detroit, MI Sept. 11-13, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

Join us in Detroit as we join with AIA Canada to bring women in the auto care industry across borders for an international meeting of ideas, insight and influence. This conference will offer women in our industry new ways to explore and achieve their professional goals by expanding their networks and influence across borders.

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.


Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days and Legislative Summit

Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Conference

Sept. 18-20, 2019 | Washington, D.C. Nov. 2-4, 2019 | 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.

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. 5-7, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

As the annual showcase for the global automotive auto care market, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) engages auto care professionals from around the globe.

2020 events

Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Days

Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days

May 13-15, 2020 | Denver, CO
Sept. 23-25, 2020 | Baltimore, MD

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 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.


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 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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