For more than 25 years, Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has been the premier global event representing more than one trillion dollar automotive aftermarket industry. Located at the majestic Sands Expo, AAPEX 2019 will feature over 2,500 automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers showcasing innovative products, services and technologies to more than 47,000+ targeted buyers.
For more information check out the AAPEX Fact Sheet.
As co-owners of AAPEX, the Auto Care Association offers our members a variety of benefits, events and services to help members maximize their show experience.
AAPEX 2019 is shaping up to be another exciting year, riding the heels of an amazing 2018 with record-breaking attendance and many new features and innovations.
View the 2018 AAPEX by the numbers report
Auto Care Association hosts a number of segment-specific events and programs during AAPEX.
Held in conjunction with AAPEX, the AWDA Conference brings together the leading manufacturers and wholesalers of the industry together to engage in productive and profitable business and networking opportunities.
72nd AWDA Business and Education Conference
November 2-4 | The Venetian Hotel
The annual AWDA Business & Education Conference hosts more than 2,000 individual one-on-one meetings scheduled over 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.
Click here for more information about AWDA conference, or contact Larry Northup.
The Import Vehicle Community plays an active role at AAPEX, with a variety of sponsored education sessions and 3 separate events. The Fabulous Networking Reception offers those active in the import community a chance for prime networking and the Import Vehicle Community Awards and Lunch honors those who have made an impact in the industry.
Import Vehicle Community Product Awards
Tuesday, November 5 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Booth 42011
The Import Product and Marketing Awards Program during AAPEX offers an excellent opportunity to gain great visibility and recognition for products and marketing programs for import nameplate cars or trucks.
Import Vehicle Community Fabulous Networking Reception (*By Invitation Only)
Tuesday, November 5 | 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | The Venetian Hotel, Veronese 2401
The Fabulous Networking Reception is the premier networking event during AAPEX hosted by the Import Vehicle Community with over 700 attendees from the global aftermarket industry. Guests include industry executives of manufacturers, distributors and service providers of automotive parts for import nameplate vehicles.
Import Vehicle Community Awards Lunch (*By Invitation Only)
Wednesday, November 6 | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | The Venetian Hotel, Veronese 2401
The Import Vehicle Community Awards Lunch features the presentation of the Import Vehicle Community People Awards to men and women who have made significant contributions to the import auto care industry.
Click here for more information about Import Vehicle events at AAPEX. To inquire about attending, contact Angela Chiang
Women in Auto Care is comprised of auto care professionals dedicated to providing opportunities, education and career leadership to women in the auto care industry. Women in Auto Care hosts a press conference and reception during AAPEX that is open to all Auto Care Association members.
Women in Auto Care Awards Press Conference and Reception
Tuesday, November 5 | The Venetian Hotel, Casanova Room 505
Awards: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Reception: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Join Women in Auto Care as we recognize the 2019 Women of the Year and the recipients of this year’s Automotive Communications Awards during our annual press conference. Women in Auto Care’s mission is to connect, empower and mentor women. All are welcome to our event.
For more information about Women in Auto Care, contact Kelly Mollyneux.
The YANG group also plays an active role at AAPEX, offering their members such benefits as complimentary headshots and networking meetups. Additionally, YANG sponsors an education session targeted specifically to the younger generation, followed by a networking reception for industry professionals under 40.
YANG Networking Reception
Wednesday, November 6 | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Yardbird
The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) is the home for the auto care industry’s dynamic and vibrant community of young professionals. The YANG Networking Reception is open to all industry members under the age of 40.
Click here for more information about YANG events at AAPEX, or contact David Pinkham.
AAPEX has a lot to offer, and we want to make sure you can find everything that you need to maximize your experience at the event. The floor includes special sections for AWDA, Import Vehicle Community, NARSA (Mobile Heat Transfer/Air Conditioning), Paint, Body & Equipment, Tool & Equipment, Remanufacturing, Undercar, Underhood, and more! Check out the Floor Plan, search Products & Exhibitors and view important Office Hours & Locations.
AAPEXedu has been streamlined to help you make the most of your time at the event and give you the most relevant sessions to help support your business. We’ll be announcing more soon, but below is an example of the sessions already planned for 2019. Education sessions will take place in The Venetian, Bellini Ballroom as well as in Mobility Garage and on the Let’s Tech stage.
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