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For more than 25 years, Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has been the premier global event representing the $740 billion global aftermarket auto parts industry. Located at the majestic Sands Expo, AAPEX 2018 will feature over 2,500 automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers showcasing innovative products, services and technologies to more than 47,000+ targeted buyers.

AAPEX 2018

October 30-November 1, 2018
Sands Expo
Las Vegas, NV

AAPEX 2018 is shaping up to be another exciting year, riding the heels of an amazing 2017 with record-breaking attendance and many new features and innovations. 

Key features at AAPEX include:

  • Mobility Garage – utilizing some of the exciting features from 2017’s Mobility Park, the new Mobility Garage will be located in the Venetian Ballrooms and will showcase shop technology including underhood demos, electric vehicles, battery technology and more.
  • The Technology of Tomorrow – showcasing technologies coming down the pike for the aftermarket, the Technology Intersection utilizes simulators and virtual reality to help bring to life the future of the industry, today.
  • Let’s Tech – in the style of the popular “Ted Talks”, the Let’s Tech stage will showcase short, informative sessions with a focus on technology in the aftermarket
  • AAPEX VR Experience - Located in Mobility Garage, the AAPEX VR Experience will test attendee skills in the shop. Through headsets, attendees will journey into a virtual garage where they will install parts into a car. Compete for the best time, or just test your knowledge, with this interactive, immersive experience!

Key events at AAPEX include:

AAPEX Grand Opening Keynote: Breakfast with John King and Karl Rove
How Trade and the Elections Could Impact the Aftermarket
Oct. 30, 7am – 8:45am
John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics, and Karl Rove, Political strategist, Fox News contributor, and Wall Street Journal columnist, will take the stage at AAPEX 2018 for the grand opening keynote. John King will discuss the upcoming mid-term elections and the impact the various outcomes could have on Washington, D.C. and Karl Rove will address how the global impact of President Donald Trump’s imposed and proposed tariffs will affect the automotive aftermarket and U.S. businesses. The joint keynote session will be preceded by a State of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry presentation by Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, and Bill Long, president and chief operating officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).

The AAPEX 2018 grand opening keynote is a ticketed event. Tables of ten can be purchased for $1,000 and include a full buffet breakfast. To reserve a table, contact Chris Kalousek at chris.kalousek@aapexshow.com

For more information please visit www.aapexshow.com

As co-owners of AAPEX, the Auto Care Association is pleased to offer our members a variety of benefits, events and services to help members maximize their show experience.

Reduced Booth Rate

Auto Care Association members enjoy a significant reduced booth price for their exhibition space at AAPEX.

Auto Care Association Member Rate $25 per sq ft

Non-Member Rate $41.00 per sq ft

For more information about exhibiting at AAPEX, click here.

Click here for more information on becoming an Auto Care Association member.

Member Center

Members also enjoy complimentary access to the Auto Care Association Member Center, adjacent to the show floor. The Member Center provides a quiet oasis off of the show floor, with comfortable seating, light refreshments and complimentary meeting space.

To reserve a meeting room, click here. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities,  or contact Todd Finnerty at  Todd.Finnerty@autocare.org.                                     


Auto Care Association hosts a number of segment-specific events and programs during AAPEX.

AWDA Annual Business and Education Conference

AWDA smallHeld 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.

Click here for more information on the AWDA Conference.

Import Vehicle Community Events

Import Vehicle Community - SmallThe Import Vehicle Community plays an active role at AAPEX, with a variety of sponsored education sessions and two separate events. The Fabulous Networking Reception offers those active in the import community a chance for prime networking and the Import Vehicle Community Awards Luncheon honors those who have made an impact in the industry. Both events are invite-only.

For information on these events, or to inquire about attending, please contact Angela Chiang at angela.chiang@autocare.org

Women in Auto Care Reception

wiac-tiny-logoWomen 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 reception during AAPEX that is open to all Auto Care Association members.

For more information about Women’s Board, please contact  info@womeninautocare.org


YANG LogoThe 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.

Click here for more information about YANG events at AAPEX, or please contact David Pinkham at david.pinkham@autocare.org

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