ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference

Knowledge Exchange Conference

The annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange conference is the largest gathering of content professionals and their vendors and solution partners.

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2022 ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference

May 15 - 18, 2022 | Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida

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. At the ACPN Knowledge Exchange, content 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
  • Increase efficiencies

Featured Speakers

Johannes Crepon

Mar 11, 2021, 21:59 PM
Name : Johannes Crepon
Position : Founder
Company : PDM

Johannes Crepon founded and partnered multiple automotive aftermarket businesses. He launched his first successful company in Germany, Velocity Automotive, at the age of 17 after becoming addicted to 1930s Hot Rods during his foreign exchange studies in the United States. Johannes quickly established the company in the US as a reliable distributor for the European market and it is now operating out of three locations, two in Germany, and one in New Jersey USA.

The English proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” drove Johannes to start his latest company PDM Automotive. Using modern technologies to create an industry platform to generate, maintain and distribute data to fuel the automotive aftermarket. 21st century technology for the 21st century aftermarket. Johannes was honored by SEMA as one of 35 under 35 being a trendsetter and business leader of tomorrow. PDM has won several awards and is on the path to make a big impact on the automotive aftermarket parts industry.

Johannes received his Bachelors and Masters degrees while building Velocity Automotive. He is bilingual in German and English and received a best in class award at M.Sc. Innovations & Technology Management.

About PDM

PDM was founded in 2017 on the principle that creating, distributing, and consuming high-quality automotive product data should be easy, transparent and improve sales. They exist to create experiences where brands feel empowered to take charge of their own data, resellers seamlessly have access to all product information in real-time, and service providers can add their own special contributions to the process. They do this by engaging with like-minded organizations, listening, and utilizing the latest technologies to create an intuitive platform for the flow of high-quality automotive product data between all our customers’ trading partners. 

PDM is a technology-first company, with a team of engineers that develop code and algorithms with unique & proprietary features such as: intuitive interface that streamlines data communication; live data validation with immediate feedback and actionable “quick-fixes”; workflow automation and ERP integrations; ecommerce integrations with various APIs to drive data transfer and Make-Model-Year search; and users can collaborate with all product data in a single location.

PDM’s technology provides exceptional communication between manufacturers, resellers, and service providers to enhance sales, marketing, and product logistics. PDM utilizes technology to leverage product data available with industry standards such as Auto Care’s ACES & PIES, or virtually any unique data structure.
PDM’s vision is to drive a new era of seamless & effortless data technology connections between business partners in the automotive industry.

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  • Content Management
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Schedule at a glance

Sunday, May 15
Monday, May 16
Tuesday, May 17
Wednesday, May 18

Onsite Health and Safety

Florida recommends but does not require face coverings for the general public. The CDC recommends wearing a mask if you are not vaccinated. At this time, our event does not require proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test on site. This information is subject to change if CDC, state or federal mandates evolve.


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Become a sponsor of the 2022 ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference to promote your company's name and brand(s) in front of 400+ attendees to show your support for the ACPN community and the educational advancement of content professionals.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors


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Hyatt Regency Orlando

9801 International Drive 
Orlando, Florida, 32819

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$219++ per night

(Inclusive of $30 daily resort fee)
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Deadline to receive discounted housing rate:
April 15, 2022

*Please note, rooms are limited and subject to availability. Please book your room as soon as possible.



ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference is a part of 2022 Auto Care Connect week which also includes:

Connect Landing page PBES

May 17 - 18

Connect Landing page SLD logo

May 18 - 20

Connect Landing page YANG conference

May 20 - 21

Opportunity to register for one or multiple events during Connect will be presented during the registration process.


This registration type is for individuals who are employed by a company which manufactures, sells and/or distributes parts/products only.

Auto Care Member*Non-MemberSocial Guest**
**The social guest rate is only for spouses, significant others, or family members of a registered attendee. This only permits access to (3) breakfasts, Chairman's Dinner, Welcome Reception and (3) networking hospitality suites. Attendance to educational sessions and tradeshow is not permitted.





This registration type is for individuals and companies who provide software solutions or content related services to the aftermarket. All companies that fall within this registration type must exhibit in the trade show in order to attend the conference.

Auto Care Member*Non-Member


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Additional AttendeeAdditional Booth Space (8x10)Social Guest**
$725 | $1,225$1,100 | $2,000$350
**The social guest rate is only for spouses, significant others, or family members of a registered attendee. This only permits access to (3) breakfasts, Chairman's Dinner, Welcome Reception and (3) networking hospitality suites. Attendance to educational sessions and tradeshow is not permitted.
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*To become an Auto Care member company, please visit our memberships page here.


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