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Matchmaking Program at AAPEX

The Auto Care Association, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, has hosted its annual International Matchmaking Program at AAPEX since 2016.

The program has successfully connected U.S. suppliers with a select group of pre-screened international buyers matching the participants’ buying and product interests and scheduling one-on-one meetings at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Please check back for detailed information and how to register for the matchmaking program at AAPEX 2021.

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“I was greatly surprised by the quality of the prospects I met during this event. For anyone who is trying to develop international business, this event is the source you need to start networking and promoting your company, products and services. I firmly believe that I have earned three new customers interested in partnering to promote our products locally. In my opinion, this is a highly recommended program. It helps you meet new customers and uncover new clients and business opportunities. I am looking forward to participating next year.” 

Jose L. Alonso, director of global sales, Murray Corporation


“Auto Care’s International Matchmaking program at AAPEX is a wonderful entry into several new markets if you are looking to grow your business internationally, it provides all that you need to have successful meetings right at your fingertips. The program sets up pointed and well-aligned meetings for your team to learn about new opportunities with potential partners worldwide. I have partnered with the program for two years now and look forward to the next. I highly recommend the experience and would tell you that you will get what you put into it and more.” 

Chris O’Reilly, director of global sales, Autopart International


“What a great opportunity and matchmaking event at AAPEX this year. I took a chance and it has paid off handsomely. The company options, the scheduling and the quality of buyers were on point.” 

Joseph De Santino, president, JDS Worldwide Corp


“We go to shows all over the country and the one thing that is lacking is the one-on-one B2B part. This did that. It’s a very helpful and worthwhile program, and we would like more of it.” 

Jason Shanks, vice president, sales and marketing, Superior Battery Manufacturing


“The matchmaking program was a remarkable opportunity to discover information about markets in which our company is currently not involved. The quiet, sit down, face-to-face setups provided a comfortable atmosphere conducive to developing new prospective partnerships.”

Ryan Smith, sales and marketing manager, Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc.


“Compared to show floor encounters, this program offered focused time, no distractions, and the advanced company self-selection ensured there was mutual interest.”

Camilo Zapata, sales manager for Latin America, Atlantic Pacific Automotive