Import Vehicle Community Announces 2024 Awards and Events

June 19, 2024

Import Vehicle Community Logo (PMS 300) wTagBETHESDA, Md. – June 19, 2024 – The Auto Care Association’s Import Vehicle Community is thrilled to announce the details of its 2024 People and Product Awards programs and events taking place at this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Nov. 5-7, 2024. The Import Vehicle Community leads the way in creating networking opportunities and recognizing excellence in people and products in the auto care industry, featuring multiple events and 13 prestigious awards to honor the standout individuals and products of the import community each year.

2024 People Awards

The Import Vehicle Community People Awards recognize exceptional individuals whose achievements have significantly advanced the industry.

  • Hall of Fame Award: Honors outstanding individuals whose creativity, integrity, and accomplishments have enhanced the import industry.
  • Industry Impact Award (formerly Lifetime Industry Achievement): Recognizes individuals whose exceptional performance and conscientious approach to business have made them high contributors and unsung heroes within the industry.
  • Person of the Year Award: Honors an individual for their outstanding contributions to the industry during the past year.
  • Young Executive of the Year Award: Recognizes outstanding young executives under the age of 40 for their dedication and accomplishments.

The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 5, 2024.

2024 Import Product and Marketing Awards

Elevate your brand and showcase your innovations with the Import Product and Marketing Awards. This program celebrates excellence in the import aftermarket, highlighting cutting-edge products and standout marketing initiatives.

Entries will be prominently displayed at AAPEX, providing unparalleled visibility.

Award categories include:

  • Best Overall Aftermarket Product or Product Line;
  • Best New Product or Product Line;
  • Best Functional Fluid;
  • Best Repair Solution or Tool (new for 2024);
  • Best Problem-Solver;
  • Best Packaging of a Product or Product Line;
  • Best Merchandising, Advertising, or Electronic Media Campaign of a Product or Product Line;
  • Best Product Lookup; and
  • Best Training Initiative or Program (new for 2024).

The early-bird discount for Import Product and Marketing Awards entries ends Aug. 31.

Events at AAPEX 2024

Save the date for the Import Vehicle Community events at AAPEX 2024:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2024: Networking Reception (invitation-only for Import Vehicle Community members)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2024: Luncheon and Awards Program (invitation-only for Import Vehicle Community sponsors and their guests)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Discover exclusive sponsorship opportunities with the Import Vehicle Community to connect with top industry executives, boost brand visibility, and forge valuable partnerships.

Sponsorships for 2024 are available until Aug. 31, 2024.

For more information about the 2024 Import Vehicle Community awards, events and sponsorship opportunities, please visit