AWDA business and education conference

AWDA business and education conference


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.

Conference attendance is subject to pre-qualification for vendors and manufacturers’ representatives.

  • 2019 Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Conference

    Saturday, November 2 - Monday, November 4
    Venetian Resort & Casino
    3355 S Las Vegas Blvd,
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Pre-Event Brochure

    Frequently Asked Questions

    + How many time slots are available for the one-on-one meetings and how long are they?
    + Where are the one-on-one meetings held?
    + How should our preferred companies to meet with be ranked if our company is bringing more than one team?
    + How should I complete the request and ranking process if my multiple teams have specific functions?
    + Can I block off time slots?
    + How are the schedules created?

     

  • Deadline for company registration is Friday, June 28, 2019.

    Vendor Company

    Registration for your company and one primary delegate

     Registration is subject to qualification and all vendors must meet the following criteria:

    • Must sell to or through traditional distribution channels
    • Must be current, dues-paying member of AWDA Community of the Auto Care Association
    • Must reserve at least one (1) 10’ x 10’ exhibit booth at AAPEX
    • Must sell direct to at least seven (7) AWDA distributor members or be approved by at least one (1) major program group (Alliance, Pronto, Federated, Network)
    • Once registered, vendors must receive a minimum of eight (8) WD requests to remain in the conference. This ensures a more balanced ratio of vendors to WDs and produces fuller meeting schedules.

    Register as Vendor Company

    Attention Vendors: Your company registration confirmation email will include the link to reserve your one-on-one meeting room.

    WD Company

    Registration for your company and one primary delegate

    Requirements for WD participation:

    • Must purchase, warehouse and distribute (re-sell) motor vehicle parts and supplies primarily to repair shops
    • Must be current, dues-paying member of AWDA Community of the Auto Care Association or…
    • Shareholder of major program group (Alliance, Pronto, Federated, Network) with a special invitation to attend

    Register as WD Company


  • All companies must select and rank preferred companies to meet with through the MeetMax Scheduling website.

    WD Key Dates
    July 8 WD appointed one-on-one contact will be emailed MeetMax link to select and rank their preferred vendor companies for one-on-one meetings.
    July 19 Deadline for WDs to select and rank vendor companies.

    Vendor Key Dates
    Before
    July 6
    Vendors should contact WD appointed one-on-one contacts to promote their company and achieve the required minimum of eight (8) requests to remain in the conference.

    July 29
    Vendor appointed one-on-one contact will be emailed MeetMax link to select and rank their preferred WD companies for one-on-one meetings. The list of WD companies that requested to meet with your company will be displayed on the MeetMax website.
    August 9 Deadline for vendors to select and rank WD companies


    Final one-on-one schedules will be sent by Sept. 6, 2019.

  • Register before Oct. 1, 2019 to avoid an increase of $100 to the below registration fees.

    Registration Type Fee Link
    Additional WD Attendee $385     Register Here   
    Additional Vendor Attendee $475 Register Here
    Manufacturer Representative    $475 Register Here
    Manufacturers’ Representative Agency    
    and includes up to 3 attendees
    $725

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  • Reserve Your Hotel

    Deadline to receive the discounted hotel room rate is July 31, 2019. First come, first serve.

    AWDA attendees will receive the discounted rate of $304 per night ($284 daily rate plus $20 discounted daily resort fee) at the Venetian Resort & Casino. This link is for AWDA Conference attendees only. Any reservations found without a conference registration will be cancelled.

    Book Your Room

    Attention Vendors: The link to reserve the one-on-one meeting room (which may also serve as a sleeping room) was included in the company registration confirmation email.

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