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News   October 1, 2015   by Allan Janssen

New AAPEX education sessions offer glimpse of future tech

ExpressEdu Technology Sessions designed with new format to include Q&A with speakers

Attendees to the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas next month will get a close-up look at how new technology is being used in the industry.

A new program being introduced at this year’s event, called ExpressEdu, to discuss what to expect in the future.

The six, free ExpressEdu sessions also will feature a Q&A after each presentation, giving attendees the opportunity to get additional in-depth information from session speakers.

All AAPEXedu sessions will take place at the Venetian, Palazzo Congress Center Level 1, Marco Polo Rooms 701-707 and 801-804.

Here is the schedule of ExpressEdu sessions:

Tuesday, Nov. 3

21st Century Vehicles: Keeping Drivers Safe and Connected While Respecting the Environment, 11 a.m. – 11:45, with speaker Jeff Owens of Delphi Automotive

Robotics in Aftermarket Warehousing and Distribution Operations, 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., with speaker Tim Post of Dematic Corp.

The Third Platform: The Latest in Emerging Technology, 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., with speakers Jim Klimkowski and Christopher Wetmore of McGladrey LLP

Leveraging New Training Technology for Repair Shops, 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., with speaker Bob Pattengale of Robert Bosch LLC

Mobile Payments: Current Retail Trends and Future Expectations, 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., with speaker Mike Martinez of DME Automotive.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

3D Printing in Service Supply Chain Management: Tradeoffs and Variables that Matter, 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., with speaker Bryan Crutchfield of Materialise.


ExpressEdu is part of the AAPEXedu 2015 program, which will offer more than 50 free sessions for warehouse distributors (WDs), retailers, parts stores, manufacturers, and automotive service professionals.

AAPEX 2015 is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, with AAPEXedu sessions beginning on Monday, Nov. 2.

AAPEX 2015 is expected to feature more than 2,400 exhibitors, 5,000 booths and 39,000 targeted buyers. Approximately 130,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from nearly 140 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX.

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