The 2009 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) returns to Chicago May 6th to the 7th with fresh content and presenters. The fourteenth annual event will take place at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare...
The 2009 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) returns to Chicago May 6th to the 7th with fresh content and presenters. The fourteenth annual event will take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare near Chicago with the theme “Winning Strategies in a Changing Aftermarket.”
“We listened to past attendees and their requests for topics and issues, and the dynamic GAAS 2009 reflects their input,” said Dave Caracci, GAAS chairman. “Industry executives are scrutinizing costs to attend events and demand ROI of intelligence, insight and data that they can transfer into immediate strategies. GAAS 2009 is built to deliver actionable takeaways for great business profitability, efficiency and competitiveness.”
Speakers already confirmed include Bill Strauss from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on “The Long Term Effects of Fuel Prices;” Dr. John Wormald of Autopolis on “The Environmental Crisis, The Auto Industry and The Aftermarket;” Rich Detskas, automotive manager, SGS Testing Company on “Outsourcing to Third World Quality: The Good, Bad and Ugly;” and David Portalatin from the NPD Group on “Consumer Insights: Just Ask!” In addition, two panel discussions are planned on “What Will the DIY Market Look Like in the Next Five Years” and “Internet Business Model’s In Today’s Aftermarket.”
Registration is now available for the symposium online at www.global-symposium.org.Early-bird registration savings of $200 are available until March 20.