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News   April 9, 2013   by CARS Magazine

NASTF FALL 2013 GENERAL MEETING AT AAPEX/SEMA

The date for the Fall 2013 General Meeting of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) is Wednesday, November 6, 2013. The meeting will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. (Pacific) at the Sands Expo/Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV during the...


The date for the Fall 2013 General Meeting of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) is Wednesday, November 6, 2013. The meeting will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. (Pacific) at the Sands Expo/Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV during the AAPEX/SEMA trade shows.

NASTF General Meetings are free to attend and no pre-registration with NASTF is necessary. However, registration for the AAPEX/SEMA trade shows is highly recommended. AAPEX/SEMA registration opens online in May with a discounted rate as low as $25 effective through October 14. To register for a show badge, visit www.aapexshow.com.

NASTF General Meetings provide a rare opportunity for aftermarket technicians and shop owners to interact directly with key service operations managers employed by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automakers. The recently completed NASTF Spring 2013 General Meeting held during the VISION Hi-tech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas attracted managers from Toyota, GM, Nissan, Subaru, VW, Porsche, Volvo and Honda. The NASTF General Meeting Planning Committee expects to release the agenda in June for the Fall 2013 meeting.

“NASTF is very thankful that AAPEX is able to accommodate our Fall 2013 General Meeting,” remarked Skip Potter, NASTF executive director. “The schedule of events in the city that week is very crowded but the importance of NASTF to our industry makes it all the more critical that NASTF is on that schedule.”

“AAPEX is the premier event of the automotive aftermarket calendar, where participants come each year to achieve business-growth ideas,” said Bill Long, president and chief operating officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). “It is fitting that NASTF is involved in AAPEX and, as an AAPEX co-owner, we are pleased to be able to accommodate the NASTF Fall 2013 General Meeting at this year’s event.”

“NASTF’s growing role in making sure that the independent aftermarket has access to the tools and information needed to work on late model vehicles makes it vital that it has a presence at the most important aftermarket event in North America, AAPEX,” said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). “We are excited that NASTF will have its Fall General Meeting at AAPEX and urge attendees to make time in their busy show schedules to participate in this very important event.”

AAPEX represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket and is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). For more information, please visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: info@aapexshow.com.