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News   October 10, 2017   by Adam Malik

Hightened security planned for AAPEX

In light of the recent attack in Las Vegas, the organizers of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo released a statement that efforts are being made to enhance security for the show, which is just weeks away.

The heads of the Auto Care Association and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, co-owners of AAPEX, offered their condolences to those affected by the events and victims of the mass shooting.

“AAPEX continuously evaluates show security measures to strengthen event participant safety,” said Steve Handschuh, MEMA president. “The associations and show managers are actively engaged this week with local officials, federal agencies, and venue security professionals, seeking expert advice on AAPEX security.”

ACA president Bill Hanvey added that additional security protocols are being looked into.

“We will communicate these measures as they materialize in the event that they might inconvenience our exhibitors and attendees, to allow them to plan accordingly,” he said.