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News   January 6, 2017   by Steve Pawlett

2017 AASA Vision Conference: Trends That Will Change The Industry



The automotive aftermarket industry as we know it is changing and may be completely different in the near future. At the 2017 Vision Conference, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will examine how new distribution channels, technologies, telematics, new administrative policies, regulations and vehicle advancements will drastically alter the aftermarket landscape.

This unique, three-day event is slated for Wednesday, March 29 through Friday, March 31 at the Loews O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill. The event is focused on the theme, “The New Aftermarket: Trends that Will Changes the Industry as We Know It.” Conference participants will learn about opportunities through new, increasing and decreasing product categories in a collaborative format.

New for 2017, the AASA Vision Conference will feature: 

  • Participation by aftermarket channel partner attendees
  • Exciting networking opportunities to meet with industry colleagues
  • AASA member-only session to provide unique insights on the industry

AASA members attending the Conference also can take advantage of an additional benefit: free attendance at the association council meetings held in conjunction with the event. Conference participants can attend the AASA Intellectual Property Council (IPC) meeting on March 29, and meetings of the AASA Technology Council (ATC) and the AASA Marketing Executives Council (MEC), both on March 31. Council meeting attendance is limited to AASA members only; some limitations apply and pre-registration is required. Contact Nikki Rankin of AASA,, for more information.

Registration is now open for the 2017 AASA Vision Conference.  AASA has reserved a block of rooms at the Loews O’Hare for the meeting; reserve your accommodations before Friday, March 3, for guaranteed availability.

The Conference’s expanded participation by suppliers and channel partners provides unique promotional opportunities. Contact Ben Brucato for details on how you can promote your company, brands and services.


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