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News   April 13, 2009   by Auto Service World

AAPEX Attendee Registration Now Open Show Organizers Add Value to 2009 Event

Registration is now open for the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3rd through Thursday, Nov. 5th at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nev. The online forms and more details about AAPEX 2009 are available at


“This years event promises to be the most energetic one to date, with a live, mulitmedia AAPEX Demo area on the show floor, electronic interactive, ‘You Are Here’ kiosks, a record number of seminars and many more new additions,” said Steve Handschuh, president and COO of show co-organizer Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). “We urge aftermarket suppliers to make sure they have their booth reservations ready for the space drawing in early May and encourage their channel partners to register online.”


Exhibitors and buyers also will benefit from substantially discounted hotel room rates, the lowest in six years, at nearly all Las Vegas hotels. Show organizers of AAPEX and the SEMA Show have negotiated rates that are 25 to 45 per cent lower than last year. Show organizers plan to announce and publish specific hotel room rates soon. AAPEX 2009 will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3rd through Thursday, Nov. 5th at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev.


AAPEX stands for the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, the annual business-to-business trade show representing the global automotive aftermarket, held at the Sands Expo Center during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in conjunction with the SEMA Show. AAPEX is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), an affiliate association of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).

“The AAPEX slogan: ‘All the Products, All the People, One Place, One Time’ rings truer than ever in todays challenging economy,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “Because companies are tightening their belt and scrutinizing travel and other expenditures it makes sound business sense to make AAPEX a must-attend event in 2009.”


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