Attendees of AAPEX this fall will be able to take advantage of new partners and industry experts that have joined AAPEXedu.
According to an announcement from AAPEX, attendees can choose from a number of topics, such as telematics, connected vehicles, advanced driver assistance programs, vehicle data access, alternate fuel and drive train options, and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and new mobility models.
Northwood University will offer sessions and Automotive Service Association (ASA) and Automotive Video Inc. (AVI) will host technical training sessions. Meanwhile, the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association also will provide sessions geared to each of the communities within AAPEX.
The enhanced Service Professionals Program will feature an all-new Service Professionals Summit which will see an expert panel of speakers discuss emerging technologies facing this segment of the industry. Carm Capriotto, founder and host of Remarkable Results Radio will moderate the panel discussion on Nov. 2, with a reception to follow. The program also will feature under-the-hood training by AVI, and a special advanced vehicle training session by ASA.
A day-long REMANedu Conference, part of AAPEXedu, will take place on Oct. 30. It is a multi-faceted education and networking forum devoted to remanufacturing. Industry experts, panels, and speakers will showcase remanufactured products and associated technologies, along with what goes into successful remanufacturing operations. The day will wrap up with a panel of company leaders providing insight and outlook for remanufacturing in 2018.
The Aftermarket Outlook session will feature NPD’s Consumer Outlook Survey and IHS Markit will reveal the newest and hottest trends shaping the global automotive aftermarket industry during its “Five Trends in Five Minutes” session.
AAPEX will go from Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
One of the fastest-growing shows
AAPEX was named one of the top 25 fastest-growing shows in attendance by Trade Show News Network. Upwards of 44,000 buyers, including automotive service professionals, automotive parts retailers, warehouse distributors and dealers walk through its doors, AAPEX said, along with more than 2,200 exhibiting companies.
It is estimated that around 158,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140 countries will be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA Show.