What is AAIW?Why should I attend AAPEX?When is AAPEX?Where is AAPEX held?What is the admission cost and what is included?Who is allowed to attend AAPEX?What is a non-exhibiting manufacturer (NEM)?What do I need to register?What is the dress code?May I take photos or video tape on the show floor?Are children allowed to attend?
What is AAIW?
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) is comprised of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and the SEMA Show. Attendee badges are valid for both shows.
AAPEX is held Tuesday, October 30 – Thursday, November 1
The SEMA Show is held Tuesday, October 30 – Friday, November 2
Why should I attend AAPEX?
AAPEX offers WDs, retailers, program groups, jobbers, service providers, and others the opportunity to source products from both domestic and international suppliers. Representing the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket, more than 128,000 professionals from around the globe participate in AAPEX and the SEMA Show.
AAPEX is where you can reach all of the key decision makers in your target market all in one place.
When is AAPEX?
AAPEX will be held from Tuesday, October 30 through Thursday, November 1, as part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Where is AAPEX held?
AAPEX is held in the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What is the admission cost and what is included?
Attendee registration is (U.S.) $25 in advance for online registration (through October 14) and $75 online after October 14 and onsite per person, with the exception of Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers which is $200 per person.
Registration includes an attendee badge which will allow show floor access to both AAPEX and the SEMA Show.
Who is allowed to attend AAPEX?
Only qualified members of the automotive industry are permitted to register. Registration is (U.S.) $25 in advance for online registration (through October 14) and $75 after October 14 and onsite per person, with the exception of Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers which is $200 per person. All registrations are subject to review and approval by Event Management. Principal business category final determination will be made by Event Management. Your AAIW badge will allow you to enter both AAPEX and the SEMA Show. Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers are limited to two badges per company.
AAPEX is intended for business representatives of the automotive aftermarket industry. The following business representatives are not allowed to attend:
Any non-automotive affiliated company
Non-automotive graphics companies
Exhibition industry affiliates
Independent Insurance agents
What is a Non-Exhibiting Manufacturer?
Please review the criteria for exhibiting found HERE. If you meet the exhibitor requirements or have exhibited in the past but are not exhibiting, then you would be considered a Non-Exhibiting Manufacturer.
What do I need to register?
Admission to AAPEX and the SEMA Show are for the automotive trade only. First time registrants may be asked to provide proof of their affiliation in the automotive trade.
Two of the following forms of business identification will be acceptable. All must indicate current employment at an automotive related company:
Tax Registration Certificate or Business Registration
Two recent paycheck stubs to verify employment
Copy of Yellow Pages Listing
Copy of Advertisement
Business Card (company name and address must correspond with the information on the registration form) Must include job title.
Business photo I.D. (must include name, photo and company name)
All registrants are subject to review and approval by Event Management. Principal business category will be determined by Event Management utilizing your company website. Once approved, confirmation will be sent to the registrants via e-mail regarding the status of their badges.
What is the dress code?
In the interest of maintaining a professional atmosphere, attendees must wear appropriate apparel at all times. Business or semi-business attire is suggested. Logos and sayings on apparel must be in good taste. Event Management has the right to make determinations on appropriate apparel.
May I take photos or video tape on the show floor?
At AAPEX, the use of cameras and video recorders is prohibited in the Exhibit Hall with the exception of authorized members of the working trade press.
At the SEMA Show, photographs and personal videos are permitted with the exhibitor’s permission only.
Professional video crews must carry the official video pass at either show.
Are children allowed to attend?
Children under 16 years of age are not allowed in the exhibit areas.