AAPEX and the Automotive Service Association (ASA) have announced a strategic partnership to integrate CARS into AAPEX to create an overall experience for the service repair shop owner, manager and technician.


CARS@AAPEX brings networking opportunities together with business information and technical education to create a trade show unparalleled in its offerings.

Register for CARS@AAPEX 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017
The Sands Expo, Rooms 401- 404

$215.00 for AAPEX attendee registration and Friday's portion of CARS@AAPEX Program
To Register, Please click the link below. You will find the Thursday AVT Training Program and the Friday Program on the 7th page of Registration

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Preliminary Schedule

Coffee and Networking

The Sands Expo, Room 401 - 404
7:30 am - 8:00 am

Grow Your Own Technicians

Speaker: Bill Haas AAM & WRHS Stem
The Sands Expo, Room 401-404
8:00 am - 11:30 am

We recognize that there are challenges to attracting and retaining young technicians. These areas have been discussed at nearly every industry gatherin.

The bigger tragedy is that we are attracting and preparing a lot of new technicians who leave the industry. Bill, Trish and a host of guests will provide you with useful techniques and resources to attract, develop and retain the next generation technician.

Topics Covered:

  • Involvement in community - K-12 presentations.
  • How to be involved in an advisory committee that is effective without it being a life sentence.
  • How to find and attract techs in vo-tech schools - what makes a good candidate?
  • Mentorship and Interns - How to do it right.
  • Retention - Why do so many young techs leave the industry?
  • Pay structure - managing expectations on both sides - Tools.
  • Job assignments - Should I put a broom in their hands so they can pay their dues?

Lunch on Your Own

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

They are Coming for YOUR Market Share

Speaker: Bob Greenwood
The Sands Expo, Room 401- 404
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Auto Repair is changing. Most of this may not be visible to even the best operators unless they are tapped into non-traditional information sources.

ASA and CARS have collected a high-powered group of the best resources in the industry to help you look forward to compete and thrive in all of the technology and business model disturbance that is already well under way. Our host Bob Greenwood has been working for months with the CARS advisory panel to build this presentation including Business leaders, analysts and a Wall Street analyst that specializes in the automotive sector. We are confident you have not seen anything like this program. Bob will interview his guests and give you analysis so you can make educated decisions to compete, collaborate and prepare your business for success in the future.

Networking and Visit Sponsors

The Sands Expo, Room 401- 404
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm