Tuesday, November 01, 2022


By Mark Bogdansky, VP, Mtgs & Events, Auto Care Association

Mark Bogdansky

Best. AAPEX. Ever.

You are going to hear that a lot this week. And I know what you’re thinking –

“They have to say that”

“They say that every year”

“Why is this the best one?”

But … bear with me for a minute. This IS going to be the Best. AAPEX. Ever. – and here’s why – 

  • We have as many buyers as we had in 2019
  • We have an EXPO Hall that is 70% larger than last year
  • We have OVER 15,000 Shop Owners and Technicians
  • We have 2,000 Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper members 
  • We have 900 Advance Professionals
  • We have more countries represented here than we have EVER had


Best. AAPEX. Ever.

But wait- there’s more!

  • We have a SOLD OUT Automotive Aftermarket Central floor
  • We have an expanded Joe’s Garage, including the Road to AAPEX bay which features the car that not only made it to Vegas, but that we are also giving away to a local veteran
  • We have a NEW Transmission Section
  • We have TechForce and their training truck
  • We have more training than we have ever had
  • We have a sold out Keynote Session with the most recognizable names in political strategy ready to tell us what to expect in the midterms and beyond (and to tell each other why they are wrong)
  • We have more media outlets recording live videos and podcasts than ever before (they know it’s the Best. AAPEX. Ever.)

So now you see – it is going to be the – say it with me – 


AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).

Nov. 1, 2022