• From Training and Demos to New Products and Connections

    By Liz Goad, director, Events and Meetings, AASA

    This year has been. . .well, it’s been a year. Usually, this is the time of year we are finalizing preparations for the AAPEX Show in Las Vegas. We are getting ready to see all our industry friends, celebrate the year’s accomplishments,…

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  • I Miss Normalcy (and my Industry Friends)

    Why our “new normal” still provides the opportunities we need

    By Chris Messer, vice president and publisher, 10 Missions Media

    In any normal year, this would be the time we are all making final preparations for Industry Week. Hotels secured, flights booked, calendars filling up fast. But alas, 2020 has…

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  • Shifting from Apprehension to Acceleration

    By Nathan Shipley, executive director, industry analyst, Automotive, The NPD Group

    Like many of you, I have worked in the automotive aftermarket space for most of my professional career, which means I have attended the AAPEX show more times than I can count. The 2019 show seems like a distant…

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  • COVID Didn’t Win! Welcome Virtual AAPEX Experience 2020!

    By Brian Plott, executive director, Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI)

    I started this year with great anticipation, feeling that 2020 would be a year charged with evolutionary change in the industry and powerful growth in the automotive aftermarket. As if to confirm this feeling, our first quarter activities came out…

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  • A Zero-Dollar Investment to Attract and Retain Employees

    By Kirsten Zaremba, senior director of marketing, Auto Care Association

    Experts consistently put “providing ongoing training” on the top of their list as a way to attract and retain employees. Employees want to be successful and by providing them the tools to grow and excel, you will be able to…

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  • Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Discover the Value of Remanufactured Parts at the Virtual AAPEX Experience

    By John Chalifoux, president & chief operating officer, MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing

    “Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”

    Those powerful words were first spoken by Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company. He is also the person known for…

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  • Improve Yourself and Your Shop Through the Virtual AAPEX Experience

    By John Burkhauser, director of education, BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY

    Every year, the global automotive world gathers in Las Vegas for the AAPEX event. It is indeed a planet-wide affair with companies and individuals gathering from the far reaches of the globe to show their wares, knowledge and more.

    Then there was…

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  • Going Virtual: Great Training and So Much More!

    By Carm Capriotto, podcast host, Remarkable Results Radio 

    Imagine no AAPEX 2020 homecoming. We will be hard-pressed ever to forget 2020 and how our lives changed. I’m sure the powers considered every option, including local and state restrictions and the show-goers’ safety, when they decided to hold a virtual conference…

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  • The Aftermarket in Latin America and Opportunities at the Virtual AAPEX Experience 2020

    By Carolina Arregoces, associate, international affairs, Auto Care Association

    This year, the Virtual AAPEX Experience will offer attendees the opportunity to reach the over $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. It will be a unique, interactive way to connect with industry professionals and to identify business opportunities with current and…

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  • The Pandemic’s Important Lesson for the Automotive Aftermarket

    By Aaron Lowe, AAP, senior vice president, government and regulatory affairs, Auto Care Association

    While COVID-19 has clearly placed challenges on the automotive aftermarket industry and its employees, it also has helped many in the industry to realize just how essential it is to the American way of life. Whether…

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