Exhibitor Press Releases

  • Register Now for Your Media Credentials

    With registration now open, excitement is building for AAPEX 2021 when the automotive aftermarket will reunite and reconnect in person after a missed year. During this “homecoming” event, the industry’s resiliency will be front and center, along with innovative products, emerging technology and essential technical and business management training. 

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  • Imagine the Conversations

    By Mike Chung, director, market intelligence, Auto Care Association

    Never have I ever … missed an AAPEX

    Never have I ever … seen so many DIY pleas for help

    Never have I ever … seen so many delivery delays

    “So much has changed” is an understatement. Our last in-person AAPEX… READ MORE  

  • AAPEX 2021 Opens Registration

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – May 4, 2021 – Attendee registration is now open for AAPEX 2021, Tuesday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas.

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  • Why the Automotive Aftermarket is Bouncing Back Already

    The U.S. automotive aftermarket had its ups and downs last year, but 2021 is once again proving that the aftermarket is resilient. Aftermarket suppliers report that the first quarter had strong sales and are optimistic about the rest of the year. AASA believes that economic conditions and the fundamental drivers of the aftermarket will support the market throughout 2021, though risks are present (and not just from the pandemic). READ MORE  
  • AAPEX 2021 Announces Training Schedule for New Repair Shop HQ


    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – April 27, 2021 – AAPEX 2021 has announced the lineup of technical and business management training to be offered in the new Repair Shop HQ. The schedule features a wide range of topics and focuses on education for shop owners, service advisors and technicians.

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  • Invest in the Future Now to Avoid Disruption Later

    By Behzad Rassuli, senior vice president, Strategic Development, Auto Care Association

    The way we operate as human beings has changed thanks to the pandemic. From basic things like changes to your sleep schedule and daily routine, to how much time you spend with your family, to what your new typical… READ MORE  

  • The Aftermarket Can Take Advantage of Vehicle Data

    By Chris Gardner, senior vice president, AASA

    We sure have heard a lot about telematics and connected vehicles over the past few years – and for good reason. The penetration, spread and utilization of these technologies is headed our way quickly, so it only makes sense to prepare for… READ MORE  

  • A Year of Challenge and Change Puts Us in Pole Position for 2021

    By Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association

    After over a year of not being able to be together, there really are no words to express how I feel about the prospect of AAPEX finally being our homecoming this November. 

    This is the year that challenged us. This is… READ MORE  

  • Indicators suggest growth for U.S. automotive aftermarket in 2021

    To keep you ahead of the curve, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Analysis – compiled annually by AAPEX – has been updated for 2021. While 2020 clearly had significant challenges, the U.S. automotive aftermarket industry was deemed essential in March and has a history of resiliency during economic crises. 

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  • The Future of Face-To-Face and Our Essential Industry

    By Paul McCarthy, president and chief operating officer, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)

    I’ll start with the first big question: yes, there will be an AAPEX in 2021.

    Virus permitting, we’re seeing many promising signs for a trade show in November, which is great news for the aftermarket.   

    Based on… READ MORE