After missing our chance to meet in person last year, AAPEX 2021 will be a critical meeting opportunity to tune up your industry coverage—and we’re taking every precaution to create a safe and healthy environment for everyone in attendance. 

AAPEX is the premier event representing the more than $2 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. As media, you’ll explore new products and technologies from exhibiting companies and connect with the industry’s top leaders, educators, innovators, and trainers. You’ll also hear from experts as they share the latest trends, opportunities, and market intelligence.

Your presence at this global gathering is ideal for developing valuable content and story ideas, conducting interviews with movers and shakers, identifying emerging trends, and staying ahead in the industry. Registration is complimentary for qualified media, giving you every reason to be there and experience it all for yourself.

Media Partners

Promote AAPEX 2021 to your audience, and receive visibility leading up to and at AAPEX 2021 through our partner program, a trade opportunity that exchanges advertising of AAPEX for visibility to our audience. All relevant, qualified media channels are eligible to participate in the program and we welcome emerging media as well.

Press Releases

Get up-to-the-minute news and announcements from AAPEX, and read about AAPEX 2021 exhibitors and their exciting new products and technologies.

Influencer Partners

The automotive aftermarket industry is always evolving, and so are we. AAPEX is now offering trade opportunities and an increased visibility to social media influencers as part of our influencer program. A limited number of relevant, qualified social media channels are eligible to participate in the program.


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Fact & Figures

For background information about AAPEX use the AAPEX Fact Sheet, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Analysis, and AAPEX Media Guide.

AAPEX Images, AAPEX TV-360, B-Roll

Tour our Photo Gallery for highlights of AAPEX and watch AAPEX TV-360 videos for the latest news and industry trends. Download b-roll – broadcast-quality HD video content for your TV broadcasts and online purposes – categorized by topic.

Media Contact

Contact Monica Buchholz with any AAPEX 2021 media inquiries at or 978-470-8887.


Read our AAPEX Blog for insights from industry experts on vehicle data, trends and market outlook, technology, ADAS and more.

Media Updates

View our Media Updates for the latest news and information specifically for media attending AAPEX.

Media Events

AAPEX 2021 will host several media events, including the AAPEX Media Reception, the AAPEX New Product and New Packaging Showcase Awards presentation, AAPEX Media Tours, the AAPEX Best Booth Awards presentation, the AAPEX Service and Repair Awards recognition, AASA’s Media & Member Briefing, and the Special Forecast: EV and E-Commerce Briefing and Press Conference. For more information, visit AAPEX 2021 Media Events.

Press Conferences

Press conferences will be held in The Venetian, Casanova Room 603. A schedule of press conferences will be available in September.

On-Site Media Center

Registered media will have access to computers, internet, refreshments and private work areas, located in the Venetian, Casanova Room 601. The Media Center will be open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Oct. 31 through Nov. 4.

Learn more about the Media Center and watch highlights from AAPEX’s Media Reception in this short video. Watch it now!

Celebrity Appearances

AAPEX exhibitors often host celebrities in their booths. Check the celebrity list to see who will be at AAPEX this year.


AAPEX partners with onPeak to offer discounts on hotel rooms. For air travel, AAPEX partners with major airlines to offer discounts on airfare.