Attendees stay ahead of the curve with AAPEXedu sessions on a range of topics, including emerging technology, industry trends and outlook, and business management. With a sold out show floor, thousands of attendees viewed new products, parts and innovations for their businesses from 2,511 exhibiting companies.Young professionals gather at a networking reception after attending an AAPEXedu Town Hall session on leadership skills, productivity and navigating workplace challenges.In the new Virtual Vehicle Challenge, attendees journey into a virtual garage, select automotive parts and install them on a vehicle.Hundreds of new products were displayed in the AAPEX New Product Showcase and throughout AAPEX 2018.Political strategist Karl Rove shares his views on trade and tariffs and the potential impact on the automotive aftermarket industry.CNN’s John King gives his views on the mid-term elections and the potential impact on automotive aftermarket businesses. With hundreds of product demos, attendees get a close up look and the opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with manufacturers and suppliers. Attendees learn about the opportunities and challenges ahead as Bill Long (left), president and COO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), and Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, kick off AAPEX with their State of the Industry address. Automotive professionals from Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper shut down the busy Las Vegas Boulevard during a festive walk to AAPEX from the Mirage. A full house waits to hear keynote speakers CNN’s John King and political strategist Karl Rove during the Grand Opening Keynote Breakfast.