Make plans now to attend AAPEX 2019, the premier event representing the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. As media, you’ll explore new products and technologies from more than 2,500 exhibiting companies. You’ll connect with the industry’s top leaders, educators, innovators and trainers, plus, you’ll hear from experts as they share the latest trends, opportunities and market intelligence.

As the gathering place for the global automotive aftermarket, AAPEX is ideal for developing valuable content and story ideas, conducting interviews with movers and shakers, identifying emerging trends and staying ahead in the industry.

Media Registration

Get access to all things AAPEX by registering for AAPEX 2019 with your qualifying media credentials. Media registration is now open!

Breaking News

AAPEX 2019 Buyers to Vote for Best New Products

Press Releases

Get up-to-the-minute news and announcements from AAPEX, and read about AAPEX 2019 exhibitors and their exciting new products and technologies.

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.


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

Facts & Figures

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

Media Events

AAPEX Media Reception, Sunday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., AAPEX Media Center, Casanova Room 601, The Venetian. Complimentary food and beverage, RSVP to Must be registered media to attend.

AAPEX New Product and New Packaging Showcase Awards Presentation, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Sands Expo, Level 2, Let’s Tech Stage.

AAPEX Media Tours – The AAPEX Innovation Tour: Stops at Mobility Garage, Let’s Tech and the Technology section, with new technology and hands-on demos, Nov. 5, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. RSVP now. The Technology of Tomorrow Tour: A closeup look at the Technology of Tomorrow section featuring future technology that is still in the prototype phase and set to hit the market in the next three-to-five years. Tour includes demos of emerging and new technology, Nov, 6, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. RSVP now. Tours leave from AAPEX Media Center, Casanova Room 601, The Venetian.

State of the Auto Care Industry Press Conference, hosted by Auto Care Association, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., AAPEX Media Center, Casanova Room 601, The Venetian. Contact: Stacey Miller, director, Communications, (240) 333-1017,

AASA Members and Media Breakfast & Briefing, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., AASA Member Center, Sands Expo, Room 102. Contact: Liz Goad, director, Events & Meetings, (919) 406-8810,

AAPEX Best Booth Awards Presentation, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sands Expo, Level 2, Let’s Tech Stage.

Media Updates

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

AAPEX Stories

In our AAPEX Stories, Mike Bailey, shop owner, Car Doctor; Scott Richmond, sales manager, SAE Warehouses; and Tom Seboldt, vice president merchandising, O’Reilly Auto Parts, each share their background in the automotive aftermarket and how AAPEX keeps them ahead of the curve.

AAPEX in the News

View all of the Press Coverage of AAPEX, read our AAPEX Newsletters, and the AAPEX Quarterly.

Media Contact

Contact Monica Buchholz with any AAPEX 2019 Media Inquiries at or 978-470-8887.

Press Conferences

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

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., Nov. 3 through Nov. 7.


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

Celebrity Appearances

Don’t miss celebrities who will be in attendance at AAPEX 2019.