AAPEX Show 2020

Hello Media Representative:

The Virtual AAPEX Experience is just around the corner! If you haven’t already registered, complete your media registration now so you can stay ahead of the curve. If you need assistance once your media registration is processed, visit the Virtual Platform Overview for a short video tutorial and a list of FAQs.

Here is the latest scoop on the top events taking place during the upcoming Virtual AAPEX Experience:

Keynote Session Roundtable Discussion
The Keynote Session on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at noon (EST), will feature top industry executives discussing, “What to Expect on the Road Ahead.” Panelists will analyze the current state of the industry, COVID-19 implications and what to expect for the future of the automotive aftermarket. In addition, Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, and Paul T. McCarthy, president, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will present their annual state of the aftermarket during the keynote session. The session will be live-streamed on the AAPEX website and registration for the Virtual AAPEX Experience is not required.

Government Advocacy Town Hall
A Town Hall discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. (EST), will cover the previous day’s groundbreaking Massachusetts vote on Right to Repair, as well as “What the Election Means for Our Business.” Industry leaders will dive into the election results, sharing insights on economic growth, regulatory impact, federal legislation, grassroots involvement and more. This session will be live-streamed on the AAPEX website and registration for the Virtual AAPEX Experience is not required.

Technical and Management Training
With your media registration, you can attend any of the training at the Virtual AAPEX Experience. To start planning your agenda, here’s the official Schedule.

One-On-One Meetings
The platform for the Virtual AAPEX Experience allows you to pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with exhibitors to connect, build relationships and learn about new products and technologies. For more information, visit the Virtual Platform Overview.

“Aftermarket 2021” Free Webinar
The popular AAPEX session, “Aftermarket 2021,” is being offered as a free webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. (EST). Speaker Nathan Shipley, executive director and industry analyst, The NPD Group, will discuss the trends in both general retail and the aftermarket during the last six months and what they mean for 2021, as well as how this past year has been a gift to the automotive aftermarket from a consumer behavior standpoint. Register now to attend.

Weekly Virtual AAPEX Experience Blog
Stay up to date with weekly valuable insights from top industry leaders featured on the Virtual AAPEX Experience Blog. Here are some of the most recent perspectives from within the industry:

Shifting From Apprehension to Acceleration by Nathan Shipley, executive director, industry analyst, Automotive, The NPD Group;
COVID Didn’t Win! Welcome Virtual AAPEX Experience 2020! by Brian Plott, executive director, Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI); and
A Zero- Dollar Investment to Attract and Retain Employees by Kirsten Zaremba, senior director of marketing, Auto Care Association

We look forward to seeing you at the Virtual AAPEX Experience!

Monica Buchholz
Virtual AAPEX Experience
(978) 470-8887