AAPEX Show 2020

Hello Media Representative:

Welcome to Day 2 of the Virtual AAPEX Experience! Today’s "Don't Miss" event is:

  • Government Advocacy Town Hall: The Massachusetts Right to Repair Vote and “What the Election Means for Our Business,”  2 p.m. (EST). This event is being live-streamed on the AAPEX website.

Today’s Schedule (EST):

  • Virtual Business Meetings: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Joe’s Garage Demos: 10:30 a.m. -  5:30 p.m.
  • Carquest Technical Institute & Worldpac Training Institute – Ultrasonic Diagnostic Strategies: Enhance your Senses for a Faster, Safer Diagnostic Direction: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • DRiV/Garage Gurus – Wheel Speed Sensor Testing and Diagnosis: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • ADAS Calibrations and Diagnostics: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Breaking the Mold, Getting Out of the Price Based Model and Into the Value Based Model: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Essential Diagnostics 1: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Social Media From Concept to Engagement: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Michelin & Auto Care Association – Secure Access to Vehicle Repair Data by the Aftermarket: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • NAPA Autotech – GM: Smart Charging System Diagnostics: Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Bolt On University – Fast Track Your Shop’s Success: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Session Recap: 1:30 - 2 p.m.
  • DRiV/Garage Gurus – Diagnostic Alignment Angles Explained: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Government Advocacy Town Hall: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Bosch – Safety and The New Equipment Standards to Look For: 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Creating a Business Culture That Employees Embrace: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Essential Diagnostic Steps: Part II: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Next Generation Diagnostic Sales Skills: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Bosch – A/C service: Understanding New Refrigerant Systems & Techniques: 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Autel – Using a Good Vehicle Inspection Process to Document Suggested and Required Repairs for the Consumer: 4:30 pm. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Session Recap: 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Women in Auto Care Awards
Congratulations to recipients of the Women in Auto Care awards presented during yesterday’s ceremony. The winners of the 2020 Women of the Year Awards are:

  • Auto Care Woman of the Year: Lauren Beaulieu, vice president, professional marketing, Advance Auto Parts;
  • Auto Care Woman of Excellence: Danielle Sonnefeld, vice president, business development, N.A. Williams Company;
  • Female Shop Owner of the Year: Kim Auernheimer, owner and business manager, Cool Springs Automotive, LLC (dba CS Automotive).

For recipients of the Automotive Communications Awards, read the official press release.

Keynote Session: What to Expect on the Road Ahead
During the Keynote Session, "What to Expect on the Road Ahead," on Nov. 3, industry executives and leaders shared a consistent message: the automotive aftermarket continues to be resilient despite crisis. For the press release, visit Virtual AAPEX Experience news. For the full discussion on demand, visit the AAPEX website

Exhibitor Press Releases
For news from Virtual AAPEX Experience exhibitors, check out Exhibitor Press Releases.

Recorded Sessions
If you are unable to attend a session, make sure to check out the recorded sessions, which will be available on the Grip virtual platform until Dec. 5.

Virtual AAPEX Experience Photo Gallery
For your convenience, screen captures from Day 1 of the Virtual AAPEX Experience have been added to the Photo Gallery

If you have questions during the Virtual AAPEX Experience, please contact me.  

Monica Buchholz
Virtual AAPEX Experience
(978) 470-8887