AAPEX Show 2020

For immediate release

Contact: Monica Buchholz
Virtual AAPEX Experience
(978) 470-8887



Virtual AAPEX Experience Takes
Training to Next Level 


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Nov. 19, 2020 – The Virtual AAPEX Experience provided training, insights and connections to prepare shop owners, service advisors and technicians for the road ahead and ensure business gets done, even during these unprecedented times. The experience included weekly webinars, more than 100 training sessions and product demonstrations, live-streamed keynote events, one-on-one meetings with exhibitors and extended access to on demand content, all offered at no cost to attendees.

The weekly webinars in October unofficially kicked off the Virtual AAPEX Experience and included the historically popular AAPEX sessions, “Five Trends in Five Minutes: Key Automotive Trends Impacting the North American Aftermarket and Import Segment Panel Discussion” and “Aftermarket Outlook 2021.” A total of four webinars drew more than 1,200 participants and are now archived on the AAPEX website. 

During the Virtual AAPEX Experience, 4,167 targeted buyers had access to approximately 200 exhibiting companies to talk products and conduct business.

Attendees, which included 135 students pursuing automotive aftermarket careers, also had access to an extensive lineup of technical and business management training, valued at hundreds of dollars and led by the industry’s top trainers. Content was geared toward service and repair professionals, however, automotive aftermarket professionals from all industry segments were welcome to attend.

Attendees also watched new product and equipment demonstrations in Joe’s Garage, visited the New Product Showcase and received training in the ASE on demand library.

Two keynote sessions, “What to Expect on the Road Ahead,” and “What the Election Results Mean to Our Business,” were live-streamed on the AAPEX website, allowing all aftermarket professionals, even those not registered, to tune in for valuable content.

As an added bonus, 70 training sessions from the Virtual AAPEX Experience, Nov. 3- Nov. 5, are available on demand for free until Dec. 5. Attendees, as well as industry professionals who missed the experience, can access the on demand content. Attendees should use their login credentials to access the content. New users can sign up for free on demand access on the AAPEX website. 

AAPEX 2021 will return to the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 4. All inquiries should be directed to W.T. Glasgow Inc., (708) 226-1300, billjr@aapexshow.com.

For additional information, visit the AAPEX 2020 FAQ page, https://www.aapexshow.com/faqs/.

Historically, AAPEX features approximately 2,500 exhibiting companies displaying their latest products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.3 billion vehicles on the road.

AAPEX buyers include automotive service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers, independent warehouse distributors, program groups, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders.

AAPEX is a trade-only event and is closed to the general public.

AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: info@aapexshow.com. On social media, follow AAPEX at #VirtualAAPEX.