International growth opportunities at AAPEX

Jan. 1, 2020
The global automotive aftermarket community has a number of key events coming up at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3.

The global automotive aftermarket community has a number of key events coming up at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The exhibit floor itself will be highly valuable for international buyers, whether you’re meeting with current suppliers, seeking new ones or comparing new products. For a list of AAPEX exhibitors, visit: www.aapexshow.com, or download the AAPEX Mobile Compass App. The app, which features the 2011 exhibitor list and an interactive floor plan, also helps buyers and show attendees find exhibitor booths more quickly and easily. Suppliers and buyers alike can use the app to find seminars, events, local information and schedule meetings.

International visitors are invited to visit the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) Member Center in Sands room 103. At the OAC Member Center, international visitors can network with OAC members including reputable North American manufacturers, purchase tickets for OAC events, pick up international publications, grab a cup of coffee, and join OAC for FREE.

Hours for the OAC Member Center are:
• Monday, Oct. 31 -- 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 1 -- 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 2 -- 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 3 -- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visitors are also encouraged to enjoy the AAPEX International Lounge, behind International Registration at the Sands Expo Center, to network with other international visitors.

If you’re coming to the show to grow your global business, the must-have event on your calendar is the AAPEX OAC International Reception, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, Grand Ballroom AF, The Mirage. This reception is the primary international networking event at AAPEX. In 2010, more than 800 top-level international and domestic business people active in the export market attended the Reception to network with business contacts from around the globe. With international buyers up and even greater sponsorship support in 2012, this year’s event should be bigger. Additional information on the event can be found here.

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The AASA Executive Breakfast is an important educational event at AAPEX. The breakfast, which will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, will provide you a glimpse into the status of the aftermarket in the United States. For this annual kick-off event on the opening day of AAPEX, AASA has secured a panel of leading private equity executives to discuss what private equity investors can bring to traditional aftermarket in “Under the Hood: How Private Equity Is Changing the Automotive Aftermarket.” Tony Cristello, managing director at BB&T Capital Markets Equity Research, will moderate the panel, which includes Mark Barnhill, principal, Platinum Equity (owner of Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. and Wheel Pros); Terry Theodore of Wynnchurch (owner of Vista-Pro Automotive) and John Tudor of Friedman, Fleischer and Lowe (owner of Transtar Industries). Additional information on the event can be found here.

Another must-attend event is the AASA/AAIA Chairmen’s Reception. The reception, held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, is the welcoming event for AAPEX and all exhibitors and buyers are invited to attend as part of their AAPEX experience. The AASA / AAIA Chairmen's Reception on Nov. 1 attracted a record crowd at AAPEX 2010, living up to its reputation as one of the best opportunities to network with executives from all the industry's leading companies - suppliers and customers.

For more information on OAC events, visit: www.aftermarketsuppliers.org/OAC or contact Jeremy Denton, AASA OAC executive director at [email protected].
 
For more information about the show and its various activities, visit the AAPEX Web site, www.aapexshow.com, or email: [email protected]. The website also includes important Visa and travel information for international visitors, registration and housing, and additional information about the extensive Learning Forum education sessions that will cover a range of global topics.

The global automotive aftermarket community has a number of key events coming up at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The exhibit floor itself will be highly valuable for international buyers, whether you’re meeting with current suppliers, seeking new ones or comparing new products. For a list of AAPEX exhibitors, visit: www.aapexshow.com, or download the AAPEX Mobile Compass App. The app, which features the 2011 exhibitor list and an interactive floor plan, also helps buyers and show attendees find exhibitor booths more quickly and easily. Suppliers and buyers alike can use the app to find seminars, events, local information and schedule meetings.

International visitors are invited to visit the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) Member Center in Sands room 103. At the OAC Member Center, international visitors can network with OAC members including reputable North American manufacturers, purchase tickets for OAC events, pick up international publications, grab a cup of coffee, and join OAC for FREE.

Hours for the OAC Member Center are:
• Monday, Oct. 31 -- 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 1 -- 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 2 -- 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 3 -- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visitors are also encouraged to enjoy the AAPEX International Lounge, behind International Registration at the Sands Expo Center, to network with other international visitors.

If you’re coming to the show to grow your global business, the must-have event on your calendar is the AAPEX OAC International Reception, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, Grand Ballroom AF, The Mirage. This reception is the primary international networking event at AAPEX. In 2010, more than 800 top-level international and domestic business people active in the export market attended the Reception to network with business contacts from around the globe. With international buyers up and even greater sponsorship support in 2012, this year’s event should be bigger. Additional information on the event can be found here.

PAGE 2

The AASA Executive Breakfast is an important educational event at AAPEX. The breakfast, which will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, will provide you a glimpse into the status of the aftermarket in the United States. For this annual kick-off event on the opening day of AAPEX, AASA has secured a panel of leading private equity executives to discuss what private equity investors can bring to traditional aftermarket in “Under the Hood: How Private Equity Is Changing the Automotive Aftermarket.” Tony Cristello, managing director at BB&T Capital Markets Equity Research, will moderate the panel, which includes Mark Barnhill, principal, Platinum Equity (owner of Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. and Wheel Pros); Terry Theodore of Wynnchurch (owner of Vista-Pro Automotive) and John Tudor of Friedman, Fleischer and Lowe (owner of Transtar Industries). Additional information on the event can be found here.

Another must-attend event is the AASA/AAIA Chairmen’s Reception. The reception, held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, is the welcoming event for AAPEX and all exhibitors and buyers are invited to attend as part of their AAPEX experience. The AASA / AAIA Chairmen's Reception on Nov. 1 attracted a record crowd at AAPEX 2010, living up to its reputation as one of the best opportunities to network with executives from all the industry's leading companies - suppliers and customers.

For more information on OAC events, visit: www.aftermarketsuppliers.org/OAC or contact Jeremy Denton, AASA OAC executive director at [email protected].
 
For more information about the show and its various activities, visit the AAPEX Web site, www.aapexshow.com, or email: [email protected]. The website also includes important Visa and travel information for international visitors, registration and housing, and additional information about the extensive Learning Forum education sessions that will cover a range of global topics.