Following successful changes to its tech-driven features in 2017, AAPEX 2018 returns with a continued focus on emerging technology for all professionals in the automotive aftermarket.
Known as a destination for leading insights and information, AAPEX will offer new educational sessions exploring ways to increase growth and profit by understanding and anticipating technology trends. The Let’s Tech stage provides quick-hit presentations on technology-related products, tools and mobile apps. Within 20 minutes, attendees will get concrete ideas for implementing options like interactive inspections, enhanced shock technology and fuel management systems that can optimise vehicle performance and create connections with new customers.
AAPEX also sets the standard for excellence through AAPEXedu sessions that will address the latest trends and opportunities, the future of mobility, advanced vehicle technologies, disruptive technologies, and battery and start/stop technology.
In addition to the expo floor, where attendees can see a showcase of the latest solutions from 2,500+ suppliers from 43 countries, they can also visit the Technology of Tomorrow, which provides a preview of tech products not yet available on the market, allowing for conversations about what’s to come and how to best prepare for future business.
The 2017 debut of a mobility-dedicated area was well-received. “This is my 17th time to AAPEX and I always gain knowledge that I bring back to my business. This year was the best with the addition of the Mobility Park,” said one attendee.
In 2018, this popular show feature returns as Mobility Garage, located in the Venetian, where attendees can experience hands-on tech demos, see new technology and visit the “shop of the future.” By visiting specialised sections, including the Electric Expo, Scan Tool Theater, Underhood Training and the Mobility Garage Car Display, they can get a better understanding of how new technology can help them proactively meet customer demands and maintain a competitive edge.
Increased technology programming has been a hit with AAPEX regulars. One 2017 attendee stated, “I have been attending AAPEX for 25 years and it honestly is getting better! It is just not about ‘products’ now, it is about the future and how technology is going to transform the market—and this is the best place to learn and get a pulse on the market.”
AAPEX 2018 presents an opportunity for attendees to connect with over 70,000 other industry professionals to exchange ideas and expand their network.
AAPEX, which represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry, takes place October 30-November 1, 2018, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Learn more and register at aapexshow.com.
Featured Photo: From 2017 edition of AAPEX.