The future of the vehicle, buyer and shop will be discussed in morning keynote sessions every day of the 2017 edition of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX). This is the first year for daily keynote sessions at AAPEX, which runs Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.
The keynote sessions will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Venetian Hotel, Palazzo Ballroom. A description of each session follows.
The Future of the Vehicle (Oct. 31) - “The Future of Mobility and the Aftermarket,” Speaker: Neal Ganguli, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
The Future of the Buyer (Nov. 1) - “Navigating Omnichannel Successfully,” Speaker: John Kinsella, vice president, FitForCommerce, and the former vice president, Experience Architecture & Center of Expertise at Lowe’s.
The Future of the Shop (Nov. 2) - “Grease, Code and Customers: You’re Entirely Right About All the Wrong Stuff,” Speakers: Chris Cloutier, shop owner and technology creator, Golden Rule Auto Care; and Tyler Reeves, president & GM of National Accounts, Interstate Batteries. Scott Shriber, publisher, Counterman Magazine, will moderate the discussion.
AAPEX is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public.
AAPEX is expected to feature more than 2,200 exhibiting companies and nearly 50 AAPEXedu sessions. Approximately 158,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.