The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance will hold its Aftermarket Jackpot Convention at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas in conjunction with this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) taking place Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 1.
In 2015, nearly 3,500 automotive professionals from Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper temporarily shut down Las Vegas Boulevard as they made their way to AAPEX from the Mirage. This year, the number is expected to top 5,000.
AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo. The Alliance will bring the largest group of automotive service center operators to attend both AAPEX and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
“We are excited to be bringing 5,000 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper folks to the AAPEX show this November. AAPEX is the only show where our technician professionals can meet all of our valued channel partners, under one roof, to discuss products, service techniques and the future of the industry,” says JC Washbish, director of marketing, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance.
AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry, and 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).
Approximately 2,500 manufacturers and suppliers with new products, services and technologies in 65 categories will exhibit at AAPEX 2018, with more than 47,000 targeted buyers in attendance, including automotive service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers, auto parts warehouse distributors (WDs), engine builders and fleet buyers. Approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 135 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX 2018.
Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper are part of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance global distribution and marketing organization. Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper offer parts and service for parts stores and certified service centers throughout North America, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Europe and China.