Nearly 500 people are attending the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance annual Summer Shareholder Meeting going on now at the Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Astoria hotel in Phoenix, Ariz.
On Sunday, open and closed committee meetings were held for shareholder members, followed by a reception for attendees and guests at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed hotel.
Monday’s general session agenda included product updates and analysis, current information technology efforts, sales and marketing initiatives, as well as an Alliance Parts Warehouse (APW) report. Afterwards, all attendees and their guests were invited to an evening reception.
Alliance shareholder members from the United States, Mexico, Latin America, Canada, TEMOT and China Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (CAAPA) join more than 100 channel partner manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers to further develop its membership programs and discuss industry trends.
“Bringing all of our global players into the same room allows for collaboration and discussion that is indispensable as we continue to refine our future direction,” said Scott Bennett, Alliance chairman of the board and president of Bennett Auto Supply. “Our meeting provides multiple opportunities to review our global initiatives. The discussions we have this week will resonate in the aftermarket worldwide.”
During the four-day meeting, attendees will participate in general session meetings, shareholder round table and panel discussions, board and committee meetings, and a channel partner mixer.
The meeting will continue through Wednesday, June 6.