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Training Opportunities Abound at AAPEX 2019

To help technicians stay ahead of the curve, AAPEXedu will provide classroom, hands-on and underhood training.
<p>To help technicians stay ahead of the curve, AAPEXedu will provide classroom, hands-on and underhood training.</p>

At this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), several industry organizations will bring their training expertise to the educational segment – AAPEXedu -- offering a mix of classroom, hands-on and underhood sessions to keep automotive repair professionals, auto parts retailers and warehouse distributors (WDs) ahead of the curve.

AAPEX represents the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry and will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5, through Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

The AAPEXedu program will feature a forum on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a Service Professionals Summit, sessions on trends, market outlook, technologies, tariffs and more, as well as Mobility Garage: Products and Training for Tomorrow and Let’s Tech presentations.

AAPEXedu partners include AVI, RLO Training, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) and MERA - The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing. The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) – the co-owners of AAPEX – also will provide training and education.

In addition, The NPD Group Inc., a leading market research company, and IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, will share the latest aftermarket outlook and consumer and industry trends. Roland Berger, a global consultancy firm, will look ahead to 2025, covering the new retail frontier and the future of the automotive aftermarket.

To centralize the location for education and make it more convenient for attendees, AAPEXedu classroom sessions will move to the Bellini Ballroom at The Venetian. Mobility Garage will be located in the adjacent Titian Ballroom of The Venetian and will feature underhood training and two sections: Shop Equipment and Technology, and Electric Car and Alternative Fuel/Energy. The Let’s Tech stage will be nearby in the Sands Expo, Level 2 Upper Lobby.

A preliminary schedule of AAPEXedu sessions is available on the AAPEX website, aapexshow.com. A schedule of training in Mobility Garage and Let’s Tech presentations will be available in July.

All AAPEXedu sessions, Mobility Garage training and Let’s Tech presentations are included in AAPEX 2019 registration. To register, visit aapexshow.com/attendee.

With more than 2,500 exhibiting companies, AAPEX is the showcase for the latest products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.3 billion vehicles on the road. More than 48,000 targeted buyers are expected to attend, including automotive service professionals, auto parts retailers, warehouse distributors, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders. Approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 126 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA Show.

AAPEX is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public.

AAPEX 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). For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: [email protected]. On social media, follow AAPEX at #AAPEX19.

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