Technology trends to be discussed at Town Hall breakfast

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At this year’s Town Hall breakfast during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev., Janet Schijns, vice president of medium business and channels for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, will preview future technology trends.

Hosted by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), the Town Hall breakfast, sponsored by Polk, will be held at 7 a.m. PST, Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Palazzo Ballroom at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

Schijns will cover cloud, advanced communications and machine-to-machine implications for the automotive aftermarket industry.

“Ignore the doom and gloom scenarios that are too often preached about the future of our industry, because Town Hall attendees are going to get a whole new perspective on how well-positioned our business is in the new communications world,” says Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “Get ready for unique expert insight on how we will conduct business and compete for business on the ground and in the cloud.

“Back by popular demand will be Polk’s ‘Five Trends in Five Minutes,’ presented by Mark Seng, global aftermarket practice leader, Polk, to kick off the Town Hall program,” adds Schmatz.

Tickets for the 2013 AAIA Town Hall include a full buffet breakfast. Individual tickets are $100 for AAIA members and $115 for non-members, and a table of 10 is $850 for AAIA members and $1,000 for non-members. For ticket information, visit and click on “Meetings/Events

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