AAPEX has been named one of the Top 25 fastest-growing shows in attendance by Trade Show News Network (TSNN). AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and is held annually at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
AAPEX earned a spot in the Top 25 for its attendance growth rate between 2014 and 2016, and will be officially honored during a TSNN Awards Program in August in New Orleans.
Nearly 44,000 targeted buyers, including automotive service professionals, automotive parts retailers, warehouse distributors and dealers, are in Las Vegas during AAPEX to see the latest parts, products, services and technologies from more than 2,200 exhibiting companies.
AAPEX also offers Let’s Tech presentations and an AAPEXedu program with nearly 40 sessions to keep buyers ahead of the curve. Topics include trends and an aftermarket outlook, connected cars, telematics, data access and cybersecurity, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles and digital marketing. A dedicated Service Professionals Program and Remanufacturing Conference round out the AAPEXedu program.
AAPEX 2017 will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 2. Approximately 158,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA Show.