Leading commercial vehicle aftermarket distributors will discuss “Digital Data and Selling More Parts” as part of the Heavy Duty Technology Track at the2017 Technology Conference hosted by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). The event will take place Sunday, Oct. 1 through Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Clearwater, Florida.
Addressing this important trend will be representatives from Great Dane, Drive Train, Southeastern Freight Lines and VIPAR.
The Heavy Duty Technology Track, sponsored by OptiCat, has become one of the most popular elements of the AASA Technology Conference, the industry’s leading technology event. Other sessions include:
- What Everyone Should Know about Standardizing Data in the Heavy Duty Aftermarket – American Trucking Association, Technology & Maintenance Council (and Pricedex Software
- Future Technology: How it will affect the parts industry – ZF
- Predictive Part Failure: Benefits and possibilities – KPIT
In addition to the Heavy Duty sessions, the AASA Technology Conference will feature Technology Tracks focused on marketing/B2B and information technology. Live demonstrations of new technology, including virtual reality, mobile apps, dongles and more, also are scheduled.
Keynote presentation topics at the conference will highlight:
- Trump Effect on Technology and IT
- Predicting Part Performance & Failure
- Virtual Reality: Is It the Next Big Marketing Tool?
- e-Tailing: The Fastest Growing Channel
- Shifting Repair Shops from One-off to Servicing Fleets
The popular Spotlight sessions will be on the agenda as well, featuring AASA member company Denso and aftermarket customer O’Reilly Auto Parts. Fall meetings of the AASA Technology Council (ATC) and Marketing Executives Council (MEC) also are scheduled during the event; council members can receive discounted registration to the conference.
More information about the AASA Technology Conference, registration, hotel accommodations and agenda are available at aasatech.com.