AAPEX 2022, the premier event representing the more than $1.6 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry, will welcome attendees and exhibiting companies to Las Vegas, Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3, at The Venetian Expo (formerly Sands Expo) and Caesars Forum Conference Center.
Housing is already open and attendees and exhibitors can receive discounted rates at a selection of Las Vegas hotels when booking through onPeak, the only official hotel provider for AAPEX 2022. onPeak offers convenient hotel options with flexible change and cancellation policies, no fees and the best selection and price.
Online attendee registration will open in early May. Attendees may sign up now to be notified when registration is available.
For exhibiting companies, the deadline to submit space applications is Friday, March 11 in order to be part of the official Space Drawing that will begin in May. For information and questions, contact Sandra Kulas, CEM, event coordinator, [email protected].
AAPEX 2022 will continue to be the industry-leading event where attendees conduct business, build relationships with new and existing suppliers, see the latest products and innovations, and learn advanced technical and business management skills.
“AAPEX is the one central showplace for the automotive aftermarket. Nowhere else can you spend quality time with suppliers, customers, service providers and agencies all at the same time. We consistently focus on this week as our showplace for display and discussion of our cutting edge products and solutions we want to share with our channel partners,” said Ted Hughes, head of marketing, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.
This year, AAPEX will enhance its newly introduced Repair Shop HQ for the service and repair community. Joe’s Garage will expand to 10 bays to accommodate the increased demand for product and equipment demonstrations. A new Transmission Supplier Section will join other dedicated areas in Repair Shop HQ, including Diagnostics/Telematics, Alternative Fuel, Tire Servicing and Tool & Equipment.
Level 2 of The Venetian Expo will continue to be transformed into Aftermarket Central to showcase the inventory that service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers and warehouse distributors need to meet customer demand and keep cars on the road. Dedicated areas will include Technology of Tomorrow, the Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), the Import Vehicle Community, Mobile Heat Transfer/Heating/Air Conditioning, Automotive Technology, Remanufacturing, and Paint, Body and Equipment.
This year, AAPEX will house many international pavilions in the new Caesars Forum Conference Center, which will be easily accessible from The Venetian Expo via a new, short footbridge. The event also will feature the popular New Product and New Packaging Showcases, keynote and general sessions and special industry award presentations.
“…There’s no way to get a grasp on the automotive industry, the size and the vastness of it, without coming to AAPEX. There’s no other way to get an expanded horizon, if you will, of what’s going on in the industry,” said Lane Farka, transport refrigeration & diesel.
Historically, AAPEX draws approximately 2,500 exhibiting companies that display innovative products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.3 billion vehicles on the road. The event also provides advanced technical and business management training for professionals to maintain excellence and take their businesses to the next level. Industry buyers include automotive service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers, independent warehouse distributors, program groups, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders.
AAPEX is a trade-only event and is closed 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 #AAPEX22.