AAPEX 2023 Outlines Sustainability Initiatives

AAPEX 2023 Outlines Sustainability Initiatives

Initiatives include partnering with exhibitors, attendees and vendors to reduce the event’s environmental impact.

AAPEX announced it continues to build on its commitment to sustainability by implementing new initiatives this year that include partnering with exhibitors, attendees and vendors to adopt responsible practices that will reduce the event’s environmental impact.

AAPEX also will offer a free webinar, “Sustainability in the Aftermarket,” on Oct. 17, and will host a free networking event, Sustainabili-Tea (and Coffee), on Nov. 2 during AAPEX for anyone interested in discussing the latest developments in the industry. The networking event will be hosted by the AAPEX co-owner associations: the Auto Care Association and MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers.

AAPEX said exhibiting companies are strongly encouraged to participate in the AAPEX Exhibitor Sustainability Pledge, taking actionable steps to decrease their carbon footprint, divert waste from landfills, conserve water and energy, and make more sustainable procurement choices. As of Oct. 4, more than 25 companies have already pledged their commitment and will be recognized at AAPEX 2023. They will also be spotlighted on the new Sustainability Self-Guided Media Tour.

In addition, the Best Booth Awards, open to all exhibitors, now feature a dedicated sustainability category. Additionally, the New Product Showcase will highlight sustainable products with a special notation.

Attendees are encouraged to play an active role in minimizing the event’s environmental footprint. This includes simple actions like recycling while at The Venetian, adopting mindful consumption practices during food functions (only taking what will be consumed) to curb waste and lower carbon emissions linked to food production. Additionally, attendees are encouraged to practice energy conservation by turning off lights when not needed and participating in the hotels’ Linen Reuse Programs, contributing to water conservation efforts.

AAPEX said it collaborates with numerous partners and vendors to ensure a greener event. This year, AAPEX has joined forces with Honeycomb Strategies, a prominent sustainable event consulting firm, to assess impacts and implement effective strategies for sustainable event management.

For more information and to see a list of exhibitors that have already joined the Sustainability Pledge, visit AAPEX 2023 Commitment to Sustainability

To register for the upcoming “Sustainability in the Aftermarket” webinar, visit the AAPEX Education Online Webinar Series

To attend the networking event on Nov. 2, register at Sustainabili-Tea (and Coffee)

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