Early Bird Registration Discount Extended For GAAS - aftermarketNews

Early Bird Registration Discount Extended For GAAS

There is still time to hear the aftermarket’s leading experts discuss how the industry can work “Leaner, Faster, Better,” at the ninth annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) program - set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill. - at a substantial savings.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — There is still time to hear the aftermarket’s leading experts discuss how the industry can work “Leaner, Faster, Better,” at the ninth annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) program – set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill. – at a substantial savings.

The early bird deadline for GAAS 2004 has been extended to Wednesday, March 31. Registration fees are $695 for the sponsoring association members’ first registrant and $595 for each additional representative. After March 31, fees increase to $895 for an association member company’s first registrant and $795 for each additional representative.

Registration for individuals whose firms or organizations are not members of any of the sponsoring associations is $895 for the first registrant and $795 for each additional representative. After Wednesday, March 31, fees are $1,095 for the company’s first registrant and $995 for each additional representative.

Speakers at GAAS 2004 include

Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, associate dean of the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, addressing the conference theme, “Leaner, Faster, Better”
Corky Coker of Coker Tire Inc. discussing today’s tire market
Mike Gingell of R. L. Polk addressing “Gaining Efficiencies Through Inventory Management”
NASCAR Driver Bill Lester is the featured lunch speaker
Kathleen Schmatz, president of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), giving an update on the “Be Car Care Aware” campaign

The program also includes panel discussions featuring industry leaders on a wide range of aftermarket issues:
Under the Hood Car Trends/Future 2010
Asia Pacific Aftermarket Opportunities
Financial Presentation
Service Panel
Other Industry – Best Practices
Industry Leaders Panel

For more information and to register for GAAS, go to: www.globalsymposium.org.

Proceeds from the GAAS program are used to fund scholarships for undergraduate and vocational technical students preparing for careers in the automotive aftermarket. In the seven years the scholarship has been presented, nearly 700 students have received aid totaling nearly $600,000.

Scholarship program details are online at: www.automotivescholarships.org.

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