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Learn How to Work Leaner, Faster, Better at GAAS 2004

Early registrants for the ninth annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) program will learn how the aftermarket will work leaner, faster and better at a substantial savings. GAAS 2004 is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill. Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, economist and professor at Emory University, heads the lineup of speakers at GAAS 2004. NASCAR Driver Bill Lester is the featured lunch speaker on Tuesday, May 18. GAAS 2004 will also include two pre-conference events: the 2004 Manufacturers’ Reps Conference on Sunday and Monday, May 16-17, and the University of the Aftermarket Pre-Symposium Seminar on Monday, May 17, “How to Accelerate Your Sales Growth through Increased Customer Loyalty.”

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Early registrants for the ninth annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) program will learn how the aftermarket will work leaner, faster and better at a substantial savings. GAAS 2004 is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill.

GAAS 2004 registration fees are $695 for the sponsoring association members’ first registrant and $595 for each additional representative. After Saturday, Feb. 28, 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 Saturday, Feb. 28, fees are $1,095 for the company’s first registrant and $995 for each additional representative.

For the past eight years, this two-day program has addressed issues and trends affecting the automotive aftermarket industry and influencing its future. Net proceeds go toward scholarships to benefit students preparing for automotive aftermarket careers.

Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, economist and professor at Emory University, heads the lineup of speakers at GAAS 2004. NASCAR Driver Bill Lester is the featured lunch speaker on Tuesday, May 18. Topics to be addressed include:

Under the hood car trends/future 2010
Asia-Pacific aftermarket opportunities
Technology and training for today’s aftermarket
Voices from the front lines: service dealers
Gaining efficiencies through inventory management
Industry leaders panel
Leaner, faster, better: industry best practices
“Be Car Care Aware” campaign update

GAAS 2004 will also include two pre-conference events: the 2004 Manufacturers’ Reps Conference on Sunday and Monday, May 16-17, and the University of the Aftermarket Pre-Symposium Seminar on Monday, May 17, “How to Accelerate Your Sales Growth through Increased Customer Loyalty.” More information on these events is available at: www.univaftmkt.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.

GAAS program registration information is available from the sponsoring associations or online at: www.globalsymposium.org.

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