CHICAGO — MEMA has joined as a sponsor of the 2004 Aftermarket eForum scheduled for Monday, Aug. 2, through Wednesday, Aug. 4, in Chicago, Ill. Other sponsors of this industry-wide event include the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association and the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA), R.L. Polk & Co., Comergent, Evant, Gcommerce, Prescient Technology, DST and WorldPac.
“Consolidating industry events and bringing more of the leading trade associations into this event will provide significantly more value to broader segments of the industry,” said Chris Bates, president and CEO of MEMA. “The new Aftermarket eForum is yet another example of how increased collaboration can help in developing industry-wide solutions. MEMA, along with its Management Information Services Group (MISG) division, looks forward to assisting in enhancing the program and helping to increase dialogue among all industry players on critical issues related to information technology.”
This year’s eForum will be expanded to a two and a half day format to include a variety of presentations and panels, breakout sessions and a vendor show. Among the more than 20 industry experts who will present and serve on panels are Bob Moore; Jerry McCabe, Dana; Russ Bailey, Delphi; Mike Williams, O’Reilly Auto Parts; Bill Schlatterer, Parts Warehouse; Mark Bond, Quality Automotive; Paul Agather, Automotive Jobbers Supply and Scott Luckett, AAIA.