ORLAND PARK, IL — A record number of companies will participate in the 2005 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Online Space Selection, which will take place online beginning Wednesday, March 16. A total of 1,723 companies participated in the Space Drawing, with GOJO Industries Inc. the first company chosen to select.
AAPEX, the business-to-business show representing the $250 billion aftermarket, will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Friday, Nov. 4, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. The 2005 show promises to be a record-setting event with 450,000 net square feet of space sold to date. Due to heavy demand for exhibit space for the 2005 show, AAPEX exhibits this year will occupy a portion of the Venetian Ballroom as well.
On March 1, a drawing took place to determine the selection order for the online booth selections. Booth selection order will be based on seniority and membership. The drawing took place at W.T. Glasgow, Inc. in Orland Park, Ill. under the supervision of the auditing firm Levinson, Simon & Sprung. All companies who submitted their contracts by the deadline date qualified to participate in the drawing.
The online booth selection process will begin with peninsulas and islands of all members of the co-sponsoring associations – the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) – and then non-members of this booth size. The drawing then progresses to the selection of the standard/linear booths of members of AAIA and MEMA members, followed by the selection of the standard/linear booths of non-members.
As of March 1, all qualified companies participating in the 2005 Online Space Selection have received their scheduled booth selection date and time for the Online Space Selection.
How the 2005 AAPEX Online Space Selection will work:
A current floor plan will be posted online at www.aapexshow.com and will be updated after every booth selection to indicate the current available and reserved booth space. Companies are encouraged to view the updated floor plan and witness the booth selection process prior to their selected time to help make their selection process easier.
At a company’s assigned time, Show Management will call the designated company contact via telephone for its booth selection. Each company will have five minutes to select a booth. After five minutes, the computer will automatically go to the next company to select. If a selection has not been made within the five minutes, the company will have missed its opportunity to choose a booth location and will be assigned the best available space by Show Management.
For additional information regarding the AAPEX 2005 Online Space Drawing, contact W.T. Glasgow, Inc. AAPEX Show Management, at 708-226-1300, fax: 708-226-1310, or via e-mail at [email protected].
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