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AAPEX Show 2021
Aug. 19, 2021

Hello Media:

AAPEX 2021 has just announced three new General Sessions that will be packed with the latest automotive aftermarket trends, data, market intelligence and insights on consumer attitudes and behaviors. Mark your calendars now to attend:

  • "Aftermarket 2022" by The NPD Group, Nov. 2;
  • "Five Trends in Five Minutes" by IHS Markit, Nov. 3;
  • "Impact of New Technologies on the Aftermarket Industry" by PwC Strategy&, Nov. 4.

The sessions will take place from 11 a.m. to noon, daily, (PDT). 

Here’s more AAPEX 2021 news to keep you ahead of the curve:

Media Tours of New Joe’s Garage
Join us for a Media Tour of the new Joe’s Garage – a fully-equipped shop with eight bays, lifts, vehicles and a source-capture vehicle extraction system. The tour will be offered twice and will include product and equipment demos and opportunities to talk one-on-one with product experts. Time permitting, it also will encompass other AAPEX features, including new sections in Repair Shop HQ. To attend, please RSVP to Media Tour #1, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2:30 - 3:30, (PDT) or Media Tour #2, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 9:30 - 10:30, (PDT).

Website Planning Tools
When mapping out your agenda for this year’s event, make sure to visit the Product & Exhibitor search, the interactive Floor Plan and the My Show Planner. For business management and technical training, see the AAPEX Training Schedule.

Reserve Your Keynote Session Ticket
The one event not to miss at this year’s AAPEX is the Keynote Session. It will include a Keynote Buyer Panel made up of top executives from the leading retailers and warehouse distributors and the annual State of the Industry presentation by Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, and Paul McCarthy, president and CEO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). The Keynote Session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 6:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (PDT). To request a ticket, email AAPEX Media. To accommodate as many media as possible, attendance is limited to one ticket per media outlet.

Reunite at AAPEX
To reunite with your media friends, colleagues and AAPEX leaders, make plans now to attend this year’s Media Reception from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. The reception will include complimentary food and drinks and will take place in the AAPEX Media Center, Casanova Room 601 at The Venetian. To RSVP, email AAPEX Media. You must be registered to attend.

Insights on Chemical Regulations, Global Trends
In the recent AAPEX Blog, industry leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead posed by emerging chemical issues, and the trends that are already shaping growth in the global automotive aftermarket. To read the newest blogs, visit:

Onsite Health and Safety
When we return to the city of Las Vegas, we’ll be navigating a new way of conducting business. AAPEX is working with Sands Expo, Caesars Forum Conference Center and Las Vegas city officials to take precautions for the onsite health and safety of everyone in attendance. Stay tuned for more information as the event approaches.

Media Registration and Hotel Rooms
To secure your AAPEX media credentials, visit Media Registration. As a reminder, your credentials also will give you access to the SEMA Show taking place the same week in Las Vegas. For the lowest rates at conveniently located hotels, make sure to use onPeak, the AAPEX official housing partner, when booking your room.

Participate in Media Partnerships, Influencer Program
Media partnerships are still available for this year’s event. For information, email AAPEX also is now offering trade opportunities and increased visibility to social media influencers as part of our new influencer program. To learn more, email

To stay connected and up-to-date with AAPEX, make sure to follow #AAPEX21 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

Best regards,

Monica Buchholz
(978) 470-8887