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AAPEX Show 2021
Oct. 14, 2021

Hello Media:

Joe’s Garage is ready to officially open at AAPEX 2021! The shop setup on the show floor is designed for product and equipment demos and will feature eight fully equipped bays, lifts, vehicles and a source-capture vehicle extraction system. With so much to see and do, use the Demo Schedule to map out your time in Joe's Garage. 
With AAPEX just around the corner, here’s additional news to keep you ahead of the curve: 
Let's Tech and Panel Discussions
To stay up-to-date on the top industry issues, make plans to stop by the AAPEX Stage (Sands Expo, Level 2, Upper Lobby) for Let’s Tech 20-minute presentations and industry panel discussions. Here’s the lineup for Let’s Tech:
Updates to AAPEX Onsite Health and Safety
For updated information on AAPEX onsite health and safety measures visit Health Screening for AAPEX and Onsite Health and Safety FAQs. Additional details will be added to these pages as they are made available.
Electric Vehicle and E-Commerce Forecast
A special “Presidents' Update: New EV and Ecommerce Forecasts and Briefing” will be presented by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) on Nov. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (PDT). Don’t miss this important event taking place on the AAPEX Stage, Sands Expo, Level 2, Upper Lobby. 
Upcoming AAPEX Webinars
The October Weekly Webinars have started but there’s still time to sign up! Webinars are offered at no cost and are held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon (EDT). Don’t miss: Managing Pricing In A Complex Multi-Channel Sales Environment (Oct. 19) and Reducing Risk and Spend in the Global Supply Chain: Challenges & Opportunities in Import and Export (Oct. 26). 
Media Events and Award Ceremonies
Several media events and award ceremonies are scheduled during AAPEX, including the Media Reception and Media Tours, as well as the 2021 New Product & Packaging Showcases Awards, 2021 Best Booth Awards, AASA Member Awards & Recognition and the Women In Auto Care Awards Ceremony. Visit Media Events for more information. 
Insights on the Aftermarket Outlook, Employee Retention and Cybersecurity 
In the AAPEX Blog, industry leaders share insights on trends, opportunities and challenges in the automotive aftermarket industry. To read the recent blogs, visit:
Keynote Session Tickets
With AAPEX less than 30 days away, make sure to reserve your ticket for the Keynote Session. The event will include the Keynote Buyer Panel discussion and the State of the Aftermarket presentation by Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, and Paul McCarthy, president and CEO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). 
Guided Tours of Joe’s Garage
For a guided media tour of Joe’s Garage, join us Nov. 2 from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PDT) or Nov. 3 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (PDT). RSVP today to save your spot and please indicate which day you’ll be joining the tour. 
Reconnect at Media Reception
It's nearly show time! Before it all starts, enjoy light refreshments while reconnecting with friends and colleagues at the annual Media Reception, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. (PDT), Casanova Room 601 at The Venetian. To RSVP, email AAPEX Media. You must be registered to attend. 
Media Registration, Housing and Airline Discounts
If you still need to register, visit Media Registration. For the lowest rates at conveniently located hotels, use onPeak, the AAPEX official housing partner, when booking your room. For airline discounts, visit the Hotel and Travel page. 
For up-to-date AAPEX news and community discussions, make sure to follow #AAPEX21 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. 
We look forward to seeing you soon in Las Vegas!

Monica Buchholz
(978) 470-8887