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AAPEX Show 2021
March 10, 2021

Hello Media:

After a missed year and many changes in the global automotive aftermarket industry, we’re excited to connect in person at AAPEX 2021 and experience the power of being together!

Here’s the latest information and a glimpse at what’s NEW for AAPEX 2021:

Media registration and housing
Media registration will open in early May and is complimentary to qualified media. Housing will open in March and by using onPeak, the AAPEX official housing partner, you’ll receive the lowest rates at conveniently located hotels. To submit your housing request now (and before housing officially opens), please use this form.

Repair Shop HQ
Repair Shop HQ will make its official debut at AAPEX 2021 as Level 1 of the Sands Expo will be transformed into an immersive environment to meet the needs of today’s service professional. As part of this new space, the expanded Tool & Equipment section and the Mobile Heat Transfer/Heating/Air Conditioning section will relocate to Level 1. This area also will feature a new dedicated Tire section; Joe’s Garage, a built out shop on the show floor with six bays that simulate a real shop environment; three training theaters; and a Diagnostics/Telematics area.

Automotive Aftermarket Central
Level 2 of the Sands Expo will feature Automotive Aftermarket Central to showcase a vast product selection. Several sections will be located in this area, including Technology of Tomorrow, International, the Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), the Import Vehicle Community, Paint/Body and Equipment and Remanufacturing.

Caesars Forum Conference Center
AAPEX will expand into the Caesars Forum Conference Center, which will house some of the many International Pavilions at this year’s event. The center is just a short walk from the Sands Expo and easily accessible by crossing a new short footbridge.

Technical and Business Management Training
AAPEX is enlisting the help of shop owners and technicians to identify the best of the best for technical and business management training in Repair Shop HQ. Panelists will review and score training submissions, with their final selection to be announced in May.

Health and safety
To help ensure as safe and productive an event as possible, AAPEX Event Management and AAPEX co-owners – the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) – will take all appropriate and advisable precautions and measures as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for COVID-19. All attendees, exhibitors and media will be informed accordingly of any new or updated procedures, plans and details as they are determined, put in place or evolved moving toward the event in November.

Media Partnerships
Interested in becoming a media partner? Promote AAPEX to your audience and receive visibility leading up to and at AAPEX 2021 through our partner program. To become a 2021 media partner, please email with your company name, media outlet and media kit.

To join the AAPEX community and stay up-to-date on news and developments, make sure to follow #AAPEX21 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

We look forward to welcoming you back to AAPEX in November!

Best regards,

Monica Buchholz
(978) 470-8887