Registration has opened for the AAPEX 2020 show which will run from Tuesday 3 November until Thursday 5 November at the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas.
Event organisers say they are preparing by following guidelines and practices laid out for the show by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with national and local government mandates. Additionally, AAPEX leadership and its planning team are working with The Venetian, Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center to implement recommendations and create an optimal on-site experience for conducting business, while focusing on the wellbeing of all in attendance.
This year’s event will have some new and expanded areas on the show floor, including Repair Shop HQ, a built-out six-bay shop for product demonstrations in the new Joe’s Garage, a tyre section, alternative fuel and diagnostics and telematics sections, and two new training theatres on level one. A new robotics and warehouse equipment/logistics section will be added to level two, now known as Automotive Aftermarket Central. The new Caesars Forum Conference Center, which is accessible from the Sands Expo by crossing a short footbridge, will feature pavilions dedicated exclusively to international suppliers.
“We know from numerous feedback channels that the industry is eager to reignite their business partnerships this fall and take advantage of the opportunities presented during recovery,” said Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of Auto Care Association. “For many, it’ll be the first time they see their partners and associates in person since the year began and we are working hard on their behalf to safely facilitate those connections.”
“Through our close connections with automotive aftermarket suppliers, business leaders and government officials, we hear and feel the tremendous need, virus permitting, to reunite and reignite our industry,” said Paul McCarthy, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association President and COO. “If we can have an opportunity for our essential industry to reconnect and drive growth, we need to take it. AAPEX will enable the aftermarket to strengthen the relationships that drive our businesses and come together to develop new strategies for the challenges ahead.”
Online registration is US$40 until Friday 9 October and will become more expensive the later people register after the date. With AAPEX registration, buyers can also visit the SEMA Show which is scheduled to take place the same week in Las Vegas.
AAPEX is a trade-only event and is closed to the general public.