GERMANTOWN, Tenn. Together with 175 of its manufacturer partners, the Automotive Distribution Network hosted more than 500 guests at its annual AAPEX opening night reception Nov. 2 at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, according to Mike Lambert, president of the Network
Representatives from all brands under the Network umbrella Parts Plus, CMB, IAPA, Auto Star and Auto Pride were on hand along with the group’s vendor partners to discuss the industry and cultivate business relationships in a comfortable, relaxed setting at the Venetian to help kick off AAPEX 2010.
“Not only was I pleased with the huge turnout for the reception, but it was also encouraging to see such an upbeat, positive attitude from nearly all of the attendees I spoke with regarding the future of the aftermarket,” Lambert said. “The Network staff and our vendors enjoyed having such a great opportunity to talk a little shop and meet customers face-to-face in such a wonderful atmosphere. The reception definitely helped set a positive tone for what turned out to be a great show the rest of the week.”