Members of the Automotive Parts Services Group will gather in Grapevine, Texas, for the program group’s first combined meeting.
The Group’s 2018 combined spring member meeting will take place April 9-12 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.
“Following two previously contracted meetings held in separate locations, we are looking forward to having members of The Group together under one roof for what promises to be a very informative and productive series of meetings and events,” said Larry Pavey, CEO of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group). “We continue to see how the power of collaboration has had a positive impact on business for both members and suppliers. This meeting will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn from each other, strengthen relationships and identify ways to prosper together.”
Members from both groups will attend one-on-one supplier meetings, a combined vendor booth show and informational breakout sessions in which they will be updated on data and information systems, national account programs, new supplier programs and other business process improvements, according to the Automotive Parts Services Group.
The Group is expecting a big turnout, pointing to “combined opportunities and the convenient central location.”
The Automotive Parts Services Group was created by the merger of the Federated and Pronto program groups on behalf of their respective members, creating one of the largest automotive parts-supply networks in North America.