LAS VEGAS – AAPEX 2018 will showcase the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket during this year’s event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
Approximately 2,500 manufacturers and suppliers with new products, services and technologies in 65 categories will exhibit at AAPEX 2018, with more than 47,000 targeted buyers in attendance, according to show organizers.
Exhibitors and attendees will include automotive service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers, auto parts warehouse distributors (WDs), engine builders and fleet buyers.
Show organizers expect approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 135 countries to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX 2018.
To keep buyers ahead of the curve, the event will offer New Product and New Packaging Showcases, product demos and AAPEXedu sessions on a range of industry-leading topics, including technology, business management and trends and opportunities. “Let’s Tech” will return with a full schedule of 20-minute-or-under technology presentations, as will several other technology-focused programs, including Mobility Park and Technology Intersection.
Online registration will be available in April. Buyers who would like to be notified when registration opens can sign up on the AAPEX 2018 website.
Attendees can make their hotel reservations now through OnPeak, the official hotel partner for AAPEX. To make reservations, visit the AAPEX 2018 website.
Three organizations co-own AAPEX: the Auto Care Association, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association and the light-vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association.