AAPEX attendees now can turn to the event’s new blog for insights from industry experts on how the latest vehicle technologies, trends and issues are affecting the global automotive aftermarket.
In the opening AAPEX blogs, Auto Care Association CEO Bill Hanvey covers “The Top 4 Opportunities that Come with Access to Vehicle Data,” and how the vast majority of motorists have no idea that their personal information is being collected and aggregated by their own vehicles and then sold to the highest bidder.
Bill Long, president and chief operating officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, addresses “Why We Are Positive About the Aftermarket … and AAPEX,” with a look at near-term trends, including changes in the distribution model such as e-tailing and omni-channels, and how autonomy – whenever it arrives in force – will mean more miles driven as vehicle usage becomes more available to new categories of motorists.
“The AAPEX blog is designed to keep attendees ahead of the curve year-round as the automotive aftermarket faces near-constant change that presents both opportunities for growth as well as long-term shifts and threats,” according to show organizers.
Representing the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry, AAPEX 2018 will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
To ready the weekly AAPEX blog, visit the AAPEX website.