The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Learning Forum will feature 30 education sessions with specific classes recommended for general aftermarket audiences, warehouse distributors, manufacturers, retailers, auto repair shops and parts stores. Sessions will take place throughout AAPEX, Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
Twenty-eight of the 30 Learning Forum sessions are offered at no-cost. The two additional Lunch & Learn sessions: “Not More Social Media! The Continuing Evolution of Social Media Integration within Marketing Campaigns,” and “New Fuel Technologies: Plug Into Profits with Electric and Hybrid Cars,” require registration and a $25 per person fee.
All sessions will be accredited by the University of the Aftermarket and earn continuing education units (CEUs) toward the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) professional designations.
Sessions will be held at the Venetian Hotel, on the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center Level 1, Marco Polo Rooms 701-706. The Lunch & Learn sessions will be held in Marco Polo Rooms 801/802. For information on any of the following sessions and the Learning Forum, visit the AAPEX website, www.aapexshow.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
- 2012 Aftermarket Outlook
- Increasing Your Competitive Advantage by Communicating a Stronger Philosophy/Positioning Within Your Markets
- Import Parts Explosion: Are You Taking Your Share?
- Market Intelligence: Don’t Do Business Without It!
- The Four Critical Steps to Increasing Your Sales Management Leadership and Team’s Selling Success
- Not More Social Media! The Continuing Evolution of Social Media Integration within Marketing Campaigns (Lunch and Learn session)
- Building Successful Categories for Aftermarket Products
- Your Business and Your Market Are Being Affected by Your State Legislature
- QR Codes 101: What Are They and How Can They Grow Your Business?
- Advances in Aftermarket Data Standards
- New Vehicle Technologies and their Impact on the Future
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011
- You’ll Love Working Here! The Performance Power of Workplace Culture
- Packaging That Attracts Consumers: Winning Ideas to Generate Sales in the Automotive Aftermarket
- Salespeople are from Venus: Installers are from Mars
- Emerging Business Models: New Pathways to Growth and Profit
- Selling Process Techniques: The New Age of Selling
- New Fuel Technologies: Plug Into Profits with Electric and Hybrid Cars (Lunch & Learn)
- 2012 Aftermarket Outlook
- 5 Trends in 5 Minutes: Trends Affecting the Aftermarket Environment
- Your People Are Your Profits – How to Guide Your Employees to be Efficient, Effective and Extraordinary
- How a Revived Auto Industry & Continued Emergence of Import Nameplates Will Shape Aftermarket Decision Making
- Accessing Repair Information on Today’s Vehicles and the Role of NASTF
- Making Packaging a Team Player in Brand Protection
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011
- Advantages of Internet Access in the Repair Shop to Increase Productivity
- Inside the Shop of Tomorrow and Aftermarket Telematics
- Collaboration: Building Stronger Buyer/Supplier Relations
- Mode $06 Data and Drive Cycle Diagnostics
- Customer Relationship Management for Repair Shops: The Myths and Facts
- Share the Knowledge – Gain the Profits
- Catalytic Converter OBD II Diagnosis
Two timely technical training programs for technicians and shop owners, sponsored by the Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN) and AWDA Manufacturers Advisory Council (MAC), are among the 30 education sessions scheduled for the Learning Forum at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX). Topics for these training program sessions are:
Nine of the 30 education sessions scheduled for the Learning Forum are specifically designed for repair shop and parts store attendees.
Four of the 30 sessions scheduled are sponsored by the Automotive Warehouse Distribtutors Association (AWDA), with an additional 13 sessions of interest to warehouse distributors.
Among the 30 education sessions scheduled for the expo, 13 hot topic sessions will focus on timely issues impacting all channels of the aftermarket.
Sessions highlight new technology and a chance to earn NATEF credit hours.