Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS)

Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium and AAIA Aftermarket eForum to co-locate in 2012

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) and AAIA's Aftermarket eForum have announced an agreement to co-locate the events in 2013. 

GAAS 2013 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. According to GAAS Chairman, Denny Welvaert, GAAS 2013 attendees will see many changes.

"Our program committee is already working hard on the agenda for next year and we are planning to shake things up and add some new features that will appeal to many different segments of the industry. Stay tuned as we unveil these exciting developments,” said Welvaert.

Over 300 aftermarket professionals attended the 17th annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) May 16-17, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago. Attendees can read the recap of this year's event in the summer issue of Global Perspectives newsletter.

If you attended this year's year's event, be sure to visit the content page for acess to slides, audio and transcripts. To order photos from GAAS 2012, visit and click on "Online Proofing." From there click on the event "GAAS 2012" and enter the password "gaas".

Each year the net proceeds of GAAS are invested in industry scholarships. So your participation in GAAS helps support students who plan to join the industry. Since 1996 GAAS has given out over $1.6 million in aid and has helped over 1,600 students get their careers started as technicians, engineers, marketers, and sales reps.