Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS)

Registration brochure available for GAAS 2013

Spotlighting six general sessions, four panel discussions, and four breakout sessions, the registration brochure for the 2013 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) is now available for download at GAAS 2013, "Driving Change," is scheduled for May 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare near Chicago.

 "The completion of our registration brochure culminates a lot of hard work by our steering committee to put together an education program that appeals to all segments of the aftermarket," said GAAS chairman, Denny Welvaert. "The topics, whether it is Detroit forecast volumes or social media in a mobile world, will help aftermarket leaders plan their future strategies."

Members of the associations that sponsor GAAS receive a discount registration fee of $750.The non-member price is $950. GAAS and the Aftermarket eForum™ are co-locating their events in 2013, with discount rates when aftermarket professionals register for both. A combined GAAS/eForum registration for members is $950. The non-member rate for both events is $1,350. A complete list of registration fees are available at

GAAS 2013 room rates at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare are $177 (single or double) and are guaranteed at this rate through April 19. Complimentary guest room Internet is included in the discounted room rate. Phone 888-421-1442 to make a reservation or visit: Be sure to mention the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium to obtain the discounted group rate.

The annual two-day Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, now in its 18th year, brings together industry leaders and experts to examine the issues and trends affecting the worldwide automotive aftermarket and influencing its future. Each year the net proceeds of GAAS are invested in the organization’s scholarship fund to help students get their automotive aftermarket career started. Additional scholarship funding comes from industry contributions from individuals, companies and foundations. To date, GAAS has awarded scholarships to more than 1,600 students representing $1.6 million in aid.

To register for GAAS 2013, visit or phone (301) 654-6664. You can also connect with GAAS through Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.