The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) 2013 Vision Conference, March 13 and 14 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill., is titled “Essentials for Creating Supplier Value.” The conference will provide clarity to creating supplier value and to provide a platform that will help suppliers examine the varying components of competitiveness to strengthen or create an “essential supplier” relationship with channel partners.
John Washbish, president and CEO of Automotive Aftermarket Parts Alliance, will present "Suppliers are from Mars, Resellers are from Venus: How suppliers and resellers who seem worlds apart can come together.
This member-only event provides a unique forum for members to meet with peer executives from leading aftermarket suppliers and participate in an interactive agenda packed with strategies and key thought leadership.
The program will provide the following:
- Valuable insights and analysis for suppliers to ensure they remain essential and relevant to channel partners going forward
- Forum for the exchange of ideas, exchange of best practices from within and outside the industry, and identification of industry and corporate strategies
- Networking opportunities with top-level aftermarket supplier executives in the areas of management, sales, marketing, procurement, operations, government affairs, supply chain and manufacturing