Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX)

New publication to give attendees one more look at new products and packaging designs at AAPEX

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) will debut Product Plus, a new official, post-show publication to give buyers another opportunity to see the winners of the New Product and New Packaging Showcases, as well as all entries in the New Product Showcase. AAPEX is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 4 through Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev., with AAPEXedu sessions starting on Monday, Nov. 3.

This year, AAPEX buyers will determine the New Product Showcase winners by using a scanner to vote for their favorite products on the first day of AAPEX, Nov. 4. Judges from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will select the winners of the New Packaging Showcase.

The New Product Showcase is the largest collection of new, innovative and technologically-advanced products making their debut at AAPEX, while the New Packaging Showcase reflects the most innovative packaging designs and concepts in the automotive aftermarket industry. Onsite, both showcases will be located in Hall D+ of the Sands Expo Center.

Product Plus will be published by Babcox Media on behalf of AAPEX. It will be mailed to buyers after AAPEX, giving them one more look at hundreds of new products and award-winning packaging designs that will help them grow their businesses. With Product Plus, exhibitors will get additional exposure for their new products that will extend well beyond the onsite showcase and AAPEX.

To submit entries in the AAPEX New Product Showcase and New Packaging Showcase, exhibitors should log in to their exhibitor portalĀ at: and click on the New Product or New Packaging Showcase icon on the dashboard. Entries are due Friday, Aug. 29. For more information, contact Chris Kalousek,, (708) 226-1300, ext. 14.