AAPEX organizers boost education opportunities

Jan. 1, 2020
A new "Inside Track" learning forum will offer 24 education seminars over a three-day period during this year's Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) is Las Vegas.

A new "Inside Track" learning forum will offer 24 education seminars over a three-day period during this year's Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) is Las Vegas.

Responding to show attendees' interest in expanding the learning experience at AAPEX, show owners increased the number of seminars, which will be conducted from 7:30-10 a.m., Nov. 3-5. They will cover aftermarket industry trends, regulatory issues, sales management and technology trends, best practicees and more.

The following are working titles of the "Inside Track" seminars:

Tuesday, Nov. 3
-The sacred cows of automotive aftermarket distribution: It's not what you take in, it's what you take home
-Connected vehicle technologies: Accelerating the commercialization & acceptance of integrated automotive & consumer electronics
-Selling parts for imports: Did you ever consider listening to you customer? The installers' view
-2010 afternarket outlook
-U.S. Department of Commerce: Global aftermarket opportunities
-Move to the bottom line: customer profitability analysis — protect the winners and fix the losers
-Service information update
-New change in vehicle aftermarket: What does it mean to you

Wednesday, Nov. 4
-Working at cross purposes: Managing the distributor — manufacturer relationship
-Transforming workers to winners
-Consumer loyalty studies: Implications for the future
-What will we be driving: The effects of the CAFE standards on our future vehicles
-NHTSA safety & regulatory plans: What is coming down the pike?
-Driving business performance through a diverse workforce
-Business planning for the recovery: How to deal with a fast turnaround
-Current trends in financing for the automotive aftermarket

Thursday, Nov. 5
-Oil technology: Issues & expectations from next generation oil
-Car dealership closings: Crisis or opportunity for the aftermarket
-What do technicians look for from countermen
-Best practices in attracting customers
-What does underperformed maintenance mean to your shop's profitability?
-Marketing on a shoestring budget
-Preparing for tomorrow's vehicle technologies
-Snapshot of the auto industry and the effect on the aftermarket

All "Inside Track" education sessions are free to AAPEX attendees.

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