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September 7, 2016
How Millennials Want to Pay
If you offer goods and services to Millennial consumers, take note of their evolving desire for mobile payments. These 28 striking statistics that highlight how Millennials want to pay are compiled by AAPEXedu speaker Ryan Jenkins, NextGenerationCatalyst. Jenkins will present two AAPEXedu 2016 sessions on next generation marketing and next generation engagement.
Connected Car Opportunities
AAPEXedu will offer sessions on Connected Car Opportunities to help you leverage the latest technology to advance your business. Topics will include what you need to know about connected vehicles, vehicle security, self-driving cars,  what to do with vehicle data, and the impact of embedded software and copyright law on the aftermarket parts and service industry. Register now to reserve your seat!
ASA Hosts Largest Regional Education Program of 2016 During AAPEX
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) launched a series of regional training programs in 2016 and will host the largest of these events in Las Vegas, Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, during the week of AAPEX and in conjunction with the AVI Conference. Three tracks during the two-day program will offer some of the top speakers in the industry, including Bob Greenwood, Bogi Lateiner, Donny Seyfer, Amy Mattinat, Bob Ward, Bill Haas, Jorge Antico, Jeremy O’Neal, and Greg Marchand. Topics will include: Profitability Secrets, Targeted Marketing, Succession Planning, Effective Leadership, Servicing Connected Cars, Data Management, Process Improvement and LEAN, Selling Maintenance, Growing Your Customer Base, Hiring Processes, and more! Many of the ASA sessions are Automotive Management Institute (AMi) approved and earn credit toward your Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) certifications. And the cost to attend this program, including both days, is only $150! For more information, visit or call 817-514-2900.
Courtroom Diagnostics Course to Headline
AVI Conference
AVI’s Technical Conference will give you more opportunities than ever before to learn advanced diagnostic skills while at AAPEX. During the Conference’s headline class on Nov. 1, "Who Killed Dr. Stoichiometric: The Trial," you will join in examining evidence with the instructor, Ron Bilyeu (better known as the prosecutor), to prove beyond a reasonable doubt who killed Dr. Stoichiometric. The prosecutor will lead you to discover all aspects of engine inefficiency that ultimately led to the demise of the doctor. In this engine performance and interactive course, you will learn insider information from leading industry experts Bosch, DENSO and Delphi.  These industry experts will be cross-examined as you learn: diagnostic testing procedures on fuel systems, air induction systems, and engine control systems; updated information on new Mass Air Flow sensor technology; GDI high pressure pump diagnostics; wide-band O2 sensor diagnostics; testing fuel pump circuitry and more. You, as a member of the jury, will help decide the final verdict as to Who Killed Dr. Stoichiometric! To register for the AVI Conference, which includes more than 15 sessions, and attend this class visit: The registration fee for the two-day AVI Conference is $400.
Product Spotlight: Vibration-Damped Air Hammer
The KI-4776A features an 80 degree angle,
t-shaped pistol grip to help users hold the tool in an ergonomically neutral position. A patented vibration-damped valve improves user comfort and prolongs service time, while the patented front-rear exhaust switch allows users to quickly change exhaust direction to either front or rear exhaust. The hammer’s TPR soft rubber absorbs shock and provides thermal insulation. To learn more, visit
Kuani Gear Co., Ltd., Booth 858 at AAPEX.

“The first time we attended was in 2015 and we were surprised at the amount of products showcased and the range of products. We will visit again in 2016.” Fraser Sim, Managing Partner, BMT Group Services Lt., Sidney, BC, Canada
AAPEX represents the $328.2 billion global aftermarket auto parts industry, and is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). For more information, visit or e-mail
AAPEX 2016 | Education: Oct. 31- Nov. 3, 2016 | Exhibits: Nov. 1-3, 2016 | Sands Expo | Las Vegas, NV
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