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October 5, 2016
New Product Voting Opens Oct. 17
It’s almost time to vote for your favorite products in the AAPEX 2016 New Product Showcase. As a pre-registered buyer, watch for an e-mail on Monday, Oct. 17, with a link to all entries in the showcase. You’ll have until Friday, Oct. 21, to vote. Products with the largest number of votes in each of nine categories will be named the best new product. The winning entries will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 1, during AAPEX in Las Vegas.
The Smarter the Car, the Bigger the
Cyber Risk?

Don’t miss the AAPEX General Session as retired Four-Star General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA), talks about how cyber terrorists threaten our lives, our country and our industry. The General Session is free and open to all buyers. It will be held at 8 a.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom. A special thank you to this year’s General Session VIP Sponsor, ZF, and Concierge Level Sponsors: Brake Parts Inc., East Penn, N.A. Williams, and Temel Gaskets. 
Mobile Heat and Transfer/ Heating/ Air Conditioning Section Expands at AAPEX 
This year, you’ll have the opportunity to see and compare even more products and services in the NARSA Mobile Heat Transfer/Heating/Air Conditioning pavilion as it expands to two sections at AAPEX. Replacement parts and everything heat exchange, including finished products, manufacturing machinery, materials and supplies will be on display, with more cooling system product solutions than ever at AAPEX. For a list of companies in the NARSA pavilion, visit or click here.
Cool Cars, Celebrities and Innovative Displays at AAPEX
Here’s a glimpse of the fun and innovative displays to visit at AAPEX, and a list of celebrity appearances:
  • A Ford Mustang GT giveaway, Motorcraft – Ford Motor Co., Booth 5056,
  • The fastest motorcycle in the world, Top 1 Oil, Booth 5830,
  • The Tenneco Experience: A mobile product technology exhibit housed in a customized 53-foot semi-trailer, Tenneco, Booth 1025,
  • A Can-Am ATV, plus Sarah Burgess/BMI Racing (Nov. 2, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Gates, Booth 4038,
  • The No. 1 ranked Bull Rider in the World, Kaique Pacheco, Champion Power Equipment, Booth 1875 (only from 11 to 12:30 on Nov. 1).
For the Under 40
If you’re under 40, make sure to attend AAPEXedu sessions designed with you in mind. Sessions in the Young Professionals track include a Yang Town Hall, Strategies for Global Expansion, How to Become the Wikipedia of the Industry, and Five Trends in Five Minutes. For more information, visit the Young Professionals track.
AAPEX represents the $356 billion global automotive aftermarket 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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