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AAPEX adds ‘Remanufacturing Experience’

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MOKENA, Ill. (Aug. 5, 2014) — The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has added three new opportunities for companies in the remanufacturing industry to grow their business at AAPEX 2014.

The show is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 4, through Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, with AAPEXedu sessions starting on Nov. 3.

The new “Remanufacturing Experience at AAPEX” will feature a REMANedu Conference and private one-on-one meetings on Monday, Nov. 3, and an invitation-only reception for Remanufacturing Section exhibitors and guests on Wednesday, Nov. 5, show organizers said. The event is co-hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA)—the remanufacturing division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)—and the Auto Care Association (ACA).

“Remanufacturing is a growing sector of the automotive aftermarket, and the new ‘Remanufacturing Section at AAPEX’ offers new opportunities for aftermarket companies to grow their business,” said John Chalifoux, president and COO of MERA.

Rich White, ACA senior vice president, said the association “strongly supports new opportunities to promote the sustainability of engine rebuilding in the aftermarket, and the ‘Remanufacturing Experience at AAPEX’ will create new opportunities for our members to grow their business.”

To build on the “ongoing success of the Remanufacturing Section,” AAPEX said the show will offer registered attendees engaged in the remanufacturing industry new education sessions during the REMANedu Conference, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Venetian Hotel. Click here to view the latest agenda. To register, contact Kelly Glasgow with Event Show Management at 708-226-1300, or send an email to

New one-on-one meetings will give core suppliers and component suppliers to the remanufacturing industry an opportunity to schedule complimentary private meetings with key buyers from leading remanufacturers before the beginning of AAPEX 2014, organizers said. Meetings will take place Nov. 3. To participate, purchasing representatives and supplier business development representatives should contact Ms. Glasgow.

Additionally, the ACA and MERA will host a VIP invitation-only remanufacturing industry reception at Aquaknox from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5.

For the latest updates to the “Remanufacturing Experience” event, click here.

The 2014 show is expected to feature more than 2,400 exhibitors, 5,000 booths, nearly 40 AAPEXedu sessions and 39,000 targeted buyers, AAPEX said. More than 130,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from nearly 125 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX, according to organizers. To online registration is available on the AAPEX website.

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