LAS VEGAS (Jan. 15, 2016) — In a post-show survey, 93 percent of attendees rated AAPEX 2015 as having met or exceeded their expectations, with nearly 43 percent noting that AAPEX “far exceeded” their expectations, according to show organizers the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association.
AAPEX 2015, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, was held last November at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas and featured new programs to keep attendees ahead of the curve in today's high tech and ever changing industry, organizers said.
Based on survey results, the most important reasons to attend AAPEX was to find new products and innovation, find new suppliers and network and maintain existing relationships.
The online survey was open Nov. 6-2 and had a 10-percent response rate from AAPEX 2015 attendees.
AAPEX 2015 featured 2,239 exhibitors from 32 countries and an AAPEXedu program with 55 free sessions designed for warehouse distributors, retailers, service professionals, parts stores, national service chains, manufacturers and industry professionals.
More than 45,100 targeted buyers attended AAPEX and the concurrent Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. About 160,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 147 countries were in Las Vegas during both events, according to organizers.
This year, AAPEX 2016 will be held Nov. 1-3 at the Sands Expo with AAPEXedu sessions starting Oct. 31.
For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com.