NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (Sept. 28, 2016) — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) will hold a regional management and technical training program for automotive service facility owners and repair professionals during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.
AAPEX, which is co-owned by the Auto Care Association (ACA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will be held Nov. 1-3 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The education program, which is a collaboration between the ASA and AAPEX, will be held Oct 31-Nov. 1 at the Venetian Las Vegas, Galileo Rooms 1003-1007.
Sessions will focus on how managers can run and grow their businesses, including profitability secrets, targeted marketing, succession planning, effective leadership, servicing connected cars, data management, process improvement and LEAN, selling maintenance, growing their customer base and hiring processes.
The full schedule, including speakers, can be viewed at the AAPEX show's website.
There will be a networking reception at 5 p.m. on the 31st.
“The partnership and ongoing collaboration among the associations is a defining moment for the industry,” said Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director.
“Working together and leveraging each other's strengths will benefit service repairers, suppliers and consumers. We are committed to continue exploring ways to deliver value to our members and helping the industry.”
Shop owners and managers attending the two-day training sessions will receive credit from the Automotive Management Institute (AMi) toward earning their Automotive Accredited Manager (AAM) designation.
The cost is $150 for the two days, which includes free admission to AAPEX and the concurrent Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas.
For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com/asa or call 817-514-2900.