LAS VEGAS — Dealing with changing vehicle technology will be a recurring theme this year at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), which run concurrently the week of Oct. 30 in Las Vegas.
Once again, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) will sponsor the Global Tire Expo powered by TIA during the SEMA Show, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
The tire and wheel exhibition and conference, in the South Hall of the convention center, targets all segments of the tire industry, including light-, medium- and heavy-duty, retreading and recycling along with wheels.
SEMA Show exhibitors fill the rest of the convention center with a plethora of automotive specialty products and customized vehicles.
SEMA Show displays are segmented into 12 sections and a New Products Showcase features nearly 3,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components.
Meanwhile, AAPEX, co-owned by the Auto Care Association (ACA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) — the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association — will run Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. AAPEX 2017 is expected to feature 2,200 exhibiting companies.
About 158,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas for the SEMA Show and AAPEX.