LAS VEGAS — The backers of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) have organized keynote speakers for each day of the 2017 show, focused on topics affecting the future of the aftermarket industry.
The keynote presentations will run from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Palazzo Ballroom of the Venetian Hotel on Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2, AAPEX said.
The keynote sessions are:
- The Future of the Vehicle (Oct. 31) — "The Future of Mobility and the Aftermarket," Neal Ganguli, Deloitte Consulting L.L.P.
- The Future of the Buyer (Nov. 1) — "Navigating Omnichannel Successfully," John Kinsella, vice president, FitForCommerce, and the former vice president, Experience Architecture & Center of Expertise at Lowe's.
- The Future of the Shop (Nov. 2) — "Grease, Code and Customers: You're Entirely Right About All the Wrong Stuff," Chris Cloutier, shop owner and technology creator, Golden Rule Auto Care; and Tyler Reeves, president and general manager, national accounts, Interstate Batteries. Scott Shriber, publisher, Counterman Magazine, will moderate the discussion.
Keynote sessions are included in AAPEX registration.
AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association.
The backers expect attendance of about 158,000 for the three-day event.