LAS VEGAS — Political strategist Karl Rove will speak at AAPEX 2018 during the grand opening keynote session, "Breakfast with John King and Karl Rove: How Trade and the Elections Could Impact the Aftermarket."
AAPEX will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The keynote session is a ticketed event and will be held 7-8:45 a.m., PDT on Oct. 30 in The Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom.
During his keynote address, Mr. Rove will focus on the global impact of President Trump's imposed and proposed tariffs, as well as how tariffs potentially levied by foreign countries may impact U.S. businesses.
Mr. Rove was a senior adviser to President George W. Bush from 2000-07, and deputy chief of staff from 2004-07. At the White House, he oversaw the offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs, and coordinated the White House policy-making process.
He writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and is a Fox News Channel contributor. He is the author of "Courage and Consequence" and "The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1886 Still Matters."
The keynote session also will feature Mr. King, CNN's chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics, who will discuss the upcoming mid-term elections and the impact the various outcomes could have on Washington, D.C.
Mr. King is an award-winning journalist who has covered the past eight presidential elections and reported from all 50 states and more than 70 countries.
The keynote session will begin with a State of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry presentation by Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association (ACA), and Bill Long, president and chief operating officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).
To reserve a table for the event, contact AAPEX Event Management, Chris Kalousek, CEM, [email protected].
AAPEX is co-owned by the ACA and the AASA, the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association. For more information, visit aapexshow.com.