LAS VEGAS — Several industry organizations will offer training at this year's AAPEXedu during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Nov. 5-7, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
The education schedule will include a mix of classroom, hands-on and underhood sessions for automotive repair professionals, auto parts retailers and warehouse distributors.
The AAPEXedu program will feature a forum on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, a Service Professionals Summit, sessions on trends, market outlook, technologies and tariffs, as well as Mobility Garage: Products and Training for Tomorrow and Let's Tech presentations.
AAPEXedu partners include Automotive Video Innovations (AVI); Autoshop Solutions Inc.'s RLO Training; the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC); the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF); and MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing.
The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, co-owners of AAPEX, also will provide training and education.
Market research firms NPD Group Inc. and IHS Markit will provide their outlooks on the automotive aftermarket and consumer and industry trends. Roland Berger, a global consultancy firm, will offer its predictions on the future of the retail and automotive aftermarket in 2025.
To centralize the location for education and make it more convenient for attendees, organizers said the AAPEXedu classroom sessions will move to the Bellini Ballroom at The Venetian hotel, adjacent to the Sands Expo.
The Mobility Garage will be located in The Venetian's Titian Ballroom, and will feature underhood training and two sections — Shop Equipment and Technology, and Electric Car and Alternative Fuel/Energy. The Let's Tech stage will be held the Sands Expo, Level 2 Upper Lobby.
A preliminary schedule of AAPEXedu sessions is available on the AAPEX website. A schedule of training in Mobility Garage and Let's Tech presentations will be available in July.
All AAPEXedu sessions, Mobility Garage training and Let's Tech presentations are included in AAPEX 2019 registration. To register, visit aapexshow.com/attendee.
AAPEX is held in conjunction with the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, which will be housed in the Las Vegas Convention Center.