AAPEX: Five must-attend sessions for jobbers and distributors

by | Oct 16, 2018 | 0 comments

Most members of the automotive aftermarket who do attend AAPEX 2018 will spend the majority of their time on the show floor, as they should. But AAPEX offers literally dozens of top-notch educational sessions that will add a whole new dimension to your time at the event. There are, however, so many sessions it can be tough to decide how to balance your time.

So here’s a Top Five List of sessions that Jobber Nation thinks should be on your list, and won’t cost you an extra dime to attend.

1. Inside the Business of Repair: Helping Them Succeed

Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706

Tuesday, October 30, 2018: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Dave Erb, Auto Repair Industry Consultant, Dave M. Erb Consulting

An inside look at how shops make money: what hurdles they have overcome in the past, and what hurdles are coming. The objective is to educate the aftermarket and give them ways they can help shops succeed.

2. 5 Trends in 5 Minutes – Key Trends Impacting the North American Automotive Aftermarket

Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706

Wednesday, October 31, 2018: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mark Seng, Global Aftermarket Practice Leader, IHS Markit

This session is designed to highlight major trends in the vehicle market that are affecting the North American automotive aftermarket. From the ever-changing new vehicle market to the aging of the fleet, the automotive aftermarket continues to evolve. These new vehicle trends are impacting aftermarket repair opportunities faster than ever before. Do you have the information needed to help be prepared to grow your business?

3. Understanding Your Customers’ Business

Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706

Wednesday, October 31, 2018: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Dan Gilley, Director, RLO Training

A better understanding of your customers’ business and the challenges they face will help you work together. What can you do to help them and their business grow? What drives parts purchases?

4. AAPEX ADAS Forum – Saving Lives through Retrofitting ADAS Existing Cars

Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701

Thursday, November 01, 2018: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Don’t wait on new ADAS-enabled vehicles. There are a growing number of technologies and products that can be installed on millions of vehicles in the car park that will significantly increase safety functionality. The panel will dive deep into what these products are, how many vehicles can be retrofitted, the potential for reducing fatalities, potential for new business opportunities, and how these products can be properly installed.

5. Creating a Positive Workplace Culture

Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704

Thursday, November 01, 2018: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Dr. L. Todd Thomas, Associate Academic Dean, DeVos Graduate School of Management, Northwood University

This workshop is actually focused at employees of all levels, and does not assume that you are the CEO or leader of the business. Focus is on identifying some of the unwritten rules within the department or business that are problematic and influenced by the participant.

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