AAPEX 2019 presented Best Booth Awards to 11 exhibiting companies during a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. For the first time, Honorable Mentions also were awarded in all categories.
To select the winners, top trade show professionals from different segments of the exhibition industry toured the show floor during AAPEX. Judges used the following criteria to evaluate booths: creative attention-grabbing techniques, effective visual communications, effective staffing practices, smart exhibit access and attendee navigation, and engaging and informative presentations and demonstrations.
Judges were Kimberly Hardcastle Geddes, CEM, president, Marketing Design Group; Carrie Ferenac, president, CNTV, and Nancy Drapeau, PRC, senior research director, CEIR – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research.
Awards were presented by Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, and Paul McCarthy, president and COO, of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). Both Level
The Best of Show Award for 10 x 10 or Linear went to Tuff Support/Suspensia, with Honorable Mention going to ToM-PaR.
The Best of Show Award for Peninsula or Island went to Schaeffler, with Honorable Mention going to TAITRA – Taiwan Excellence.
Winners also were announced in the following categories:
Best Linear (any size) Level One
1st Place: Tuff Support/Suspensia, 7042
Honorable Mention: Shinano Inc., 10643
Best Small Peninsula – < 800 NSF Level One
1st Place: TAITRA – Taiwan Excellence, 8034
Honorable Mention: Luxist Impex Pvt. Ltd., 8655
Best 10 x 10 Level Two
1st Place: ToM-PaR, 38011
Honorable Mention: Better App Builder, 32012
Best Linear – 200+ NSF Level Two
1st Place: Shaanxi Daleshi Business Trading Co., Ltd., 42033
Honorable Mention: J-B Weld Company, 4526
Best Small Peninsula – <800 NSF Level Two
1st Place: Ullman Devices, 658
Honorable Mention: Rev Parts Management Software, 3466
Best Large Peninsula – 800+ NSF Both Levels
1st Place: Dayco Products, LLC, 4026
Honorable Mention: Valeo North America, Inc., 2250
Best Small Island – <800 NSF Both Levels
1st Place: Coast Products, 868
Honorable Mention: Dana Incorporated, 2838
Best Large Island – 800+ NSF Both Levels
1st Place: Schaeffler, 2233
Honorable Mention: CAR-FRESHNER Corporation, 5069
Best Pavilion Both Levels
1st Place: Hyundai Motor Group, 7809
Honorable Mention: Thai Trade Center
AAPEX represents the $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry and runs from Nov. 5 – Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo.
With more than 2,500 exhibiting companies, AAPEX is the showcase for the latest products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.3 billion vehicles on the road. More than 48,000 targeted buyers are expected to attend, including automotive service professionals, auto parts retailers, warehouse distributors, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders. Approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 126 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA Show.
AAPEX is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public.
AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: email@example.com. On social media, follow AAPEX at #AAPEX19.