The Alliance Aftermarket Jackpot Convention made history with a record number of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance customers crossing Las Vegas Boulevard together to attend the AAPEX Show for a special Thursday event.
The Alliance, whose members operate under the Auto Value identity in Canada (and under the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper in the U.S.) visited with supplier channel partners throughout the day, attended product training sessions in their booths, enjoy a specially prepared lunch at the Venetian and fill up their goody bags with exclusive merchandise and giveaways.
The Alliance has made the AAPEX day a cornerstone of its annual convention, running Tuesday through Saturday, with a full slate of sessions and networking events, this year held under the “Aftermarket Jackpot” theme.
The day began with Bill Hanvey, President & CEO of the Auto Care Association and Bill Long, President & COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association addressing the group with a special presentation on “Know Before You Go” to highlight the major AAPEX Show happenings that await each of them at the Sands Expo.
“This is a special day in our industry to have this level of participation by so many repair shops and store personnel from one group to take advantage of the learning and interaction opportunities with our aftermarket manufacturer exhibitors”, said Hanvey. “We can’t thank the Alliance, their shareholders and channel partners enough for this incredible support of our industry and our future.”
After a full day at AAPEX, they were treated to an extravagant reception and the entertainment of actor/comedian Adam Ferrara. The international touring headliner and host of Top Gear US showcased his love for cars along with his hilarious comedy act that has earned him two nominations for best male comedian by the American Comedy Awards. The evening closed out with the Big Money & Prize Giveaway where thousands of dollars and special prizes given away to many attendees