Pronto and Federated will hold their second combined national conference and expo, March 12-15 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
“We had such a successful combined meeting last year that all parties are looking forward to another opportunity to meet as one unified group,” said Larry Pavey, CEO of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group). “As The Group continues to grow, we are seeing the positive effects of the power of collaboration. Our members and suppliers have seen a significant improvement in business over the last few years due to the strong relationships established by working together to achieve common goals.”
During the meeting, members from both groups will attend one-on-one supplier meetings and a combined vendor booth show, which has been extended to allow members and vendor partners more time to interact. In addition, informational breakout sessions will be conducted where members will be updated on data and information systems, national account programs, new supplier programs and other business process improvements.
This year’s meeting will also feature more combined activities for the attendees, including The Group awards luncheon on March 13. A highlight of the week will be a special reception and dinner at the Epcot® World Showcase Pavilion on March 14, followed the next day by the Toys for Tots Charity Golf Outing at Disney’s Palm Course.
About Automotive Parts Services Group
The Automotive Parts Services Group, also known as The Group, was created by the merger of efforts and resources of the Federated and Pronto program groups on behalf of their respective members, creating one of the largest automotive parts supply networks in North America. For more information, visit www.thegroupapsg.com.
Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America. Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced people who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology. For more information, visit www.Federatedautoparts.com.
National Pronto Association is a North American organization headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and consisting of 92 shareholder owners. Pronto was formed in 1979 and is a leading automotive program distribution group with a focus on marketing, technology and buying. The group is a founding member of 1Parts Global Aftermarket Services, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Pronto members distribute name brand, OE and Pronto exclusive brand products. Pronto members are located in Canada, United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.Pronto-Net.com.