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AAPEX receives high marks from buyers, exhibitors

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 07:00
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In an AAPEX 2017 post-show survey, 90 percent of buyers say they are likely to attend AAPEX 2018, indicating a high level of satisfaction with the premier event representing the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry.  AAPEX 2018 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, and will feature more than 2,500 exhibiting companies displaying the latest products, services and technologies to diagnose, service and maintain the approximately 1.2 billion vehicles on the road today.

Approximately 47,800 targeted buyers traveled from 127 countries to AAPEX 2017, while exhibiting companies represented 43 countries. According to the survey, buyers’ top reasons for attending AAPEX are to find new products, find new suppliers and identify new technologies, with 88 percent saying they have a role in purchase decisions.

In the post-show survey of exhibiting companies, manufacturers and suppliers gave AAPEX 2017 equally high marks, with 83 percent being extremely satisfied or very satisfied that AAPEX meets their objectives.

For additional survey results, read the full AAPEX 2017 By the Numbers report here or visit the AAPEX website, www.aapexshow.com.

Approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 135 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX 2018. To register, visit www.aapexshow.com/attendee.

Registration for approved and credentialed media also is now open at www.aapexshow.com/media.

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: info@aapexshow.com. On social media, follow AAPEX at: #AAPEX18. 

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