AAPEX 2017 Announces Speakers for Keynote Sessions

For the first time, AAPEX 2017 will offer daily keynote sessions with an expert lineup of speakers to keep attendees ahead of the curve on the future of the vehicle, buyer and shop. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

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An expert lineup of speakers will discuss the future of the vehicle, buyer and shop during daily key ...

An expert lineup of speakers will discuss the future of the vehicle, buyer and shop during daily keynote sessions at AAPEX 2017 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Business Wire)

The following keynote sessions will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Venetian Hotel, Palazzo Ballroom:

The Future of the Vehicle (Oct. 31) - “The Future of Mobility and the Aftermarket,” Speaker: Neal Ganguli, Deloitte Consulting LLP,

The Future of the Buyer (Nov. 1) - “Navigating Omnichannel Successfully,” Speaker: John Kinsella, vice president, FitForCommerce, and the former vice president, Experience Architecture & Center of Expertise at Lowe’s.

The Future of the Shop (Nov. 2) - “Grease, Code and Customers: You’re Entirely Right About All the Wrong Stuff,” Speakers: Chris Cloutier, shop owner and technology creator, Golden Rule Auto Care; and Tyler Reeves, president & GM of National Accounts, Interstate Batteries. Scott Shriber, publisher, Counterman Magazine, will moderate the discussion.

Keynote sessions are included in AAPEX registration. To register, visit www.aapexshow.com/bw. Online attendee registration is $90 (U.S.).

AAPEX is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public. Registration for approved and credentialed media is free and can be completed at www.aapexshow.com/bwmedia.

AAPEX will feature more than 2,200 exhibiting companies and nearly 50 AAPEXedu sessions. Approximately 158,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA Show.

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 #AAPEX17.