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Thursday, 11 January 2018 23:12

AASP/NJ Prepares for Highly Anticipated NORTHEAST 2018

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As NORTHEAST® 2018 draws closer, AASP/NJ is busily preparing for the association’s premiere annual event. 

Although the agenda is not yet available, expectations are running high due to the incredible success seen in recent years, as well as AASP/NJ’s decision to partner with the Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association (WMABA) on a new educational series at this year’s show.


According to AASP/NJ President Jerry McNee, “For over 40 years, we have presented the NORTHEAST show to provide an invaluable service to the automotive repair service professionals in the region. Our goal has always been to provide a regional event where our attendees can see all the newest technology and equipment as well as learn from the top speakers and educators from all aspects of our industry.

“The key to the NORTHEAST show is that a majority of our industry doesn’t have the time to fly around the country. We live in the most densely populated region in the country, so there are thousands of shop [owners] who would rather hop in their car and drive to a show and spend a day getting educated, seeing all the latest equipment and technology, and learning how to make their businesses better. That’s one of the biggest benefits of our show. Another big part of our success over the years has been our ability to locally provide training and education all under one roof. That has given us a proven track record.”

NORTHEAST 2018 is scheduled for March 16--18 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ, and due to the many exhibitors that are always eager to participate in the trade show, the association has expanded into the second level of exhibitor booth space---the new NORTHEAST Pavilion.

McNee shared, “Expanding NORTHEAST to another level opens so many doors for the future of the show.  The Pavilion gives us more room for exhibitors and seminars, and it allows us the opportunity to provide the highest quality show for our attendees.

“Between the new Collision P.R.E.P. program and the expansion to the Pavilion, we’re taking major steps with NORTHEAST 2018. It’s a very exciting time for the association. We’re looking forward to doing something we haven’t seen in an over 40-year history of NORTHEAST. We’re very excited for all of the new additions to the 2018 show. From the education to the vendors to the networking, if you’re in this industry, you can’t miss NORTHEAST. My advice is to sign up as soon as you can.”

Registration is now open at, and stay tuned for an in-depth look at this year’s agenda in our March edition.

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