AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and is held annually at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
The session, “The Most Underused OEM Service Info Resources,” will familiarize attendees with the 40 light vehicle and heavy duty OEMs that make service information resources accessible to technicians outside their franchise dealership. It will help independent technicians realize the full value of information provided on any one of the OEM technical information websites.
The meeting also will feature two additional sessions. During “TechForce Foundation is on the Road to GREAT Techs,” attendees will learn about a coordinated solution for the long-debated shortage of qualified technicians. This session will accelerate the industry on the road to recruiting young adults toward the technician profession, helping them develop into great technicians and keeping them with a lifetime of opportunities.
The session, “Changes are Coming to the SAE J1962 DLC,” will discuss the simple 16-pin data link and what’s in store for the future. Since 1996, all new light vehicles in the American marketplace have connected to the outside world with this data port, but with the progress of advanced vehicle technology, change is inevitable.
The meeting will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., PDT, Casanova 606, at the Sands Expo. It does not require registration; however, registration and industry credentials are required to attend AAPEX. For more information, visit: nastf.org/GeneralMeetings.
To register for AAPEX, visit attendee registration at aapexshow.com/news.
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 aapexshow.com/media.
AAPEX 2017 is expected to feature 2,200 exhibiting companies, and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 2. Approximately 158,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA Show.