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Friday, 26 April 2019 15:45

AAAS 2019 Conference & Trade Show Promises Tremendous Opportunity

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From June 6--9, the Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS) will host its 2019 Conference and Trade Show at the Sandestin Village of Baytowne Wharf in Destin, FL.


AAAS Chairman Keith West encouraged, “Take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to join your friends and fellow automotive aftermarket industry professionals. With a stunning venue, informative program, great food, fun and fellowship, the AAAS Conference has something for everyone.”


The conference will begin on Thursday, June 6 with a Chairman’s Welcome Reception, sponsored by CARQUEST. On Friday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to take a deep sea fishing trip aboard the Relentless, an expedition sponsored by Federated Insurance.


Friday will also feature a CarmCast Live presentation, delivered by Carm Capriotto of Remarkable Results Radio, sponsored by N. A. Williams, the Auto Care Association and Merrill Lynch. In addition, the AAAS Board of Directors will meet. The evening hours will offer live music and cocktails during the AAAS and YANG reception.


Saturday will commence with a continental breakfast and Tabletop Trade Show, followed by a welcome and state of the association reports delivered by Chairman West. Next, there will be a presentation by Ray Pohlman, president of the Coalition for Auto Repair Equality.


Taylor Mitchell, senior vice president of technology standards for the Auto Care Association, will present “Technology and the Aftermarket” before the group takes a break to enjoy more of the Tabletop Trade Show. After the break, Capriotto will discuss “Nine Top Success Strategies for the Service Professional.”


On Saturday afternoon, AAAS will hold its annual golf tournament at the Raven Course Golf Club. Proceeds from the 18-hole, four-person scramble will benefit the AAAS Foundation Scholarship program. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, straightest drive, closest-to-the-pin and a hole-in-one.


The AAAS 2019 Conference and Trade Show will conclude on Saturday evening with a dinner party and silent auction. Sponsors for the 2019 event include Federated Insurance, Merrill Lynch, LKQ Corporation, N.A. Williams, BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, CARQUEST, York Risk Services Group, Interstate Batteries, and more.


Registration for the conference is available for $145 with additional fees for the fishing expedition and golf tournament. For more information or to register, visit

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