MOKENA, IL – July
1, 2013 –
The International Heat Transfer Association (NARSA) will again hold its annual
convention at Harrah’s Las Vegas during the Automotive Aftermarket Products
Expo (AAPEX). AAPEX will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at
the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
“The NARSA theme, ‘Evolution of an
Industry,’ continues to define the nature of the
evolving business for automotive radiator repair
and manufacturing specialists as they continue their transition to diversified
thermal management product and service operations,” said Wayne Juchno, NARSA
theme will be reflected throughout the NARSA Heat Transfer and Mobile AC
Pavilion, a fixture at AAPEX since 2004. The Pavilion will feature 60
exhibitors from seven different countries with 14,000 square-feet of products
and services for automotive and truck heating, cooling, and air conditioning
service and replacement. It will be located on the upper level at the Sands
NARSA annual convention will include a Board of Directors meeting on Sunday,
Nov. 3. It also will feature an annual awards breakfast, the popular cooling
system roundtable, one-on-one supplier meetings, committee workshops, business
sessions, the Seekins Cup Golf Challenge, and the Cooling System Customer
Appreciation Reception on Tuesday evening, Nov. 5. In addition, the convention
will offer one-on-one supplier meetings, committee workshops, business
sessions, and new this year, a technical session on antique radiator
more information about the NARSA Annual Convention, visit www.NARSA.org. To
register for AAPEX, visit www.aapexshow.com/register.
AAPEX represents the $395
billion global motor vehicle aftermarket and is jointly sponsored by the
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Automotive Aftermarket
Suppliers Association (AASA). For more information, please visit www.aapexshow.com or
is a trade association founded in 1954 whose members provide products and
services for heat exchange to a variety of industries and to different levels
within those industries globally. NARSA’s mission is to help its members and
member companies become better businesses and entrepreneurs in heat transfer
products and services. For more information, contact Wayne Juchno, NARSA
executive director, email@example.com, (724)
799-8415, or visit www.narsa.org.
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AAPEX Gears Up for Popular Product and New Packaging Showcases
Entries are now being accepted for the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Product and New Packaging Showcases, a popular AAPEX feature for the more than 39,500 targeted buyers who attend the event. The 2013 AAPEX is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
2012 Product Showcase Awards
Product Showcase entries are due Monday, July 29, to be included in the official AAPEX Product Extra, a publication that reaches buyers two weeks before AAPEX. Pre-registered AAPEX buyers will select this year’s Product Showcase winners by voting on their favorite entries in an electronic version of the AAPEX Product Extra. Products can be submitted in 13 categories: Accessories, Automotive Lighting, Business Tools, Chemicals, Lubricants and Filters, Electrical, General Merchandise, Hard Parts, Innovation, Mobile Electronics, Paint, Body and Equipment, Safety, Tires and Wheels, and Tool and Equipment. Entries received after July 29 will be accepted, but will only be included in the onsite Product Showcase. To submit a Product Showcase entry, exhibitors should go to the Exhibitor Login section of the AAPEX website, www.aapexshow.com, enter their login information and click on the Product Showcase icon on their dashboard. For questions, contact Chris Kalousek, firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 226-1300, ext. 14. New Packaging Showcase entries are due Friday, Aug. 30. This Showcase reflects the highest standards in packaging design and is where buyers turn for the latest innovative, protective or “green” packaging. Entries may be submitted in six categories: Economics, Environmental Impact, Innovation, Marketing, Performance, and Protection. New Packaging Showcase entry forms may be downloaded from the AAPEX website, www.aapexshow.com/Showcases. For questions, contact Jacki Canter, email@example.com or (708) 226-1300, ext. 22.
MOKENA, IL – June 13, 2013 – Exhibitors at the recent Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) 2013 Exhibitor Summit learned how to increase their return on investment from AAPEX, and in the process, save time and money. The Summit is offered free of charge to AAPEX exhibitors, and this year’s event took place June 4-5, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
The Summit focused on “You Will Grow Your Business at AAPEX” and featured
Stealing Genius, an exercise that gave attendees an opportunity to visit specific retail outlets, view their displays as exhibits, and take away new ideas to use at AAPEX.
Exhibitors were offered one-on-one meetings with AAPEX vendor-partners and Event Management staff to discuss ways to reduce booth-related costs. Tours of the Sands Expo Center, the Venetian and various hospitality venues rounded out the Summit.
“We will exhibit at 20 trade shows this year and the AAPEX Exhibitor Summit was the most valuable planning time I have invested all year,” said Alex Parker, executive vice president, Redline Detection, a first-time participant in the Summit.
“The Summit was great! I personally really enjoyed the Steeling Genius exercise with Steve Miller,” said Carl Anzaldi, director of sales & marketing, Global Automotive
Products, Inc. “I look forward to applying some of the concepts I picked up to our new booth this year to make a lasting impression for our organization at AAPEX 2013.”
“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to have meetings with the various services that we deal with at the show including the Event Management staff. It saves us a great deal of time and money to have our questions answered before the event,” said Don McGee, manager, Trade Show Logistics, Magnaflow, a 27-year exhibitor at AAPEX.
The Summit also received high marks from Larry Fidance, marketing manager, DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. “I’m done! I got everything I needed here and don’t need to worry about planning my booth anymore,” said Fidance, whose company has been exhibiting at AAPEX for 37 years.
AAPEX 2013 is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.
AAPEX represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket and is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). For more information, please visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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