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Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:39

AAPEXedu to Highlight Connected Car Opportunities

AAPEX is increasing its focus on technology with an all-new Connected Car Opportunities education track in the 2016 AAPEXedu program.

Sessions are geared toward keeping automotive aftermarket professionals ahead of the curve, and will include:
• What the Aftermarket Needs to Know about Connected Vehicles,
• Who Owns Your Car: The Impact of Embedded Software and Copyright Law on the Aftermarket Parts and Service Industry, and
• Self-Driving Cars: Car Sharing and New Users to Increase Vehicle Usage and Mileage.


Additional sessions will focus on vehicle security and how to benefit from the data captured by telematics. 


The Connected Car Opportunities track is one of six education tracks in the 2016 AAPEXedu program. Additional tracks include Marketing, Branding and Customer Relationships, Sales and Purchasing, Industry Trends, a Service Professionals Program and a program for Young Professionals. 


A General Session address by retired four-star General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA), will round out the 2016 AAPEXedu program. General Hayden will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. (PST) at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The AAPEX General Session is free to all AAPEX attendees.


All AAPEXedu sessions are offered at no cost to AAPEX attendees. Attendees are asked to register, as many sessions will fill up quickly. To register, visit www.aapexshow.com/newse


The AAPEXedu program starts on Monday, Oct. 31 and runs throughout AAPEX, Nov. 1 through Nov. 3, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. All sessions are accredited by the University of the Aftermarket toward the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations. 


According to event organizers, AAPEX 2016 is expected to feature more than 2,200 exhibitors and 45,000 targeted buyers. Approximately 160,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX. 


For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com.