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Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:29

AAAS Hosts YANG Meet-Up With Annual Conference & Trade Show

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On June 6, the Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Southeast (AAAS) hosted a Regional Meet-Up for the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) in conjunction with the 2018 AAAS Conference and Trade Show held at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, FL. 

YANG members who attended the Meet-Up received an invitation to attend the rest of the conference at no charge. 


Matt Ward, director of government relations, shared, “By combining the YANG Meet-Up with the annual conference, YANG members were able to connect with other YANG members as well as industry leaders that were in attendance. Just like every other YANG Meet-Up, attendees enjoyed their time spent connecting with peers in the industry and meeting new people. The relationships built and maintained at these events are extremely beneficial both for the individual and the industry as a whole.”


Ward is also a member of YANG, which includes young industry professionals under the age of 40. 


He noted, “The aftermarket is a people-driven industry, and YANG has given me a great avenue to network with and meet other industry peers, many of which I consider to already be leaders in the aftermarket. It is fun to be in a room full of YANG members that are excited about what they do and the industry they work for. You cannot attend a YANG event and not be optimistic about the future of the automotive aftermarket.


“All Meet-Ups are different and can range from networking receptions to educational seminars, with previous events being held at many different types of venues. The focus always remains the same, which is good old-fashioned networking. Make sure to be on the lookout for a YANG event in your area. You do not want to miss it!”


For more information on YANG, click here. Learn more about AAAS at aaas.us.