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AAIA Offers More Education at AAPEX Show

September 20, 2007

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In response to requests from members for more educational opportunities, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) is hosting a variety of seminars at this year's Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo.
AAPEX 2007 is scheduled for Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.
The following seminars will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30:
• Selling Parts for Imports: Did You Ever Consider Listening to Your Customer?
The Installer's View (hosted by the Auto International Association, a segment of AAIA), 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. A panel of import parts specialists will detail specifically what they want and need from their auto parts suppliers (breakfast seminar; reservation required).
• Right to Repair: A Global View
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Representatives from Canada, the European Union and the U.S. will discuss the state of access to service information and tools along with their organization's efforts to ensure competition in the repair aftermarket for independent service providers.
• One Size Fits All: Bringing Aftermarket Size Data Into Agreement
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. AAIA and Lang Marketing discuss the annual best-selling Aftermarket Factbook, reporting on data and answering questions on its new expanded version.

These seminars will be held Thursday, Nov. 1:

• Selling to the U.S. Aftermarket: Getting It Right (hosted by the Auto International Association, a segment of AAIA)
7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. International parts suppliers come together to gain strategic advice on the opportunities in a complex and changing aftermarket (breakfast seminar; reservation required).
• $60 Billion in Unperformed Maintenance - What's In It for You?
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Car Care Council discusses how to leverage the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign and the new Car Care Guide to teach customers about vehicle maintenance and build traffic.
• ACES, PIES - What's It All Mean?
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Learn how compliance with industry standards can benefit the top and bottom lines for your business.
• Mitch's Top Ten Shop Blunders
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. AAIA's Mitch Schneider shows attendees how to make software updates and reprogramming part of the services provided in a shop.

All seminars will be held in the Sands Expo Center, and are free of charge and open to current AAIA members, unless otherwise indicated. For more information, including room numbers and reservations, visit www.aapexshow.com.

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