The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Learning Forum will feature 30 education sessions with specific classes recommended for general aftermarket audiences, warehouse distributors, manufacturers, retailers, auto repair shops and parts stores. Sessions will take place throughout AAPEX, Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV.
Twenty-eight of the 30 Learning Forum sessions are offered at no-cost. The two additional Lunch & Learn sessions: “Not More Social Media! The Continuing Evolution of Social Media Integration within Marketing Campaigns,” and “New Fuel Technologies: Plug Into Profits with Electric and Hybrid Cars,” require registration and a $25 per person fee.
All sessions will be accredited by the University of the Aftermarket and earn continuing education units (CEUs) toward the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) professional designations.
Sessions will be held at the Venetian Hotel, on the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center Level 1, Marco Polo Rooms 701-706. The Lunch & Learn sessions will be held in Marco Polo Rooms 801/802. For information on any of the following sessions and the Learning Forum, visit the AAPEX website, www.aapexshow.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
2012 Aftermarket Outlook
Increasing Your Competitive Advantage by Communicating a Stronger Philosophy/Positioning Within Your Markets
Import Parts Explosion: Are You Taking Your Share?
Market Intelligence: Don’t Do Business Without It!
The Four Critical Steps to Increasing Your Sales Management Leadership and Team’s Selling Success
Not More Social Media! The Continuing Evolution of Social Media Integration within Marketing Campaigns (Lunch and Learn session)
Building Successful Categories for Aftermarket Products
Your Business and Your Market Are Being Affected by Your State Legislature
QR Codes 101: What Are They and How Can They Grow Your Business?
Advances in Aftermarket Data Standards8 New Vehicle Technologies and their Impact on the Future
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011
You’ll Love Working Here! The Performance Power of Workplace Culture
Packaging That Attracts Consumers: Winning Ideas to Generate Sales in the Automotive Aftermarket
Salespeople are from Venus: Installers are from Mars
Emerging Business Models: New Pathways to Growth and Profit
Selling Process Techniques: The New Age of Selling
New Fuel Technologies: Plug Into Profits with Electric and Hybrid Cars (Lunch & Learn)
2012 Aftermarket Outlook
5 Trends in 5 Minutes: Trends Affecting the Aftermarket Environment
Your People Are Your Profits How to Guide Your Employees to be Efficient, Effective and Extraordinary
How a Revived Auto Industry & Continued Emergence of Import Nameplates Will Shape Aftermarket Decision Making
Accessing Repair Information on Today’s Vehicles and the Role of NASTF
Making Packaging a Team Player in Brand Protection
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011
Advantages of Internet Access in the Repair Shop to Increase Productivity
Inside the Shop of Tomorrow and Aftermarket Telematics
Collaboration: Building Stronger Buyer/Supplier Relations
Mode $06 Data and Drive Cycle Diagnostics
Customer Relationship Management for Repair Shops: The Myths and Facts
Share the Knowledge Gain the Profits
Catalytic Converter OBD II Diagnosis
AAPEX represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket, and is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail [email protected].