Thursday, August 18, 2011


MyAAPEX provides a great opportunity to the companies exhibiting at AAPEX 2011 to reach out to thousands of qualified buyers before and during the event. If you are new to myAAPEX, we recommend checking out this video to learn about some smart tools that enable you to search quickly for targeted buyers, and connect with them. 

In addition, it provides some cool tips on how to attract them by augmenting your eBooth listing through enhanced content, and by showcasing your new products. Also included is a quick preview of how buyers utilize myAAPEX to search for products of their interest, and network with exhibitors. Definitely a must watch to boost your online and on-site presence for AAPEX 2011!

Friday, August 12, 2011

AAPEX to Feature “Where the Love Affair Begins” Display

Exhibit to Highlight Inspirational Value of Toys 
ORLAND PARK, IL – Aug. 11, 2011 – The cherished toys and games that inspired many people to pursue automotive-related careers will be featured in the new “Where the Love Affair Begins” display at this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX). AAPEX will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. 

The Toy Industry Association™ Inc. (TIA) is organizing the display to highlight the inspirational value of toys and recognize the tie-in between a favorite childhood toy or game and adult vocations or hobbies. 
The exhibit will feature a wide variety of auto toys – matchbox cars, remote-control (RC) vehicles, ride-ons and more – that will allow attendees to take a stroll down memory lane and also see today’s hottest car-related innovations in toys. A “hands-on” component of the exhibit will allow attendees to unwind and relax with a few moments of fun.
The toys and games children play can inspire lifetime interests and career choices. The toy industry’s presence at AAPEX will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to reflect on how their childhood passion turned into their current careers.
TIA represents the producers and importers of toys and youth entertainment products sold in North America.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

AAPEX Buyers to Vote on Entries in New Product Showcase

AAPEX Buyers to Vote on Entries in New Product Showcase
For the first time, buyers who are pre-registered to attend the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) will have the opportunity to vote on entries in the event’s New Product Showcase. The winning entries in this year’s showcase will be announced during AAPEX, set for Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.
New Product Showcase entries are due Aug. 10 and the voting process will begin in September. The categories for the 2011 New Product Showcase entries are:

• Cool Cars - Products that are fun to use,

• Fixing it Right - Products that improve the diagnosis or repair process,

• Good Sense - Products that will help consumers save money,

• Individuality - Products that enhance the appearance of a vehicle,

• Making it Better - Products that are an improved version of a previous product,

• Safe & Sound - Products that will increase the safety and/or security of a vehicle,

• Smooth Sailing - Products that increase the driving experience, and

• Work Smart - Products that improve labor productivity or shop efficiency.

To submit a New Product Entry, visit the Exhibitor Showcases on the AAPEX Web site. Entries are due Aug. 10, 2011

To register to attend AAPEX and have the opportunity to vote, visit Registration on the Web site.