Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Product Showcase entries are now being accepted online!

Entry in the New Product Showcase includes a variety of promotional outlets for both your product and your company. During the show your product will be displayed in the showcase and identified by a sign including company name, new product title and your AAPEX booth number. The Showcase is prominently displayed next to the Upper Lobby's only entrance to the show floor, making it one of the most high- visibility attractions at the show.

Entry Fees: Before Friday, August 5, 2011 - $395 per entry

After Friday, August 5, 2011 - $450 per entryy

NEW THIS YEAR...Sign Up For New Product Showcase ONLINE!

Its easy as 1, 2, 3!


1. CLICK HERE or paste this URL in your browser: http://aapexshow.com/myaapex/Public/nz_login.aspx?Role=E

2. Enter your PASSWORD in EXHIBITOR LOGIN box. You received your PASSWORD with your booth confirmation.

3. Click the NEW PRODUCT icon at the top of the dashboard

4. Click the New Product Showcase icon in the Items Gallery.

5. Click "New Product Showcase ($395) before August 5, 2011" box

6. Click "ADD TO CART".

7. Click "CHECK OUT" to pay with your credit card.


9. To enter your listing, click on the link at the top of the receipt.

10. To add another, click "BACK TO MY UPGRADES".


For more information about the New Product Showcase, please call Betty Jaeger at 708-226-1300 ext. 20 or contact her via email at betty.jaeger@aapexshow.com.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

AAPEX Exhibitor eNews launched Wednesday, July 13!

Attention AAPEX Exhibitors: Check your inbox for the first edition of AAPEX Exhibitor News which launched Wednesday, July 13! 

News you can use with important information to keep you on track for AAPEX including:

- AAPEX updates and alerts.
- Upcoming deadlines and noteworthy dates.
- Helpful information for show preparation.
- Tips on how to have a successful AAPEX.

The AAPEX Exhibitor News will be sent bi-weekly to all registered AAPEX 2011 exhibitors.

Didn't get your copy click here and read it now? Have questions or comments? Contact Sandi Kulas at 708-226-1300 ext. 19 or email sandra.kulas@aapexshow.com

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

AAPEX Assigns Space to 2,200 Exhibitors for 2011 Event

AAPEX Assigns Space to 2,200 Exhibitors for 2011 Event
Number of Exhibitors and Booths Already Exceed 2010 AAPEX Totals

ORLAND PARK, IL – July 6, 2011–The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) assigned space to 2,200 exhibitors during the official Space Draw for the 2011 event. AAPEX will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. 
Both the number of companies participating in the recent space draw and the amount of booths they reserved exceeded totals from the 2010 AAPEX by approximately 8 percent and 11 percent respectively. The demand for approximately 500 more booths than last year required adding booths to the Upper and Lobby levels of the Sands Expo Center. Of the 500 additional booths, 250 booths represented high seniority exhibitors requesting more space than in 2010. 
“Feedback from our members, the full service automotive aftermarket suppliers, has been positive about the AAPEX 2011 space drawing process,” noted Steve Handschuh, president and COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), one of the co-owners of AAPEX. “As some of the largest exhibitors at the annual event, AASA members also are very pleased at the increase in the number of buyers registering for AAPEX this year. We currently have 8,982 registered buyers, compared to 5,824 at the same time last year, an increase of 54 percent – and we’re still four months out from the event,” he added.
“There is no doubt about it: this year’s AAPEX will be a blockbuster,” said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, AAPEX’s other owner.  “We are especially gratified that the entire industry is planning on coming together for the Show. Exhibitors are taking out more space. Exhibitors who were not at the show last year have returned. And, guaranteeing the Show’s success, key buyers are registering earlier than ever to meet with suppliers at AAPEX. In fact, a full 60% more auto parts retailers have already registered for the show than at this time last year; 52% more independent repair garage owners, and an impressive 75% more auto parts warehouse distributors have registered already,” she exclaimed. 

W.T. Glasgow Inc., the AAPEX show manager, facilitated the annual AAPEX Space Drawing that took 12 days to complete and ended June 23. 
AAPEX is the world’s largest business-to-business event for the automotive aftermarket industry. 
AAPEX is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). For more information, please visitwww.aapexshow.com or e-mail: info@aapexshow.com.
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Exhibitor Mail Scam Alert

ATTN Exhibitors: There is a BOGUS MAILING from "FAIR Guide" (see picture) that is being mailed to exhibitors that is not from us. Please write "not interested" and return via fax. Communication from us will ALWAYS have the AAPEX Logo. Please forward this message to your account person so they are aware of this SCAM.

Here's a list of who may contact you on our behalf:

W.T. Glasgow: Show Management

Babcox Media: The Official AAPEX Guide - all the data is pulled from your exhibitor registration. They may contact you for print advertising opportunities. 

Advanstar: AAPEX Products Extra. They may contact you for print advertising opportunities. 

Freeman Decorating

Sands Expo Center

Official AAPEX Registration - CompuSystems

Official AAPEX Housing - Travel Planners