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AAPEX Featuring ExpressEdu Tech Sessions


New to AAPEX this year are ExpressEdu sessions. These sessions will give attendees a close up look at how new technology is currently being used in the automotive aftermarket industry and what to expect in the future, according to organizers. The six, free ExpressEdu sessions also will feature a Q&A after each presentation.AAPEXLogo

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The following ExpressEdu sessions will be offered during AAPEX:

Tuesday, Nov. 3

  • 21st Century Vehicles – Keeping Drivers Safe and Connected While Respecting the Environment, 11 a.m. – 11:45, with speaker Jeff Owens, Delphi Automotive
  • Robotics in Aftermarket Warehousing and Distribution Operations, 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., with speaker Tim Post, Dematic Corp.
  • The Third Platform: The Latest in Emerging Technology, 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.,with speakers Jim Klimkowski and Christopher Wetmore, McGladrey LLP
  • Leveraging New Training Technology for Repair Shops, 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., with speaker Bob Pattengale, Robert Bosch LLC
  • Mobile Payments: Current Retail Trends and Future Expectations, 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., with speaker Mike Martinez, DME Automotive

Wednesday, Nov. 4

  • 3D Printing in Service Supply Chain Management: Tradeoffs and Variables that Matter, 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., with speaker Bryan Crutchfield, Materialise

There are more than 50 sessions planned for the 2015 AAPEXedu, and all sessions are free and begin on Monday, Nov. 2, the day before the official start of AAPEX. AAPEXedu sessions will take place at the Venetian, Palazzo Congress Center Level 1, Marco Polo Rooms 701-707 and 801-804, and Casanova Rooms 506-507 and 606-607.


AAPEX 2015 runs from Nov. 3 through Nov. 5, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

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