The Group’s 2024 Conference joins forces with AAPEX and AWDA in Las Vegas: Advancing Right to Repair advocacy

This new setting offers members a unique opportunity to stay abreast of the latest developments in the Right to Repair movement, share strategies for engaging local and grassroots supporters, and contribute to the industry's growth through The Group's active advocacy efforts.

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) has announced a strategic move for its 2024 membership conference, now scheduled for November in Las Vegas. This change aligns the conference with two major industry events, the AAPEX Show and the AWDA Business Conference.

This new setting offers members a unique opportunity to stay abreast of the latest developments in the Right to Repair movement, share strategies for engaging local and grassroots supporters, and contribute to the industry’s growth through The Group’s active advocacy efforts.

“AAPEX and the AWDA Conference have long been our industry’s trademark events, its ‘homecoming’ of sorts, and being able to host one of our industry’s biggest and most influential program distribution groups is a great opportunity,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association (AAPEX co-owner).

Paul McCarthy, president and CEO of MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers (AAPEX co-owner) noted, “This move has strong support from aftermarket suppliers, and we hope it will enhance our partnership and business planning with our valued channel customers. AAPEX is the place for valuable meeting and relationship building, and we applaud the leadership from APSG in making this happen.”

Ted Hughes, executive director of AWDA stated, “AWDA has a long history of leadership within the industry, and The Group shifting its signature event to align with the aftermarket’s biggest experience is another example of AWDA members continuing to be at the forefront of the aftermarket.”

Those planning to attend The Group conference are encouraged to mark their calendars for November 2-6, 2024. The event will run concurrently with the AWDA Conference and AAPEX, providing the opportunity for one-on-one sessions and show floor visits between members of The Group and supplier partners. Also on the agenda are multiple receptions, an awards luncheon, breakout sessions and seminars for each banner-marketing brand. 

Details are still being finalized and will be made available soon.

About Automotive Parts Services Group 

The Automotive Parts Services Group, also known as The Group, was created as a joint venture between the Federated Alliance LLC and Pronto Network Cooperative Inc. on behalf of their respective members, creating one of the largest automotive parts supply networks in North America. For more information, visit www.thegroupapsg.com

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