Exhibitor FAQs

Please note that acceptance of exhibit space applications has ceased. Applications will be places on a wait list. AAPEX Event Management will advise you appropriately if space becomes available. If you are a first-time exhibitor, please send your contact information to Sandra Kulas. If you are a returning exhibitor and have changes to management/contacts, send your updated contact information to Sandra Kulas.

The 2017 Booth Space Application deadline was March 31, 2017.

AAPEX represents the $740 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket. When you exhibit at AAPEX, you will:

  • Connect with more than 44,000 targeted buyers
  • Access billions of dollars in buying power
  • Reach all of the key decision makers in your target market all in one place
  • Exhibit your products and services to automotive parts wholesale distributors, retailers, service chains, jobbers and service professionals
  • Gain even more visibility with sponsorship opportunities and AAPEX’s New Products & Packaging Showcases

AAPEX 2017 is conveniently located at the Sands Expo at 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169. In addition to being within walking distance from most of the popular hotels, there are multiple transportation options to get to and from AAPEX.

The Exhibit Hall is open to registered attendees Tuesday, October 31 through Thursday, November 2, 2017. Exhibit hours are form 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

AAPEXedu sessions are open to registered attendees and exhibitors and will take place during expo hours at the Venetian, Marco Polo Rooms 701-707.

Category Fee
Auto Care Association, MEMA/AASA and/or NARSA members $24.25 per sq ft
Non-members $40.00 per sq ft
Corner In-line booth Additional charge of $263.00
Peninsula booth (minimum 20’ x 20’) Additional charge of $526.00
Island booth (minimum 20’ x 20’) Additional charge of $3,990.00

For detailed descriptions of the booth types listed above, see Exhibit & Display Rules and Regulations.

  • 8-foot back drape and 3’ side drape (except islands)
  • Company identification sign
  • Listing in the printed AAPEX Buyer's Guide
  • Listing on aapexshow.com database that is searchable by name, product categories, brand and country
  • Listing in the AAPEX App and Onsite Self Serve Kiosks located throughout the Exhibit Halls

If you wish to order additional materials, please visit our Online Exhibitor Services Guide.

Exhibitor Logins will be sent with your booth space confirmation email. You can use your login to access your online booth console and to update your Buyer's Guide Listing and your Online Exhibitor Profile. Please keep your login safe. If you misplace your login, please email a request to Sandra Kulas.

A manufacturer who offers a product or products for sale to the trade without regard to whether or not said company is an assembler, packager, exclusive importer, etc., so long as such product or products are exclusively proprietary. For the purposes of these requirements, while an importer may technically be called a distributor, the exclusivity shall qualify him as an exhibitor-manufacturer by reason of such exclusivity.

For additional information on eligibility to exhibit at AAPEX, please refer to the 2017 Exhibitor Regulations, Item 5, ELIGIBILITY.

Once assigned your booth space, use your Exhibitor Login (provided to you in your booth space confirmation email) to log into Exhibitor Registration.

The AAPEX show contract requires that products on display must comply with applicable Federal safety standards. Items such as replaceable light sources (e.g., headlamp bulbs and ballasts), brake hoses, warning triangles, seat belt assemblies, and tires are just a few of the items that must comply with applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to be on display at AAPEX. To find the applicable FMVSS for each type of regulated motor vehicle equipment, refer to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 571 Subpart B which lists numerically by section each Federal Standard. 49 C.F.R Part 571 can be accessed at https://go.usa.gov/xReAE.

HID/LED conversion kits contain replaceable light sources whose base was modified or manufactured to be interchangeable with regulated headlamp replaceable light sources. HID/LED headlamp conversion kits and components do not meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 108 and therefore cannot be lawfully manufactured, sold, offered for sale, imported, or introduced into interstate commerce into the United States. See 49 U.S.C § 30112 (a)(1). AAPEX show management works closely with Federal government representatives in identifying these products on the show floor and enforcing the show contract prohibitions on noncompliant products.