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AAPEX accepting showcase entries

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The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) is accepting entries for its Product and New Packaging showcases. The 2013 AAPEX is set for Nov. 5-7 at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas.

Product Showcase entries are due Monday, July 29, to be included in the AAPEX Product Extra, a publication that reaches buyers two weeks before AAPEX. Pre-registered AAPEX buyers will select this year’s Product Showcase winners by voting on their favorite entries in an electronic version of the AAPEX Product Extra.

Products can be submitted in 13 categories: Accessories, Automotive Lighting, Business Tools, Chemicals, Lubricants and Filters, Electrical, General Merchandise, Hard Parts, Innovation, Mobile Electronics, Paint, Body and Equipment, Safety, Tires and Wheels, and Tool and Equipment. Entries received after July 29 will be accepted but will only be included in the onsite Product Showcase.

To submit a Product Showcase entry, exhibitors should go to the Exhibitor Login section of the AAPEX website,, enter their login information and click on the Product Showcase icon on their dashboard. For questions, contact Chris Kalousek, or (708) 226-1300, ext. 14.

New Packaging Showcase entries are due Friday, Aug. 30. Entries may be submitted in six categories: Economics, Environmental Impact, Innovation, Marketing, Performance, and Protection. New Packaging Showcase entry forms may be downloaded from the AAPEX website, For questions, contact Jacki Canter, or (708) 226-1300, ext. 22.

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