AAPEX show to be shortened this year

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This year's AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo) Show has been shortened from four days to three days, according to the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).

AAPEX will not be held on Friday this year.

The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show remains unchanged.

AAIA says "overwhelming support" for a three-day show prompted the switch.

"The three-day show compression is the latest enhancement that will greatly benefit the companies who support AAPEX," says AAIA CEO and President Kathleen Shmatz. (AAIA co-sponsors the event.)

"By compressing AAPEX into three days, we have a chance to save AAPEX exhibitors considerable expenses while not impacting the significant amount of business performed during the week," say officials from the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, which co-sponsors the show.

"This enhancement to the show week has been received extremely favorably by exhibitors and buyers alike and demonstrates that we are continuously looking for ways to make AAPEX more valuable and cost-effective."

AAPEX 2005 hosted more than 2,000 exhibitors, a record for the show.

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