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Former President Bush Will Speak at AAPEX

Posted on May 2, 2019

Former President George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Grand Opening Keynote Session on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The session will open with breakfast at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas at 7 a.m., and continue when Bill Hanvey, CEO and president of the Auto Care Association, and Bill Long, president and COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, co-present "The State of the Aftermarket Industry."

Bush, the 43rd president of the United States and founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, will begin his fireside chat, “An Exclusive Conversation with President George W. Bush: The Challenges Facing Our Nation in the 21st Century and the Power of Freedom,” at 7:45 a.m.

Contact Chris Kalousek at chris.kalousek@aapexshow.com to reserve your table.

Related Topics: 2019 AAPEX, Auto Care Association, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, Bill Hanvey, Bill Long, keynote speaker, President George W. Bush

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