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AAPEX 2022 opens call for Repair Shop HQ training sessions

AAPEX is now accepting technical and business management training session proposals for this year’s education program — deadline is March 18

Las Vegas—AAPEX is now accepting technical and business management training session proposals for this year’s education program in Repair Shop HQ, an area on the show floor dedicated to service professionals. AAPEX 2022 will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas. 

To submit proposals, trainers should visit AAPEX 2022 Call for Training Sessions, Proposals are due by Friday, March 18. 

A panel of independent repair shop owners, technicians and shop coaches will evaluate proposals using a review process and scoring system. Selection criteria includes: relevance to the independent repair community, quality of proposed content and achievable learning outcomes, trainer qualifications and relevance to attendees’ daily work and/or career. Sessions selected for the 2022 Training Schedule will be announced Monday, May 2.

In 2021, AAPEX used a similar review process to select training sessions for Repair Shop HQ. As a result, sessions were well-received and instructors were praised for presenting highly relevant and on-point content to engaged audiences, including high level technicians.

To meet the current and future needs of service professionals, Repair Shop HQ encompasses all of Level 1 of the Venetian Expo. The area includes four training theaters; Joe’s Garage, a fully built-out shop on the show floor equipped with 10 bays for product and equipment demos; and dedicated sections for Diagnostics/Telematics, Alternative Fuels, Tire Servicing, Tool & Equipment and Mobile Heat Transfer/Heating/Air Conditioning.


AAPEX represents the more than $1.6 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. Historically, AAPEX draws approximately 2,500 exhibiting companies that display innovative products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.3 billion vehicles on the road. The event also provides advanced technical and business management training for professionals to maintain excellence and take their businesses to the next level. Industry buyers include automotive service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers, independent warehouse distributors, program groups, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders.

AAPEX is a trade-only event and is closed to the general public.

AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). For more information, visit or e-mail: On social media, follow AAPEX at #AAPEX22.

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