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The Automotive Aftermarket Products EXPO

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) is a non-profit trade association for the aftermarket automotive industry. Each year, the AAIA holds the Automotive Aftermarket Products EXPO (AAPEX) in November at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

AAPEX is the industry’s largest annual trade show and runs concurrently with the SEMA Show which is also held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center during what is known as Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. AAPEX is a showcase of do-it-yourself aftermarket products and the “professionally installed” aftermarket service industry. Over 100,000 people attend AAPEX and view products, tools and components from over 2,400 exhibitors and companies.

AAPEX also serves as an industry leader in education and showcases new research and new trends. AAPEXedu is the education division of AAPEX and volunteers of the event work with other industry professionals to create an educational forum that addresses key issues impacting the aftermarket industry and serves as a full educational and professional resource for the expo attendees.

Metro Exhibits has been a proud supplier of a wide range of services for exhibitors and companies who participate in AAPEX. For more information on Las Vegas, Nevada or on the Sands Expo and Convention Center please click here and here.

Trade Show Displays and Exhibit Services – AAPEX

Metro Exhibits provides white-glove, concierge level trade show services for businesses and organizations who are involved with AAPEX and other trade shows, expos and conventions. If you are an event organizer or business, Metro Exhibits provides a wide range of services that will meet any need including trade show display design, rental, sales, logistics, installation and printing. We have 20,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing and storage capabilities throughout the country including in New York City, New York and Las Vegas, Nevada. We make sure that you never have to worry about a single aspect of your trade show experience.

At AAPEX, our trade show services include, but are not limited to:

Pre-Show Trade Show Services at AAPEX

  • Exhibit design
  • Exhibit manufacturing
  • Project management
  • Floorplan and manual procurement
  • Tradeshow logistics
  • Venue & labor coordination
  • Manage audio visual, electrical, F&B
  • Paperwork and contract management

On-Site Trade Show Display Services at AAPEX

  • Shipping
  • Installation/Dismantle
  • On-Site Supervision
  • Show Services Coordination
  • Material Handling/Dryage

Post-show Trade Show Services at AAPEX

  • Shipping
  • Storage
  • Lead Retrieval
  • Cost Reconciliation

About Las Vegas and the Sands Expo and Convention Center

If you can find a better city that can deliver everything you need or want for your conference or trade show than Las Vegas, Nevada please let us know. It is literally a city that has been built with the trade show, expo and convention industry and whatever your need, Las Vegas is the city that will make sure that you get it. Las Vegas, as a city, boasts over 10,000,000 sq.ft of convention space and is perfect for AAPEX. Metro Exhibits is intimately familiar with Las Vegas and we are proud to offer our exhibition and trade show services anywhere in the city.

The Sands Expo and Convention Center is one of the most famous and well known convention centers in the world as well as Las Vegas. It is located in the heart of Las Vegas and is near several of Vegas’ most modern and famous hotels. The Sands Expo and Convention Center is often used as overflow for exhibitions and expos that cannot be contained in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Sands Expo and Convention Center has 2,250,000 sq.ft. of convention and floor space. It is a modern facility with onsite catering and business services.

The Sands Expo and Convention Center offers:

  • 25 million sq.ft. of total space
  • Fully functional, state-of-the-art business center
  • On-site catering
  • Connected to two famous Las Vegas hotels offering 7,000 hotel rooms under one roof
  • 40,000 hotel rooms within a 10 minute walk

Where to Stay for AAPEX

The Sands Expo and Convention Center is located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and all of the famous hotels and casinos that go with it including The Wynn, The Venetian, Caesar’s Palace, The Bellagio, and the Mirage. However, the Sands Expo and Convention Center is directly adjacent to the Venetian and The Palazzo hotels. You can literally access these two hotels without ever leaving the building and stepping outside! Contact Metro today to learn more about tradeshow exhibit rentals, custom exhibits and other tradeshow support services in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Other hotels include:

  • Trump International Hotel
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • The Delano Las Vegas
  • Excalibur
  • Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Luxor
  • Mandalay Bay
  • The Monte Carlo
  • New York New York
  • Treasure Island