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MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

SPARK participants will arrive throughout the day.

5:30 – 6:00 PM: The Do’s and Don’ts of Networking

6:00 – 7:00 PM: AAPEX reception – An exclusive networking event with industry leaders.

7:00 PM: Annual SPARK Team Dinner

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

7:30 – 8:45 AM: Orientation Breakfast with Mort Schwartz, Bret Jordan

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Derek Kaufman presentation – The Future of the Aftermarket

10:15 – 10:45 AM: OptiCat Catalog Tour at booth #4528

10:45 – 11:45 AM: Tour of the AAPEX Show floor

12:00 – 1:30 PM: Northwood Awards Luncheon

1:30 – 4:30 PM: AAPEX 2017 – Guiding Light volunteers accompany SPARK attendees through the show.

5:00 – 6:30 PM: Import Vehicle Community Fabulous Networking Reception

7:30 PM: Dinner

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

7:00 AM: Breakfast

8:00 – 8:50 AM AAPEX General Session

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Tour of the AAPEX Show floor

10:00 – 10:45 AM: How to Differentiate Yourself from Your Peers presented by Howard Kesten (APA Search)

11:00 – 11:45 AM: Luminary panel discussion with Mike Kealey (Dorman Products), Dan Lelchuck (Centric), Rich Jolivet (Advance Auto Parts)

12:00 – 12:45 PM: Luminary lunch

1:00 – 3:30 PM: AAPEX 2017 – Guiding Light volunteers accompany SPARK attendees through the show.

3:45 – 4:45 PM: YANG Town Hall – Get in the Driver’s Seat: The 3 Keys to a Successful Auto Care Career

5:00 – 5:30 PM: The Bright Future of the Aftermarket hosted by Larry Pavey (Federated Auto Parts)

5:30 – 6:30 PM: YANG Networking Reception

7:00 PM: Farewell Dinner