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MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

SPARK participants arrive throughout the day.

6:00 - 7:00 PM
AAPEX reception

An exclusive networking event with industry leaders.

7:30 PM
Annual SPARK Team Dinner

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

7:30 - 8:45 AM
Orientation Breakfast with Mort Schwartz and Bret Jordan
9:00 - 10:00 AM
AAPEXedu Educational Seminar - Aftermarket Dynamics and the Road Ahead
10:15 - 10:45 AM
OptiCat Catalog Tour
10:45 - 12:00 PM
Tour of the AAPEX Show floor
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Luncheon
1:30 - 4:40 PM
AAPEX 2016

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 2

7:00 AM
Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50 AM
AAPEX General Session

Retired four-star General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), will speak on the need to adapt to the ever-changing informational landscape and the dangers, risks and potential rewards of America’s cyber security situation.

9:00 – 10:00 AM
AAPEXedu Educational Session
10:00 – 10:45 AM
Organizational Understanding & Career Paths in the Aftermarket

Presented by Jarod Adams, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket.

11:00 - 11:45 AM
Luminary panel discussion

With Jason Best (Spectra Premium), Jens Schueler (Schaeffler Group), Kathy Jorge (Delphi) and Brian Cohn (Multi Parts) on the topic of career opportunities in the aftermarket.

12:00 – 12:45 PM
Luminary lunch
12:45 – 1:30 PM
How to Differentiate Yourself from Your Peers

Presented by Howard Kesten (APA Search).

1:30 - 3:30 PM
AAPEX 2016

Guiding Light volunteers accompany SPARK attendees through the show.

3:45 – 4:45 PM
YANG Town Hall

With Dana Manciagli, national career columnist and 30-year veteran of the corporate world in multiple industries

5:00 - 5:30 PM
The Changing Landscape of the Aftermarket

What the Industry Needs from You hosted by Brent Windom (Auto Plus and Pep Boys)

5:30 - 6:30 PM
YANG Networking Reception
7:30 PM
Farewell Dinner

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3

9:00 AM
AAPEX 2016 Show

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