2015 AASA Technology Conference Provides Insights, CEU Credits

Date: September 11, 2015

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Attendees at the 2015 Technology Conference presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will gain valuable insights about new and emerging technologies from top thought leaders and subject matter experts – and earn 1.2 CEU credits toward the automotive aftermarket professional (AAP) or master automotive aftermarket professional (MAAP) designation through Northwood University’s University of the Aftermarket.

The 2015 AASA Technology Conference, slated for Sunday, Sept. 20, through Tuesday, Sept. 22 in Clearwater Beach, Fla., also provides the opportunity to see first-hand the latest in technology for data management, marketing, product management, IT, e-commerce and forecasting in the aftermarket from the Conference “Technology Partners.” It is the only event of its kind in the industry with its exclusive focus on technology professionals in the automotive aftermarket – and this year, the Automotive Distribution Network (The Network) IT Forum will be held in conjunction with the Conference.

Conference general session topics include Predicting Part Performance in the Field, Big Data and Predictive Analytics for the Aftermarket, and Augmented Reality will Change Repair Shops. The agenda also includes four tracks of breakout sessions: marketing technology, heavy duty technology, business-to-business technology and information technology.

The Conference’s Technology Partners include: Event premiere sponsor Pricedex Software Inc., Extend Performance, Frost & Sullivan, IHS Automotive, Corcentric, Experian, Autologue Computer Systems, Datalliance, Epicor, GCommerce, Hologram Industries, InterTrade, JNPSoft Inc., MAM Software, Opticat, Snap36, Stibo, WHI, ShowMetheParts.com / Vertical Development Inc. Solenium and TecAlliance.

Details about the AASA Technology Conference agenda, online registration and more information are available at the event’s website, www.aasatech.com

For more information about the University of the Aftermarket and the AAP and MAAP designations, visit www.northwood.edu/aftermarket/.

About AASA

AASA (www.aftermarketsuppliers.org) exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products which support 710,000 employees in the United States. AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “AASA, The Voice for the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Industry”

About the ATC

The AASA Technology Council (ATC) is a peer group of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). It serves as a medium for industry interaction, education and idea exchange regarding matters of common interest to information technology (IT) and e-commerce professionals in the automotive aftermarket industry. ATC provides industry leadership and information through semi-annual conferences, committee activities, monthly newsletters and IT education.

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