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Registration Brochure Available for 2014 GAAS

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March 14, 2014—The registration brochure for the 2014 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) is now available at the organization’s website.

The 2014 GAAS will take place May 20-21 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

This year’s event, which features the theme “Connected,” will include a featured session titled “Telematics and the Connected Car: How Does the Aftermarket Respond?” The session will be facilitated by Mike Buzzard, vice president of marketing and sales strategies for Uni-Select. The four presenters will be Fred Blumer, CEO, Vehcon, Inc.; Jim Dykstra, president, Aftermarket Telematics Technologies, LLC and CEO, Dykstra’s Auto Service; Charlie Gorman, executive manager and COO, Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI); and Malcolm Sissmore, North America sales director for telematics, diagnostic tools, service data and training and country director.

"We have worked hard on this year’s agenda to assemble a lineup of speakers and panelists that appeals to many segments of the aftermarket," said Dennis Welvaert, GAAS chairman. "One issue in particular, telematics, is important to everyone in the supply chain from repair shop owners to manufacturers. Telematics will be the subject of an insightful 75 minute presentation by four industry leading authorities on the subject."

A copy of the current agenda, speaker bios and registration forms are all available at

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