Steve Forbes to Speak at AAPEX

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Sept. 23, 2014—Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, will give a presentation entitled “The Next Four Years: Navigating the Economy for Business Growth and Success” during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) general session Nov. 5 in Las Vegas.

AAPEX runs Nov. 4–6 at the Sands Expo Center with AAEXedu sessions beginning on Nov. 3. The general session will be held from 8–8:50 a.m. in The Venetian Palazzo Ballroom.

During his AAPEX keynote, Forbes will address the current economic situation and provide insights and strategic advice for business growth and success during these uncertain times, according to an AAPEX press release. Forbes continues to lead the most successful business news magazine in America. Throughout his tenure, his keen ability to provide economic insights on the big issues of the day has been trusted by business leaders around the world. He also is the author of a new book, “Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy and What We Can Do About it.”

The general session is free for all AAPEX attendees, and sponsorship opportunities are available, such as VIP seating, a special breakfast with Forbes and a book signing to raise scholarship funds traditionally generated by the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS). Donations will be made to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation on behalf of GAAS. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Chris Kalousek at

The 2014 AAPEX is expected to feature more than 2,400 exhibitors, 5,000 booths, nearly 50 AAPEXedu sessions and 39,000 targeted buyers. More than 130,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from nearly 125 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX. To register for AAPEX, visit

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