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AAPEX 2018 Announces Best Booth Award Winners

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Nov. 2, 2018–AAPEX 2018 presented its new Best Booth Awards to nine exhibiting companies during a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at this year’s expo in Las Vegas. 

Premiere specialists from different parts of the exhibition industry toured the show floor during AAPEX to select the winners using design, exhibition best practices and staffing as the criteria. Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, and Bill Long, president and COO, of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) presented the awards.  

The two Best of Show awards went to Ullman Devices and Gates Corporation. 

Winners also were announced in the following categories:

Best 10 x 10 Booth: Korea Ocean Biocluster for good use of color and branding, integration of technology, and a friendly and on message booth staff, 

Best Linear 200 sq. ft. or more: BG Automotive for product displays on outside periphery, attention grabbing display, good use of space and incorporating their product and meeting area, 

Best Small Peninsula (under 800 sq. ft.): Zhejiang Master Injection System Co., Ltd., for cohesive branding, strong color, good use of signage, lighting and multidimensional booth,

Best 10 x 10 Booth: BTS Industries for good lighting, well-organized product, efficient use of space, and attentive and engaging booth staff, 

Best Linear 200 sq. ft. or more Booth: Ullman Devices for seamless visuals with effective branding, smart integrated use of product demo, and engaged and energetic booth staff,

Best Small Peninsula (under 800 sq. ft.): Norma Group for clear communication of the value proposition and key messages, use of color, lighting, florals and product display, 

Best Large Peninsula (over 800 sq. ft.): MYCHANIC for good signage, multiple levels, placing attendees in a familiar-feeling environment conducive for doing business, good use of color and strong branding,

Best Small Island (under 800 sq. ft.): Sampa Otomotiv for artfully highlighting products, natural elements, lighting and floral work that creates an exquisite environment for attendees, 

Best Large Island (over 800 sq. ft.): Gates Corporation for an inviting kinesthetic and three-dimensional display, good use of technology with a virtual reality (VR) component and actual product, plus signage that incorporates the company’s employees. 

AAPEX 2018 features more than 2,500 exhibiting companies displaying the latest products, services and technologies. More than 47,000 targeted buyers are expected to attend, and approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 135 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX 2018. 

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