GAAS Board Votes to Defer 2015 Educational Event 

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Board of Directors has voted to defer its educational event for 2015. According to GAAS chairman Denny Welvaert the board made the difficult decision to postpone the event for 2015 in order to revaluates its purpose in the marketplace. An announcement regarding GAAS’s future as an educational event will be made at a later time. Read the full news release for more details.

GAAS 2014 took place on Tuesday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 21 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill. For those who attended this year's event, all slides, audio files and transcripts are available at our content page (password required). The password for the site was located on page 3 of the onsite program.

Official photos of GAAS 2014 may be purchased online from Mark Baltzley Photography. Just visit and click on "Online Proofing." From there click on the event “GAAS 2014” and enter the password “gaas.”

Each year the net proceeds of GAAS are invested in industry scholarships. Since 1996 GAAS has given out over $1.9 million in aid and has helped over 1,900 students get their careers started as technicians, engineers, marketers, and sales reps.

GAAS is the industry's leading educational and networking event!

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GAAS Chairman Denny Welvaert Talks About GAAS 2014





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