Who Should Attend?

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium is the premier networking and educational event for senior-level aftermarket executives, but it also is a must-attend event for anyone conducting business in the automotive aftermarket.

  • Advertising, communications, marketing and PR professionals
  • Attorneys and accountants
  • Business developers
  • Consultants
  • Electronic commerce providers
  • Export management companies
  • Financial analysts
  • Investment bankers
  • Journalists
  • Market researchers
  • Manufacturers
  • Private equity investors
  • Product developers
  • Retailers
  • Research and development specialists
  • Venture capitalists
  • Warehouse distributors


Why Should I Attend?

Exclusive information that is not available anywhere else. Plus, GAAS provides you with the opportunity to come face-to-face with the leaders who shape the future of the aftermarket.

  • Registration to the industry’s leading educational event and access to 30 different speakers and panelists.
  • Opportunities to network with senior-level aftermarket executives.
  • Online access to speaker materials (MP3 audio files, transcripts and slides), pending availability.
  • A networking cocktail reception, two breakfast meals, one lunch and three coffee breaks.


Interactive Audience Feedback

Audience members will have the opportunity to interact with our speakers and panelists using smart phones and tablet devices. Come to GAAS prepared to ask questions and participate in polls.

Sponsored by: The Greensheet / Automotive Week




Fred Bunting"I find the Global Symposium to be an excellent source of information on the latest and greatest new trends that I can share with our customers.”
Fred Bunting, Chairman, Auto-Wares Group of Companies

"GAAS is MikeLamberta unique face-to-face event that provides insight and view points from experts both inside and outside of our industry. I know of no other venue in which you can learn how global trends are or will affect our business. It is the best day and a half I can spend."
Mike Lambert, President, Automotive Distribution Network

FredMyers"From the time I first attended GAAS until now I have benefitted from the insight of the high caliber industry leaders that are the keynote speakers and panelists. In addition to taking a look into the future of our industry through the eyes of the men and women who shape the future, I have had countless benefits from networking with other attendees."
Fred Myers, President, One Stop
Parts Source

“At GAAS we gain a better understanding of the challenges from all the channel partners that we do business with.”
Rusty Bishop, CEO, Federated Auto Parts


Continuing Education Credits

With your attendance at GAAS, you will earn CEUs toward the University of the Aftermarket's AAP/MAAP professional certificate program. GAAS has also been approved by Northwood University for credit toward its Automotive Aftermarket Management Degree.

All proceeds go toward NewUoAscholarships to benefit students preparing for automotive aftermarket careers.