2023 OAC Global Reception at AAPEX

Overseas Automotive Council celebrates 100 years

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OAC 2023 Global Reception at AAPEX

Overseas Automotive Council since 1923

Celebrating 100 years of Industry Networking

550 attendees from more than 30 countries

About OAC

The Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) will celebrate its 100-year anniversary at the OAC Global Reception at AAPEX in Las Vegas on October 31, 2023. The Global Reception is one of the only events in North America that brings together aftermarket buyers from a diverse range of countries with over 500 attendees from more than 30 countries attending each year. This year’s can’t-miss Global Reception will be held at a new location: The San Polo ballroom in the Venetian, located on the third level of the Venetian Expo.

The Global Reception will give OAC members the opportunity to connect with buyers from across the globe, making it the premier international networking event of the year. The new reception location will allow attendees to network and meet customers in an easy-to-navigate open-floor ballroom.

“We are excited to celebrate OAC’s centennial celebration with an upgraded location for its Global Reception at this year’s AAPEX,” said Ben Brucato, vice president of membership & engagement at MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. “For 100 years, the council has brought together international importers, distributors, and agents who participate in the aftermarket, making it the premier international community for North American manufacturers and exporters.”

Domestic and premier international OAC members can register for the reception for free. Learn more about the reception and pricing here. For more information about the OAC, visit mema.org or contact Ben Brucato.

AAPEX will take place Tuesday, October 31 through Thursday, November 2 at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. Learn more here.


AAPEX unites the more than $1.8 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry and historically draws approximately 2,500 exhibiting companies from around the globe that display innovative products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.5 billion vehicles on the road. AAPEX provides advanced technical and business management training for professionals to maintain excellence and take their businesses to the next level. Industry buyers include automotive service and repair professionals, auto parts retailers, independent warehouse distributors, program groups, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders.

AAPEX was recently honored by Trade Show Executive (TSE) as one of the 50 fastest-growing trade shows in 2022. The event also made TSE’s list of the top U.S. trade shows in 2021.  

AAPEX is a trade-only event and closed to the general public.

AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. For more information, visit AAPEX 2023 or e-mail: info@aapexshow.com. On social media, follow AAPEX at #AAPEX23.

About MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 907,000 American jobs in all 50 states. MEMA Aftermarket is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members across all areas of the aftermarket including light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and remanufacturing.

MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association, is the leading trade association in North America for vehicle suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. MEMA has been the voice of the vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are Strong by Association.

Members supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.

 MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. Learn more at mema.org/aftermarket-suppliers.

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