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By the numbers: SEMA and AAPEX

It SEMA like a big deal — and it is. The SEMA Convention and AAPEX event are in town. Here’s a quick primer.

What: SEMA 2019 (Acronym stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association) and AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo)

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center (SEMA) and Sands Expo and Convention Center (AAPEX).

When: Nov. 5-8

Collectively Known As: AAIW (Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week)

SEMA Description: Trade show of the automobile aftermarket, highlighting nearly 3,000 newly introduced automotive specialty products, plus educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events and networking opportunities.


SLIDESHOW: Mexican Independence weekend

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