The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) of the Auto Care Association will host the third annual YANG@AAPEX Program on Nov. 2 during AAPEX in Las Vegas. Attendance is free and open to all professionals in the auto care industry under the age of 40.
The program will include the YANG Town Hall featuring, “Your Career – Take Control, Move on Up Now,” presented by professional coach, Dana Manciagli, from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at The Venetian Hotel, Marco Polo Room 706. Directly following, attendees are invited to attend the YANG-sponsored networking happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m., at LAVO in The Palazzo.
“We are thrilled to offer the industry’s next generation a place and time to connect with each other at our industry’s trade show,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “The YANG@AAPEX program gives young professionals access to peers and encourages network-building, which are essential building blocks for a successful career in the auto care industry.”
“New this year, YANG hopes to assist young AAPEX attendees by recommending AAPEXedu sessions that we think are particularly useful for our demographic,” said Alena Van Cleave, YANG chairman, A & Jay Automotive Inc. “A recommended schedule of education throughout the show is available on our website, autocare.org/yang.”
In addition, members of YANG have the opportunity to receive professional headshots free-of-charge from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, in the Auto Care Association Member Center, Rooms 201-203 in the Sands Expo Center.
Major corporate sponsors of YANG include Tenneco, Automotive Parts Services Group, WIX Filtration, AWDA, Parts Authority, IHS Markit, MAHLE North America and Warren Distribution.
All professionals in the auto care industry under the age of 40 are eligible to join YANG. Membership is free and open to Auto Care Association members and non-members. For more information, visit autocare.org/yang.