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A POWER BREAKFAST I N D U S T R Y N EWS 1,200 Attend Town Hall 2011 The 2011 AAIA Town Hall breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Palazzo Ballroom at the Venetian offered unprecedented insight into the latest in financial, industry and consumer trends, insight and analysis. More than 1,200 aftermarket professionals attended the event to hear from Mario Gabelli, chairman and CEO, GAMCO Investors, Inc.; Tim Rogers, president, Polk; and David Portalatin, executive director of industry analysis, The NPD Group. The winners of the inaugural AAIA Head of the Class Awards, and this year’s AAIA Impact Award winners, were recognized during Town Hall, and the event also featured a time-lapse video of the creation of AAPEX 2011, a kick-off to the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the industry’s “Be Car Care Aware” campaign and a sneak preview of the Car Care Council’s repair shop behind-the-scenes video. Town Hall 2011 was sponsored by Polk with contributing AWDA member company sponsors: Auto Value; Automotive Distribution Network; AWDA; Bumper-to-Bumper; CARQUEST; NAPA; Federated Auto Parts; and National Pronto Association. TIm Rogers, Polk Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors, Inc. David Portalatin, NPD SPONSORED BY CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS AFTERMARKET INSIDER | VOLUME 73 | 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider Issue 73

Aftermarket Insider Issue 73
President's Message
Success Happens When YOU ARE HERE!
AAPEX 2011: A Show to Remember
Member Profile
Toolbox: What’s Your Sign?
Association News
Market Intelligence
Segment News
Technology Update
Hot Dates

Aftermarket Insider Issue 73