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Aug 2018
Aug 2018


Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta , Georgia 30313
Tel: (404) 223-4000
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About APRA:

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) was founded October 24, 1941 by R. A. Van Alen and Harry Lester in Los Angeles. At the first association convention in 1947 Harry Lester was still president, and attendance was roughly 50 people. Over the past 50+ years membership has grown to about 1,000 member companies worldwide. Convention attendance exceeds 2,000 people with over 150 exhibit booths.

Co-located with NACE Automechanika Atlanta

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit


Oct 28   

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2:00 PM - 4:50 PM

2:00 PM - 4:50 PM


2:00 pm - 3:50 PM



 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration Open

Exhibitor Set-up

Education Sessions


Presented by Wayne Colonna, ATSG


A Review of Newer Charging/Starting Systems & Components 

Presented by Mohammad Samii, Sammy's Auto Electric Service




Member Reception (Free for APRA Members)

Oct 29   

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM


9:00 am - 10:50 AM


9:00 AM - 9:50 AM



10:00 AM - 10:50 AM


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

1:30 PM

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration Open

Education Sessions


Advanced Vehicles: Here Now and What’s Coming
Presented by “G” Jerry Truglia, ATTS


Reman Turbochargers- Is it right for your business?
Presented by Greg Arsenault, AMBAC International


Cleaning Session
Presented by Dr. Michael Haselkorn, Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 


Awards Lunch with Keynote Speaker

Big R Trade Show Opening Reception

Big R Trade Show Open

Reception in Trade Show

Oct 30   

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Registration Open

Trade Show Open


Past Presidents Lunch


Trade Show Tear Down

Core Supplier Meeting

Keynote Speakers


APRA's Keynote Speaker will be Bogi Lateiner, a master mechanic and a star of All Girls Garage on the Velocity Channel. 

In today's marketplace, it is critical to understand what is driving the purchase decisions of the ultimate end-user of the parts you are remanufacturing. Reman products not only have to compete with OE product offerings, they also compete with certain perceptions (even if they are false) of reman products. Bogi will explore the perceptions, what the end user is demanding of replacement parts and how to uniquely position your company to maximize sales and profits.  

Specifically, Bogi will answer the following questions for attendees at the 2016

BigR/ReMaTecUSA event:

Who is your customer and what are they looking for in a replacement product?

What are the challenges facing the reman industry?

What is the perception of reman parts and how to overcome it? 

How to differentiate your company from the sea of competition?

How we can all work together to overcome obstacles facing the automotive industry as a whole to build a stronger future? 

Bogi is a master mechanic and owner of the award winning auto repair shop , 180 Degrees Automotive in Phoenix, Arizona.  A writer, a speaker, teacher, and recognized industry spokesperson, Bogi is passionate about improving the reputation of the automotive industry and changing the way women, in particular, feel about cars and the automotive repair experience.  Bogi teaches automotive basics to women around the country, consults and teaches classes to repair shop owners and other small business owners, and appears as one of three female mechanics on All Girls Garage on Velocity Channel.

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