Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS)


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The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) was the dream of its founders to bring together the leaders of the industry for a world-class educational and networking event. The first event was held in the Chicago area at the Hyatt Regency in Deerfield, Ill. and was billed as "an in-depth forecast through 2001."

It included an impressive list of industry leaders, such as: Paul Baffico, Marc Graham, Derek Kaufman, Larry McCurdy, David O'Reilly, Larry Pavey, O. Temple Sloan, and John Washbish. Plus, several outside perspectives were presented by Dr. John Stoessinger, distinguished professor of international affairs from Trinity College and distribution expert D. Bruce Merrifield Jr.


Employees & Training

GAAS Board of Directors votes to defer educational event for 2015

July 28, 2014
According to GAAS chairman Denny Welvaert, the board made the difficult decision to postpone the event for 2015 in order to revaluates its purpose in the marketplace.
Employees & Training

NATEF awards 2014 scholarship recipients

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), in collaboration with the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Fund, announced the recipients...
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Safety & Technology

"Braking Bad" program to address importance of vehicle safety inspections at GAAS 2014

May 14, 2014
The University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 profsesional development program will look at vehicle safety inspections from both a legislative and market perspective.
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Data & Telematics

"Connected" is theme for GAAS 2014 in Chicago

Nov. 6, 2013
Features presentations on hot industry issues covering all steps in the aftermarket supply chain.

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Employees & Training

Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium to be held May 20 and 21, 2014

July 9, 2013
Nineteenth GAAS to be at Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill.
Larry Silvey
Employees & Training

Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium to feature future leaders panel

April 19, 2013
Panel to include educators and recent symposium graduates.
Susan Rounds
Shop Management

Sell the business? Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium session to address it

April 8, 2013
Business advisor Susan Rounds to present seminar At GAAS, May 21 and 22, in Rosemont, Ill.
Employees & Training

Shop owners on GAAS discussion panel to provide industry insights to suppliers

April 4, 2013
Three Chicago area automotive repair shop owners are ready to help manufacturers and distributors understand what is important to them.
Employees & Training

Sponsorship opportunities still available for GAAS 2013

March 21, 2013
There is still time to be a sponsor of the 2013 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scheduled for May 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare near Chicago.
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Employees & Training

Registration brochure available for GAAS 2013

March 1, 2013
Symposium will help aftermarket businesses plan future strategies.