Import Vehicle Community Accepting Entries for 2017 Import Product and Marketing Awards

Posted by Auto Care News on June 13, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – June 13, 2017 – The Import Vehicle Community, formerly the Auto International Association (AIA), a community of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Import Product and Marketing Awards.

 

The awards honor brands and companies creating innovative products and programs for import nameplate cars or trucks, and are open to all Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) exhibitors. Entries and award winners will be recognized during AAPEX, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, in Las Vegas, Nev.

 

This year’s awards feature a new category:

 
  • Best Mobile App for Application of Import Cars or Trucks
 

Returning categories include:

 
  • Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product or Product Line
  • Best New Product or Product Line for Import Cars or Trucks
  • Best Performance Product, Accessory or Functional Fluids for Import Cars or Trucks
  • Best New Tool for Repairs on Import Cars or Trucks
  • Best Problem-Solver for Import Cars or Trucks
  • Best Packaging of a Product for Import Cars or Trucks
  • Best Merchandising/Advertising of a Product for Import Cars or Trucks
  • Best Print or Electronic Catalog of a Product Line for Import Cars or Trucks
  • Best Website Presentation of Product(s) for Import Cars or Trucks
 

Entries will be displayed near the Import Vehicle Community’s new booth location at the Sands Expo on level two AAPEX Booth #42001, display cases AAPEX Booth #42011, with signage directing buyers to company booths. In addition, all entries enjoy year-long exposure, with winning entries highlighted on the Import Vehicle Community website.  

The awards will be presented at a press conference at AAPEX on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Award winners receive a full-page post-AAPEX ImportCar ad, and will be recognized at the Import Vehicle Community Luncheon and Awards Program on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.

 

For more information and to submit your entries online, go to www.autocare.org/import-vehicle-community/awards. Entries received by Aug. 31 will enjoy an early-bird discount fee. Entries received by Sept. 15 will be included in pre-AAPEX publicity in ImportCar and Counterman.

 

About the Import Vehicle Community 
The Import Vehicle Community, formerly the Auto International Association, is the segment of the Auto Care Association that is hyper-focused on serving the needs of all businesses engaged in import nameplate products and services. Irrespective of the business’ size or share of the business devoted to import nameplate products and services, the Import Vehicle Community’s benefit is unchanged. We develop and deliver opportunities to increase member businesses’ profitability and prospects. Correspondingly, we work to remove obstacles to member business objectives. Visit www.autocare.org/import-vehicle-community.

 

About the Auto Care Association
Based in Bethesda, Md., the Auto Care Association has nearly 3,000 member companies that represent some 150,000 independent automotive businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit www.autocare.org.