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AAIA Town Hall To Feature Three Top Presenters


Hosted by the Automotive
Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), the Town Hall, sponsored by
Polk, will be held at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Venetian
Ballroom in the Venetian Hotel.

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The Town Hall program will switch from its traditional panel discussion to three separate presentations by:


• Mario Gabelli, chairman and CEO, GAMCO Investors Inc.

• Tim Rogers, president, Polk

• David Portalatin, executive director of industry analysis, The NPD Group

Polk, a provider of automotive information and marketing solutions, is
the primary sponsor of Town Hall. Six member companies of the
Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) are contributing
sponsors, including:

• Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.

• Automotive Distribution Network



• Federated Auto Parts

• National Pronto Association

“Three well-known and respected experts will provide valuable takeaways
for the Town Hall’s more than 1,000 attendees,” said Kathleen Schmatz,
AAIA president and CEO. “We decided to transition from the industry
channel panel program model to all-new back-to-back information-filled



Tickets for the 2011 AAIA Town Hall include a full buffet breakfast.
Individual tickets are $100 for AAIA members and $115 for non-members,
and a table of 10 is $850 for AAIA members and $1,000 for non-members.

For ticket information, visit www.aftermarket.org and click on “Meetings/Events.”

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