AAM Group to Celebrate 35th Anniversary at Membership Meeting

AAM Group to Celebrate 35th Anniversary at Membership Meeting | THE SHOPThe AAM Group will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary at its annual membership meeting in May, the organization announced.

Founded in 1988, the AAM Group today stands as the largest program distribution group in the SEMA marketplace, the organization said. During the meeting, the group will recognize and honor several prominent figures in AAM’s history, including its first President, H. G. Smith, the organization said.

The AAM Group’s Annual Membership Meeting and Vendor Showcase will take place May 9–11, 2023, at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas. In addition to bringing together distribution members and supplier partners for three days of networking, purchasing, education and prospecting.

In addition to the meeting’s two trade show formats—The Net and the Vendor Showcase—the event will feature guest speaker appearances from Lippert Leadership Development Coach Bill Coughlin and RealTruck CEO Carl-Martin Lindahl.  Also slated to speak is the man who spearheaded AAM’s creation, Competition Sales President Carl Schultea.

The event will also see the presentation of awards to members and suppliers in several categories, such as its Member of the Year and Partnership Awards, the group said.

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