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Verizon Enterprise Solutions Executive to Preview Future Technology Trends at AAIA Town Hall

August 13, 2013

Polk Industry Trends Update Back by Popular Demand

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — At this year’s Town Hall, Janet Schijns, vice president of medium business and channels for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, will preview future technology trends including cloud, advanced communications and machine-to-machine implications for the automotive aftermarket industry. Hosted by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), the Town Hall breakfast, sponsored by Polk, will be held at 7 a.m. PST, Wednesday, Nov. 6. in the Palazzo Ballroom at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

“Ignore the doom and gloom scenarios that are too often preached about the future of our industry, because Town Hall attendees are going to get a whole new perspective on how well-positioned our business is in the new communications world,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “Get ready for unique expert insight on how we will conduct business and compete for business on the ground and in the cloud.

“Back by popular demand will be Polk’s ‘Five Trends in Five Minutes,’ presented by Mark Seng, global aftermarket practice leader, Polk, to kick off the Town Hall program,” said Schmatz.

Tickets for the 2013 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.”

About Polk
Polk is a provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. Polk collects and interprets global data, and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help customers understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, conquest new business and gain a competitive advantage. Polk helps automotive manufacturers and dealers, automotive aftermarket companies, finance and insurance companies, advertising agencies, media companies, consulting organizations, government agencies and market research firms make good business decisions. A privately-held global firm, Polk is based in Southfield, Mich. with operations in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

About Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale products and services offered over the company’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit verizonenterprise.com to learn more.

About AAIA
AAIA is a Bethesda, Md.-based association whose more than 23,000 members and affiliates manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, service, tools, equipment, materials and supplies. Through its membership, AAIA represents more than 100,000 repair shops, parts stores and distribution outlets.

SOURCE Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association

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