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Events » 2020 ABPA Annual Meeting and Convention

The 40th ABPA Annual Meeting and Convention will be held in Newport Beach, California at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach from April 28 – May 1, 2020. After numerous site visits by the ABPA Convention Committee members, the Hyatt Regency was chosen for its ideal location, modern meeting space, and tremendous value for our attendees.

The ABPA Convention is the place to be to meet and network with the major players in our industry. In attendance will parts distributors, manufacturers, vendors and electronic information providers. Also in attendance this year will be representatives from 6 out of the top 11 insurance companies. This is an event not to be missed!

Mark your calendars now – we look forward to seeing you in Newport Beach!

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Registration for the ABPA Convention is a two-step process. You will need to reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, and then register for the Convention itself. The links for each step are provided below.

Step 1: Hotel Reservation

The Hyatt Regency is located in exclusive Newport Beach, CA with multiple options for dining, golf and entertainment. The ABPA has secured a special rate of $199 per night which offers a tremendous value for attendees. Included in the $10 daily resort fee is unlimited business internet access in guest rooms, unlimited fitness center access, golf at Back Bay Golf Course, unlimited business center use, in-room bottled water (2 per day), complimentary bike rental, beach kit rental, outdoor games including water features at Oasis Pool, & bottomless kids souvenir cup.

To book your hotel room and get the discounted ABPA rate, click on the link below:

Link: Hotel Reservation

Step 2: Convention Registration

The ABPA has partnered with Eventbrite to provide registration services for the 2020 Convention. Click the link below to get started.

Link: Convention Registration

We offer two registration package options: Gold and Silver. The Gold package includes access to all sessions and meals throughout the entire Convention (Tuesday through Friday). The Silver package includes access to all sessions and meals on the last 2 days only (Thursday and Friday). If you are interested in bringing family members at a discounted rate, please contact the ABPA office directly at 800-323-5832.

Note: “early-bird” pricing is currently in effect. Be sure to register early for the maximum discount!

Special Events

Port of Long Beach Harbor Tour (5/1/2020)

The ABPA is proud to offer this free event for our attendees! Do not fly home early on Friday! Buses for the Port depart the Hyatt Regency at 8:30 AM for an anticipated arrival to the Port of Long Beach at 9:30 AM. Anticipated arrival back to the hotel is by 12:30 PM. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will be provided on the boat. Aboard the 90-minute narrated excursion, you will get close to operations at the second-busiest Port in the nation. See towering cranes, the most advanced and green terminal in the world, new infrastructure projects such as the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement, and possibly even catch a glimpse of local marine life. You will also learn about the variety of groundbreaking green programs the Port has implemented to reduce the environmental impact of operations.

Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis. To register for this complimentary event, choose the Harbor Tour ticket during registration.

Annual Golf Event (4/29/2020)

Attention all ABPA Golfers! The Annual ABPA Golf Event is being held Wednesday, 4/29/20 at the beautiful Strawberry Farms Golf Course located in nearby Irvine! Strawberry Farms Golf Course combines the rural beauty and tranquility of the surrounding area with the challenge of true championship golf. As the premier golf course in Southern California, Strawberry Farms is the preferred course among corporate groups and golf enthusiasts alike.

To register for golf, select the golf add-on ticket during registration. For $70 you get green fees, transportation to/from the course, cart, breakfast and lunch. What a deal! Rental clubs are available for $75 each.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday (4/28/2020)
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration Opens (Pacific Foyer)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcoming Reception (Pacific Room)
Wednesday (4/29/2020)
7:00 am Golfers Depart (Lobby)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Exhibitors Tabletop Setup (Plaza I/II Ballroom)
6:00 pm Registration re-opens (Plaza Arbor Foyer)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception (Plaza I/II Ballroom)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tradeshow and Reception Dinner (Plaza I/II Ballroom)
Thursday (4/30/2020)
7:30 am Registration re-opens (Plaza Foyer)
7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast Buffet (Plaza I/II Ballroom)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Business Session (Plaza I/II Ballroom)
9:00 am – 9:15 am Chris Northup, ABPA Chairman
Anti-Trust Statement and Opening Comments
9:15 am – 9:30 am Ed Salamy, ABPA Executive Director
State of the Association
9:30 am – 10:30 am Rosemary Coates, Blue Silk Consulting and Imran Vakil, Nexio PC
Keynote: “Counterfeit Goods and the Effect on the Global Supply Chain”
10:30 am – 10:50 am Ray Colas, LKQ Corporation
Update on Legislative and Regulatory Issues
10:50 am – 11:00 am Break – Thank Our Sponsors!
11:00 am – 11:45 am Paul Fiore, Auto Care Association
Keynote: “Your Car, Your Data. An Update on Auto Care’s Vehicle Data Initiative”
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Joseph Tsai, ABPA Vice President
Introduction to ABPA Board Candidates
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Awards Lunch (Plaza I/II Ballroom)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Educational Breakout Sessions (Plaza I/II, Plaza III, and Patio Rooms)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CAPA/Intertek and the American Center for Mobility (ACM) (Plaza I/II)
CAPA/Intertek will be providing a program update reflecting on 2019 and looking ahead to 2020. They will also be speaking about Intertek’s partnership to serve as the operations and maintenance of the American Center for Mobility (ACM) test grounds. The American Center for Mobility is designed specifically to accelerate the development of automated and connected vehicle technologies. ACM is a test track designed and built for the development and validation of connected vehicle technologies. These technologies include Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, and advanced behaviors at all levels of SAE autonomy per SAE J3016.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Partslink Presentation (Plaza III)
The ABPA is proud to offer its Partslink Numbering System® database in the Aftermarket Exchange Standard (ACES) format. The benefits of Partslink are now compounded by offering a significantly higher level of detail on each part number. When properly utilized, ACES data helps reduce instances of ill-fitting components, improves the buyer experience, and assists in the establishment of more comprehensive catalogs. Representatives from Partslink will provide an update on this new format as well as answer your questions.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm APU Solutions (Plaza III)
Session description TBA
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm NABC Vehicle Giveaway (Parking lot outside of meeting space)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception (Oasis Court)
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner (Oasis Court)
Friday (5/1/2020)
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast (Plaza I/II Ballroom)
8:30 am – 12:30 pm ABPA attendees who have registered for the optional Port of Long Beach Tour will board the buses for an anticipated arrival to the Port of Long Beach at 9:30 AM. We will board the vessel “Spirit” for a 1.5 hour guided water tour of the Port of Long Beach. The tour will be given by employees of the Port. Anticipated arrival back to the hotel is by 12:30 PM. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will be provided on the boat.


Several levels of support are available. See the Tabletop and Sponsorship Application section below for details. All sponsors will get their name, website link, and logo (depending on the support level) added to this page!

The ABPA is grateful to these sponsors for their support of the 2020 convention!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Patron Sponsors

Tabletop and Sponsorship Application

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 ABPA Convention are available! As an ABPA sponsor, you will receive the highest rated industry exposure for your business. In addition, you will be supporting the Association and making the 2020 Convention a success for all attendees. For sponsorship information, click the link below:

PDF: Tabletop and Sponsorship Application


Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) / Intertek
Partslink Numbering System
Automotive Manufacturers Equipment Compliance Agency, Inc. (AMECA)
DEPO Group / Maxzone Auto Parts

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