From industry-leading exhibitors and industry information to networking – and lots of fun! – there is no shortage of things to do at NORTHEAST!





NORTHEAST attendees are invited to swing by Booth #601 Friday AND Saturday to meet Dave Kindig, star of Motortrend TV’s Bitchin’ Rides, courtesy of Gold Show Sponsor AkzoNobel!






The Return of NORTHEAST DOLLARS – Show attendees are eligible for a shot at $5,000 in prizes!

AASP/NJ will award a total of $5,000 in NORTHEAST DOLLARS – $500 each to 10 lucky attendees – to be applied toward any purchase made on the floor at the NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show!

All attendees who pre-register for NORTHEAST will automatically be entered into drawings held throughout the weekend of the show. (Attendees who sign up for NORTHEAST educational sessions will receive TWO entries).

Here’s how it works: NORTHEAST DOLLARS will be awarded to 10 randomly selected winners throughout the three-day event to spend $500 toward any purchase at the show. Each winner will receive a NORTHEAST DOLLAR bill worth $500. Then they can take that to any vendor on the show floor and use it on tools, equipment, anything and everything at the show. After the show, AASP/NJ will reimburse vendors who received NORTHEAST DOLLARS from the buyer.

Your VIP Ticket Could Be Worth $500! 

All NORTHEAST VIP tickets include a 5-digit number on the back. If you get a VIP ticket from your vendors leading up to the show, make sure you bring it with you to NORTHEAST. There, you’ll be able to drop your ticket in a special area where AASP/NJ will select winners to receive $500 gift cards throughout the weekend of March 17-19!




9am – 3pm

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS Financial Workshop

Presented by Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Academy
Location: Meadowlands Expo Center Seminar Area


Cost: $450 per person

NORTHEAST attendees can take advantage of a special 50% discount on registration! Add promo code AASPNJ-50 at checkout. (Must have a valid NORTHEAST 2024 badge ID to take advantage of this special pricing!)

CLICK HERE to register! 


The first step to higher profits is understanding how the numbers work!

Know Your Numbers is the collision industry’s best way to get shop owners, managers and department leaders all working together towards a common set of basic financial goals.

Let’s be honest. The financial side of running a business or department can feel overwhelming. Most of us would rather be working on a car! This workshop takes the key metrics and breaks them down so anyone can understand, apply, and transform their collision repair business into a highly profitable enterprise!

High performers don’t need to know every number in their business.

Drive your business forward by knowing and monitoring a small handful of key metrics that matter most! When you leave this course, you’ll know…
1. what these metrics are,
2. where to find them, and
3. how to take daily proactive action towards achieving higher profits.

This 1-day live training covers…

  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Understanding a financial statement
  • The metrics that matter most and where to find them
  • Job costing
  • Financial strategies for achieving a 20 percent net profit
  • Understanding sales and work mix’s effect on profitability
  • File closing best practices
  • Management system and QuickBooks best practices
  • And more!

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR PROFITABILITY! When you and your team understand the financial foundation and apply the custom action plan you will build during the workshop, you can not only achieve, but EXCEED, your financial goals!

NORTHEAST attendees can take advantage of a special 50% discount on registration! Add promo code AASPNJ-50 at checkout. (Must have a valid NORTHEAST 2024 badge ID to take advantage of this special pricing!)

CLICK HERE to register! 


*This is a special pre-show workshop presented by Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Academy and is priced separately from the NORTHEAST 2024 educational slate. 




(Show hours 5pm-10pm)

10am – 2pm

NORTHEAST 2024 Resolution Forum & Leadership Meeting

Hosted/moderated by AASP/NJ
Location: Meadowlands Expo Center – Upstairs Press Room (accessible via expo center lobby)

This is a private event open ONLY to current, active members of automotive repair trade associations. Attendees must have a valid NORTHEAST badge to attend.

10pm – 12am

NORTHEAST 2024 Exhibitor Appreciation After-Party

Proudly presented by AASP/NJ & Platinum Show Sponsor BASF
Location: NORTHEAST Seminar Area (Directly off show floor)

Kick back after the close of the first day of NORTHEAST with AASP/NJ’s Exhibitor Appreciation After-Party, a cocktail party created for show exhibitors to relax and mingle with some food and drink after a long day on the floor.




(Show hours 10am – 5pm)

Starting at 10:30am

NORTHEAST BODYWORK BOWL ii Collision Repair Skills Competition

LOCATION: NORTHEAST Show Floor Booth #649

Are you the best painter, estimator and body technician around? Now’s your chance to prove it at the Bodywork Bowl Collision Repair Skills Competition, taking place on the trade show floor at NORTHEAST 2024!
Compete against your industry peers in any of the competition’s three categories: estimating, painting or welding for a chance to take home a $500 cash prize! Sign-up forms will be available soon, so keep checking back for updates because this competition WILL fill up!


AASP/NJ’s 5th Annual Young Technician Award Presentation

LOCATION: AASP/NJ Booth #001 (front of the show floor)

Join the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) as they present two deserving emerging repairers with $5,000 worth of tools, equipment and products to help them establish themselves in the industry!



(Show hours 10am – 3pm)


NORTHEAST BODYWORK BOWL ii Collision Repair Skills Competition Awards Ceremony

LOCATION: NORTHEAST Show Floor Booth #649