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Eric Farnsworth to Discuss the Political and Social State of Latin America at the 2020 AASA Global Summit

Date: January 14, 2020
Source: AASA

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announced that Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society, will be a featured speaker during the 2020 AASA Global Summit, which will be held Feb. 7, 2020 in Coral Gables, Fla.

In his session, “The Political & Social State of Latin America,” Eric will provide valuable highlights on the latest political and social shifts and trends shaping the aftermarket in Latin America.

Eric Farnsworth is the vice president and Washington head of the Council of the Americas, a private sector membership organization that for more than 50 years has helped to shape and promote the Western Hemisphere policy and commercial agenda. He is a sought-after speaker and frequently offers Congressional testimony and media commentary on hemispheric issues. Prior to the Council, Farnsworth served in the Clinton White House, the U.S. Department of State, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and U.S. Senate staff. He also worked in the private sector with Manatt Phelps and Phillips LLP.  He holds an MPA in International Relations from Princeton University.

“Eric’s perspectives and deep understanding of the social and political landscape in Latin America is an invaluable asset for aftermarket professionals looking to stay on top of the latest global trends,” said Ben Brucato, Senior Director of Engagement and Executive Director of the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC). “We deeply appreciate his presence at the 2020 AASA Global Summit.”

“I am so pleased to be able to join the 2020 AASA Global Summit, a virtual who’s who of industry, during this time of disruption and also opportunity in the Americas,” said Farnsworth. “From trade to development to migration, Latin America is undergoing significant transformation with destination not yet certain. 2020 will be a critically important year and I look forward to discussing issues of critical importance with those both literally and figuratively driving opportunity in the Americas.”

Additional information about the 2020 AASA Global Summit presented by the OAC, including registration and hotel accommodations can be accessed by visiting

About AASA

AASA ( exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 871,000 American jobs. AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “AASA, The Voice for the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Industry”

About OAC

Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) is the international aftermarket council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), which is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association. The Council promotes the sale in foreign markets of automotive and heavy duty products manufactured in North America. Those products include components, accessories, chemicals, hand and power tools, service maintenance and repair equipment, and paint and body supplies for both cars and trucks. OAC has more than 350 members in more than 40 countries. More information is available through its Web site,

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