Pre­par­ing for the Aus­tralian Auto Af­ter­mar­ket Expo

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Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional brands will show­case the lat­est prod­ucts and world’s best prac­tice tech­nolo­gies at the Aus­tralian Auto Af­ter­mar­ket Expo to be held at the Mel­bourne Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre from April6 to 8, 2017.

Ex­hibitors are now com­plet­ing ar­range­ments for the re­gion’s largest dis­play of ve­hi­cle re­pair and ser­vic­ing equip­ment, re­place­ment parts, tools and ac­ces­sories. This will be com­ple­mented by a range of ed­u­ca­tional sem­i­nars and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties where you can ex­change ideas and in­for­ma­tion with or­gan­i­sa­tions rep­re­sent­ing all as­pects of the ser­vice and re­pair in­dus­try sup­ply chain.

Or­gan­ised by the Aus­tralian Au­to­mo­tive Af­ter­mar­ket As­so­ci­a­tion (AAAA), the Aus­tralian Auto Af­ter­mar­ket Expo also at­tracts the in­volve­ment of the sec­tor’s lead­ing in­dus­try bod­ies. AAAA ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Stu­art Char­ity said the Expo, which is held ev­ery two years, has be­come the ma­jor meet­ing place for key in­dus­try play­ers in the Asia Pa­cific re­gion.

“The top in­dus­try brands will be at the Expo. All sec­tors will fea­ture, such as global parts and lubri­cant com­pa­nies, con­sum­able and busi­ness sys­tems sup­pli­ers, and tool and equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers.

“The New Prod­uct Show­case in the ex­hi­bi­tion hall will dis­play the win­ners of the 2017 New Prod­uct Ex­cel­lence Awards, an ar­ray of pris­tine clas­sic and mus­cle cars will be fea­tured and there will be prod­uct pre­sen­ta­tions on most stands, so vis­i­tors can learn how technology has moved for­ward,” said Stu­art Char­ity.

The list of sup­port­ing in­dus­try as­so­ci­a­tions grows with each Expo. This year ar­range­ments are in place for a wide range of or­gan­i­sa­tions to con­trib­ute their knowl­edge and ex­per­tise to the pro­gramme.

Among those pro­fes­sional bod­ies par­tic­i­pat­ing are the Au­to­mo­tive Parts and Ac­ces­sories As­so­ci­a­tion of New Zealand, Au­to­mo­tive Un­der­car Pro­fes­sional As­so­ci­a­tion, In­sti­tute of Au­to­mo­tive Mechanical Engi­neers, Mo­tor Trade As­so­ci­a­tion of Queens­land, Mo­tor Trade As­so­ci­a­tion of Western Aus­tralia, Vic­to­rian Au­to­mo­bile Cham­ber of Com­merce, So­ci­ety of Au­to­mo­tive Engi­neers – Aus­trala­sia, VASA (Au­to­mo­tive Air con­di­tion­ing, Elec­tri­cal and Cooling Tech­ni­cians of Aus­trala­sia) and the Spe­cialty Equip­ment Mar­ket As­so­ci­a­tion of the USA.

The grow­ing im­por­tance of Aus­tralian Auto Af­ter­mar­ket Expo as a hub for in­for­ma­tion ex­change is high­lighted by the large num­ber of or­gan­i­sa­tions al­ready com­mit­ted to run co-lo­cated con­fer­ences and events. The list so far in­cludes the Aus­tralian Au­to­mo­tive Ser­vice Deal­ers Net­work, Capricorn, Kmart Tyre and Auto Ser­vice, Mon­roe, Repco, Repco Au­tho­rised Ser­vice, Ul­tra Tune and the Au­to­mo­tive Un­der­car Pro­fes­sional As­so­ci­a­tion.

A high­light of the 2017 Expo will be the free ed­u­ca­tional Sem­i­nar Pro­gramme of­fered on April 7 and 8. One of the timely top­ics cov­ered will be Find­ing and Keep­ing the Best Tech­ni­cians.

En­try to the Expo Sem­i­nar Pro­gramme is free and book­ings are es­sen­tial. Visit http://www. af­ter­mar­ke­t­expo.com.au/vis­it­ing/ sem­i­nar/ to se­lect and book the ses­sions you and your team wish to at­tend.

Stu­art Char­ity said the 2017 Expo theme is Build a Bet­ter Auto Busi­ness. “Ev­ery as­pect of this show will be fo­cused on help­ing ser­vice and re­pair busi­nesses to im­prove and grow their op­er­a­tions,” he said.

En­try to the Expo is free for in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als,” he said.

Vis­i­tors from New Zealand can ben­e­fit from pref­er­en­tial ac­com­mo­da­tion rates at a range of nearby ho­tels through Oza­c­com – visit //ep.oza­c­com.com.au/pub­lic/ AAA17/ac­com­mo­da­tion.aspx.

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