The 2017 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo has sold out to Australian and international exhibitors who plan to display their latest vehicle repair and servicing equipment, replacement parts, tools and accessories.
Taking place April 6-8 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo is co-located with the Collision Repair Expo, providing trade and industry visitors with five acres of state-of-the-art automotive technology from 437 market-leading companies.
Organized by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) with the help of a committee comprised of senior industry executives, the theme for this expo is “Build a Better Auto Business.”
AAAA Executive Director Stuart Charity said this theme was selected to reflect unprecedented change rolling rapidly across Australia’s vehicle repair and service sector.
“This expo is the largest of its type in the region and, at the Australian industry’s request, it is held every two years. This means products and services you see and experience at the expo are the latest available from around the world,” said Charity. “By investing time in a visit to this expo you and your team can learn how to ‘Build a Better Auto Business’ by updating your product knowledge, learning how to manage the challenges of our rapidly changing industry and by sharing ideas through a range of networking opportunities.
A special highlight at the 2017 Expo will be the Brian Tanti Working Workshop featuring internationally respected restorer, coachbuilder and Fox Car Collection Curator Brian Tanti in live demonstrations of some of his current projects.
Tanti will demonstrate traditional skills associated with restoration and coach-building disciplines, many of which pre-date the motor car. He also will showcase new technologies such as 3-D printing, scanning aids and specialist disciplines as they apply to restoration and panel fabrication.
Other opportunities at the expo include the Australian Auto Aftermarket Innovation Awards Breakfast sponsored by GUD Automotive on April 6 and the Australian Auto Aftermarket Excellence Awards Banquet sponsored by Burson Auto Parts held Thursday evening.
“With each expo held, we enjoy increasing involvement from local and international automotive associations and organizations. The expo has become the regional hub for the automotive service and repair sector to get together,” said Charity.
The Australian Automotive Service Dealer Network (AASDN) also will host a meeting at 10:30 a.m. on April 8 to explain the membership benefits this network offers workshop operators. AASDN is a national group of businesses that came together to help each other in this challenging and fast-developing industry.
The Automotive Repairers Council of Australia, the recently launched AAAA group representing automotive repair and service businesses, will have a working lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 to inform new and prospective members about the future plans and activities of this group.
Charity said the “Build a Better Auto Business” theme is reinforced at this expo with a comprehensive two-day free seminar program designed to deliver proven ideas and techniques that you can actually implement into your business the following week.
“We anticipate that the topic ‘Embrace the Fault Finding Evolution’ will be among the most popular seminars. Autologic’s Matt Douglas will improve your understanding of correct diagnostic procedures and Garrett’s Rob Stafford will cover the typical turbo faults, which are often misdiagnosed,” said Charity.
Attending the expo is free to everyone working in the automotive industry. To save time, the event organizers recommend attendees register in advance at here.
Seminars also are free, but advance registration is necessary to ensure a spot. Click here to register.