The Queensland automotive industry will converge on Eight Mile Plains this July

The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) says tickets for Carmageddon are now on sale, with the event set to see attendees discuss the latest in automotive innovation and technology.
Now in its fifth year, the leading one-day auto innovation symposium will take place on Thursday the 28th of July at the Sir Jack Brabham Automotive Centre of Excellence.  
Program topics will explore hydrogen fuel technology, the automotive workforce crisis, service stations of the future, changing business models for dealerships, recycling automotive plastics, and the uptake of the latest safety features and technology.  

Some of the subject experts include:
• Rod Camm – CEO, MTA Queensland
• Scott Nargar – Senior Manager of Future Mobility and Government Relations, Hyundai
• James Voortman – CEO, Australian Automotive Dealer Association
• Carla Hoorweg – CEO, Australasian New Car Assessment Program
• Adrian Salinas – CEO, Electromotiv
• Mark McKenzie – CEO, Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (ACAPMA)
• Nicholas Pappas – Group Managing Director, Servco Australia
• Mark Woelders – Managing Director, Motorama Mitsubishi
• Tania Meli – Senior Executive Southport West and Springwood, Frizelle Sunshine Automotive
• Andrea McCarthy – Director MTA Queensland Board, I-CAR Australia Industry Advisory Board, Chair National Auto Collision Alliance
• Paul Wessel – Principal, Wessels Petroleum, Queensland Board Member ACAPMA
• Nick Manolis – Managing Director, Genesis Autoworks
• Fraser Brown – Dealer Principal, Q Automotive

The event will also feature a fantastic exhibition of the latest new-fuel vehicles including Tesla, Audi E-Tron, Hyundai’s Kona, Ioniq, and Nexo models, and the N55 JAC EV Truck, as well as the latest e-bikes and scooters.
The Queensland University of Technology’s autonomous vehicle pilot prototype, the ZOE2, will also make an appearance, while local businesses will show off their cutting-edge innovations for retrofitting vehicles with electric engines and charging stations.  
“We are really excited to have Carmageddon return for 2022 with a fantastic line-up of experts from industry,” MTA Queensland Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kellie Dewar, said.
“The program topics are directly relevant to our automotive businesses. Now nationally recognised as a signature event on the automotive events calendar, we expect tickets to be snapped up quickly!
“New to the expo this year, we are excited to see some amazing tool technology on display from MotorTech and Milwaukee Tool.”

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