The Expo, proudly sponsored by Repco, is the nation’s largest automotive trade event

Respected industry leaders will provide both a window into the future of the aftermarket and practical advice to address the industry’s biggest issues as part of a groundbreaking business education program at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo.
The Repco-sponsored Expo will take place from the 11th to the 13th of April at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, co-located with the Collision Repair Expo, and is the nation’s largest automotive trade event.
The free to trade comprehensive Business Education Training Program will cover the most important automotive business topics, led by many of Australia’s leading aftermarket voices and respected subject matter experts.
The speaker list is bolstered by a special attendance of Auto Care Association (USA) President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Hanvey.
“One of many incredible training opportunities at the Expo, the business education program will see our best business leaders give workshop owners and managers the knowledge they need to take the next steps to secure the sustainability and future success of their businesses,” Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Charity, said.
To help business owners understand the latest industry trends, and stay ahead of the pack, a special session ‘Global Auto Aftermarket Trends – Get The Edge’ will entail respected industry personalities sharing their top aftermarket trends, and how the trends will affect the industry, customers, and the bottom line into 2024 and beyond.
The automotive skills shortage is a major challenge for the automotive industry, and the ‘Skills Shortages – Five Top Tactics To Find And Keep Good Talent In Your Business’ session will arm attendees with pragmatic advice on the best ways to attract and retain great talent in their business, with learnings coming from industry leaders at the coal face of this pressing industry issue.
The ‘Local Area Marketing – Top Three Tips For Achieving Your Goals’ session will share best-practice tactics on how to market your business in your local area and attract and retain customers to help your achieve your business goals.
The incredible variety of sessions continues with more sought after topics including right to repair, preparing your workshop for electrification, improving work life balance, demonstrating the motor vehicle information scheme, and increasing business profitability.
The Business Education Program is just one of many incredible training opportunities available at the Auto Aftermarket Expo, which includes an exclusive Technical Training Program with leading international diagnostics experts Diagnose Dan and Sean Tipping.
The exciting new Expo Electrified Zone will offer unique opportunities to learn about EV and hybrid service and repair with hands-on and practical demonstrations, including live testing of EV motors and generators.
Meanwhile, the ADAS Technology Zone will showcase ADAS calibration demonstrations and answer important questions about this emerging and crucial component of automotive repair.
The Expo will also feature more than 400 leading brands showcasing the latest vehicle repair and servicing equipment, technology, parts, and accessories to thousands of trade visitors.
Combined with the Australian Auto Aftermarket Awards banquet, a networking event on the show floor, vehicle display area, celebrity appearances and competitions, the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo will be an unmissable three-day industry experience.
To learn more about what to expect at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo and Collision Repair Expo, see the Expo Preview feature further in this magazine.

To reserve a place at one of the valuable Business Education sessions, or any other training sessions at the Expo, register at www.autoaftermarketexpo.com.au