The new summit will be held as part of Autocare

In an industry-first, a national modifications summit has been created to protect the future of aftermarket manufacturers.
Taking place in Brisbane on the 9th of June as part of Autocare, Australia’s largest automotive training convention, the inaugural National Light Vehicle Modifications Summit is a new initiative for the aftermarket to collaborate and influence national vehicle standards.
The unique, highly interactive one-day summit format will bring together aftermarket leaders, business owners, product developers, entrepreneurs and crucially, regulators.
Australian aftermarket manufacturers are renowned for innovative, high-quality products, technology and parts that improve upon a vehicle’s capability and performance.
Although aftermarket product developers produce high quality, safe, and compliant modifications, navigating Federal and individual state and territory regulations to ensure compliance can be challenging, and restrictive.
“The exciting new National Light Vehicle Modifications Summit will be a crucial step for our industry to come together and proactively engage with regulators, understand what they are worried about, and work together toward best practice solutions,” Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Charity, said.
“If we can lead the conversations to regulate our industry, we can control our destiny. This summit will be a big part of these efforts.”
Creating the National Light Vehicle Modifications Summit was the next logical step for the AAAA, after success forming the Gross Combination Mass (GCM) Technical Working Group and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Technical Working Group.
These working groups with regulator involvement have yielded positive results for aftermarket product manufacturers.
“If you work in the vehicle modification space, want to understand what regulators are thinking, and contribute to the discussion on important topics including GCM, ADAS, EV and more, this is a must-attend summit,” Stuart said.
The National Light Vehicle Modifications Summit will run alongside Autocare’s comprehensive Technical Training Program for technicians, and Workshop Management Program for business owners.
These programs will be led by the largest collection of industry experts ever assembled in Australia.
A feature-packed Trade Show with over 100 of Australia’s best brands and networking event will complement the training programs, offering a complete solution to take your automotive career development, skills and business growth to the next level.

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