THE FUTURE IS HERE
The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo has been officially launched
The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has officially launched the 2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo (AAAExpo).
Following a popular date change to avoid a clash with the Melbourne Grand Prix, the Expo will be held from the 11th to the 13th of April 2024 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Registrations for this huge event will open soon at www.aftermarketexpo.com.au
Co-located with the Collison Repair Expo (CRE), the AAAExpo is the nation’s only comprehensive exhibition for Australia’s $25B aftermarket industry, bringing together the industry’s best and brightest while showcasing hundreds of the country’s leading companies, all under one roof.
Further cementing Expo as a truly world class event is the fact that it will host the return of the International Pavilion, which is making its comeback after a mandated pause in 2022, due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions at the time. This means visitors to the Expo will have the opportunity to connect with suppliers not only from across the country, but from across the globe, right in the heart of Melbourne.
“We are very excited to officially launch the 2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo. We have some game-changing features lined-up to make AAAExpo24 a must-attend event for business owners, managers and technicians,” said AAAA Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Charity.
“Designed by the industry for the industry, AAAExpo will deliver a multitude of opportunities for visitors to connect, learn and build their businesses.
“As we have already demonstrated with our decision to move our event dates, we are committed to putting our event visitors first while delivering a show that is designed to inspire and uplift workshops, suppliers and manufacturers.”
With a number of fantastic new features to be announced, the AAAExpo will run with the theme ‘The Future is Here’ and will showcase the latest vehicle repair and servicing equipment, parts, tools and accessories, new technology and trends.
A comprehensive training and education program is also in development, including some free opportunities for attendees, with more details about the program to be released in the coming months.
“The automotive industry in Australia is in the midst of revolutionary change driven by the complexity of the car parc, rapid changes in vehicle technology, and the evolving capabilities and needs of our workforce and customers,” Stuart said.
“Those that prepare today will be the ones who succeed tomorrow, and it is our mission at the AAAA and with AAAExpo to provide our members and trade visitors with the tools and knowledge they need to make the right future-focused decisions for their businesses.
“As part of this, training will be a key focus of the Expo. Off the back of the impressive attendance at Autocare’s seminars earlier this year, AAAA are pulling together a truly incredible education program for the Expo which will deliver an unprecedented calibre of speakers and depth of technical content, as well as increased ‘hands on’ training to satisfy industry demand.
“Additionally, such was the success of the Workshop of the Future at the 2022 AAAExpo, and with the fast-paced development of our industry in the time since, AAAA will be bringing an enhanced Workshop of the Future concept to the 2024 show. It will be so comprehensive that it requires two sections – one focused on EVs, and one on ADAS calibration.
“Similarly, the 4WD Innovation Zone was a huge hit in 2022 and will evolve and grow to ensure visitors to the 2024 4WD Innovation Zone are even more impressed than they were at its inaugural appearance.
“In short, we are pulling out all of the stops to create a program that is simply unmissable, with some truly amazing announcements coming up soon.”
The combined Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo and Collision Repair Expo are the nation’s only comprehensive exhibition for Australia’s $25B aftermarket industry, and will attract an estimated 9,000 trade visitors.
Further announcements and exciting additions will be released over the coming weeks.
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