Autocare 2023 hosted a range of seminars to help attendees elevate their businesses for the future

The opening seminar at Autocare 2023 was on the subject of ‘The Australian Automotive Aftermarket – 2023 and Beyond.’
In this wide-ranging and informal panel discussion designed to inspire and challenge, industry leaders came together to share and discuss global and industry trends and what they mean for Australia’s automotive aftermarket.
Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Charity, chaired the panel, which saw Capricorn Society Group Chief Executive Officer, David Fraser; MTAQ Group Chief Executive Officer, Rod Camm, and GPC Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Bryant, discuss the issues for a packed room.
The topics discussed included everything from supply chain disruptions, preparing for a prosperous future and the Right to Repair to the EV-Hybrid-ICE car parc, industry regulation, changing vehicle technologies, and more.
“The automotive aftermarket has been around for about 100 years in Australia, and we have seen so much technology come and go or stay with us, and we have been able to adapt to it all, and I don’t see any reason why we can’t now,” Stuart said when closing the seminar.
“The fact all of you are here today is key. Understanding what is going on and how it is impacting your business, while learning and networking and sharing information, is so crucial, as is making sure your teams are fully trained and skilled.
“Coming to events like this really shows that you are serious about transforming your business and adapting it to the exciting future we have ahead of us.”

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