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Mechanical Repair – Business Improvement D1
Day 1

REGISTRATION

Trade Show open to Convention Delegates from 8.30am.

Welcome Address

Stuart Charity, CEO, Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association

Minister Address

Mandatory Data Sharing: The Government’s Agenda for Fair Competition in the Australian economy. In October 2019, the Hon Michael Sukkar, Assistant Treasurer announced the Government’s intention to introduce legislation to...
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Hon Michael Sukkar MP

KEYNOTE: TELEMATICS & THE CONNECTED CAR – GLOBAL UPDATE

When it comes to the wireless transmission of vehicle data, or telematics, the data that cars collect may very well be ground-breaking and vital to our industry moving forward—but only...
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Bill Hanvey
Stuart Charity

3 WAYS TO CONNECT WITH YOUR FEMALE AUDIENCE

Why connect with your female audience? Females make up over 85% of consumer purchasing decisions – not connecting with this demographic will negatively affect your business. Some studies show that...
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Nicole Kastner

LUNCH

Sponsored by ACM Parts

CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AUSTRALIAN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR & SERVICE INDUSTRY

This session will outline the unprecedented change taking place in the auto industry driven by the complexity of the car parc, changes in vehicle technology and industry dynamics as well...
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David Fraser

HAPPY HOUR

Inside the Trade Show. Sponsored by Gates Australia.
Mechanical Repair – Business Improvement D2
Day 2

PLANNING SUCCESSION FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Business succession is not one thing but many. It is not a single event that occurs when a leader retires and passes the baton to a new leader, but a...
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Andrea Moody

REGISTRATION

Trade Show open to Convention Delegates.

ADVANCED WPS TRAINING

Correct application and evaluation of in- cylinder pressure differential can be an invaluable evidenced based means of confirming engine internal faults. Discussion will focus on the four-stroke cycle, pumping losses,...
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Frank Massey

DRIVING BUSINESS PERFORMANCE – Maximising business tools to increase profit

Duncan believes that “1 percent improvements” over a sustained period are a critical strategy for businesses, because these are easy to attain and always have a cumulative and positive impact...
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Duncan Boyle

LUNCH

Sponsored by ACM Parts

FINDING AND KEEPING GREAT EMPLOYEES – What can you do better?

As a small (or large) business owner, one of the most challenging parts of running an auto business is staff recruitment and retention. Good mechanics have plenty of options both...
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Ben Selwyn

FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES

As we start the third decade of this century, the car as we know it is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Over the next ten years, a major revolution in electronics...
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Ross Hatton
Ross Forbes

CONVENTION ENDS

Trade Show open until 4pm.
Mechanical Repair – Technical D1
Day 1

REGISTRATION

Trade Show open to Convention Delegates from 8.30am.

Welcome Address

Stuart Charity, CEO, Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association

Minister Address

Mandatory Data Sharing: The Government’s Agenda for Fair Competition in the Australian economy. In October 2019, the Hon Michael Sukkar, Assistant Treasurer announced the Government’s intention to introduce legislation to...
Read More
Hon Michael Sukkar MP

KEYNOTE: TELEMATICS & THE CONNECTED CAR – GLOBAL UPDATE

When it comes to the wireless transmission of vehicle data, or telematics, the data that cars collect may very well be ground-breaking and vital to our industry moving forward—but only...
Read More
Bill Hanvey
Stuart Charity

CAN BUS DIAGNOSTICS AND AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAMMING USING J2534

Understanding CAN Bus and proper testing procedures are vital for accurate diagnostics of the modern motor vehicle. This session will look at CAN Bus and how to test and locate...
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Jeff Smit

LUNCH

Sponsored by ACM Parts

FORWARD THINKING – 5 WAYS REPAIRERS MUST TAKE THE INITIATIVE. NOW.

The proliferation of hybrid and electric vehicles is causing a convergence of automotive technologies, providing well-prepared repairers with opportunities not seen since we turned our backs on carburettors. Brett will talk...
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Brett Meads

ADVANCED NVH TRAINING

Frank’s two Autocare presentation subjects reflect his growing concern in regard to recent technical developments such as SENT sensor technology, and the growing lack of accessibility for focused diagnostics. It...
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Frank Massey

HAPPY HOUR

Inside the Trade Show. Sponsored by Gates Australia.
Mechanical Repair – Technical D2
Day 2

REGISTRATION

Trade Show open to Convention Delegates.

ADVANCED WPS TRAINING

Correct application and evaluation of in- cylinder pressure differential can be an invaluable evidenced based means of confirming engine internal faults. Discussion will focus on the four-stroke cycle, pumping losses,...
Read More
Frank Massey

SCAN TOOL DATA INTERPRETATION AND OSCILLOSCOPE FUNDAMENTALS

Scan tool data can be a real time saver when you know what you’re looking at.  This session will look at key pieces of data including Fuel trims and Mass...
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Brendan Sorensen

LUNCH

Sponsored by ACM Parts

HYBRID TRAINING

Keith’s perspective on Hybrid Electric Vehicle trainings: With HEVs continuously gaining in popularity, and with more and more manufacturers announcing their decision to stop producing vehicles with combustion engines in...
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Keith Minchin

DPF FORCED REGENERATION NOT REQUIRED

Diesel particulate filters or variation’s (DPF/CDPF or SCR with AdBlue), are fitted to most modern diesels. These DPF systems contribute to the reduction of particulate matters and combined with other...
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Clinton Brett

CONVENTION ENDS

Trade Show open until 4pm.
Supply Chain D1
Day 1

REGISTRATION

Trade Show open to Convention Delegates from 8.30am.

Welcome Address

Stuart Charity, CEO, Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association

Minister Address

Mandatory Data Sharing: The Government’s Agenda for Fair Competition in the Australian economy. In October 2019, the Hon Michael Sukkar, Assistant Treasurer announced the Government’s intention to introduce legislation to...
Read More
Hon Michael Sukkar MP

KEYNOTE: TELEMATICS & THE CONNECTED CAR – GLOBAL UPDATE

When it comes to the wireless transmission of vehicle data, or telematics, the data that cars collect may very well be ground-breaking and vital to our industry moving forward—but only...
Read More
Bill Hanvey
Stuart Charity

VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS – THE FUTURE

Today, our aftermarket industry continues that search for new trends and product ideas for customers to enhance or modify their vehicles for a specific use.  However, changing government attitudes and...
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Rob Davis
Lesley Yates

LUNCH

Sponsored by ACM Parts

HOW TO SELL TO WOMEN WHO LOVE CARS

As a woman who loves cars, Lara has first-hand experience of how the automotive industry markets to women.  Lara has bought and sold cars, built cars and provided advice to women...
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Lara Wilde

CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AUSTRALIAN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR & SERVICE INDUSTRY

This session will outline the unprecedented change taking place in the auto industry driven by the complexity of the car parc, changes in vehicle technology and industry dynamics as well...
Read More
David Fraser

HAPPY HOUR

Inside the Trade Show. Sponsored by Gates Australia.
Supply Chain D2
Day 2

REGISTRATION

Trade Show open to Convention Delegates.

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL MARKETING FOR THE AFTERMARKET

The impact of social media is undeniable. The use of social media as an important component of a marketing/commercial strategy is also well understood. It is no surprise that Automotive...
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Dale Brittain

TIMING AND IMPACT OF AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY DISRUPTORS

It used to be that major changes in technology, and essentially our world, would take years to see advancements that change the way we operate daily. But now, consumers jump...
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Bill Hanvey

LUNCH

Sponsored by ACM Parts

TRANSPORT CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE

As we move from a road trip based community to a mobility enabled society the challenges of the change will need to be met by transport agencies, councils and the...
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Michael Caltabiano

TRENDS IN AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, TESTING & VALIDATION

Proprietary validation of automotive components and vehicles is the secret to a successful product. If the validation method is appropriate then you can be assured that the revision that passes...
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Luke Truskinger

CONVENTION ENDS

Trade Show open until 4pm.