AUSTRALIAN AUTO AFTERMARKET EXPO
The AAAA holds Australia’s most prestigious biennial automotive aftermarket Trade Show. The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo alternates between Melbourne and Sydney and provides the automotive aftermarket industry with the opportunity to showcase its products and services to the world. The next Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo is to be held 6 – 8 April 2017 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
In conjunction with the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo will be the Collision Repair Expo. The Collision Repair Expo is the only official Trade Show for the automotive repair industry, held biennially, alternating between Melbourne and Sydney.
This Show is the largest of its kind in Australia making this event the pre-eminent Trade Show for the crash repair, automotive repair, service and retail industries.
Member companies of the AAAA receive a substantial discount on floorspace.
AAAA government relations and advocacy supports and grows our industry and we have a track record of successful campaigning and influencing government policy and programs. There is a great deal that can be achieved when we take a unified industry position to government and we are more influential as an industry association than any one company acting alone. Our actions have resulted in industry standards and regulation that supports both road safety and business growth. Our members are good employers and make a significant contribution to the community and the economy and that’s the message we take to government.
AUSTRALIAN AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET MAGAZINE
The main communication channel to members is the AAAA magazine, “Australian Automotive Aftermarket”. This leading industry publication is posted free to all members 9 times each year and contains the latest and most important information on subjects which are of major interest to the automotive aftermarket industry. For more information regarding the AAAA Magazine, visit www.aftermarket.com.au.
AUSTRALIAN AUTO AFTERMARKET AWARDS
Run biennially in conjunction with the Australian auto Aftermarket Expo, these awards acknowledge organisations and individuals, within the industry, who set the benchmark for excellence across a wide variety of marketing, manufacturing, products and service award categories. Fostering significant contribution to innovation within the industry is part of the AAAA’s commitment to promoting a sustainable future for the automotive parts, accessories, tools and equipment industry in Australia. Winners of these prestigious awards represent the elite group of organisations and individuals. Entries are invited from organisations and employees of organisations who are members of the AAAA. For Further information please go to http://www.aftermarketawards.com.au.
AAAA MEMBER COMMUNICATION
AAAA members receive a weekly e-News or fornightly e-News, depending on the category of your business. There are also regular updates to AAAA Social Media Accounts, links to each of those can be found at the bottom of this page.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOWS
The AAAA assists member companies exhibiting at international trade shows in places such as Europe, S/E Asia, USA and the Middle East. The AAAA regularly hosts visits of buyers from overseas countries looking to source Australian products.
AAAA MEMBER NETWORKING EVENTS
A combination of informal state member forums and breakfasts are held regularly throughout Australia giving the opportunity for the AAAA and members to exchange information on the aftermarket industry.
AAAA MEMBER SERVICES
Members of the AAAA can benefit from a range of different services. These services include dedicated Human Resource and Industrial Relations advice, Trade Practices Hotline for Competition & Consumer Law advice, comprehensive insurance & merchant services program, discounted vehicle registration data rates, Foreign Exchange Service and also deals on car hire.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
The sub-councils of AAAA are active in advocacy and government influence. The 4WD Industry Council and the Performance Racing and Tuning Council initiate and respond to performance and 4WD regulations and regularly promote the important role and contribution of these sectors to the Australian economy.
The Automotive Products Manufacturers and Exporters Council has been formed to promote the interests and growth of our automotive component industry both domestically and in our key export markets. The Automotive Repairers Council of Australia (ARCA) has been established to open doors to increased automotive knowledge and business expertise, encourage competition and choice in the market and ensure a strong and unified voice to government on behalf of Australia’s independent service and repair workshops.
The AAAA National Office is staffed by a team of highly knowledgeable and skilled professionals who are able to offer members sound advice and assistance on issues that are of concern to them.