Auto Care Association (USA) President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Hanvey, will headline an expert-packed, business education program at the highly anticipated Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo, coming up in April.

The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo, proudly sponsored by Repco and running for three action packed days in Melbourne, will deliver a comprehensive, free-to-trade, Business Education Program. Tailored program sessions will equip attendees with the insights they need to best prepare their business for the future, amidst a rapidly evolving industry and economic landscape.

“It is our goal to provide trade visitors to Expo with the tools and knowledge they need to make well-informed decisions for their businesses. We couldn’t be more excited to be delivering this all-encompassing program, which will help visitors increase their business profitability, understand future trends, and take advantage of workplace efficiencies,” Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) CEO, Stuart Charity, said.

At Auto Aftermarket Expo, Bill Hanvey – who is highly sought after globally for his industry knowledge and insights – will speak exclusively to attendees on the important topics of global aftermarket trends, right to repair, and skills shortages.

“Education is a crucial mechanism to ensure our industry is sustainable and continues to grow. I am looking forward to contributing my insights and knowledge to the comprehensive education program being offered at the Expo, and to once again meeting with many Australian and international industry leaders at Expo,” said Bill.  

Joining Bill in speaking at the AAAExpo Business Education Program will be a long list of automotive leaders, including; Wayne Bryant, CEO Automotive Division of GPC; Steve Drummy, EGM Trade at BAPCOR; Lesley Yates, Director Government Relations and Advocacy at AAAA; Adam Gillick, Group Marketing Manager at Pedders; Adam Pay, CEO of mycar Tyre & Auto; Bradley Gannon, CEO Automotive of Capricorn Society, Stuart Charity, CEO of AAAA and many others.

The incredible variety of session topics will include global aftermarket trends, local area marketing, right to repair, demonstrating the motor vehicle information scheme, finding and keeping great employees amidst a skills shortage, preparing your workshop for electrification, improving work life balance and increasing business profitability.  

The Business Education Program is just one of many incredible training opportunities available at the Auto Aftermarket Expo, which includes an exclusive Technical Training Program with leading international diagnostics experts Diagnose Dan and Sean Tipping.

The Expo Electrified Zone will offer unique opportunities to learn about EV and hybrid service and repair with hands-on and practical demonstrations, including live testing of EV motors and generators, while the ADAS Technology Zone will showcase ADAS calibration demonstrations and answer important questions about this emerging and crucial component of automotive repair.

The Expo will also feature more than 400 leading brands showcasing the latest vehicle repair and servicing equipment, technology, parts, and accessories to over 9,000 trade visitors. Combined with the Australian Auto Aftermarket Awards banquet, a networking event on the show floor, vehicle display area, celebrity appearances and competitions, the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo will be an unmissable three-day industry experience.

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The Auto Aftermarket Expo will take place 11 – 13 April, 2024 at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre.

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