The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) is excited to officially launch the 2024 Collision Repair Expo (CRE).
Taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), and co-located with the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo (AAAE), the combined Expos are the nation’s only comprehensive showcase of Australia’s $25B automotive repair and service industry.
The Expo, proudly sponsored by SAPE Group will bring together the industry’s best and brightest, and showcase the country’s leading companies, all under one roof between 11 –13 April 2024.
With the theme ’The Future is Here’, and debuting a range of fantastic new initiatives and features, the Expo is an unmissable event. The Expo showcases the latest collision repair equipment, products, tools and accessories, new technology and trends plus a comprehensive training and education program.
“We are excited to be preparing for another world-class Expo – an event run by the industry, for the industry. With the rapid pace of change, new challenges and incredible technological advancements, our industry is more excited than ever to come together to celebrate, learn, conduct business and network,” said Stuart Charity, CEO of the AAAA.
“The automotive industry in Australia is undergoing unprecedented change driven by the complexity of the car parc, changes in vehicle technology and the changing capabilities and needs of our workforce and customers. Vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems, pass through technology, embedded telematics (‘connected car’), and hybrid and electric powertrains are on Australian roads today. These vehicles will need to be safely repaired and maintained for their useful life, anywhere in Australia.
“CRExpo 2024 will bring together experts from across the industry to provide the very latest information and practical tips on how and when businesses will need to adapt to these changes. The Expo aims to help visitors prepare for the future, to embrace and capitalise on the evolution of the industry, and the trends and technology that are rapidly developing,” said Stuart.
The Expo continues to evolve, and the launch of a number of exciting new initiatives will build further value for exhibitors and attendees visiting the show. This years’ Expo will feature education sessions from industry experts on topics that matter to collision repair professionals, plus zones dedicated to ADAS calibration and diagnostics, and EV repair techniques and latest tools and technology.
Other exciting components of the 2024 Collision Repair Expo include a modified and classic vehicle display area in the show concourse, interactive displays and competitions.
“In 2022, 90% of visitors to Expo said they were likely to recommend Expo to a colleague, and 92% said they were likely to attend Expo 2024. We can’t wait for April to open the doors and bring the industry together. We know visitors will have a fantastic time and arm themselves with the knowledge to thrive, ready for the exciting future that awaits.”
The 2024 CRExpo and AAAExpo are gearing up to be the best ever. With huge exhibitor demand, expect over 400 of Australia’s leading brands to proudly display across 21,000 sqm of floor space at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. With free entry available to all members of the automotive trade, the combined Expo’s are expected to see 9,000 visitors attend over the 3-day event.
The Collision Repair Expo, co-located with the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo will take place 11 – 13 April, 2024 at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre.
For more information and to register for FREE, head to www.collisionrepair.com.au
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