International Experts To Lead Training At Collision Repair Expo

Globally respected automotive experts Dirk Fuchs and Robert Snook will lead a valuable education program at the highly anticipated Collision Repair Expo.

Taking place from 11 – 13 April 2024 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Collision Repair Expo (CRExpo), is Australia’s only comprehensive show for the collision repair industry.

The Expo, proudly sponsored by SAPE Group will bring together the industry’s best and brightest, showcase the country’s leading collision repair companies, and offer unparalleled training opportunities.

The exciting new Collision Repair Training program will ensure workshops are best prepared to safely and efficiently repair electric and hybrid vehicles, while also providing vital insights into key business management challenges such as attracting and keeping staff, and opening business revenue streams.

“Australia’s automotive landscape is rapidly changing and the businesses which succeed tomorrow will be those that have prepared today,” Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) CEO, Stuart Charity, said.

“This is why we have put such a focus on education for the combined Expos, with a comprehensive line-up of free and paid training opportunities plus other game-changing features to ensure this is a must-attend event for business owners, managers, and collision repairers.

“It is our mission at the AAAA to provide our members and trade visitors with the tools and knowledge they need to adapt to a fast-approaching future, and we look forward to seeing Dirk and Robert deliver these important learnings at Expo in 2024.”

U.S based Dirk Fuchs is a renowned expert and speaker in Hybrid and EV technology and Founder and CEO of Electric Mobility Consulting, created to meet the high demand for in-depth technical information. With more than 20 years of automotive experience Dirk’s impressive resume includes technical training roles in Volkswagen and ZF in Germany, before serving as ZF North American Training Manager, and most recently as Director, Technical Programs and Services at I-CAR.

Dirk’s free-to-attend sessions are: Prepare your Workshop for Electrification; EV Battery Handling and Service in Collision Repair; EV System Repair and Component Replacement.

Dirk will also host a special half-day training program ‘Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness’ that features a fantastic overview of EV system principles, high voltage electric system hazards and safe EV working. This session will be in high demand and ticket prices are great value.   

Robert Snook is a multi-award-winning business owner, global keynote speaker, respected business coach, consultant, mentor, and trainer. Starting as a qualified automotive paint technician, Robert successfully transitioned to the corporate world. Robert is now the owner and CEO of Business Success Global, where he demonstrates his passion for coaching and mentoring people and organisations around the world.

Robert will host two important seminars; Solving the People Puzzle – Attracting, Recruiting, Developing and Retaining a Team Fit for the Future; and Open Your Business Revenue Stream and Step Off the Hamster Wheel.

“I’m looking forward to supporting the Expo and sharing global insights on why businesses with the same resources operating in the same areas produce vastly different results, and what it is that the winners are doing. My other session will help attendees address their recruitment issues with actionable ideas to develop and retain great talent in their business,” said Robert.  

Access to the CRExpo is FREE – anyone in the automotive trade can register to attend. You can register for free, explore the Collision Repair Training program, and optionally purchase a ticket for the special 4 hour Collision Repair EV Training session with Dirk Fuchs at

The combined AAAExpo and CRExpo are the nation’s only comprehensive exhibition for Australia’s automotive repair and service industry. Across the three days of 11 – 13 April 2024 an expected 9,000 trade visitors from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond will descend on the Melbourne Exhibition Centre to connect, learn, and build their businesses or careers.

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