On Tuesday 22nd June, the AAAA hosted a successful networking evening for Queensland members. Held at the beautiful Victoria Park Golf Club in Brisbane, the member evening was the first AAAA networking event to take place since the announcement of the passing of the Mandatory Sharing Law.
Over 100 enthusiastic members, spanning the breadth of the industry, came together to celebrate the new law, network and learn the latest industry updates from the AAAA team.
Attendees were joined by Nigel Bishop, AAAA Membership Manager and MC for the event, as well as AIC Managing Director Luke Truskinger. Due to current travel restrictions in Victoria, Stuart Charity, AAAA CEO and Lesley Yates, Director of Government Relations & Advocacy joined the evening from Melbourne by video link.
Stuart and Lesley spoke to the group about the new law, how proud they were of members throughout the journey, and explained the next steps as the law moves towards its implementation date of 1st July 2022.
Members also heard some ‘hot-off-the-press’ findings on emerging AAAA and ACA research about the size of the independent workshop industry and its economic impact. When complete, these research findings will ultimately provide a much clearer picture of this sector. The results will be produced into relatable information that will help members with business decisions, and assist the AAAA with our continued government advocacy work.
Thank you to all of the members who came and helped us celebrate! The next AAAA Member Networking Evening is in Sydney on 24th August (Pending Covid-19 restrictions).
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