2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo set for April launch in Melbourne

The event, sponsored by Repco, will take place from April 11-13, 2024, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has announced the official dates for the 2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo (AAAExpo). The event, sponsored by Repco, will take place from April 11-13, 2024, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This date change is to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Melbourne Grand Prix.

Co-located with the Collision Repair Expo (CRE), the AAAExpo is the nation’s only comprehensive exhibition for Australia’s $25B aftermarket industry, bringing together the industry’s best and brightest while showcasing hundreds of the country’s leading companies, all under one roof.

Further cementing Expo as a truly world class event is the fact that AAAExpo will host the return of the International Pavilion will allow Expo visitors to connect with suppliers not only from across the country, but from across the globe, right in the heart of Melbourne.

Lesley Yates, Government Relations Director for AAAA, takes the stage.

“We are very excited to officially launch the 2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo. We have some game-changing features lined-up to make AAAExpo24 a must-attend event for business owners, managers and technicians,” said AAAA Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Charity.

“Designed by the industry for the industry, AAAExpo will deliver a multitude of opportunities for visitors to connect, learn and build their businesses.

With a number of fantastic new features to be announced, the AAAExpo will run with the theme “The Future is Here” and will showcase the latest vehicle repair and servicing equipment, parts, tools and accessories, new technology and trends.

A comprehensive training and education program is also in development, including some free opportunities for attendees, with more details about the program to be released in the coming weeks.

“The automotive industry in Australia is in the midst of revolutionary change driven by the complexity of the car parc, rapid changes in vehicle technology, and the evolving capabilities and needs of our workforce and customers,” Stuart said.

“Those that prepare today will be the ones who succeed tomorrow, and it is our mission at the AAAA and with AAAExpo to provide our members and trade visitors with the tools and knowledge they need to make the right future-focused decisions for their businesses.

“As part of this, training will be a key focus of the Expo. Off the back of the impressive attendance at Autocare’s seminars earlier this year, AAAA are pulling together a truly incredible education program for the Expo which will deliver an unprecedented calibre of speakers and depth of technical content, as well as increased ‘hands on’ training to satisfy industry demand.

“Additionally, such was the success of the Workshop of the Future at the 2022 AAAExpo, and with the fast-paced development of our industry in the time since, AAAA will be bringing an enhanced Workshop of the Future concept to the 2024 show. It will be so comprehensive that it requires two sections – one focused on EVs, and one on ADAS calibration.

“Similarly, the 4WD Innovation Zone was a huge hit in 2022 and will evolve and grow to ensure visitors to the 2024 4WD Innovation Zone are even more impressed than they were at its inaugural appearance.

The Expos will bring together more than 400 leading brands plus International exhibitors and guests, showcasing the latest vehicle repair and servicing equipment, technology, parts and accessories to the estimated 9,000 trade visitors.

Dedicated training programs led by respected industry experts, the Australian Auto Aftermarket Awards banquet and breakfast, a networking event, vehicle display area, celebrity appearances and competitions will all add to an unmissable three-day industry experience.

Further announcements and exciting additions to the 2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo and Collision Repair Expo will be released over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more information.

Free registrations for this huge event are now open at www.aftermarketexpo.com.au.

To get involved as an exhibitor or sponsor at the Auto Aftermarket Expo, please contact partnerships@aftermarketexpo.com.au.

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