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More automotive industry bodies have pledged their support for the 2023 future:gas refrigerant seminar roadshow, with MTA SA/NT, MTA WA and VACC joining the AAAA, TaT, SAE-A and VASA alongside Refrigerants Australia, Refrigerant Reclaim Australia and the Australian Refrigeration Council in helping organise, fund and promote this important industry-led education initiative. Corporate sponsorship from Opteon, Continue reading Automotive leg of future:gas 2023 approaching fast!

From top left: Ian Stangroome, Eric Yang, Greg Picker, Mark Rowe, Brett Meads, John McCormack, Mitch Williamson and Kylie Farrelley

Eight of the HVAC industry’s top experts – three of whom are VASA directors – will deliver this year’s future:gas refrigerant seminar series, which for the automotive sector kicks off in late July aimed at businesses and technicians in the automotive air-conditioning business. The impressive speaker line-up comprises Refrigerant Reclaim Australia general manager Kylie Farrelley, Continue reading Automotive speaker line-up confirmed for future:gas 2023

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association is claiming that next month’s Autocare convention in Brisbane will assemble the “largest collection of leading experts ever assembled in Australia” to provide training and education on topics that matter to automotive repairers.   A number of sessions will cover the hot subject of electrified vehicles, including one entitled ‘HEV/BEV Safety, Continue reading Training on EV Service and Repair Fundamentals at Autocare Brisbane

The Brisbane Truck Show 2023 (BTS23) is almost upon us, from May 18-21 we can expect some exciting reveals that should interest VASA members. Among the exhibits will be Carrier’s new carbonless cooling system, HDrive’s autonomous yard truck and the Australian debut of the eActros, the first all-electric truck from Mercedes-Benz. The next VASA SightGlass Continue reading Brisbane Truck Show 2023 reveals well worth checking out

With an estimated skills shortage of 30,000 automotive technicians in Australia, this year’s Autocare training and networking event will reveal new techniques to recruit and retain skilled employees. A dedicated Autocare workshop session titled ‘The Race to Find and Keep Top Talent in Your Workshop’ promises to use real world, workable solutions, combined with the Continue reading Autocare Brisbane to present new ideas for finding and keeping technicians

Tickets to the 2023 future:gas refrigerant roadshow are now on sale at futuregas.ac/automotive The automotive section of the tour will kick off in Auckland, NZ, on July 25 and end in Perth, WA, on September 6. A separate tour aimed at the stationary sector and facilitated by VASA will start in Vanuatu on May 11 and Continue reading Tickets to future:gas 2023 on sale NOW!

Kicking off the 2023 Autocare aftermarket training and networking event in Brisbane this June will be a session titled ‘The Automotive Aftermarket – 2023 And Beyond’ that promises to provide a “fascinating and inspiring overview of global and industry trends, what they mean for your business now and into the future”. The education-led automotive convention Continue reading Eye on the future at 2023 Autocare event

Next year’s Autocare convention in Brisbane is shaping up to be Australia’s largest education-led automotive event, its already packed line-up of trainers and speakers now confirmed to include renowned aftermarket diagnostic specialist Brandon Steckler from the United States. A qualified master technician and a world-renowned trainer, author and speaker, Brandon Steckler is an instructor at CarQuest Technical Institute Continue reading Autocare 2023 training line-up firms for Brisbane event next June