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Check out the Wire & Gas 2018 event schedule

VASA has put together a jam-packed programme for Wire & Gas 2018, so here is the event timetable to give delegates a pre-event guide of where to be and when, once the conference is underway.

Training delegates will be divided into groups and will be able to select their group upon arrival at the registration desk. For logistics reasons, group choices will be limited for those partaking in the optional second Grant Hand session.

A full printed delegate program (pictured right) will be given to delegates upon arrival at Wire & Gas 2018. See you there!

Friday August 3 (Marriott Surfers Paradise)
5.00pm Registration desk opens Hinterland Gallery
6.30pm-9.30pm Trade show open
Cocktail party sponsored by JAS Oceania
Hinterland Room
Saturday August 4 (Marriott Surfers Paradise)
8:30am-10am Trade show open Hinterland Room
10am-10.30am Morning tea Hinterland Gallery
10.30-11.15am Anthony Kittel (Redarc Electronics) keynote Hinterland Room
11.15am-Noon Rachael Sheldrick (Workshop Whisperer) keynote
Noon-1pm Lunch (trade show ends) Hinterland Gallery
1pm Split into four groups and rotate through classroom sessions
1pm-5pm Peter Trees: Demystifying DPF and EGR Hinterland 1
Scott Daly: Hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles Hinterland 2
Michael Bennett: Flammable refrigerant safety Terrace 1
Eden Shirley: Optimising online reviews, listings & bookings Terrace 2
3pm-3.30pm Afternoon tea Hinterland Gallery
5pm End of classroom sessions
5pm-7pm Free time
7pm-7.30pm Pre-dinner drinks and canapes Garden Terrace
7.30pm-late Gala Dinner, awards and entertainment sponsored by Adrad
Sunday August 5 (SuperTest Ormeau)
7.45am sharp Assemble in Marriott foyer for transfer to SuperTest Marriott Foyer
8.30am-8.45am Split into four groups depending on training preference:
Group 1: Grant Hand sessions 1 & 2 + Peter Trees (Ford Ranger modification)
Group 2: Grant Hand 1 & 2 + Darrel Hursey (Cummins heavy duty diesel engine)
Group 3: Grant Hand Session 1 + Peter Trees (Ford) + Darrel Hursey (Cummins)
8.45-10.00am First training sessions (Grant Hand 1, Peter Trees, Darrel Hursey)
10.00-10.15am Tea break
10.15-1130am Second training sessions (Grant Hand 1, Peter Trees, Darrel Hursey)
11.30-11.45am Tea break
11.45am-1pm Third training sessions (Grant Hand 2, Peter Trees, Darrel Hursey)
1pm-1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm-2.30pm Mark Mitchell keynote: How the cold chain can help solve the food waste crisis
2.30-3.00pm Transfers depart to Marriott Surfers Paradise SuperTest Ormeau

Wire & Gas Partner Program information

Those booked onto the organised Wire & Gas Partner Program to picturesque Mount Cotton and the five-star Sirromet winery, must assemble in the Marriott foyer at 9:50am on Saturday for a 10am departure.

Participants will enjoy a winery tour including tasting of Sirromet’s award-winning wines, great food and beautiful surroundings. Transfers back to the Marriott will depart Sirromet between 2.30pm and 3pm.

Not booked yet? You can do so here. People who decide they’d like to participate in the Partner Program once the event is underway are encouraged to contact VASA staff at the Marriott to see if there is any late availability.

Do you have dietary requirements?

Whether you are a training or social delegate at Wire & Gas, food will be provided, so it’s important you inform us now if you have any dietary requirements.

The Wire & Gas venues can cater to vegetarians and special dietary requirements that are for medical and/or religious reasons only. This does not include lifestyle or weight-loss diets.

Should you be allergic to a variety of foods, please indicate exactly what you can eat to avoid disappointment.

If you have food allergies, please identify yourself to event and venue staff when you arrive.

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