THE Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo, to be held in Melbourne from April 16th to 18th, is now just weeks away and promising to be a rich source of innovation, inspiration and education for visitors and exhibitors alike.
A new products showcase will deliver the innovation aspect, with an area dedicated to all the best market arrivals from the past two years.
The Expo as a whole will provide inspiration and new ideas to help businesses elevate themselves to the next level, while one of the major attractions will be the two days of educational seminars delivered by industry experts on subjects from technical know-how to business acumen.
Networking events comprise the Australian Auto Aftermarket Innovation Awards breakfast and evening banquet held at each end of Thursday 16th plus a free happy hour on the evening of Friday 17th.
Those who want to make the most of their visit to the Victorian capital can take advantage of activities including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, a day spa experience, visiting Phillip Island to see the famous penguins, or a walking tour of Melbourne’s foodie scene.
Discount accommodation rates are available through the official Expo travel agent Ozaccom.com.au.
Exhibitor highlight: Autodata
Autodata Australia will showcase its new, more intuitive web-based technical information platform.
Covering more than 80 vehicle manufacturers, the innovative application is user friendly, for example embedding easily accessible technical information directly into service schedule instructions.
Compared with the system it replaces, the new Autodata Online is claimed to reduce the number of steps required to access information relating to an average vehicle service by 75 per cent.
It also includes interactive wiring diagrams that enable users to search for components instantly and easily view component images.
Exhibitor highlight: Durst
Durst, the Australian producer of electrical maintenance, battery and charge system diagnostic tools and accessories will feature its latest Programming Power Supply technology, jump starters and test bench units.
Developed with input from original equipment manufacturers in its research and development facility, the Durst Programming Power Supply ensures appropriate levels of power are maintained during diagnostic and service work.
Exhibitor highlight: VASA
VASA will launch a range of exclusive new member services aimed at helping technicians and workshops conquer the challenges of increased vehicle computerisation and complexity.
One of the new VASA member benefits will be exclusive access to an online information exchange giving you a direct line to industry experts, helping technicians solve tricky problems and share ideas.
This service will be complimented by regular model-specific technical bulletins produced in partnership with Autodata.