Wire & Gas 2018

Wire & Gas 2018

3 – 5 August 2018

Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa

Gold Coast, Qld

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Future-proof yourself with knowledge you can profit from today

Wire & Gas 2018 is Asia-Pacific’s premier event for those working in automotive thermal management and electrical who want to future-proof their knowledge and skills in ways that can be immediately and profitably applied. You are invited to join VASA in celebrating its 25th anniversary at the benchmark Wire & Gas 2018 convention, which returns to the Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa in Queensland – the location where VASA was founded.

Event Program

Download the full Wire & Gas event timetable here

Friday August 3

  • Arrive at Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa
  • Evening: Cocktail party, trade show opens

Saturday August 4 – Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa

  • Trade show and morning tea
  • Redarc and Workshop Whisperer presentations
  • Lunch
  • 4 x classroom training sessions and afternoon tea
  • Gala dinner, entertainment and awards ceremony

Sunday August 5 – SuperCool in Ormeau

  • Transfers, morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided
  • 3x practical training sessions and 1x classroom session
  • Event closes mid-afternoon to ease travel connections

Training Program

Be inspired by our keynote speakers

Anthony Kittel

Anthony Kittel

Owner and CEO of Redarc Electronics

An inspirational telling of the Redarc story

Rachael Sheldrick

Rachael Sheldrick

The Workshop Whisperer

Turbocharge your business from survival to success

Learn from the best – specialist trainers and industry experts

Grant Hand

Australasia’s premier AC expert

Practical session:

  • Upping your diagnostics game for modern AC systems with variable compressors, critical charge weights and R1234yf

Peter Trees

OEM-accredited trainer

Classroom session:

  • Demystifying diesel particulate filters and exhaust gas recirculation

Practical session:

  • Electrical tips, tricks and gotchas for modifying the Ford Ranger and Everest

Eden Shirley

Founder and CEO of AutoGuru

Classroom session:

  • Optimise your use of online customer reviews, business listings and third-party booking sites

Darrel Hursey

Owner and MD of Tumut Auto Electrics, VASA director

Practical session:

  • Cummins HD engine common faults, diagnostics and common component change procedures

Mark Mitchell

Owner and MD of SuperCool Group, director of VASA and AFCCC

Classroom session:

  • The cold chain’s major role in solving the global food waste and food loss crisis

Michael Bennett

GM of Refrigerant Reclaim Australia

Classroom session:

  • Safe storage, transport and working practices when using flammable refrigerants

Scott Daly

Bosch Australia

Classroom session:

Safely and profitably working on hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles

  • Design principles and components
  • Hybrid and electric vehicle structures
  • Battery tech, drivelines and e-machines
  • Vehicle and personal safety precautions

Partner Program – Sirromet Winery Trip

Having received great feedback about the trip to Sirromet Winery at Mount Cotton we ran during the 2015 Wire & Gas event, we have decided to offer a similar excursion again this year.

The trip will go to picturesque Mount Cotton and the five-star Sirromet Winery where participants will enjoy an hour-long tour of the winery, including a tasting of their award-winning premium wines, great food and beautiful surroundings.

The cost per person is $135 (on a purely cost recovery basis) including transfers, wine tasting, winery tour and lunch. The trip will take place on Saturday, August 4, departing the Marriott at 10am and returning around 3.3opm.

Book Your Tickets

Standard Ticket – $995 inc GST

VASA Member Ticket – $849 inc GST

Social Pass (cocktail party, gala dinner, trade show) – $295 inc GST

Sirromet Winery Trip (includes transfers, wine tasting, winery tour and lunch) – $135 inc GST

Venue and Accommodation

Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa, Gold Coast (VASA’s birthplace) 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise 4217 3 – 5 August 2018 A special Wire & Gas room rate for Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa is available to attendees:

  • Room only: $255 per night
  • Room with breakfast for one: $280 per night
  • Room with breakfast for two: $305 per night

Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment to all attendees of Wire & Gas. See our Code of Conduct for more information.


Questions? Call us on 1300 661 972 or email us.