Wire & Gas 2020 Rescheduled

In light of the global Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s VASA Wire & Gas convention has been rescheduled to take place from Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July 2022.

Further details are available here

Wire & Gas 2020

Wire & Gas 2020

31 July – 2 August 2020

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

Gold Coast, Qld

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Future-proof yourself with knowledge you can profit from today

With a focus on the opportunities for our industry as vehicle electrification accelerates, Wire & Gas 2020 will be Asia-Pacific’s premier event for those working in automotive thermal management and electrical and an essential date on the calendar for those who want to future-proof their knowledge and skills in ways that can be immediately and profitably applied. Wire & Gas 2020 returns to the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa in Queensland – the location where VASA was founded.

Event Program

Friday July 31

  • Afternoon: Arrive at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
  • Evening: Cocktail party, trade show opens

Saturday August 1 – JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

  • Trade show and morning tea
  • Welcome keynote presentation
  • Panel discussion session
  • 1 x seminar presentation
  • Lunch
  • Panel discussion session
  • Afternoon tea
  • 2 x seminar presentations
  • Gala dinner, entertainment by Keegan Sparke and awards ceremony

Sunday August 2 – SuperCool in Ormeau

  • Transfers, morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided
  • 4 x training sessions
  • Event closes

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Training Program

Learn from the best – specialist trainers and industry experts


Ian Stangroome

Ian Stangroome 🇦🇺

VASA President

Andy Fiffick

Andy Fiffick 🇺🇸


Michael Ingvardsen

Michael Ingvardsen 🇩🇰

MAC Partners Europe President

Panel session: A meeting of minds between VASA and its counterparts in North America and Europe to compare notes on how the automotive air-conditioning, electrical and thermal management sectors are faring on their respective continents

Andy Fiffick

Andy Fiffick 🇺🇸

President & CEO of Rad Air Complete Car Care

Seminar: Aimed at workshop owners and customer-facing staff, Andy’s session about advertising and marketing will cover various methods from basic low-cost programs to state-of-the-art yet easy to execute initiatives that deliver great results

Brett Meads

Brett Meads 🇦🇺

Vice President of VASA

Seminar: Brett will talk about ‘diagnosing the customer’ and methods that will help workshop owners and technicians tailor their offering to deliver the best possible value, resulting in happy customers, repeat business and word-of-mouth referrals

Kylie Farrelley

Kylie Farrelley 🇦🇺

General Manager of Refrigerant Reclaim Australia

Seminar: Appointed General Manager of Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) in 2019, Kylie will provide an update on work to better manage refrigerant emissions from end-of-life vehicles and present the results of RRA’s annual automotive refrigerant survey, which is conducted with the help of VASA workshops around the country

Tim Washington

Tim Washington 🇦🇺

Chargefox and Jet Charge CEO

Dave Budge

Dave Budge 🇦🇺

Jaunt Motors Co-Founder

Bill Dunlop

Bill Dunlop 🇦🇺

GB Auto General Manager

Craig Van Batenburg

Craig Van Batenburg 🇺🇸

Founder and Trainer at Automotive Career Developer Center

Panel session: A scene-setting panel session bringing together experts and visionaries from the world of automotive electrification, including those involved with the emerging opportunity that is converting existing vehicles to electric drive


Clinton Brett

Clinton Brett 🇦🇺

Founder and Trainer at Diesel Help Australia

Practical session: With 20 of his 30 years’ experience with diesel spent as a specialist diagnosing common rail diesel engines, Clinton will reveal how a diesel particulate filter (DPF) is actually a valuable onboard diagnostic tool and up the game of Wire & Gas attendees with a topical practical session on diesel emissions control technologies

Craig Van Batenburg

Craig Van Batenburg 🇺🇸

Founder and Trainer at Automotive Career Developer Center

Practical session: Having delivered hybrid vehicle training resources since 2000 before expanding into battery electric vehicles from 2008, US-based hybrid and electric vehicle guru Craig will impart his vast expertise to demystify and prepare Wire & Gas delegates for the inevitable worldwide shift to electrification

The Automotive Technician

The Automotive Technician 🇦🇺

The Automotive Technician

Practical session: The Automotive Technician (TaT) will send one of their renowned trainers to deliver a technical session explaining diagnostic techniques using oscilloscopes and pressure transducers for testing sensors and other electronic components, plus the quick analysis of mechanical faults.

Michael Ingvardsen

Michael Ingvardsen 🇩🇰

Technical Training Manager at Nissens Automotive

Practical session: Considered the European equivalent to Grant Hand, Michael will conduct a practical session on variable-displacement compressors and the importance of considering the chemical composition of products such as UV dye and oil before using them in automotive air-conditioning systems.

Partner Program – Lunch at Sea Level, Drinks on Top of the World

This year’s Wire & Gas Partner Program starts with a two-hour lunch cruise around the Gold Coast’s beautiful network of canals and rivers on an air-conditioned boat aboard which you will enjoy some of the region’s finest produce, including fresh trawler prawns, salads and fruit platters along with a range of delicious cocktails and locally brewed craft beers.

Once back on dry land it is time to head 230 metres above sea level for stunning 360-degree views of the entire Gold Coast, from the surf to the hinterland and beyond at the SkyPoint observation deck atop the gigantic Q1 skyscraper. Here you will have a $20 voucher to spend at the bar while enjoying the sights from your vantage point in one of the world’s tallest residential buildings.

The cost per person is $135 (on a purely cost recovery basis) including transfers. The trip will take place on Saturday, August 1, departing the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa at 11.45am and returning around 4.15pm.

Book Your Tickets

Early Bird Standard Ticket (Non-VASA Member) – $1085 (normal price $1195)

Early Bird VASA Member Ticket – $885 (normal price $995)

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

Partner Program (lunch at sea level, drinks on top of the world) – $135

All prices are inclusive of GST

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Venue and Accommodation

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (VASA’s birthplace) 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise 4217.

A special Wire & Gas room rate for JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa is available to attendees:

  • Room only: $235 per night
  • Room with breakfast for one: $260 per night
  • Room with breakfast for two: $285 per night

Booking offer ends July 31. All prices are inclusive of GST.

Book directly with VASA to claim your discounted Wire & Gas room rate

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.