Wire & Gas 2022

Wire & Gas 2022

29 – 31 July 2022

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 2022 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 2022 returns to the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa in Queensland – the location where VASA was founded.

Event Program

VASA Wire & Gas 2022 TimetableDownload the full event program here

Friday July 29, 2022

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

Saturday July 30, 2022 – 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 July 31, 2022 – VASA HQ/SuperTest 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


Lesley Yates

Lesley Yates 🇦🇺

Government Relations & Advocacy Director of AAAA

Seminar: Lesley will deliver a well-timed presentation about the unique Australian choice of repairer law that comes into effect on July 1, what it means for repairers, how it works and what the future might look like with new industries and new vehicles being included in the legislation over time

Ian Stangroome

Ian Stangroome 🇦🇺

VASA President

Peter Coll

Peter Coll 🇺🇸

MACS President

Michael Ingvardsen

Michael Ingvardsen 🇩🇰

MAC Partners Europe President

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

Tim Washington

Tim Washington 🇦🇺

JET Charge CEO, director of Chargefox

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

Anthony Kittel

Anthony Kittel 🇦🇺

CEO and MD at Redarc Electronics

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

Greg Picker

Greg Picker 🇦🇺

Executive Director at Refrigerants Australia

Rodney Cumming

Rodney Cumming 🇦🇺

Compliance and Training General Manager at Australian Refrigeration Council

Sally North

Sally North 🇦🇺

Director of WorkSafe Service Industries and Specialists at WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Kylie Farrelley

Kylie Farrelley 🇦🇺

General Manager of Refrigerant Reclaim Australia

To Be Advised

To Be Advised


Panel session: Experts in the fields of refrigerant technology, workplace heath and safety, and licensing will discuss and explain issues around flammable refrigerants, how to approach them safely and legally and what to do when a system has been charged with a mix of refrigerants, as well as the responsibilities of technicians and business owners when it comes to keeping themselves and their customers out of harm’s way.

Kylie Farrelley

Kylie Farrelley 🇦🇺

General Manager of Refrigerant Reclaim Australia

Seminar: 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


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

Brendan Sorensen and Jeff Smit

Brendan Sorensen and Jeff Smit 🇦🇺

The Automotive Technician

Practical session: Renowned trainers Brendan Sorensen and Jeff Smit from The Automotive Technician (TaT) will 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 – SOLD OUT

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 $150 (on a purely cost recovery basis) including transfers. The trip will take place on Saturday, July 30, 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) – $1185 (normal price $1295)

Early Bird VASA Member Ticket – $985 (normal price $1095)

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

Partner Program (lunch at sea level, drinks on top of the world) – $150 – SOLD OUT

All prices are inclusive of GST

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A further 10% discount is available for multi-delegate bookings of four or more tickets from within the same business (make sure all bookings are made using the same email address).

Also, to help offset the inability of our New Zealand delegates to reclaim the GST on Wire & Gas ticket prices, VASA will apply a further 10% discount to tickets purchased by delegates from across the Tasman (as well as any multi-delegate discount).

Venue and Accommodation

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

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

  • Room only: $289 per night (normally $480+)
  • Add breakfast for one: $30 per night
  • Add breakfast for two: $60 per night

Discounted rates also apply for three days prior to and/or following the event – rooms and availability are limited. All prices are inclusive of GST.

The special discounted room rate bookings have now closed.  To book a room, visit the JW Marriott website:

Visit JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

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.

COVID-19 Considerations


VASA is committed to delivering a COVID-safe Wire & Gas event and will be complying with state and federal government public health requirements in place at the time, as well as any measures stipulated by the venues.

These may include proof of full vaccination, mask-wearing and social distancing. Ticket-holders will be kept up-to-date on the prevailing situation regarding restrictions and requirements in Queensland and at the privately operated venues.


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