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Secure your tickets now for Wire & Gas 2024, the Main Event in Asia-Pacific for those working in the increasingly crucial automotive thermal management and electrical sectors.

The VASA board has worked hard to provide a compelling delegate package with ticket prices almost a third lower than Wire & Gas 2022 while the number of expert speakers and trainers will increase by as much as 20 per cent.

Scheduled for August 23-25, the 2024 Wire & Gas convention will take place at The Westin Brisbane (111 Mary Street in the CBD), providing easier access and a broader choice of transport options for attendees than the traditional Gold Coast location, with a choice of five-star and four-star accommodation options to suit your budget.

Truly living up to the Wire & Gas promise of world-class training and education, a huge and diverse programme of presentations, seminars and panel sessions, this year’s event will feature experts in hybrid and electric vehicles, air-conditioning, electrical, thermal management, business, the regulatory environment, emerging technological trends and much, much more.

In addition to the successful Wire & Gas networking opportunities and popular trade show, the Saturday night Gala Awards dinner will for the first time incorporate the Australian Refrigeration Council’s new annual ARCtick Award for Best Refrigerant Management (mobile sector), as well as the inaugural REDARC Young Technician of the Year Award and new Grant Hand Industry Mentor Award.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • VASA member tickets – just $750 + GST
  • Non-VASA member tickets – $950 + GST*
  • Social Pass – $295 + GST**
  • Friday Pass – $90 + GST***

*Includes 12 months of VASA Membership valued at $199 inc GST

**Friday night cocktail party, trade show and book launch + Saturday Gala Awards Dinner

***Friday night cocktail party, trade show and book launch

VASA has negotiated very special discounted Wire & Gas room rates for The Westin Brisbane and adjoining Four Points by Sheraton for Wire & Gas attendees:

  • The Westin Brisbane ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ room only: $325 per night – king bed or twin beds
  • Four Points by Sheraton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ room only: $210 per night – king bed or twin beds (availability limited)

Optional extras at either hotel include breakfast at $25 per person per night when booked in advance (usually $48), parking at $35 per vehicle per night when booked in advance (usually $60) and a rollaway bed for $80 per night (maximum one per room).

Accommodation prices include GST.

Wire & Gas 2024 will host the official launch of Cool Mavericks, the world’s most comprehensive history book on the topic of automotive air-conditioning. A glittering cocktail party on the opening evening will celebrate this significant publication with a bespoke beverage created to honour the book’s title and the people featured within its pages. The convention will also recognise 30 years of VASA as the voice of our industry.

Master of Ceremonies: Michael Bennett AM (Former ARC chair and RRA GM)

Friday night – Opening Night

  • Book Launch and Book Signing
    • With bespoke Cool Mavericks cocktails and canapes
  • Trade show and industry networking

Saturday daytime – Education programme

  • Customer psychology with Bob Ansett (founder of Budget Rent A Car and bestselling author)
  • Diesel diagnostics with Clinton Brett (Diesel Help Australia)
  • Module cloning with Alientech
  • Electrified vehicles with Jeff Smit (TaT)
  • Business skills with Geoff Mutton (TaT)
  • More TBC!

Saturday night – Gala Awards Dinner

  • REDARC Young Technician of the Year Award
  • ARCtick Award for Best Refrigerant Management (mobile sector)
  • The Grant Hand Industry Mentor Award
  • VASA Pioneer Award
  • Soundtrack by musician Keegan Sparke

Sunday morning  – Education programme

  • Grant Hand (Automotive Training Solutions)
  • Kylie Farrellely (Refrigerant Reclaim Australia)
  • More TBC!

Wire & Gas 2024 sponsors and partners

NAPA Auto Parts is confirmed as Platinum Sponsor with Gala Dinner naming rights.

CoolDrive Auto Parts is a confirmed Wire & Gas 2024 sponsor

The Australian Refrigeration Council has confirmed as an exhibitor and sponsor of Wire & Gas 2024, which will include hosting of the new annual ARCtick Environment Award for the mobile air-conditioning sector.

Wire & Gas will also host the inaugural REDARC Young Technician of the Year Award.

Get your copy of Cool Mavericks signed by the authors at Wire & Gas 2024

Cool Mavericks will officially launch at Wire & Gas 2024 on August 23, where you can have your copy signed by authors Mark Mitchell and Ken Newton.

If you want the most compelling, enthralling guide to the fascinating history of automotive air-conditioning, you will want to pre-order Cool Mavericks, the upcoming book produced in partnership with VASA that explores how air-conditioning became a standard feature in every new car on sale today.

The product of many years’ research and interviews with pioneers in the field of automotive air-conditioning on three continents, and tells the story through their experiences.

Cool Mavericks is the story of the colourful characters who leapt into the unknown and made air-conditioning everything on wheels a highly successful and quite accidental industry.

It has more than 600 pages of facts, figures, photos, diagrams, and anecdotes that will keep you enthralled from start to finish.

Cool Mavericks will officially launch at Wire & Gas 2024, where you can have your copy signed by authors Mark Mitchell and Ken Newton.

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