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Workshop of the Future Pavilion at Aftermarket Expo shaping up as a must-see attraction

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association has released information about the 225 square-metre Workshop of the Future Pavilion that is sure to be a highlight of the 2022 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo for visiting VASA members.

Fully enclosed with a layout replicating a futuristic workshop, the pavilion will bring together state-of-the-art equipment and technology with regular presentations from industry experts across four key zones: Workshop Management Systems; EV/Alternative Fuel Repair Techniques and Workshop Equipment; ADAS Calibration Equipment; and Diagnostics and Tooling including J2534 Pass-Through Technology.

The Expo will also incorporate a stand-alone seminar stage on the show floor for the first time.

It will host a free comprehensive training and education program as well as presentations from exhibitors showcasing their latest products, technology and service offerings.

“The theme for this year’s show is ‘the future is here’ and that is what we truly believe – the future is here now,” said AAAA CEO Stuart Charity.

Stuart Charity
Stuart Charity

“The vehicles being sold in showrooms and those which have been on the road for the last couple of years are changing what customers’ need across both mechanical and collision repair for a whole range of reasons. We are seeing technology moving ahead at break-neck speed.

“To address this, we have developed the Workshop of the Future concept to target key technology areas and bring in subject matter experts to provide impartial information about what is going to be required in automotive and repair businesses. We will provide the information needed to make educated decisions on what to potentially specialise in, how to evolve, and what is needed to make positive business changes to keep meeting customer needs.

“This will all be delivered free of charge to Expo visitors in an impressively appointed demonstration and presentation pavilion in the heart of the 2022 Auto Aftermarket Expo. Attendees will be able to ask questions and can come back through the Pavilion at various times across the three days to enjoy presentations on the different key topics.

“This approach is a bit of a game-changer for our Expo. It has always been about showcasing the very best companies and their equipment, and now we’re adding what our research tells us are the areas that workshops specifically want to better understand, and we will deliver this in a very objective environment.”

Due to the Australian F1 Grand Prix coinciding with the Expo and related high demand for hotel rooms, the AAAA has made a dedicated booking service available and you can check for accommodation here.

The AAAExpo and co-located Collision Repair Expo will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 7-9, 2022. Registration to attend the 2022 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo is free for members of the automotive industry and is now open online.

Full event details are available at

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