AAA Expo 2019 to begin in Melbourne from April 4

The 2019 Australian Auto Aftermarket (AAA) Expo will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 4 to 6, 2019. There are two stand-out seminars designed for workshops. These seminars will help to learn about how the industry is responding to both of these threats and how you can play a vital role, said the organisers.

On April 5, a seminar titled Vehicle Data and Service Information: Access & Equity in the Aftermarket will be presented by Lesley Yates and Darren Todd at 2pm.

Lesley Yates is the Manager of Government Relations and Advocacy for the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) and has worked tirelessly on all sides of the political spectrum to ensure that Australian consumers gain the right to have their Choice of Repairer. She brings more than two decades of experience in advocating government policy, public policy and government relations to the 2019 AAA Expo.

Darren Todd is a Senior Technical Trainer with Bosch, bringing vast international automotive technology development experience to this detailed two-part seminar. The central focus of this seminar will be on data being the lifeblood of the modern automotive aftermarket, discussing some of the more exciting developments in this space.

Lesley Yates will also host a discussion about the AAAA’s Choice of Repairer advocacy campaign and the latest developments towards the establishment of a mandatory code for the sharing of dealer-level repair and service information. Todd will follow this presentation with a practical demonstration of data in action, using pass-through technology to explore how technicians can take advantage of OEM service information and systems in their workshops.

The second day of the show has another seminar titled ‘Vehicles and Technology: Tomorrow’s World Today’, presented by Bosch Australia’s Automotive Aftermarket General Manager, Nikki Gerling.

The focus of the presentation is the fact that technology is changing faster than ever before and the global automotive industry is undergoing its most profound transformation since the invention of the car itself. This important seminar seeks to ensure repairer and service provider understanding of the extent and shape of the changes that lie ahead for automotive repairers.

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