Industry Support Surges For Collision Repair Expo

Industry support for the Australian Collision Repair Expo continues to grow with exhibitors having already booked more than 90% of the available space 10 months out from the 16-18 April, 2015 trade only event.

Organised for the collision repair industry by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), the Expo will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

AAAA Executive Director Stuart Charity said the 2015 Expo is experiencing the quickest ever uptake of exhibition space and sponsorship packages. “We welcome the AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes brand as the major corporate sponsor for the third time,” said Stuart Charity.

“Almost all sponsorship packages have been taken, which is a powerful endorsement for this Expo. Crash repair industry suppliers support this show because it delivers what exhibitors want – thousands and thousands of quality trade visitors.

“A committee of senior industry leaders help set the direction for this event and they understand the workshop owners, managers, technicians and apprentices who attend the Expo, because those visitors are also their customers.

“In addition, we get feedback from actual and potential show visitors through formal research. With all this knowledge of the market we truly make it an Expo for the industry by the industry.

“The comprehensive display of vehicle body finishing materials, crash repair equipment and tools will be balanced by a seminar program featuring industry experts presenting the latest technologies and trends in workshop processes and management.

“With this tremendous support from the industry we look forward to a bumper Collision Repair Expo in Melbourne next April. I suggest that crash repair industry suppliers wanting to exhibit at the 2015 Expo should quickly contact Exhibition Director Tony Francis at  [email protected] or call on (03) 9654 7773.

“We are delighted too with the remarkable industry support received for the co-located Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo. More than 75% of that show’s exhibition space has been sold. The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo features state of the art vehicle repair and servicing equipment, replacement parts, tools and accessories, has its own industry seminar program and an Australian Auto Aftermarket Awards program.

“Together, the Collision Repair Expo and the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo will present more than 400 leading Australian and international brands displayed across five acres,” said Stuart Charity.