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Knowledge is Power
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The premier business event for Australia’s automotive repair professional.

Friday 5th August, 2016
Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney


Knowing what is coming and planning for it is a key survival strategy, particularly in an industry that is undergoing transformative disruption such as the automotive sectors.

Knowledge is Power, powered by Paint & Panel, aims to educate, inspire and connect you,  the automotive repair and service professional, through a line up of engaging speakers on a number of topics, to empower you by increasing your knowledge.

As well as a fascinating morning of speakers and a stimulating panel debate, you are welcome to stay for a number of breakout, casual training sessions in the afternoon. These will be run by organisations such as TaT (the Automotive Technician) on diagnosics, VASA on new refrigerents in vehicle air-conditioning, car manufacturers, equipment suppliers and developers, and many more.

Speakers include:

Gavin Smith Richard Dudley  Jeff Smit Gary Nissim

Gavin Smith

Amanda Gore

Jeff Smit

Gary Nissim
Bosch Australia
communications and performance expert

Technical Director
The Automotive

Managing Director
Indago Digital


Gavin Smith


Richard Dudley 150 x 220px 

David McCarthy Richard Dudley    
Senior Manager - Public Relations, Product and Corporate Communications Chairman
Motor Trades Association
of Australia
Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific more to be announced.

Sessions include:

Future Tech: What’s Around The Corner
The Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services, invents and develops so many of the components and tools which shape the state of today's and tomorrow's car service and body repair arena. Gavin Smith, President of Bosch Australia, shares all the latest and future developments in vehicle technology and trends.

Googalising Your Business
You’ll learn how to ensure your brand is top of the page when potential customers are looking for a local provider on Google - whether it be on mobile, tablet or the home desktop computer. We explain how to achieve a higher search ranking in simple terms, with actionable strategies.

Training = Knowledge = Power
Diagnostics and electrical issues will dominate the workshop of tomorrow, meaning there’s a rosy future in stall for talented independents who stay ahead of the curve with training, and are able to adapt quickly to changes in the marketplace. We show you why constant training will be the key to staying ahead in the future automotive repair industry. more to be announced


Tickets: $355 (incl GST) per ticket

Knowledge is Power
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Friday 5th August, 2016
Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney

Supported by NRMA, Subaru and Mercedes-Benz Australia


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