The AAAA has hailed its inaugural Autocare convention as a success following the event's launch in Sydney.

The group reported that the convention saw more than 2,000 attendees across the automotive industry with 600 delegates also attending the plenary sessions, seminars and training events held throughout the weekend.

The event also included a free trade exhibition that featued more than 100 companies along with free hourly training sessions and demonstrations taking place on the Automate and I-CAR training stages and the Lowbake portable spray booth within the convention.

AAAA executive director Stuart Charity said the event was a sign that the industry could band together around the right concepts.

“To say that we are delighted with our inaugural Autocare convention is an understatement.

“The plan to bring a major industry event like this back to Sydney after an absence of five years was a bold one.

“Like always, our industry banded together to support this new education led convention concept.

“The industry's support included a sold-out trade display that featured more than 100 companies, along with generous sponsorship support.

The AAAA announced that it plans to host the event again in 2020 with planning already underway.

“We firmly believed that the industry needed an event like Autocare with it's primary focus being education and training to assist businesses to adapt to the disruption that is taking place throughout the industry.

“The outstanding success of Autocare 2018 confirmed this, giving us the confidence to work on making the Autocare 2020 convention even more beneficial for our members and the industry as a whole,” Charity said.

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