Published on October 13th 2018 in

2019 Collision Repair Expo to welcome thousands of trade visitors

An integral part of the 2019 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo is the concurrent 2019 Collision Repair Expo that will be held from April 4 to 6 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This sector of the Australian automotive aftermarket industry has seen significant development in repair techniques, workshop equipment, surface coatings and tooling in line with modern motor vehicle chassis and panel construction, materials and design. The 2019 Collision Repair Expo will showcase the latest Australian and international innovations for local collision repairers, supported by practical exhibitor presentations, industry seminars and panel discussions.

The importance of the Collision Repair sector was reflected in the significantly high number of trade members who registered in 2017, accounting for almost 30 percent of the total visitors to the 2017 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo and occupied approximately one quarter of the total exhibitor space.

Industry leading paint and equipment distributor, The SAPE Group has returned as the major sponsor of the 2019 Collision Repair Expo. The seminar program will also be strongly supported by I-CAR, who will assist in presenting an impressive line-up of industry experts and specialists who will conduct seminars which will be focussed on assisting collision repair business owners to maximise their operating efficiencies and repair techniques.

Along with I-CAR, several leading collision repair industry and media organisations will also be co-locating their activities at the 2019 Collision Repair Expo, making this three-day event an integral part of this industry sector’s growth and development.

The importance of practical displays in relation to panel repair work on exotic new metals and composite materials will be highlighted by the number of exhibitors who will be performing live practical demonstrations at their stands, along with utilising the expo’s unique Lowbake demonstration spray booth. This fully functional spray booth enables every kind of surface coating product to be demonstrated and is also a popular promotional platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest surface coating products.

According to Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association Executive Director, Stuart Charity: “The 2019 Collision Repair Expo will enable businesses within this major industry sector to stay ahead of the latest developments, products and technical training. This is a sector of the Australian automotive aftermarket industry that must be fully across the rapid technological advancements in products, tooling and repair processes to future-proof their businesses. With practical demonstrations, a detailed industry seminar program and a who’s who of the industry’s exhibitors, the Collision Repair Expo has everything that is needed and more all under one roof.”

The speaker and seminar line up for the 2019 Collision Repair Expo is being finalised and will be released shortly.

More information and free registration details can be found at the 2019 Collision Repair Expo website located at:

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