The Queensland automotive industry will converge on Eight Mile Plains this July to discuss the latest in automotive innovation and technology, with the Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) announcing tickets are now on sale for Carmageddon. Now in its fifth year, the industry-leading one-day auto innovation symposium will take place on Thursday, 28 July, at the Sir Jack Brabham Automotive Centre of Excellence.
Program topics will explore:
- hydrogen fuel technology
- the automotive workforce crisis
- service stations of the future
- changing business models for dealerships
- recycling automotive plastics
- the uptake of the latest safety features and technology.
Some of the subject experts include:
- Rod Camm – CEO, MTA Queensland
- Scott Nargar – Senior Manager of Future Mobility and Government Relations, Hyundai
- James Voortman – CEO, Australian Automotive Dealer Association
- Carla Hoorweg – CEO, Australasian New Car Assessment Program
- Adrian Salinas – CEO, Electromotiv
- Mark McKenzie – CEO, Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (ACAPMA)
- Nicholas Pappas – Group Managing Director, Servco Australia
- Mark Woelders – Managing Director, Motorama Mitsubishi
- Tania Meli – Senior Executive Southport West & Springwood, Frizelle Sunshine Automotive
- Andrea McCarthy – Director MTA Queensland Board, I-CAR Australia Industry Advisory Board, Chair National Auto Collision Alliance
- Paul Wessel – Principal, Wessels Petroleum, Queensland Board Member ACAPMA
- Nick Manolis – Managing Director, Genesis Autoworks
- Fraser Brown – Dealer Principal, Q Automotive
The event will also feature a fantastic exhibition of the latest new-fuel vehicles, including Tesla, Audi E-Tron, Hyundai’s Kona, Ioniq, and Nexo models, and the N55 JAC EV truck, as well as the latest e-bikes and scooters. The Queensland University of Technology’s autonomous vehicle pilot prototype, the ZOE2, will also make an appearance, while local businesses will show off their cutting-edge innovations for retrofitting vehicles with electric engines and charging stations.
The full program can be viewed at https://www.mtaq.com.au/carmageddon/, and tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/carmageddon-2022-tickets-353538441997.