Published on March 8th 2017 in

Demonstrations and more at the sell-out CRE

The 2017 Collision Repair Expo (CRE) is sold out to Australian and international exhibitors keen to display their latest body finishing materials, consumables, and crash repair equipment and tools. AAAA Executive Director Stuart Charity provided this overview.

“This Expo is the largest of its type in the region and, at the Australian industry’s request, it is held every two years. This means products and services you see and experience at Expo are the latest available from around the world,” said Stuart Charity. “By investing time in a visit to this Expo you and your team can learn how to Give Your Business a Crash Course by updating your  product knowledge, learning how to manage the challenges of our rapidly changing industry and by sharing ideas through a range of networking opportunities”.

With each Expo held, we enjoy increasing involvement from local and international automotive organisations. The Expo has become the regional hub for the automotive collision repair sector to get together,” he said.

“Visitors wanting a relaxing break and refreshments while touring the exhibits should enjoy the Gates Australia sponsored free networking Happy Hour from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm on Friday 7 April. “We are delighted to again welcome the New Zealand Collision Repair Association (CRA NZ) to the Expo. They will hold their 104th annual conference in Melbourne during the 2017 Expo,” said Charity. About 250 delegates from businesses around New Zealand are expected to take the opportunity to attend the biggest Collision Repair Expo in the region while attending their national conference.  On Thursday evening the CRA NZ will hold its annual awards dinner to celebrate success for the nation’s businesses and young apprentices. The message from the Kiwis is: “We are looking forward to Melbourne and networking with industry colleagues”.

Charity said this Expo reinforces the Give Your Business a Crash Course theme with a comprehensive two day seminar program order seroquel xr designed to deliver proven ideas and techniques that you can actually implement into your business the following week.

“The industry is changing at an unprecedented pace. By selecting seminar topics from the program to suit your needs, you will learn how to position your business to respond to today’s challenges and take advantage of the trends and opportunities that lie ahead.  “We anticipate that the topic Globalisation Impact Explained presented by I-CAR International President John Van Alstyne will be among the most popular seminars. He will demonstrate that the collision repair industry is at a crossroads and how to prepare for challenges of the future,” said Charity.

John Van Alstyne will discuss new vehicle designs and technologies being introduced at a rapid pace. This combined with knowledge and skills gaps amongst technicians, impacts in a consistent manner across the globe.  The ability of the collision repair sector to perform complete, safe and quality repairs, has never been a more challenging environment than right now. To close the gap, increasingly sophisticated training and education resources and commitments are required. Van Alstyne will also deliver an informative update on the Global Collision Repair Network, including the “what to-be-aware-of” aspects for the near future. He will also list key factors to prepare for and to address in what order, to enable not only sustainability, but to ensure profitability. The Globalisation Impact Explained seminar will be held at 1.00 pm on Friday 7 April.  

Expo visitors are also invited to join KAESER Compressors at their seminar on Optimising Compressed Air System Efficiency on Friday 7 April at 10.45. Presenter will be KAESER Compressors Australia National Design and Engineering Manager Jeff Coyle.

Editor: This will be one of if not the best Expo held in Australia. There is so much to see and do. Watch out for a lot more information prior to the Expo on this site.


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