Free Seminar Series

2019 FREE SEMINAR SERIES
Understanding the rapidly emerging trends and developing industry leading standards

Take advantage of the FREE seminar series which runs throughout the Expo. Each seminar runs for approximately 1 hour, bookings are essential.

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Producing high quality compressed air

Thursday 4 April
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Clarendon Room A&B

Compressed air is a vital utility in the automotive aftermarket industry. This is because it is the energy source for most of the equipment that is used in a body shop and secondly because compressed air mixes with the product in paint spraying operations. That said, the impact of compressed air on workflow, product quality and energy bills can often be overlooked. This can mean costly rework as a result of poor air quality affecting paint jobs and workflow interruptions due to inadequate air supply both causing real dollar losses in terms of rework costs and inflated energy bills. However, unlike other utilities, the end user has complete control over their compressed air system.

During this seminar KAESER will explore what it takes to obtain and ensure the highest possible and most reliable air quality to international standards.

Albin Hess
Kaeser

Subaru Repairability

Thursday 4 April
3.15pm – 4.15pm
Clarendon Room A&B

All new Subaru models imported and distributed by Subaru Australia are engineered, tested and approved by the manufacturer, (Subaru Corporation, Japan) for Australian conditions.

With this in mind, it has never been more important for collision repairs to be carried out in accordance with the manufacturer recommendations. During this presentation, we will outline the latest technology and structural integrity which makes Subaru unique. We will then explore the manufacturer’s recommendations for training, repair methods and equipment required.

Compromising on these recommendations or quality of replacement parts used in the repair of a damaged vehicle may have an adverse effect on the operation of these critical safety systems and consequently on the safety of the occupants in a subsequent collision.

Gary Pearce
Subaru

Andrew Minns
Subaru

 

Understanding Volkswagen Repairs

Friday 5 April
10.30am – 11.30am
Clarendon Room A&B

The new all-wheel drive Touareg comes with a new night vision system that recognises, for example, people and animals in the dark, Traffic Jam Assist and Roadwork Lane Assist, which allows semi-automatic steering, lane keeping, accelerating and braking up to 60km/h. Front Cross traffic Assist, which reacts to crossing traffic, Active all-wheel steering, Roll stabilisation with electromechanically controlled anti-roll bars, LED matrix headlights for dipped beam and main beam and Head-up display with windscreen projection.

The Touareg is the first Volkswagen vehicle to have a body assembled using composite construction. Despite having grown in length and width the Touareg is approx. 120 kg less than its predecessor.

Santino Biviano
VW

Jeff Shafer
VW

Repair and prepare for the future

Friday 5 April
12.00pm – 1.00pm
Clarendon Room A&B

With all of the changes occurring with new technology and design, the onus on collision repairers to have not only the equipment but the skills necessary will be more crucial than ever. This panel will provide an overview of what can be expected in the future.

Facilitator – Joe McFadries
OEMS represented – Ford, Holden, Subaru and Volkswagen
I-CAR representative – Mark Czvitkovits
AMBRA representative – Jeff Williams

Carlo Jacobs
Ford

Mark Czvitkovits
CEO
I-CAR

 

KEYNOTE: The Six Secrets Revealed

Friday 5 April
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Clarendon Room A&B

“Right now is the best time in history to be in the collision repair business, but only for those with the right mindset,” says Dave Luehr, author of “The Secrets of America’s Greatest Body Shops.” Luehr’s presentation, “The Six Secrets Revealed,” not only challenges smash repairers to think differently but also provides insight into growing a sustainable, profitable business in an industry experiencing unprecedented rapid change. “The successful repairer needs more than just knowledge of how to wrench on a car to thrive in this time of new opportunities.”

Dave Luehr
Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions

IDEAS Collide

Friday 5 April
2.15pm – 3.15pm
Clarendon Room A&B

The IDEAS Collide seminar will feature 5 fast-paced thought-provoking presentations that will have the audience intrigued by individuals and companies with an eye on the future. They are willing to take centre-stage with ideas and concepts that have the potential to revolutionise the collision repair industry. Topics geared toward disruption of the status quo with ambitious ideas that have a transformative effect on the industry, inter-twined with the perennial people-related challenges we face every day. This is a not-to-be-missed seminar featuring the thought-leaders of our industry.

 

Bernadette Gigliotti
CEO
Australian Centre for Career Excellence

Jason Miller
COO
Tradiebot Industries

Mark Czvitkovits
CEO
I-CAR

Gareth Wright
Technical Team Lead
Audi Australia

Vehicles and Technology: Tomorrow’s World Today

Friday 5 April
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Clarendon Room A&B

With technology changing faster than ever before, the global automotive industry is undergoing its most profound transformation since the invention of the car itself – so understanding the extent and shape of this change is crucial for everyone in the aftermarket space. Presented by Nikki Gerling from Bosch Australia, this seminar will cut through the all jargon and paint a real picture of the key trends already reshaping our industry, as we move towards a future that is electrified, automated and connected. Bosch is a technological and market leader in all three areas, investing billions of Euros in research and development projects globally and undertaking significant engineering development in local centers of excellence, including being recently granted the first Automated Driving System (ADS) permit for on-road testing of highly automated driving systems in Australia.

Nikki Gerling
Bosch Australia

Mixed Materials, Repair Methods, Technology

Saturday 6 April
10.30am – 11.30am
Clarendon Room A&B

The ability to interpret Repair Procedures, understand mixed material repair needs and how technology is affecting the repair process will be discussed. The panellists will provide insight into performing repairs that ensure a safe and quality repair.

Facilitator – Michel Malik
OEMS represented – Ford, Holden, Subaru and Volkswagen
I-CAR representative – Jason Trewin
AMBRA representative – Jeff Williams

Carlo Jacobs
Ford

Jason Trewin
I-CAR

KEYNOTE: ADAS increases repair technology demands on repairers right now

Saturday 6 April
11.30am – 12.30pm
Clarendon Room A&B

This is fitted to vehicles supplied across the world, including Australia, causing un certainty for all. See real examples of vehicle manufacturer calibration processes.

Highlights include:

  • Disruption to vehicles caused by ‘new’ technology
  • Explosion of models and body shapes since 2010
  • ADAS calibration – static, dynamic, and the ‘Holy Grail’

We need to concentrate not on ADAS alone, but the challenge of repair complexity and enhancing electronics / software skills inside the collision repairer. For motor insurers these are uncertain times as each new technology wave introduces model specific repair cost issues.

Andrew Marsh
Engineering Director
Auto Industry Consulting Ltd

Subaru Repairability (repeat)

Saturday 6 April
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Clarendon Room A&B

All new Subaru models imported and distributed by Subaru Australia are engineered, tested and approved by the manufacturer, (Subaru Corporation, Japan) for Australian conditions.

With this in mind, it has never been more important for collision repairs to be carried out in accordance with the manufacturer recommendations. During this presentation, we will outline the latest technology and structural integrity which makes Subaru unique. We will then explore the manufacturer’s recommendations for training, repair methods and equipment required.

Compromising on these recommendations or quality of replacement parts used in the repair of a damaged vehicle may have an adverse effect on the operation of these critical safety systems and consequently on the safety of the occupants in a subsequent collision.

Andrew Minns
Subaru

Gary Pearce
Subaru

Understanding Volkswagen Repairs (repeat)

Saturday 6 April
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Clarendon Room A&B

The new all-wheel drive Touareg comes with a new night vision system that recognises, for example, people and animals in the dark, Traffic Jam Assist and Roadwork Lane Assist, which allows semi-automatic steering, lane keeping, accelerating and braking up to 60km/h. Front Cross traffic Assist, which reacts to crossing traffic, Active all-wheel steering, Roll stabilisation with electromechanically controlled anti-roll bars, LED matrix headlights for dipped beam and main beam and Head-up display with windscreen projection.

The Touareg is the first Volkswagen vehicle to have a body assembled using composite construction. Despite having grown in length and width the Touareg is approx. 120 kg less than its predecessor.

Santino Biviano
VW

Jeff Shafer
VW

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