VASA Vice-President Brett Meads will address the 2020 Autocare convention in Brisbane with a presentation about how the proliferation of hybrid and electric vehicles is causing a convergence of automotive technologies, providing well-prepared repairers with opportunities not seen since we turned our backs on carburettors.
Brett will talk about how the convergence of air-conditioning, driveline thermal management and electrical systems, as well as the rapid emergence of other technologies, is delivering significant opportunities now and into the future.
One thing is clear: Automotive diagnostics is about to come in from the cold and take centre stage in workshops. Brett will describe how this is incredibly positive news for repairers and outline how the changes will demand strong diagnostic skills and reward them with strong workshop revenue.
Brett Meads has more than 33 years of experience in the automotive sector. With qualifications in education, engineering, automotive and business, Brett has developed a keen interest in automotive HVAC and climate control systems, as well as the study of consumer psychology.
In addition to his position with VASA, Brett sits on the board of the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC). He has also acted as a consultant to Federal and State Government Departments, ARC, Refrigerant Reclaim Australia, GHD Consulting, CoolDrive Auto Parts, Supercool Asia Pacific, RACQ and TAFE Queensland.
VASA will also run an exhibit in the trade show area of Autocare 2020, which is a two-day national convention for aftermarket parts, service and repair professionals.
It will take place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 19 and 20 next year.
Learn more: www.autocare.org.au