VASA, Australasia’s peak trade association for specialists in auto air-conditioning, electricaland thermal management has released a limited number of heavily discounted early bird tickets to the 2020 Wire & Gas conference that will take place on the Gold Coast from July 31 to August 2.

Wire & Gas 2020 promises to be a truly world-class event with speakers travelling from the United States and Europe to deliver an arsenal of knowledge and skills that will help attendees navigate the rapid technological change and hot competition facing the automotive repair sector.

The broad range of training topics, seminars and panel sessions on offer at Wire & Gas 2020 will also place attendees at the forefront of the coming hybrid and electric vehicle revolution – with the confidence that expertise in air-conditioning, electrical and thermal management systems will become increasingly valuable as vehicles electrify.

World-renowned hybrid and EV repair expert Craig Van Batenburg from the United States, will be on his first ever visit to Australia. He will be joined by Michael Ingvardsen, president of VASA’s European equivalent MACPartners andAndy Fiffick, CEO and chair of VASA’s North American counterpart MACS Worldwide in a rare meeting of the world’s biggest three specialist automotive thermal management industry associations.

This international perspective will open a window into the future for Australasian Wire & Gas attendees, previewing what’s to come in this market and providing the unfair advantage of learning from regions where vehicle electrification and the switch to new-generation refrigerants are much more advanced than they are here.

In the Wire & Gas spirit of future-proofing knowledge and skills in ways that can be immediately and profitably applied, the event will include technical sessions on variable-displacement compressors and the use of chemicals in air-conditioning systems, diesel particulate filters and other emission control technologies and diagnostics using oscilloscopes and transducers.

Scene-setting panel sessions will bring together experts and visionaries from the world of automotive electrification, from building the charging infrastructure to exploring emerging opportunities in converting existing vehicles to electric drive.

Backing all this up with good business sense will be seminars on effective advertising andmarketing, as well as fool-proof ways of ensuring repeat business and word-of-mouth referrals.

Wire & Gas attendees will also be updated on how they are contributing to a cleaner environment through Australia’s world-leading refrigerant stewardship scheme and how end-of-life vehicles fit into this picture.

As vehicle electrification becomes increasingly mainstream, the disciplines of air-conditioning, electrical and thermal management are converging.

This is why Wire & Gas 2020 will place a heavy focus on the changes and opportunities facing the automotive repair industry as electrification gathers momentum. This topic is expected to radically broaden the event’s appeal.

For this reason, the event has gained support from other automotive industry bodies including AAAA, IAME, MTAQ and MTAWA plus training partnerships with Diesel Help Australia and The Automotive Technician.

The event could not take place without corporate sponsorship from respected names such as Adrad Group, Redarc Electronics, A-Gas, NAPA Auto Parts, CoolDrive Auto Parts, Alcius, SuperCool Group and Century Batteries. Contributors from beyond the automotive sector include Refrigerant Reclaim Australia and Refrigerants Australia.

 Wire & Gas 2020 will take place from July 31 to August 2 at Marriott Surfers Paradise and SuperCool Group headquarters in Ormeau, on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

 Full Wire & Gas 2020 information, event tickets and accommodation bookings are available at:



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