Carmageddon Auto Innovation Event coming to Queensland in July

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The Motor Trades Association of Queensland has announced tickets are now on sale for its Carmageddon show
Leading experts working at the cutting edge of automotive innovation will be speaking at Carmageddon

This is the fourth event in the sell-out series and will be held on Thursday 22 July at the Sir Jack Brabham Automotive Centre of Excellence, Eight Mile Plains. The event has gained a reputation as one of the country’s best automotive innovation one-day conferences. 

Internationally recognised academic and industry experts will deliver keynotes and panel discussions on topics including new technology and the future of mobility, waste management and unlocking the circular economy for tyres, clean fuel and infrastructure and innovation impact opportunities for business.

Attendees will also be treated to an extensive exhibition. On display will be an array of electric vehicles including an Audi E-Tron, Nissan LEAF, Renault Kangoo ZE, Hyundai Kona, Mini Cooper SE as well as the latest e-bikes and e-vans. QUT will bring technology that showcases sensor advancements and how to create carbon from tyres. Local businesses will exhibit their cutting-edge ideas on retrofitting cars with electric engines and high quality independent front-end suspension systems.

An Australian-made Ace EV Cargo van charging at Carmageddon

MTA Queensland CEO Rod Camm said, “Carmageddon has become the signature event on the Australian automotive calendar, and we are really excited about this year’s program. “The event features a collaboration of highly respected experts to discuss the significant transformations occurring right now that will directly impact the future of our businesses in the automotive retail, repair and service sectors.

“With advancements in areas like automotive waste management and recycling, electric and autonomous vehicles, mobility as a service, clean fuels like hydrogen and its supporting infrastructure, vehicle-to-vehicle communication and advancements in sensor technology, it has never been more important to learn how these will shape future business models to exploit incredible opportunity.”

Some of the subject matter experts speaking at the show include:

  • Professor Peta Ashworth OAM, Director Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership, Chair Sustainable Energy Futures, UQ & Chair Hydrogen Taskforce
  • Professor Michael Milford, Acting Director, QUT Centre for Robotics, Electrical Engineering and Robotics School, Faculty of Engineering, QUT
  • Dr Anna Kaksonen, Group Leader, Industrial Biotechnology, CSIRO
  • Dr Andrea Walton, Social Scientist and Research Team Leader, CSIRO
  • Behyad Jafari, CEO, Electric Vehicle Council
  • Dr Kellie Nuttall, Partner, Deloitte Australia – AI Lead
  • Mark Smith, CEO, Waste Recycling Industry Association of Queensland
  • Ben Warren, National Manager, Electrification and Mobility, Nissan

The full program is available to view here and tickets can be purchased here.

The event can be attended in-person or online.