Tickets for the Motor Trades Association of Queensland’s Carmageddon innovation event have gone on sale. The fourth event in the sell-out series 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 keynote speeches 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.
The subject matter experts include:
- Professor Peta Ashworth, 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
Attendees will also be treated to an exhibition 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 showcase sensor advancements and how to create carbon from tyres. Local businesses will also exhibit cutting-edge ideas on retrofitting cars with electric engines and high quality independent front-end suspension systems.
Motor Trades Association of Queensland CEO, Rod Camm, said Carmageddon has become the signature event on the Australian automotive calendar. “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,” added Camm.
The event can be attended in-person on online.
View the full programme here.