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"Being a member of the AADS has given me the opportunity to rub shoulders with peers and representatives from all corners of our industry. The invaluable knowledge and friendships gained have helped our business grow."
John Jamieson, Diesel Care

2019 AADS Annual Conference

Location: Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise 
Date: 15 - 17 March 2019 

The 2019 Annual AADS Conference was held at the Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise over 3 days. It consisted of plenary sessions, workshops, trade exhibition and a social program for delegates and their partners. 

2019 Conference Photos

Thank you to everyone who attended and made the 2019 Conference such an enjoyable experience! 

Conference Day 1 & Welcome Reception (Friday 15th)

Conference Day 2 (Saturday 16th) 

Gala Dinner (Saturday 16th) 

We had some great photos taken in the photobooth! Click here to have a browse. 

Partner Program (Saturday 16th) 

Conference Breakfast & Awards (Sunday 17th) 

AADS 2019 Program

To view the full partner program and descriptions of the activities included, click here


Registration Fees     
Before 15/02/19      After 15/02/19

AADS Members      $650.00   $850.00
Non Members         $800.00  $1000.00
Life Members          $400.00   $400.00
Partner                      $400.00   $400.00  

Full registration tickets include:

  • Entry to all conference sessions, including the conference Awards Breakfast
  • Entry to the conference trade exhibition
  • Morning/afternoon teas and lunches during the conference
  • Welcome Reception Ticket
  • Gala Dinner Ticket

For more information on the partner program and cancallation policies, check out the 2019 AADS Conference Registration Brochure.

Free Product Training 

AADS are happy to announce that thanks to our supporters Delphi and Diesel Distributors the below training programs will be made available to delegates on Friday 15th March 2019.

- Delphi Technical Training -

Delphi Technologies is a proud supporter of the Association of Australasian Diesel Specialists. This year Delphi will provide product training on DP Series distributor pumps at the 2019 annual conference in support of the AADS and its members.

The training course will include an overview inprinciples of operation, repair, calibration of DP200, DP210 and DP310 series pumps with a focus on recent variations in design and procedures. The course is open to all attendees and skill levels.

- DDAL Maktest Product Training -

DDAL will be presenting two training courses, focusing on the Maktest product range with a brief insight into what each bench is capable of.

1. Overview of Maktest Test Benches (1.5 hours)
2. Direction Plus, First Line of Defence (1.5 hours)

In addition to this, DDAL will be presenting ongoing informal demonstrations of the equipment they have on display throughout the conference exhibition. 

To note your interest in attending Delphi and/or DDAL training, please RSVP by clicking the button below and filling out your details. 

*Please note the training is free for all delegates with full meeting conference registration.

Beyond Blue Charity Auction 

AADS would like to ask that you please take a few moments to learn about our upcoming Charity Auction and consider participating by donating to our silent or live auction.

On Saturday March 16th, we will host our Conference Dinner and Charity Auction at the Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise.
The evening will be dedicated to raising money for the charity Beyond Blue, who provide information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.

Please consider helping us with a product donation or service from your business. All donations are greatly appreciated. Your donation can be something as simple as a product from your business, an item you have acquired through affiliation with other companies, or just something you’ve picked up that you would like to contribute.

A donation form for the auction items is included in the link below. Simply fill it out, then call or email us and we’ll handle everything.

Thank you for your consideration and participation.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Sponsorship is a vital part of the marketing mix for any company or organisation who wishes to maximise their market place exposure, particularly to highly targeted audiences. It gives your company the opportunity to align and promote your brand in direct association with the credibility of the product and the event convenors.

This is a unique opportunity for your organisation to be aligned with the credibility and brand recognition of the Association of Australasian Diesel Specialists.

  • Share your expertise with senior decision makers from across Australia and New Zealand
  • Create a point of difference for your organisation in a cluttered market place
  • Promote and market your company’s products and services to this highly targeted market
  • Launch new business initiatives and develop key industry databases
  • Leverage the credibility of being associated with the leading diesel association in Australasia
  • Brand your business using your logo as a reminder of your products and services on tangible items such as certificates, delegate folders, satchels, pads and pens, lanyards and other promotional items
  • Significant onsite exposure at the premier Diesel Fuel Injection (DFI) and Turbo event with extensive networking opportunities
  • Prepare for the future of your industry and business, by connecting with leaders and increasing your company’s insight into  future trend

Click the button below to download the 2019 AADS Prospectus for more information on what sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. 

Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

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    The Association of Australasian Diesel Specialists represents the particular interests and expertise of businesses and individuals operating in the diesel community within the Australasian area, particularly Australia and New Zealand.

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