Lead the Way

The must attend event for Auto Recyclers
12-14 September
Melbourne, Au

About the 2019 Auto Recyclers Conference


In conjunction with the Auto Parts Recyclers Association of Australia, the 2019 Auto Recyclers Conference is a dedicated event aimed at supporting the auto recycling industry. Auto recyclers from across the world are welcome to attend this industry-leading event.


 Join us for a 3-day event designed to bring the auto parts market together to learn from each other, discuss the changes facing our industry and to explore how we can together lead the way, embrace change and grow our businesses to succeed.


Engage with exhibitors and keynote speakers to unlock further learnings and potential to help your business grow, from yard management systems to selling parts online this conference has something for everyone.


Phil Peace

Managing Director

Hollander International 




“This year will be about bringing the auto recycling community together to explore the changes in the motor vehicle industry and the opportunities they present.  Our conference theme ‘Lead the Way’ will focus our attention on proactive and innovative ways to adapt to the high-tech vehicle beyond 2020.


Following from last year’s great success, this year’s conference will have targeted sessions for both owner/managers and sales/operational staff.  We will also have recycler-led presentations to share knowledge and give you the opportunity to learn from each other.  Finally, we will expand on the networking opportunities throughout the event starting with the Thursday night cocktail reception and the Friday night dinner.


We look forward to seeing you there.”

Accommodation and Packages



Rydges Melbourne is offering a special room rate for delegates requiring accommodation. 


Simply call reservations on +61 3 96620511 or email reservations_melbourne@rydges.com and provide the event code M46GDA1W1E.


Limited rooms are available at a special rate so make sure you book at your earliest opportunity to secure this offer rate. 


rydges hotel

Conference Image Gallery 2018

The Speakers

Announced so far....
Chris Webb
Chris Webb
Director Enterprise Agility / Executive Agile Coach, PwC
chris daglis
Chris Daglis
Founder and Managing Director, All Auto Recalls
Chad Counselman
Vice President, Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA)
Richard Dudley
CEO, Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA)
Matt Wilkin
Matt Wilkin
Vertical Lead - Vehicle Parts and Accessories Australia & NZ, eBay Australia
Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson
Head of Marketing, Hollander International, Hollander Parts Australia & New Zealand
Steve Tapner
Independent Trainer and Consultant, Dismantling Solutions Australia. Buddy Automotive
Michael Wray - Interchange Evolution
Michael Wray
International Interchange Manager, Hollander International Systems Australia
Peter Butler
Peter Butler
Managing Director, Affordable / Hykia Partsworld
Phil Peace
Phil Peace
Managing Director, Hollander International Systems


18:00 - 21:00:  Welcome Reception & Registration

Drinks and Canapés included

08:00:  Conference Registration

09:00 - 09:30 : Welcome by APRAA and Hollander - Leading the Way, Supporting the industry.

(Richard Dudley, CEO, Motor Trades Association of Australia and Philip Peace, Managing Director Hollander International)

09:30 - 10:40: Keynote –  Title TBC, 

( Chris Webb - Director Enterprise Agility / Executive Agile Coach PwC )


10:40 - 11:00 : Morning tea & Networking ( around sponsor tables)

11:00 - 11:50:  Auto Recyclers Association USA – North American experience and lessons for our market

(Chad Counselman, Owner Counselman Automotive Recycling LLC, and Incoming President of Auto Recyclers Association, USA)

11:50 - 12:30 : APRAA Leads the Way in collaboration with other associations on the Key Issues facing recyclers at a global level

(Richard Dudley, CEO, Motor Trades Association of Australia)

12:30 - 13:30:  Lunch & Networking (around sponsor tables)

13:30 - 14:20: Recalls and the opportunity for Auto Recyclers

(Chris Daglis, Managing Director, All Auto Recalls)

14:20 - 15:00: Vehicle Manufacturer Forum – A chance for auto recyclers and VM’s to work closer

15:00 - 15:20: Afternoon tea & Network (around sponsor tables)

15:20 - 16:00: Hollander Parts update on the industry’s e-commerce solution

(Scott Ferguson, Head of Marketing, Hollander Parts) 

16:00 - 16:30: eBay sells a recycled part every 8 seconds in the UK – What does this mean for the Australian auto recycling industry

(Matt Wilkin – eBay Australia)

16:30 - 17:00: Networking in sponsor room
17:00: Day Session Concludes

19:00: Conference Dinner

( Sit down 3-course meal with wine, beer included)

08:00 - 9:00: Tea / Coffee & Networking

09:00 - 9:45: Processing vehicles efficiently for PROFIT!

(Steve Tapner, Dismantling Solutions)

09:45 - 10:20: The Interchange Revolution – Data Driving Success

(Michael Wray, Global IC Manager, Hollander International)

10:20 - 11:10: My business online – Tips and Tricks

(Peter Butler, Managing Director, Affordable/Hykia Partsworld)

11:10 - 11:30: Morning tea & Networking (around Sponsor tables)

11:30 - 12:30: The Key Performance Indicators that have grown my sales to well over USD$1million a month – How you can too!

(Chad Counselman, Owner Counselman Automotive Recycling LLC, and Incoming President of Auto Recyclers Association, USA)

12:30 - 13:00: Advances in vehicle technology – opportunity and threat

(Philip Peace – Managing Director, Hollander International)

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch & Networking (around Sponsor tables)
14:00 - 14:30: Recycler session to be confirmed

14:30 - 15:00: How Hollander is working with its users to enable e-commerce on their own websites

(Scott Ferguson, Head of Marketing, Hollander International)


Friday Only

$ 330

  • Strategic Owner and Manager Sessions 

  • Access to Friday Keynote & Speakers

  • Access to Friday speakers sessions and workshops

  • Access to exhibitor zone

  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included.

  • Does not include the Conference dinner & Cocktail Drinks Reception


Saturday Only

$ 195

  • Sales and Operations Sessions

  • Access to speaker sessions

  • Access to exhibitor zone

  • Morning & afternoon tea, coffee and lunch included.

  • Does not include access to Friday Conference Dinner



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