Inaugural Federal and Technical Regulatory Symposium was a breakout success

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Thursday 9th November 2017, saw Caravan Industry Association of Australia host a booked out one-day Technical & Regulatory Symposium at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre proudly supported by principal sponsor Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance.

The event attracted ninety-six representatives attending from the caravan and allied parts manufacturing industries as well as ten trade exhibitors with industry businesses from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Attendance exceeded initial expectations and proved to be a successful balance of networking, trade exhibitions and an informative panel of speakers.

The informal nature of the event enabled positive and engaged interactions between delegates during the breaks, also providing a great opportunity to share industry information to individuals who don’t normally participate in Caravan Industry Association of Australia conferences or events.

The symposium included presentations by; Wells Fargo, Outdoria, the Commonwealth Treasury (on the upcoming Australian Consumer Law Review), Vehicle Safety Standards (on the RVSA Reform), SAI Global on a new partnership providing accredited industry businesses access to all 9000+ Australian Standards, CTIA Victoria on training, Servicesafe and Victorian regulations and Ed Browne from Madgwicks talking about Australian Consumer Law and Unfair Contract Terms legislation.

Presentations also included a review of findings from the RVMAP program and technical information around Weights and Ratings (including the Payload Estimator), Vehicle (VIN) Plates, and Lights & Reflectors by Caravan Industry Association of Australia staff.


“This is one of the best industry events I have ever been to”


“The symposium was very professional and the presentations were informative and very relevant.  We enjoyed the opportunity to participate and are looking forward to continuing our partnership together going forwards….Really well done on such a specialised, informative and successful event”.

(Trade Exhibitor)

“Today was very good Stu – well done.  Right mix of external people who engaged at the breaks”