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On March 7, 2017 MTA Queensland hosted Carmageddon - Innovate or Detonate; a one day symposium which brought together industry, government and academia. 

Watch the video highlights reel here.

Please download the event Program here.

Please download the Landing Zone (interactive exhibitor displays) Program here.

Please download the Media Releases from 14 February 2017 and 10 March 2017.

Presenter presentations can be accessed by the links below. 

Dr Brett Dale, Group CEO of MTA Queensland 

Associate Professor Michael Milford, QUT 

Mr Tony Ho, 3D Space Labs 

Mr James Goodwin, ANCAP 

Mr James Sturges, Llewellyn Motors – Industry Insight: How Might Industry Look? 

Mr Niko Limans, Transport & Main Roads

Ms Sara Caplan, Skills for Australia, PwC Australia

Dr Caroline Smith, Jobs Queensland - Future Skills and Workforce 

Mr Tim Swinton, Executive Director, Office of Small Business

Mr Paul Martyn, Queensland Government– Advance Queensland

Mr Chad Renando, Fire Station 101, Ipswich Innovation Hub – Is this what Industry Needs?


“We should be embracing and preparing for change, and it brings to me great confident that we have a leading association that is willing to prepare us and this demonstrates to me that they do understand we do have a threat. But instead of us looking at it as a threat we need to be looking at innovating ideas on how we can evolve and use technology to create new business that will see us into the future……… My brain is still buzzing with information from yesterday. I have to say I was very impressed with the whole day. I was even more taken back by how well Brett Dale communicated and informed us of the changes ahead. After hearing Brett and seeing the passion he has for our industry, I would say undoubtedly the MTAQ is in very good hands." Maurice Donovan, Director, Allautos Advance Tuning

"It is always energizing to see industry being pro-active in responding to potentially game changing disruptions, and MTAQ is taking the lead in doing so through events like Carmageddon. From interactions during the day it is clear that both MTAQ and its members are very much aware that it will not be “business as normal”, but rather than times are changing rapidly and that there are consequently opportunities to innovate. I look forward to continuing to interact with MTAQ’s member base as we navigate these interesting times – with such a pro-active outlook, I am sure they will respond well to the changes that come." Associate Professor Michael Milford, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)


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