2023 AVI Conference Keynote speech by John Gardner

The 2023 AVI conference, sponsored by The Group Training Academy and Nexus North America was a huge success! 

This year the conference was bigger than ever! We had more vendors, more classes and more attendees than ever before.

Thursday afternoon featured the CyberSecurity Forum led by Donny Seyfer. That same evening our opening night reception was held on the pool deck, with live music and plenty of networking.

Friday was the Future Techs of America Day where we invited more than a hundred students from local technical colleges to participate in free vendor training break-outs. The morning kicked off with a keynote speech from John Gardner, focusing on the future techs with topics like professionalism, ethics, and mentorship needed by the shops that hire them.

This conference was a great opportunity to showcase what AVI and The Group Training Academy have to offer. We had several new training aids debuting including The Group Training Academy sponsored hands-on electrical training aids. We also had the 2nd generation EVa used in our Hybrid/EV classes. And finally we had the new Heavy Duty Air Brake Training Aid sponsored by VIPAR and Power Heavy Duty.

Don’t forget to save the date for the 2024 AVI Conference here in Fort Myers from January 11th to the13th 2024. It’s the one training and vendor trade show in 2024 you don’t want to miss!

See you there!