The 2022 VACC President’s Breakfast was a hit, with automotive dignitaries, VACC directors, members and staff hitting the track at the Formula 1® Heineken® Australian Grand Prix.
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Held at the Chicane Pavilion, one of Australia’s leading racing drivers and motor racing personalities, Neil Crompton, acted as master of ceremonies. Mr Crompton kicked off the breakfast with racing facts and insider information on the Formula 1 season, before welcoming VACC President, Mark Awramenko to the stage for his official address.
It was a morning of celebration and excitement but Mr Awramenko also took the opportunity – with political and industry figures gathered together – to discuss the quantum shift automotive is experiencing with looming regulations effectively banning the sale of internal combustion engines globally, soaring fuel prices and the take-up of electric vehicles.
Over breakfast, attendees were treated to a live recording of THE GRILLE podcast. Only in its first year, THE GRILLE has already been voted a top 100 Australian podcast and built a loyal following across Australia and New Zealand. During the show, THE GRILLE crew – Greg Rust, Shane Jacobson, and VACC CEO, Geoff Gwilym – was joined by Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott, and one of Australia’s select few Formula 1 drivers, Tim Schenken. Post-interviews, the crew flagged some key pieces of automotive news before Mr Gwilym broke down the latest VFACTS from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
As THE GRILLE episode wrapped, the 2022 Formula 1 trophy was brought on stage, much to the delight of attendees. Inspired by the steering wheel of legendary driver Sir Jack Brabham, the trophy tour brought the VACC President’s Breakfast to a close, with attendees heading out to the track to soak up the electrifying atmosphere at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit and make the most of their complimentary Park Pass tickets.
Set to become an annual event, the VACC President’s Breakfast at the Formula 1® Heineken® Australian Grand Prix was a roaring success.
THE GRILLE fans can relive the action on Tuesday 12 April when the latest episode is released across all major podcast platforms. To rate and subscribe, visit THE GRILLE.